Helen McFie Simone

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Lecturer in Foreign Languages
Contact Information
(215) 898-8449
(215) 898-0933
Office Location: 
446 Williams Hall
Office Hours: 
Spring 2019: Tuesday: 10:30 - 11:30; Friday 11:00 - 12:00 or by appointment

Helen McFie-Simone has a BA (Honors) from the University of Nottingham, where she studied French Medieval Literature with Lewis Thorpe and Italian Medieval Literature with Barbara Reynolds, an M.Litt in Medieval French from Cambridge University and a PhD in Romance Languages from the University of Pennsylvania. She has been teaching in the Italian department since 1993 and is currently a Lecturer in Foreign Languages in the Department, Co-Director of the Italian Language program and Coordinator of multiple-section courses of elementary Italian.

She is the co-author of Primavera, an introductory Italian textbook published in 1982 and regularly attends conferences where she presents on matters pertaining to the acquisition of a second language. She is also involved in bringing film into the second language classroom, having successfully integrated several films into the first and second year curriculum in the past 17 years.