Santa Clara University

Modern Languages and Literatures department

Marie Bertola

Department: Modern Languages
Title: Lecturer

Office: Kenna 219


Biographical Information

Marie Bertola earned Master's degrees in both Italian and French language and literature. She also earned a Master's degree in Teaching FSL and a degree in Journalism. She has taught all levels of Italian and French language and culture for the last fifteen years at various colleges and universities in California and in France, including Paris VII University and SCU. She is very active in foreign language organizations and has given professional workshops at state level conferences. She is interested in languages and linguistics, Chinese opera, and Japanese cinema. When not teaching, she enjoys watching her 9 years old daughter learn English, Mandarin, Italian and French, reading, and practicing martial arts.

Courses Taught
  • Elementary Italian and French (taught at Santa Clara University)
  • Intermediate Italian and French
  • Advanced Italian and French
  • Italian and French Culture
  • French Immersion
Research Interests
  • Language acquisition and bilinguism
  • Teaching methodology
  • The Italian origins of seventeenth century French contes


Selected Publications
  • De Boccard Publishing Company. Contributed to the French translation of L'alba della Magna Grecia by D. Ridgway.
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