Barbara Parisi Presicce, Laurea Humanities



Post-Gradate Master, in Nutrition and Mediterranean Diet, Università Degli Studi Di Roma ‘Tor Vergata’, Italy

Post-Gradate Master, in Methodology and Teaching Practice, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy

M.A., in Humanities and Liberal Arts with major in Pedagogy, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy

B.A., in Humanities and Liberal Arts, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy

Professor Parisi Presicce has been with Pantheon Institute since: 2009  (as PSU in Rome 1994-98 and Penn State Sede di Roma 1998-2009)


Publications and presentations

“.IT” Italian Grammar in Use.   2008, Collana Teke Didattica.  Barbara Parisi and Maurizio Valtieri

SONGWRITER (Music and Lyrics in English)

– for published CDs (Compilations of Lounge Music, “Mystic Diversions” 2006, by Mike Francis);

– Film soundtracks (“Euclide era un bugiardo” in 2007 for Rai 3 Channel TV, “Un caso di coscienza” for Rai 2 TV Channel in 2013, “Le due leggi” for Rai 1 TV Channel and “Il giuduce meschino”, by Carlo Carlei for Rai 1 Channel TV in 2014).


Courses Taught at the Pantheon Institute

NUTR 297  


Previous Teaching Positions:

Temple University, Rome

University of Miami, Rome

Rhode Island School of Design, Rome

Cornell University, Rome

University of Washington, Rome

Iowa State University, Rome Campus

ItaliaIdea – Italian Language School School of Italian language for foreigners in Rome

Instructor of Italian for foreigners in five different levels, conducting the classes entirely in Italian, using role play, games, audio-video material, films and newspaper articles.

April 1994 – December 1997

“Parliamo Italiano” Language School in New York.

Italian instructor with extensive experience as a private instructor during my studies of music and languages at New York University in New York.

December 1987 – March 1991.


Teaching Philosophy

I have taught all levels (introductory to advanced) of Italian Language courses without interruption, since 1994, mostly dedicated to make students grasp all the features of a new language and every-day culture – especially to learn new ways of thinking and changing cultural points of views that bring a new enriching perspective toward themselves and the world.

I love sharing my knowledge of Italian Culture in “Italian Studies” and communicating my enthusiasm for a topic that can be hard to understand for students who do not live within the borders of the European Union.

What Students Need to Bring to the Study Abroad Experience

Their enthusiasm to learn with a wide open mind from a new experience, and their effort to improve and build a critical thinking.

Favorite Teaching Moments

When I see evidence of learning and assessment:

– development of projects that are thoughtful, original and creative;

– active and verbal participation in class activities and critiques;

– evaluating areas of personal challenge/effort in project development;

but most of all when I get direct feedback from the students that they feel they expanded their range of knowledge and that their memories of the experience in Italy will stay with them for life.

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