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Giuseppe Tassone

Lecturer in Italian/100-level Italian Language Coordinator

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(206) 221-0351
PDL C-250
Office Hours: 
T 10:30-11:20 Th 1:30-2:20PM and by appointment


MA, Italian Studies - University of Washington, 2001

Giuseppe Tassone is a passionate language educator, native speaker of Italian, specialized in Italian language with years of experience teaching, developing curricula, coordinating and testing and assessing in public and non-profit universities and organizations (University of Washington, Seattle University, Dante Alighieri Society of Washington).  After his studies in Siena, Italy, he earned a B.A. in Economics and a M.A. in Italian Studies from the University of Washington where he has been teaching Italian since 1997.  Giuseppe Tassone is the Italian 100-200 language coordinator. He is currently working in refining the Italian 100-200 curriculums, integrating the two levels, aligning them with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and including online technologies. He is certified by the Società Dante Alighieri in Rome as an administrator and examiner in Seattle for the language proficiency exam PLIDA (Progetto Lingua Italiana Dante Alighieri – Levels A1 to C2) that, among other uses, allows foreign students, upon successful completion of the exam at the B1-2 level, to enroll to Italian university. In the past several years Giuseppe has been working in researching and writing on the topic of Business Italian. His work was awarded by two grants in 2009 and 2016 from the Global Business Center (GBC) at the University of Washington Foster School of Business, the most recent for business Italian course development and as a result in 2017, he submitted a proposal for the course Made in Italy – Italian for Business.  In 2016 he published with Hackett Publishing Company, his book Un buon affare – Italian for Business.  Other publications are Ricordati di me and Buongiorno Notte – Italian Films Study series by Edizioni Farinelli and reviews and/or contributions to several Italian language textbooks, including Da CapoOggi in ItaliaAvantiPiazzaand Sentieri.




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Professional Affiliations: 
Dante Alighieri Society of Washington, American Association of Teachers of Italian