Salvatore Morabito

Photo of Salvatore Morabito Department Foreign Languages Department 
 Office Downtown
 Phone (415) 452-7401
 Mailbox DTN
 Fall 2012 
 Office Hours
Fall 2012 Teaching Schedule
FREN 1B Elementary French 3.0
PREREQ.: FREN 1A or demonstration of FREN 1A exit skills. Requires an additional 1 hour.
71457 551 Lec T 06:00-09:05PM 09/02-12/19 1125 Valencia St. A269 Deadlines Final Book

A.A., City College of San Francisco, Valedictorian
B.A., M.A., San Francisco State University

Mr. Morabito has been teaching at CCSF since 1998.

I want to help my students understand that language development is very much a process of trial and error followed by refinement and growth in confidence and skills. I would urge them to relax and enjoy the process and not to fear making mistakes. My French classes are designed to prepare students to become a part of the global community by helping them acquire the language and enlarge their understanding of cultural assumptions of the Francophone world."

I also enjoys my work in the East Bay as a high school classroom teacher of students with severe disabilities. I am grateful for the challenge and opportunity I have of helping my students be the best they can be. I enjoy helping my students become visible and productive members of the community at large, seeing them discover that they have wonderful qualities and abilities giving them pride and self-esteem. They have taken first place three times in our High School's talent show, landscaped our campus's main quad, made and decorated their own float for the homecoming parade, spent time at a working farm caring for animals and growing fruits and vegetables for a soup kitchen, making our own organic vegetable garden and so far two of my special education students have set world records in powerlifting.

I was one victory away from making the 1964 olympic judo team when I had my own judo club in England. In 1971 I trained daily for one year with the long distance runners of the Tokyo University of Education while hoping to make the 1972 Olympic as a marathon runner. Again I did not succeed. After, while teaching French at the Alliance Francaise of Hong Kong, I also studied Wing Chun, a chinese martial art, for three years at Yip Man's school in Yau Ma Tei.
I have finally succeeded in sports by setting 64 world records in powerlifting.

Here is a useful web site put together by a former student:
Last but not least I enjoy jogging and especially walking and watching movies with my charming and beautiful wife.

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