Accredited Classes

Elementary Schools

Victory K-8 School for the Gifted and Talented Italian Partial Immersion Program

2222 West Henry Avenue | Milwaukee | WI 53221-4999 | Telephone: 414 304-6705 | Fax: 414 304-6715 | E-mail: victoryitalianimmersion@gmail.com | Website: www5.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/school/victory | Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Milwaukee-WI/Victory-Italian-Immersion-School/106269022760857

Facebook Maestri Di Italiano: www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=100001466103519

Principal: Janine Cano-Graber, graberjf@milwaukee.k12.wi.us 414 304-6705

Courses Offered: The whole school is Italian Partial Immersion: Students with a language background placed with a bilingual teacher.

Victory School is now able to offer Italian to about 277 students as they implement their school-wide Partial Immersion Program. In the past, only about 80 to 90 students were able to learn the language in the full-immersion classrooms. Currently, about 277 students in grades K4 – 5th grade receive Italian on a daily basis as compared to 80 to 90 in 2010-11.

About 134 of the 277 students are still housed with Italian-speaking teachers who continue to nurture their language and academic skills in the target language. Italian is still used for instruction in some content areas. The remaining students are enrolled in the FLES Italian program; learning Italian as a foreign language. These students have had limited exposure to the language. They receive Italian instruction for one hour a day, 5 days a week.


 Colleges/Universities

Marquette University

Lalumiere Language Hall 254 |  P.O. Box 1881 |  Milwaukee |  WI 53201-1881 | Telephone: 414 288-7063 | Fax: 414 288-7653 | Website: www.marquette.edu/fola | Instructors: www.marquette.edu/fola/faculty_italian.shtml

Giordana Kaftan (Adjunct Instructor) | giordana.kaftan@marquette.edu

Claudia Pessarelli (Adjunct Instructor) | claudia.pessarelli@mu.edu

Alexandar Kaftan (Native Speaker Instructor) | alexander.kaftan@mu.edu

Courses Offered: www.marquette.edu/fola/courses_italian.shtml

Mount Mary College  

2900 North Menomonee River Parkway | Milwaukee | WI 53222-4597 | Telephone: 414 258-4810 | Website: www.mtmary.edu

Instructors: Elizabeth Skwiot | skwiote@mtmary.edu

Courses Offered: Elementary Italian I and II

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

French, Italian, and Comparative Literature | P.O. Box 413 | Curtin Hall |  Room 772 | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee | WI 53201 | Telephone: 414 229-4382 | Fax: 414 229-2939 | Website: www4.uwm.edu/letsci/ficl/italian | Instructors: www4.uwm.edu/letsci/ficl/faculty (Robin Pickering-Iazzi, Simonetta Mili Konewko, Alison Ferrentino, Lucia Soldati, Mary Iaquinta, Chrisopher Celi)

Courses Offered: www.uwm.edu/Dept/FICL/Italian/courses.html