Centre for Continuing Education

Roberto Pettini


Roberto Pettini holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Italian, as well as a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree from the University of Sydney. In 1987, Roberto began teaching for the UNSW Institute of Languages where he is currently the Senior Italian Teacher. From 1997, he started to teach regularly at the University of Sydney’s Centre for Continuing Education where he remains today. Roberto incorporates the most up-to-date teaching practices enabling the participants to gain competency in the Italian language, as well as experiencing the essence of being in Italy. Roberto is also very interested in promoting Italian culture. He actively collaborates in organising Italian cultural events on a regular basis in Sydney and elsewhere in NSW. His publications include The Ladies of Albion Street, an account of the experiences of a group of Italian migrant women, as well as Sydney and the Italian Touch, an oral history book on the impact of Italian migrants on Sydney in the past 50 years. He has also written numerous journal articles on his travels.
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