Interning at Scuola Pepoli – Sarah Oakley

“Interning at Scuola Pepoli has been a wonderful and fulfilling experience. With BCSP, normally students are the ones trying to learn a new language from native speakers, but working as an English teacher gave me the opportunity to experience the flipside: teaching a language as a native speaker. Through this internship, not only was I able to foster cross-cultural understanding, but also gain deeper insight into the pragmatics of the Italian language. By teaching American language and culture, I discovered discrepancies between second language learning in the United States and in Italy. I hope to continue this internship next semester in order to deepen my understanding of Italian language and culture.”

Sarah Oakley
(BCSP AY 2016-17, University of Wisconsin)