Henry Batterman

Henry BattermanHenry Batterman holds a B.A. in Italian from the University of Colorado and a Master's degree in Linguistics from the University of Michigan with a specialization in Second Language Acquisition. He takes a practical, hands-on approach to language teaching and believes that students progress more rapidly when they are actively engaged in the classroom and excited about using Italian outside of the classroom as well. He encourages students to get out into the community to meet Italian students and families, do volunteer work and to take advantage of the many wonders that a city like Florence and a country like Italy have to offer.

Professional Presentations

  • Out of the Classroom and into the Community: Innovative Cultural and Linguistic Immersion Activities (AATI Palermo 6/2017)
  • Grammar through Imagery: Inductive and Deductive Approaches (ACTFL 11/2012 Philadephia)
  • Still Images: a Powerful Tool for Language Teaching (AATI Erice 5/2011)
  • CD Rom/Manual - Language Teacher: A Vocabulary Development Program, 5/98
  • Grammar Teaching Activities: A Formula for Success (International TESOL Conference, Atlanta, 1993)
  • Summarization: A Communicative 4-Skill Approach (International TESOL, Vancouver, 1992)
  • Writing Activities: Putting the Whole Package Together (Mukogawa Institute, 11/91)
  • Workshop: Teaching Beginning Language Skills: Grammar with the Books Shut (WAESOL, 3/87)
  • Dialogue Journal Writing (International TESOL, Toronto, 3/19/83)
  • Communicative Language Teaching, Portland Community College Staff Development (3/7/83)
  • Dialogue Journal Writing (International TESOL, Toronto, 3/19/83)
  • Dialogue Journal Writing (ORTESOL 10/9/82), TENTESOL 3/19/82)
  • Communicative Language Teaching Methodology Workshop for Tennessee Public Schools (12/5/81)