I have been working with languages since 1981, after getting a Diploma for Interpreters and Translators from Scuola Superiore per Interpreti e Traduttori in Milan (now Scuola Superiore per Mediatori Linguistici Carlo Bo). Some years later I got a university degree in Modern Foreign Languages from Istituto Universitario di Lingue Moderne (IULM), Milan.
Since 2013 I have been working as a tutor coordinator for EFL Trainee Teachers and Learning Technologies Lecturer at the University of Bergamo and I have been involved as a Teacher Trainer in the Regional Research and Training Project 'Generazione Web Lombardia', called "Are you connected? Classrooms without Walls".
This project is aimed to train high school teachers and disseminate mobile learning and learning technologies best practices in digital and 2.0 high school classes in Lombardy (Northern Italy).
Since 2016 I have been working as a Teacher Trainer for newly-qualified teachers (Learning Technologies and Digital Teaching)
As an English teacher I like making projects between learners of English and learners of Italian, so that they can share their language skills. These are the cultural institutions I have recently made projects with:
For some years I have been working with publishing houses in Italy and have produced the following multimedia material and books:TEAM UP IN ENGLISH - Flip-book Teaching Guide
Finally, these are some talks I have given for Associations of Teachers of English and Modern Foreign Languages and other Institutions over the years:
Webinar Pearson "Le Escape Rooms nell'insegnamento delle lingue moderne", 15 March 2021
Webinar Pearson 'Il Project Based Learning nella Didattica delle Lingue", 20th October 2020
Linguascope, "Fostering Online Intecultural Communication with Flipgrid", 3rd July 2020
Webinar "Favorire l'interazione a distanza e ottimizzare i tempi di correzione", ANILS, 22nd May 2020
ANILS - "Il Clil dalla scuola primaria al quinto anno della secondaria", Napoli, 13-14 February 2020
Carcano High School, "Secondary School and Internationalization", Como, 12 October 2018
Oscar Romero High School, "Opening to Europe: The Clil Teacher in Italy-Language Certifications and Communicative Competences", Albino, 7 June 2018
Final Multievent Erasmus Project, "Governance and Tools for Work-Based Learning in Europe", Sala Confindustria Bergamo, 3 May 2018
Online Language Learning Summit, "Blended Learning in Language Teaching and Teacher Training", December 2017
LEND - Le Lingue e la Città - Florence, 25-26 October 2013 (see workshop n. 14)
LEND - Mobile learning for Language Teachers - Bergamo, 15 March 2013
A.N.I.LS. - Convegno Nazionale 2012 - The Flipped Classroom (La classe capovolta) - Milan, 9-10 November 2012
LEND - Teacher Trainer for teachers of English, French, Spanish, German and Chinese - Blended Course: 'ICT and Web 2.0 tools for language teachers'
A.N.I.LS. - Sezione di Trieste - 14 May 2010 - Le Tecnologie dell'Informazione e della Comunicazione: quali competenze per il docente di lingue? - L'uso del wikispace come forma di blended learning
A.N.I.LS. - Sezione di Trieste - 1 April 2009 - La didattica delle lingue e la Lavagna Interattiva Multimediale: Tecnofili, tecnoansiosi, tecnofobi.. o solo insegnanti di lingue?
Giornata Europea delle Lingue Università degli Studi del Molise - Campobasso, 1 October 2008:
Convegno Nazionale ANILS - Napoli, 3-5 April 2008: La classe aperta: le risorse web per l'apprendimento a distanza della lingua inglese
Learning Technologies Conference - British Council, with International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) - Milan 26-28 November 2007: The English Language Teacher: a Computer Geek, a Technophobe of just... a low-cost smart Web Scavenger? -
Seminario Nazionale LEND - Bologna - 18-20 ottobre 2007 - Atti del Seminario n. 3/2008:
British Council - National Conference for Teachers of English - Acireale, 2003: How to integrate Paper, Computer and online Dictionaries in English classes