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Enza Antenos

Assistant Professor, World Languages and Cultures

Conrad J. Schmitt Hall 222
PhD, University of Toronto, Canada
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Enza Antenos is the Director of the BA in Language, Business & Culture and Assistant Professor of Italian (Dept. of World Languages and Cultures) at Montclair State University. She was a principal collaborator in the development of the interdisciplinary major, Language, Business & Culture, launched in 2019 and offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Feliciano School of Business.

Dr. Antenos has presented at numerous national and international, in person and virtual conferences on topics pertaining to curricular innovation. She has published on the acquisition of elementary Italian, and the professional preparation of Italian teachers -- she is the architect (together with the Coccia Institute) and chair of Montclair State's signature program, Teaching Italian, now in its 15th year. Her recent publications focus on the use of social media and online collaboration in foreign language learning.

Her scholarly agenda continues to revolve around curricular development of languages for specific purposes, with ancillary research on experiential learning through professional experiences such as internships, interdisciplinary projects, and cooperative education programs, which not only support authentic learning scenarios but also create and strengthen synergies between the university and target-language communities, locally and internationally.


Scholarship areas include: 1) teacher training; 2) technology; and 3) business.
My claim to fame: first scholar to ever use Twitter as a language teaching tool (2008)
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Research Projects

Italians of Greater New York

Students of Italian 345, Special Topics: The Italian Language in the U.S., developed interviews and wrote up brief posts about Italians in the greater NY area. Each student prepared one post for each of the three waves of immigration that have marked the arrival of Italians in America. Students will be sharing their findings at the student research symposium on April 27, 2018.