West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Italian Italiano

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! 



Anthony Sargenti, Instructor

Anthony Sargenti

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!

Courses taught:

Italian 1A
Italian 1B
Italian 11A
Italian 11B


M.A. Italian, San Francisco State University (2012)
B.A. Art History with a minor in Mathematics, San Jose State University (2010)

Teaching experience:

West Valley College - 2010 to present
Napa Valley College - 2011 to present

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