• BENVENUTIALLACLASSED'ITALIANO!       WELCOME TO PROF.  FUNARI'S   ITALIAN CLASS!     I    AM  VERY  EXCITED TO BE HERE AT NEW PROVIDENCE HIGH SCHOOL AS YOUR  ITALIAN TEACHER.   LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF,  I AM A NATIVE BORN OF CENTRAL ITALY,  IN A TINY MOUNTAINOUS VILLAGE CALLED, PRETARE ALONG THE APPENNINE MTS.  NEAR THE ADRIATIC COASTLINE.   I WILL BE SHARING MY EXPERIENCES  GROWING UP IN AN ITALIAN HOUSEHOLD WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY SPEAKING BOTH LANGUAGES.  MY STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE THE FULL BENEFIT OF MY NATIVE FLUENCY DURING CLASS LESSONS.LESSONS WILL CENTER ON THEMATIC UNITS COMBINING THE FOUR MODES:   P.A.L.S.PARLARE, ASCOLTARE, LEGGERE AND SCRIVERE.  I WILL BE POSTING  ASSIGNMENTS ONTO MY CLASS CALENDAR.