Michela Baraldi

Senior Lecturer of Italian Language


Michela Baraldi is a Senior Lecturer in Italian from Bologna, Italy.  She has a degree in Economics from the Università degli Studi di Bologna, with a specialization in marketing and merchandising. Since her arrival in 2002 she has developed, coordinated, and taught courses in Elementary and Intermediate Italian, and supervised graduate student TAs. In her teaching she is interested in utilizing all facets of Italian culture with language learning, especially film shorts from Italy and original audiovisual material.  More recently her work has focused on enhancing cultural awareness with intensive use of technology (social networks, social media, and video editing).  She has delivered papers at various conferences and workshops on how to be creative and to use technology successfully in a foreign language classroom.  She is also the Faculty Fellow for the Cornell Italian Society, a student organization that creates cultural events to promote the use of the Italian language.


  • ITAL 1210 – Italian I
  • ITAL 1220 – Italian II
  • ITAL 1212 – Italian Food Culture
  • ITAL 2201 – Italian III
  • ITAL 2202 – Italian IV
  • ROMS 5080 – Pedagogy Practicum

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