Il professor Flavio Frontini is originally from Bologna, Italy, but has lived in Los Angeles for the last 17 years. He is passionate about his culture and loves to teach his first language at Glendale College. Some of his interests include food (yes Italian), both eating and cooking, traveling, art, classical music, and opera.He earned a B.A. in Italian and an M.A. in Italian Literature at U.C.L.A., and he is credited with co-editing the book La lotta con Proteo : metamorfosi del testo e testualità della critica.
Flavio Frontini describes himself to his students as the “crazy” professor for the informal style he uses to conduct his classes. He believes that laughter is the best way to learn and that everybody should make mistakes in order to learn. By the end of the semester the students are eager to participate in the class discussions and they are often as crazy as he is! He has been to Italy three times with students from Los Angeles for the Summer Study Abroad program, the most recent time being in Summer 2007.
Mr. Frontini is the proud recipient of the 2007 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Award for his outstanding leadership and teaching skills.
Classes taught at GCC:
- Italian 101 each Fall, Spring and semesters
- Italian 102 each Fall and Spring semesters
- Italian 103 Fall semester
- Italian 104 Spring semester