Anna Iacovella

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Senior Lector I Italian; Language Program Director
320 York, Rm 526, New Haven, CT 06520-8311
(203) 432-8299

Anna Iacovella, Ed.D, is the Language Program Director of Italian Language and Literature at Yale University. She graduated in English Language and Literature from the Universita’ Suor Orsola Benincasa in Naples, Italy.  She specialized in Italian at Southern Connecticut State University. She obtained her doctoral degree in the Educational Leadership at Southern Connecticut State University. Her research and writings includes Italian history and Mediterranean studies, post feminism, linguistics, and pedagogy.


Contemporary Italian Culture
The language of Journalism
Advance Conversation and Composition
Italy’s Cities: Naples
Intensive Italian Intermediate
Intensive Italian Elementary


ITAL 110 Elementary Italian I

A beginning course with extensive practice in speaking, reading, writing, and listening and a thorough introduction to Italian grammar. Activities include group and pairs work, role-playing, and conversation. Introduction to Italian culture through readings and films.

Conducted in Italian. Credit only on completion of ITAL 120.

Term: Fall 2021
Day/Time: M-F Multiple offerings

ITAL 120 Elementary Italian II

Continuation of ITAL 110.

Term: Spring 2022
Day/Time: M-F Multiple offerings

ITAL 130 Intermediate Italian I

The first half of a two-term sequence designed to increase students’ proficiency in the four language skills and advanced grammar concepts. Authentic readings paired with contemporary films. In-class group and pairs activities, role-playing, and conversation. Admits to ITAL 140.

Term: Fall 2021
Day/Time: M-F Multiple offerings

ITAL 140 Intermediate Italian II

Continuation of ITAL 130. Emphasis on advanced discussion of Italian culture through authentic readings (short stories, poetry, and comic theater) and contemporary films. Admits to Group B courses.

Conducted in Italian.

Term: Spring 2022
Day/Time: Multiple offerings

ITAL 157 Italian through Opera and Film

Exploration of opera and contemporary Italian film to improve Italian grammar and conversational skills. Exercises include performances and presentations. Works include the operas La Bohème, Otello, and I pagliacci and the films Storia di ragazzi e ragazze, Caro diario, and La stanza del figlio.

1 credit for Yale College students
Term: Fall 2021
Day/Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 11.35a.m. - 12.50p.m.