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Curioso, Daniela

Title/s:  Adjunct Professor


For the past 38 years, Daniela Curioso’s true passion has been to teach Italian language at all levels. In 1984 she co-founded Italiaidea, an Italian Language and Culture Center which developed customized instruction for American universities in Rome.

After leaving Italiaidea in 2007, she collaborated with several programs to refine their Italian language curricula, creating new courses and training faculty.

She participates in national and international conferences organized by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, American Association of Teachers of Italian, and the Northeast Modern Language Association. At the latter’s 2017 Baltimore conference, she presented “Italian for Every Sense in the innovative language teaching session, and at the American Association of Italian Studies 2018 Sorrento conference, she joined the oral creativity in the language classroom session with her “Italian in the City project.

As a result of volunteering with Asem, an organization helping street children in Mozambique, she cofounded the NGO Asem Italia.


  • Laurea, Foreign Languages and Literature, Sapienza University of Rome

Research Interests

  • Experiential learning
  • Community service