Do you like pasta, the mafia, or mandolins?
Would you like to go to Firenze, Venezia, Roma, Milano, le Cinque Terre, Napoli, or Palermo?
Have you ever heard of Leonardo, Donatello, Raffaello or Michelangelo?
What about Luciano Pavarotti or Andrea Bocelli?
Ever wonder why Clemenza says, "Leave the gun, take the cannoli" in The Godfather?
If any of the above questions interest you, you will find what you seek studying Italian at West Valley College. My name is Anthony Sargenti and I, like Virgil to Dante, will be your guide. Please feel free to email me about any questions you may have. See you in the Fall or the Spring!
A native from San Francisco, I lived in Florence, Italy from 2007-2009. From there I have traveled to many beautiful places in Italy. I studied Italian at San Jose State and abroad in Florence, where my Italian truly began to blossom. I learned the language both in the classroom as well as at the dinner table, having met two amazingly welcoming Italian families that treated me like one of their own. I like to base my courses on real world Italian and culture, using vocabulary and grammar to complement the beautiful (and often non-verbal) forms that Italians use to communicate with each other. A presto!
M.A. Italian, San Francisco State University (2012)
B.A. Art History with a minor in Mathematics, San Jose State University (2010)
West Valley College - 2010 to present
Napa Valley College - 2011 to present
- M.A. in Spanish at San Jose State University, CA.
- MA in foreign Languages or Laurea magistrale in Foreign Languages and Literatures (English and German) at the State University of Milan.
Spanish 1A /11A
Spanish 1B /11B
- 13 years teaching foreign languages from beginners to advanced levels in very diverse academic contexts
- 9 years teaching at college level
- Experience in organizing and coordinating study abroad programs
Learning a language is not limited to grammar rules and vocabulary, it also involves culture; it provides a chance to enlarge our mental horizons. It truly is an interdisciplinary experience, which can enrich both your persoanl and professional life.
Spending time with my family, walking, spend time in the nature
Areas of research: how to incorporate music, movies, and short videos in a language class