Patti J Marinelli

Patti J. Marinelli has been teaching Spanish at the University of South Carolina for more than 29 years. After receiving training in the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview early in her career, she began to focus on proficiency as the organizing principle for her classroom. When the language department decided to refine its placement policy and create new courses for students with previous study of Spanish, Marinelli collaborated with colleagues to find the best ways to teach this group of...See more