For the promotion of Italian language and culture
Italy is not only my Country but represents an entire style of life. I love speaking about it, and I believe this love transfers into my passion for teaching. I think that only through being able to speak Italian will you be able to truly understand this country to its fullest. I have always loved to learn foreign languages; I’ve studied: English, French, German, Chinese and Korean.
I received my Laurea in Modern Foreign Language and Literature from the Istituto Universitario di Napoli, Italy where I studied Chinese, English and Korean as well as Far East Asian history, philosophy, arts, and linguistics. I studied and worked in China for two years where I met my Canadian husband and moved to Vancouver in 1999.
I truly enjoy helping my students to achieve their goals, and when goals become successes, these are also my successes. I think that a good teacher should be fun, kind, patient and enthusiastic, and I try to bring these things to all my classes.Type your paragraph here.
I was born and raised in Italy, in the Veneto region, and studied in Venice at Ca’ Foscari University, majoring in Foreign Languages and Literature.
Life took me many places before I settled in Vancouver, Canada. I have taught Italian as a
second language for over 20 years: in San Francisco, Florence, at UBC Continuing Studies
and at the former Italian Institute of Culture in Vancouver, among others.
So many students, stories, and unforgettable experiences have come to me through my
teaching. Throughout my career as a language instructor, I have emphasized a multidisciplinary
approach, focusing on the ever-evolving everyday contexts of Italy.
My aim, whatever the level of instruction, is to promote understanding of the current aspects of
life, culture, travel in Italy. With my students, I have always tried to impart knowledge of and ability in the language, while sharing direct experiences of Italy and what it is to be Italian and be amongst Italians. A special flair, an atmosphere, a taste, a sound: a
new and vibrant world that opens up when you learn our language.
Teaching Italian is my passion. Let us take up this unique adventure together!
Arrivederci a presto!
I was born in Canada to Italian parents. Grew up in a vibrant Italian-Canadian community in
Metro Vancouver while spending the summers at my family home in the Veneto region. I
studied French and Italian Studies at the University of British Columbia and received my Masters
degree from the University of Toronto.
Along with guiding cycle tours in Puglia, I also studied at the Università di Lecce, the Università
per Stranieri di Siena and the Università per Stranieri di Perugia where I took classes for Italian
I teach French Immersion and Spanish with the Vancouver School Board and I am always excited
to share my love of Italian language and culture through storytelling with students attending
courses at the Chamber of Commerce.