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Alessia Colarossi

Senior Lecturer of Italian
Ph.D., Ohio State University

Office Hours — Fall 2020

  • Mondays and Wednesdays: 3:00 to 3:50 p.m. (virtual meetings)
  • Or by appointment

Areas of specialization

  • Foreign language education, Italian language and culture, second language acquisition (SLA)


  • Ph.D. in Foreign and Second Language Education (The Ohio State University)
  • M.A. in Italian (The Ohio State University)
  • Laurea in Lingue e Letterature Straniere (Universit√† di Roma Tre, Italy)


Alessia Colarossi is a Senior Lecturer in Italian Studies in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Florida. She is also affiliated to the University of Florida International Center as she served as co-Director and faculty member for the UF Language and Culture Summer Program in Rome, Italy. She has been developing and teaching a variety of undergraduate courses for 20 years. For the past seven years she has been designing and focusing on hybrid and online courses. Beyond the use of technology in the classroom, her current interests include best practices for foreign language teaching and learning in nowadays changing societies, international education and intercultural competence, and new pedagogies.

Courses taught

  • Beginning Italian 1
  • Beginning Italian 2
  • Intermediate Italian 1
  • Intermediate Italian 2
  • Italian Grammar and Composition
  • Contemporary Italian Culture (Topics in Conversation)
  • Italian Cinema and Culture
  • Modern Italy and Culture
  • Il boom economico in Italia
  • Il mercato dell’arte nell’era della globalizzazione (also called Ciber Italian Art)