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My name is Carmen De Lorenzo, I’m from Italy (Pisa) and I have a degree in French and Spanish Literature and an MA in TESOL. I am an Instructor of Italian and French at the Department of Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University. I started working in the department in 2005 first as a part-time and then as a full time instructor. I teach Italian and French language classes at all level but I specialize in beginner learners. My fields of interest are: Italian and French pedagogy and second language acquisition. I was in the first group of recipient of the Designation B contract. I was always an active member of the UNION since 2009 and currently I’m the stewardess for RCS. I really believe that joining the Union helps to give a voice to more vulnerable categories of workers unified by similar problems and issues in the work place. In my experience I can witness the UNTF representatives professionalism in listening to members’ problems and helping to solve them very quickly.




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