Andrew Cotto

Andrew Cotto is a writer and teacher who lives in Brooklyn, NY. He is the author of THE DOMINO EFFECT and OUTERBOROUGH BLUES: A BROOKLYN MYSTERY. Andrew’s articles have appeared in many national journals, including the New York Times, The Huffington Post, Men’s Journal, Salon.com, the Good Men Project and Teachers & Writers Magazine. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. More about Andrew can be found at his website.

Posts by: Andrew Cotto

Teaching in Rome

Teaching in Rome

My scattered methodology for studying Italian before my first excursion to Italy left me with, well, a scattered understanding of the language. There were things I knew well and things that just didn’t occur to me.

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How I changed my mind about learning languages

How I changed my mind about learning languages

I’d never been interested in other languages. My grandfather spoke a Sicilian dialect that was equal parts scary and impossible to understand. It was his only language, and so many people in my family spoke it with him, but not me. I was the youngest and the least interested.

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