Hi! I am an experienced teacher, PhD in Romance Languages, with a passion for teaching languages and culture. I taught all over the world and I also organize immersive tours in Italy. My special teaching method combines grammar with cultural aspects that we can find outside the classroom. Call me and find out how easy and fun speaking Italian will be!
15 years of experience, teaching Italian in the USA, Spain, Greece, Italy to students of any age, and any level. My last experiences were in an American College (NY) for 12 years and in a secondary school in Spain. At the moment, I am teaching in several Adult Centres in the London areas.
Ph.D. in Romance Languages (Italian, Spanish), Boston College, December 2008
MA in Spanish, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, December 2003
TEFL Certificate in Teaching English as L2, TEFL Org UK, Dundee, UK, 6/2015
Certificate in Teaching Italian as L2, Dilit, Research Institute, Rome, Italy, February 2000
Certificate in Teaching Spanish as L2, Instituto Cervantes, Rome, Italy, March, 2000
State Certification to teach Spanish in high school (Abilitazione). Ministery of Education
Rome - Italy, 2002. Grade: 78.40/80
Laurea (BA) in Foreign Languages, University of Messina, Italy, February 1996
110/110 Summa cum laude
Chaos in Theater: Improvisation and Complexity, NY: Peter Lang ed., December 2016
L’improvvisazione dell’attore nel Teatro di Ricerca Contemporaneo: tra determinismo e
aleatorietà. Ravenna: Longo ed., 2009.
Honor Killing on Screen and Stage. A Study on Italy and Europe. Introduction by Anna
Cafaro. La Libellula, Secondo Quaderno, November, 2012.
Articles: several articles in peer reviewed literary magazines; 18 papers presented in
International conferences in US and Europe, mainly about human and civil rights of
women in contemporary society; immigration today in theatre and cinema.
Translations: one book and several articles.
Director of Cultural Centre Travelling Classes, Mallorca, Spain, Feb. 2015- Oct. 2016
Work performed: - Language instructor to adults and course coordinator;
- Tour guide and interpreter Italian/Spanish/English;
- Management of budget;
- Translation services.
Vis. Assistant Professor of Italian and Spanish, Bard College, NY. Sept 2009- Dec 2014
Work performed: - Director of the Italian Studies Program
- Language Instructor, Test Development and thesis Supervision
Director of Study Abroad Program in Taormina, Sicily, Bard College, NY, 2010-2014
Work performed: Design of 4week summer program in all its details: language
courses, cultural activities, excursions, final dinner, transportation to and from the
airport; supervision of the host families, interpreter and management of the budget.
Lecturer of Italian to Musicians of Conservatory, Bard College, NY, Sept - Dec 2014
Work performed: - Coordinator and instructor of language courses;
- Advisor of International Majors.
Instructor of Spanish, Showa Boston, Japanese University of America. Boston, Spring 2009
Work performed: - Instructor of Spanish language to Japanese students –all levels;
- Translator of English into Spanish of cultural material.
Associate Editor, Romance Review, Vol. XIV, Boston College, September 2004
Teaching Fellow of Spanish at Winthrop University, SC, August 2002-December 2003
Work performed: - Instructor of Spanish; Director of International Language Festival;
- Co-Director of Study Abroad Program in Salamanca, Spain, Jun 2003
Founder and Director, School of Italian Language for Foreigners, Tutt’Italia, Rome, Italy,
Work performed: -Instructor of Italian and English as L2, to adults.
- Translation and Interpretation services.
Tour guide/Interpreter English-Italian-Spanish, State Department of Emigration of Calabria
Region. Summers: 1999,2000,2001,2002
Work performed: - Guide to groups of 48/50 South Americans of Italian origins who
emigrated to South America, through major cities of Italy.
Professor of Italian language as L2 and Music Education to non-European students, State
Secondary School Mazzini, Rome, Italy, Fall 2000-Spring 2001
Work performed: - Co-Director of “Comenius European Program” for high schools-
Italy, France and Spain.
Lecturer of English and Italian, Lyceum of Santorini, “Socrates European Program”
Santorini, Greece, (Exchange of European Professors) Oct.98-May 99
Work performed: - Language instructor of English and Italian
- Editor of cultural magazine ‘Italy vs. Greece’ – May 1999
Lecturer and Coordinator of Italian language and culture, Italian Institute of Culture,
Melbourne, Australia, January-June1998
Italian Language, all levels;
Spanish Language, all levels;
History of Italian Theatre (from Renaissance to today);
Contemporary Italian Literature;
Women Writers of the 20th century;
New Voices in Contemporary Italian Literature (writers of foreign origins);
Food, Art and Identity (representation and function of food in art and cinema);
Italian Cinema of the New Millennium;
Society and Literature in Italian Pop Songs (1870-2000).
My experience learning Italian was fantastic ! It was not too long but very efficient. She tailored a special course meeting all my needs and expectations. Along with her great experience she is an extremely inspiring person full of energy and passion for what she is doing :)
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