Christine Buono-Thomas

Adjunct Instructor of Italian








Christine Thomas is a national of Italy and France. She was born in Rome from an Italian father and a French mother. She moved to the Fredericksburg area from the region of Savoie in the French Alps, also known as Italian Savoia, where she was teaching when not skiing, traveling, enjoying gastronomy, hiking, or swimming. She studied in Rome, Paris, the Netherlands, and Columbia, SC. She holds a Maîtrise from the Sorbonne Nouvelle and a Master’s from the University of South Carolina, among other degrees. She is also a former translator and has taught French at the University of South Carolina and the University of Mary Washington, as well as English as a Second Language for three years at Arkansas State University. Trilingual in French, Italian, and English, she has studied German, Latin, Spanish, Dutch, and Chinese. A lifelong learner, she is particularly interested in intercultural communication, global nomad identity, linguistics, bilingualism, second language acquisition, multiculturalism, and world current events.

University of South Carolina: Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
University of South Carolina: M.A. in French
Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris: “Maîtrise” in Italian Language and Literature (equivalent of M.A.)
Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris: CEDIFLE (Certificate for Teaching French as a Foreign Language)
Lycée Chateaubriand in Rome, Italy: French Baccalauréat

Lycée Chateaubriand in Rome, Italy: Italian Maturità (Italian Equivalent of French Baccalauréat or first two years of general education in an American university)

Located in Combs Hall – Room 221

(540) 654-1992