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Foreign language educator

Loana Kane, American foreign language educator. Certified china painter; qualified language specialist Italian/Sicilian Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1987; Italian language proficiency tester Central Intelligence Agency Language School, 1985; qualified courtroom interpreter United States Federal Courts, 1996.

Background

Kane, Loana was born on December 15, 1940 in Sarzana, Liguria, Italy. Daughter of Leonardo and Maria (Colombini) Fumagalli.

Education

Bachelor, University Messina, Italy, 1967. Master of Arts, Tufts University, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, University Messina, 1985.

Career

Teaching assistant, Tufts U., Medford, Massachusetts, 1969-1972;instructor French, Fairfax County (Virginia) Public Schools, 1980-1981;instructor English as Second Language, American Embassy, Caracas, Venezuela, 1981-1982;instructor Italian, C.I.A. Language School, Arlington, Virginia, 1985-1986;lecturer French, George Mason U., Fairfax, Virginia, 1986-1988;coordinator Italian studies, George Mason U., Fairfax, Virginia, 1988-1990;assistant professor Latin and Romance language, Gallaudet U., Washington, 1990-1995;Romance languages professor, United States Department of Agriculture Graduate School, Washington, since 1995;Italian language proficiency examiner, John Hopkins University, Washington, since 1995;Spanish language interpreter, Fairfax County District Court for Juvenile and Domestic Rels., Fairfax, Virginia, since 1996. Director Italian cultural activities Tufts U., 1969-1972. Guest speaker Italian Cultural Society, Washington, 1989, Order Sons of Italy in American Heritage Lodge, 1990, Greater Washington Area Teachers Foreign Langs.

Conference, 1994; keynote speaker Italian Festival, Alexandria, Virginia, 1993. Organizer conferences in field including Pride in Our Heritage, Sons of Italy Heritage Lodge, Fairfax, Virginia, 1989, The Panare Indians, American Embassy, Caracas, Venezuela, 1983, others.

Achievements

  • Certified china painter. Qualified language specialist Italian/Sicilian Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1987. Italian language proficiency tester Central Intelligence Agency Language School, 1985.

    Qualified courtroom interpreter United States Federal Courts, 1996.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Everyday Italian, 3 vols., 1988, Signs of Italy, 1992. Co-author: Theodor Billroth, 1994.

      Co-author Inaugural Conference Society Sicilian Surgeons, 1989, 90, 91. China painting exhibitions, 1982, 84, 86, 90. Co-host (cable television show) Our Place, Fairfax, Virginia, 1992-1993.

      Translator monograph Italian Gestures and American Sign Languages television program Communicating Today, Fairfax County Cable television, 1995.

Membership

Secretary executive board American Nursery School, Bonn, Germany, 1976-1977. President American Embassy Women Association, Caracas, Venezuela, 1982-1983. Member Modern Language Association, American Association of University Professors, China Painters Association, Tufts University Alumni Association, Tufts Washington Alliance, Order Sons of Italy in American, Italian Cultural Society Washington, American Association Teachers Italian (president Washington chapter).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    China painting, painting.

Connections

Married William D. Kane, July 10, 1964. Children: David C., Jonathan A.

father:
Leonardo Fumagalli

mother:
Maria (Colombini) Fumagalli

spouse:
William D. Kane

children:
David C. Kane

Jonathan A. Kane