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Mr.

Gino P. Muzzatti

Instructor

Santa Rosa Junior College
1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401, USA

Expertise and background

ESL

Born in San Francisco, California many years ago of immigrant parents from Northern Italy, about sixty miles north of Venice. Ever since I was a young student, I have loved learning about other cultures and languages. As a result of this passion, I have traveled around the world, attending university in Italy and visiting over 35 countries.

I completed my undergraduate and graduate studies at San Francisco State University. After receiving an MA in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) in 1977, I trained teachers in Algeria at the Institute of Electronics and Electricity (1977-78) and then spent a year in Prishtina, Kosovo in the former Yugoslavia on a Fulbright Lectureship. In 1985, after spending seven years coordinating the SSALI program (Sonoma State American Language Institute) at Sonoma State University, I came to Santa Rosa Junior College, where I have mainly taught ESL classes in grammar, writing and oral communication. I also have taught beginning Italian conversation and English 100B and 1A with the Puente Program.

My wife, Julie, also teaches on this campus in College Skills math, but we try not to talk about work when at home. We have two children, a daughter who is an contracts attorney at the University of Hawaii and a son who is medical social worker at a skilled nursing facility in the East Bay. I enjoy traveling, especially leading study tours in Urbania, Italy during the summer months,and have recently spent a month in Southeast Asia, three weeks in Peru and Bolivia and two volunteer tours training teachers in Ambato,Ecuador.

(Member since Aug 2012 - last access in Aug 2012)

Contributions
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My Dream Vacation-an ESL Writing/Oral Project TRAVEL PROJECT – MY DREAM VACATION TOTAL POINTS 100 PART ONE: WRITTEN PROJECT  (50 points) 1) Pick a city or town you have always wanted to visit like Rome, Italy or Cancun, Mexico and plan... 25 Aug 2012