Dr. Cedric Joseph Oliva 

Intercomprehension, Romance Linguistics, Teaching Methodology  

Dr. Oliva currently teaches French and Italian at St. Lawrence University where he also fulfills the function of Director of the LCTL program where he currently oversees the instruction of the Japanese language.   


Dr. Oliva presented in more than 30 national and international conferences and recently authored an article entitled “(Dis)Unity: On the Corsican and Italian Linguistic and Cultural Developments” published in UCLA’s Carte Italiane Vol.8. 

His current research focus is on intercomprehensive and multilingual teaching strategies.  A recently co-authored an article with Dr. Clorinda Donato titled “The Future is Multilingual:  Frecnh, Italian and Portuguse for Spanish Speakers" was published late 2016.

Two other pedagogical articles with Dr. Donato were recently published. The first is titled “The Ties that Bind” and the other “Didactique du FLE à réinventer : Nouveau public, nouvelle stratégie: Français pour locuteurs anglo-hispanophones” for the international conference on the teaching of French as a Foreign Language. He is also a co-author of the textbook Juntos: Italian for Speakers of English and Spanish – and he is currently preparing the French version of this textbook to come out in fall 2015.


2012-2016, Dr. Cedric Joseph Oliva011 was the Language Program Coordinator and Teaching Associate Program Coordinator for the Department of Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures (RGRLL) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) in charge of a cohort of 40+ Teaching Associates and Lectures.

In 2011, he received his PhD in Anglophone and Romance Languages, Linguistics and Literatures with a specialization in anthropological linguistics from the University of Corsica. The degree was prepared in co-direction at CSULB and he was awarded the prestigious Allocation de Recherche for his doctoral research.

Dr. Oliva taught graduate courses in the field of sciences of language, such as: Romance Linguistics, Intercomprehension: learn how to read in 5 Romance Languages, Teaching Methodology, and Second Language Acquisition. He also taught all levels of French for Spanish Speakers as well as some courses of Italian for Spanish Speakers. 


A large part of my 2015 Teaching Associate class and Lecturer cohort at CSULB.