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Martinisi, Michele

 

Main Office: SC 153
Phone Ext: 7359
Email: michele.martinisi@marin.edu
COM Main Numbers: (415) 457-8811
  (415) 883-2211

Office Hours
RoomStart TimeEnd TimeMonTueWedThurFriSatSun
SC 153 3:00 PM4:00 PM
SC 153 8:00 PM9:00 PM

Positions
Organizational UnitPosition
Modern LanguagesInstructor
Modern LanguagesTemporary Faculty Instrl
Modern LanguagesTemporary Faculty Non-Instrl
VP - Student LearningTemporary Faculty Non-Instrl

Current and Future Courses
TermSection (CRN)CourseDatesDaysTimeCampusRoom
Fall 2014 82088 FREN 249A - Independent Study A 08/18/14-12/13/14 KTD
82089 FREN 249B - Independent Study B 08/18/14-12/13/14 KTD
82090 FREN 249C - Independent Study C 08/18/14-12/13/14 KTD
80280 ITAL 101 - Elementary Italian I 08/18/14-12/05/14 KTD
80280 ITAL 101 - Elementary Italian I 08/18/14-12/05/14 TR 12:40-14:30 KTD PE 092
80282 ITAL 101 - Elementary Italian I 08/18/14-12/05/14 KTD
80282 ITAL 101 - Elementary Italian I 08/18/14-12/05/14 MW 12:40-14:30 KTD PE 092
80284 ITAL 203 - Intermediate Italian III 08/18/14-12/05/14 KTD
80284 ITAL 203 - Intermediate Italian III 08/18/14-12/05/14 TR 09:40-11:30 KTD PE 092
81738 ITAL 249A - Independent Study A 08/18/14-12/13/14 KTD
81912 ITAL 249C - Independent Study C 08/18/14-12/13/14 KTD
81819 SPAN 102 - Elementary Spanish II 08/18/14-12/05/14 KTD
81819 SPAN 102 - Elementary Spanish II 08/18/14-12/05/14 MW 09:40-11:30 KTD PE 092
82328 SPAN 249A - Independent Study A 08/18/14-12/13/14 KTD
82329 SPAN 249B - Independent Study B 08/18/14-12/13/14 KTD
81544 SPAN 249C - Independent Study C 08/18/14-12/13/14 KTD
Spring 2015 11860 FREN 249A - Independent Study A 01/20/15-05/22/15 KTD
10212 ITAL 102 - Elementary Italian II 01/20/15-05/15/15 KTD
10212 ITAL 102 - Elementary Italian II 01/20/15-05/15/15 TR 12:40-14:30 KTD PE 092
12127 ITAL 204 - Intermediate Italian IV 01/20/15-05/15/15 TR 09:40-11:30 KTD PE 092
10577 SPAN 101 - Elementary Spanish I 01/20/15-05/15/15 MW 12:40-14:30 KTD PE 092
10577 SPAN 101 - Elementary Spanish I 01/20/15-05/22/15 KTD
10578 SPAN 101 - Elementary Spanish I 01/20/15-05/15/15 MW 09:40-11:30 KTD PE 092
10578 SPAN 101 - Elementary Spanish I 01/20/15-05/22/15 KTD


My Philosophy
Openness, acceptance and humor are essential to successfully work with students. Since students learn more when they take an active role, it is essential to provide an interactive classroom, which engages students on all levels. My goal is to strike a balance between fluency and accuracy. Although in elementary language courses it is important to have a disciplined structure in order to meet specific linguistic objectives, one should also create opportunities for students to put into practice the structures they have learned. Activities which require students to communicate the needs and desires in the target language are essential in promoting fluency. I favor a student learner-centered approach and I often encourage students to work in groups in order to make them aware of how they can learn not only from their instructor or the textbook, but also from their peers and even from themselves. Another important element in a foreign language classroom is the integration of culture, especially when students have very little opportunity to interact with native speakers outside of the academic environment. In order to achieve this, I use a variety of media in the classroom including realia, newspapers, magazines, films and slides. I have also found the Internet to be a particularly useful tool for exposing students to Italian/Spanish culture. This media approach also addresses the problem of student's learning styles, since I am able to develop and integrate activities and exercise that appeal to those who learn better with visual cues as well as to those who learn through aural ones. One of my main objectives as a foreign language instructor is that students have a positive experience interacting with the targeted language and culture which they can incorporate into their future endeavors.

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