Students Become Professional Translators in Donatella Melucci’s Course

Jan 31, 2023 207

Students enrolled in Donatella Melucci’s course on Italian Translation face one of the most difficult assessments in all of higher education. Their work, once translated, is reviewed by the original Italian authors and its publishers before the final product hits bookstore shelves with their names attached. 

Melucci, a teaching professor in the Department of Italian Studies, has authored, co-authored and edited numerous textbooks on the teaching of Italian as a foreign language. Outside of the classroom, she’s also worked extensively as a translator. When the opportunity arose, Melucci fought to give students a firsthand, real-world work experience inside the classroom. 

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