Giovanni Zimotti

Giovanni  Zimotti



Research Interests

Pragmatics, second and third language acquisition, critical discourse analysis, technology applied to second language acquisition with a focus on smartphones and Virtual Reality.
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MA, Foreign Languages for Business and the International Cooperation, University of Pescara, Italy, 2015

MA, Romance Languages, specializing in Spanish Linguistics, the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, 2015

BA, Intercultural and Linguistic Mediation with emphases in Spanish and English, University of Pescara, Italy, 2011

Selected presentations and workshops

“The usage of and usted in Spanish commercials in the United States. Cultural or technological shift?” Intersections Conference at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA: November 6-7, 2015.

“Using Virtual Reality to Meet Language Learner Needs” (Half day workshop) CALICO 2017 in Flagstaff, AZ: May 16, 2017.

“Realidad virtual, una herramienta para reducir la distancia social y facilitar la adquisición de una segunda lengua en el extranjero.” III Congreso de Literatura, Lengua y Traducción “liLETRAd” in Sevilla, SPAIN: July 5-7, 2017


Courses/Teaching Interests

Spanish 101 coordinator