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Valentina Sorbera

Valentina Sorbera


McMurran Hall 159E
(757) 594-8518


  • MA in Teaching Italian as Second Language, Università per Stranieri di Perugia (Italy)
  • MFA in Piano Performance, Conservatory of Music Pietro Mascagni (Italy)


Italian language and culture at all levels.


Using music in foreign language teaching.


Valentina Carmela Sorbera was born and raised in Pisa, Italy, where she lived until 2008 before moving to Virginia. She received her BM and MFA in Piano Performance from the Conservatory of Music P.Mascagni in Livorno, Italy, and her Master in the Teaching of Italian as a Second Language from the University of Perugia (Italy). She is currently an instructor of Beginning and Intermediate Italian. In her courses, she likes to promote Italian language learning through music, and her research interest are in the effective use of music in foreign language teaching.

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