Course taught at the Institute
The Florence Experience I: Beginning Italian I
University of Birmingham, Shakespeare Institute, M.A.
University of Florence, Laurea
Certificate for teaching Italian as a Foreign Language – DITALS, Università per Stranieri di Siena
Relevant Projects / Publications
June 2016, Speaker at the British Graduate Shakespeare Conference at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon (U.K.)
June 2016, Speaker at the International conference at the University of Padua (Italy), “ ‘Fair Padua, nursery of arts’ : Shakespeare and Padova 2016.’
April 2016, Speaker at the International conference at the University of Portsmouth (U.K.), ‘Shakespearian Communities.’
Summer 2011, Speaker at the World Conference on Shakespeare in Prague (the International Shakespeare Association)
Summer 2010, Speaker at the International conference at the University of Hobart (Tasmania) Shakespeare’s spaces
Summer 2008, Speaker at the International conference at the University of Reading (U.K.) Land and landscaping
Summer 2016, Shakespeare in Oxford Guest lecturer
Summer 2015, Shakespeare in Stratford Guest lecturer
Summer 2013, Shakespeare in Florence Guest lecturer
Teaching students means to set an example. I like to see myself as a facilitator, a tool they can use in order to discover the language and the culture behind it. I also believe that learning a language means to explore its world, in any possible way, both in the classroom and outside it.
Most Rewarding Moment
When students experience the language outside of the classroom and suddenly discover that they can establish some sort of communication with native speakers.
“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more” (William Shakespeare)