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Alessia Dalsant
Alessia Dalsant, PhD
Director of CLIC
Faculty, Modern Languages Department

Welcome to CLIC! I am Alessia Dalsant, professor of Spanish and Italian language and culture, and director of the Center for Languages and International Collaboration. I have been a college professor since 2005, and I taught in a number of different institutions in the US. I am interested in Second Language Acquisition and the use of technology such as VR and AR to enhance language learning. At CLIC, I am eager to create a multicultural environment where cross-cultural interactions can flourish so that students can develop cultural and linguistic competencies.

Meet our Language Partners!

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Madison Bell
LP manager-French

Hi! My name is Madison Bell and I am a French Language Partner here at CLIC! I am a marketing major here at Bentley and I plan on minoring in French. I currently live in Dubai, but I was born in Houston, Texas and have lived in 8 countries all around the world, one of which being France. I have also been studying the French language for 9 years and truly enjoy it and the French culture too! I look forward to meeting new students and helping others learn the French language!

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Magdalena Bunster

Hola a todos!

My name is Magdalena Bunster, and I’m a transfer student from Santiago, Chile. My native language is Spanish, but also speak a little German and I am learning Italian here at Bentley. Currently, I am a senior at Bentley University, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of this vibrant community and your tutor at CLIC!

I love traveling around the world and I have had the opportunity to visit many places with my family and friends. In my journeys to Europe, I have been to Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium and Croatia. In South America, I have visited Machu Picchu and Cusco in Peru and Cordoba and Mendoza in Argentina. A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Brisbane, Australia for three months to learn Advanced English. I was extraordinary experience where I met long-lasting friends from all over the world. If you ever need travel tips, don't be afraid to ask!

I am always eager to meet new people and make connections, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I look forward to getting to know each one of you and embracing the wonderful experiences Bentley University has to offer. Let’s make the most of our time here together!

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Stephania Cavanzo

Hola! My name is Stephania Cavanzo. I was raised in Bogota, Colombia, and am a native Spanish speaker. I am a Spanish Language Partner at CLIC! I am majoring in Corporate Finance and Accounting, but also passionate about learning languages. My passion is traveling, and I have visited almost every continent! I also speak French and have lived in France and Canada. I look forward to working with you and helping you with your Spanish skills.

Silvana Davi
Silvana Davi

Ciao! My name is Silvana Davi and I will be an Italian Language Partner at CLIC this semester. I am majoring in Global Management and Finance with a minor in Law. I was born and raised on Long Island, New York and have been speaking Italian since the age of 2. English is my native language; however, I was put in Italian school at the age of 3 and I only speak Italian with my grandparents. I took Italian classes all of middle school and high school as well, becoming the President of the Italian Honor Society at my high school. I travel to Italy every summer for about three weeks, visiting numerous regions and iconic landmarks. Growing up, my family and I also traveled all over the world, instilling a great passion for learning about different cultures and their history! I look forward to helping Bentley students with their Italian!

Luca Favaron
Luca Favaron

My name is Luca Favaron, and I am an Italian Language partner here at CLIC. I am from Venice (Italy) where I have lived my whole life. My native languages are Italian and English, since I have an Italian-American dual citizenship. My favorite hobbies are soccer -- I have been playing it for over 15 years -- and traveling. So far in my traveling experience, I have visited thirty-three different countries, the latest one being the Seychelles Islands! What I enjoy the most is learning about new cultures and their languages. Here at Bentley, I am a Finance major and a Sports Management minor. I look forward to meeting you guys and helping you learn the wonderful Italian language, so please feel free to reach out. A presto!

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Sofia Flores

¡Hola! My name is Sofia Flores, and I am a Spanish Language Partner at CLIC. I was born and raised in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, and am planning to major in Corporate Finance & Accounting with a double major in Computer Information Systems. Spanish is my native language, but I am also fluent in English and beginner in German. I am passionate about art, writing, and traveling. Every year, my family and I always visit new countries and immerse ourselves in different cultures. Spanish is a beautiful language, and I look forward to meeting new people and helping them improve it!

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Zoe Grondin

Hi everyone! My name is Zoe Grondin, and I will be working with MLFR 101 students this semester! I am from a small town in northern NH, and I love to snowmobile and water ski! Here at Bentley, I am double majoring in Finance as well as Language, Culture, and Business with a concentration in French. I have been studying the French language for several years and have had the opportunity to practice the language in Montreal and Paris! On campus, I am involved in CAB, Student Honors Council, as well as Pep & Jazz Band. I am looking forward to a great semester helping you improve your French!

Isabelle Han
Isabelle Han

Hi! My name is Isabelle Han and I will be a Chinese Language Partner at CLIC. I was born in Chongqing China, and I grew up in Toronto, Canada. I am planning to major in Finance. I am passionate about learning about new cultures and new languages. I speak English, Chinese, Cantonese, Latin, and Sichuanese dialects, and I am currently learning French. I love art, reading, and horseback riding. And let's not forget my love for trying out new food – count me in for any foodie adventures!

I am so excited to be helping out with Chinese language skills and introducing Chinese culture to you all! Looking forward to our journey together!

Martina Lucianetti
Martina Lucianetti

Ciao! My name is Martina Lucianetti, and I am an Italian Language Partner at CLIC. My family is from Italy, but I was born in California, and I spent a significant portion of my upbringing in the beautiful city of Prague, Czech Republic. I am fluent in both English and Italian. My passions lie in crocheting and travelling as I love immersing myself in the cultures which I visit.

I am planning on majoring in Marketing with a minor in Computer Science. I am thrilled about helping students to further improve their Italian, don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. A dopo!

Houria Nasrine Mansour
Houria Nasrine Mansour

Hi! My name is Houria Nasrine Mansour and I am from Senegal, in West Africa.

I am a student candidate for 2025 at Bentley University, majoring in Actuarial Science and Data Analytics.

I am really involved on my campus, being the Vice President of the African Student Association, as well as the Treasurer for our Muslim Student Association and our National Association of Black Accountants. Additionally, I am a Resident Assistant and a French Tutor.

I enjoy taking pictures of the sky, biking, cooking, passing time with my friends, and being able to have a great impact on my community!

A fun fact about me is that I fluently speak three languages, French, English, and Wolof, which is a dialect in Senegal. I also know how to read in Arabic.

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Cedric Ngando

Bonjour à tous!

My name is Cedric, and I'm thrilled to be a French Language Tutor at CLIC. Originally from Paris, I've had a vibrant upbringing across different countries like Cameroon, Romania, the Netherlands, and Canada. This diverse exposure has enriched me with a multilingual repertoire, speaking French, English, Dutch, and some Spanish.

As an exchange student here at Bentley for a year, I'm always enthusiastic about meeting new people and exploring different cultures. I find joy in sports, particularly soccer, alongside interests in movies, travel, and fashion.

Helping others improve their French skills brings me immense pleasure. I'm very outgoing so feel free to connect with me. I'm excited to share my love for language and culture while assisting students in their French language journey!

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Renaldy Previlon

Hello! My name is Renaldy Previlon, and I will be a French Language Partner at CLIC. I am from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, but I was born in Boston, Massachusetts. My native languages are Haitian Creole and French, but I’m also fluent in English as I’ve been learning since I was four years old. I am majoring in Economics-Finance at Bentley with a minor in French. I love learning new languages; that’s why I’m currently practicing Spanish with a few of my friends in college. I enjoy discovering new cultures and meeting people from all around the world. I am also a soccer enthusiast and I believe that Lionel Messi is the best player in the world. I look forward to meeting new students and helping them practice their French skills!

Matilde Ronchi
Matilde Ronchi

Ciaoo! I'm Matilde Ronchi, your Spanish and Italian Language Partner here at CLIC. Let me tell you a little about myself—I was born in Milan, Italy, and grew up in the Dominican Republic. One of my absolute passions is exploring new places and immersing myself in different cultures. In terms of my academic focus, I'm pursuing a major in Finance and Marketing, with an Economics minor. I'm excited to get to know every one of you and support you in mastering these beautiful languages! So, hasta pronto! 🌎🌟

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Ariana Saa

Hi! My name is Ariana Saa, and I will be a Spanish Language Partner at CLIC!

I am a junior currently pursuing an Eco-Fi major and 2 minors, one in supply chain management and the other one in Human Resources Management. I am from Guayaquil, Ecuador meaning that my native language is Spanish but I’ve spoken English my entire life.

I am so excited to be able to help other students improve their Spanish skills and help them through this journey, please feel free to reach out with any questions!!

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Yilun Wu

Hello! My name is Yilun Wu and I am a Chinese Language Partner at CLIC. You can also call me Elaine if that is easier for you. I was born in Shanghai, China. I'm majoring in Economics-Finance with a minor in Actuarial Science. Learning new languages have always been a huge interest to me. My language-learning experience include English, French, Spanish, and Korean. I am so excited to meet students who are also interested in learning new languages and don't hesitate to reach out to me if there are any difficulties or questions!

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Kevin Zhou

你好!My name is Kevin Zhou, and I am a Chinese Language Partner at CLIC. I was born in Ningbo, China, and I moved to Shanghai, China, to attend an international school. I then came to the U.S for a college education. I major in Information Systems Audit& Control and minor in Data Technology and CIS. I am passionate about traveling, and I have traveled to many countries such as Thailand, Japan, and South Korea. I have started up a Chinses Learning Club in high school for whoever wanted to learn Chinese and Chinese culture, and I am so excited that I can keep helping people learn the Chinese language in college. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me and I am looking forward to helping you practice the language!