Mariangela Castronovo graduated in Foreign languages and cultures from the University La Sapienza of Rome and holds a Master’s degree in Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan. She obtained the DITALS Certification in Italian language teaching competence from the University for Foreigners of Siena.
She has taught Italian to the students of the Marco Polo Program at the University of Bergamo, at the University of Rome, at the University of Pavia.
She has experience in teaching Italian as a second language in different educational contexts, including Institutes and public schools within intercultural projects.
Maddalena Ceron graduated in Linguistic and Cultural Mediation at the University of Milan, with a specialization in Chinese and English Language and holds a University Master’s Degree on Advanced teaching planning of Italian Language and Culture to Foreigners from ITALS Centre of Venice Ca’ Foscari University, with a thesis on “The use of audio-visual materials to develop oral interaction: the Chinese case of Jilin Huaqiao Foreign Languages Institute”.
At the same time she obtained DITALS Certificate on Teaching Italian to Foreigners at the University of Siena.
She has taught Italian as a foreign language to Chinese adults in different educational contexts, private and public schools, institutions and universities, both in China and in Italy.
Nicoletta Chiapedi graduated in Modern Languages from the University of Pavia in 2002 with a thesis in Sociolinguistics. From 2002 to May 2004 she attended the Master’s in Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language at the University for Foreigners in Perugia, obtaining the diploma (30/30 cum laude) in 2004. In February 2008 she obtained a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Perugia with a thesis on the acquisition of Italian articles by native speakers of Chinese. She has a long experience teaching Italian as a second language: she has taught, among others, at the University of Pavia, at the University for Foreigners in Perugia, at the University of Bologna and at the University of Genoa. At the University of Pavia she has been teaching italian to the students of the Marco Polo Programme since march 2011.
She has also worked as a tutor for the on line Master’s in Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language held at the University for Foreigners in Perugia.
Manuela Visigalli has several years of experience in teaching Italian to foreign students at a number of universities in Italy: Foreigners University of Perugia, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan, University of Genoa and University of Pavia . She graduated in Foreign Languages and Literatures and holds a Master’s degree in Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language from the Università per Stranieri di Perugia as well as an MA in Linguistics from the University of Pavia. Her main publications include textbooks for language teaching as well as research papers on teaching and second language acquisition.
Raffaella graduated in Foreign Languages from the University of Pavia where she studied German and English. She qualified as an English teacher at the end of a two-year S.I.L.S.I.S. teaching training course. She has experience in teaching English as a second language to Italian students and in teaching school subjects in Italian to foreign students within intercultural projects in the public school system. Since 2009 she has been working for the Marco Polo Project at the University of Pavia. She provides a course of Italian culture for Chinese students.
After a Master’s degree in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at the University of Pavia, Elena Voltan got an M.A. in Teaching and Promoting Italian language and culture to foreigners and a Certification in Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language from the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.
She has taught Italian as a second language in different educational contexts, including schools, public and academic institutions. At the University of Pavia she works as a teacher of Italian for foreign students participating in exchange programs, as well as the Marco Polo Program.
She has been involved in research projects dealing with Language Acquisition, Language Testing and CLIL-Content and Language Integrated Learning, and on these topics she has presented papers at international conferences.