My passion for foreign languages started at school and its roots may go back to the family. My father emigrated to Germany in 1956, my mother followed him 10 years later. I grew up speaking two languages.
The school subjects I was good at were German, English and French. However, I decided to accomplish an apprenticeship in the German dual system and became an industrial clerk after the diploma of secondary school.
Then I emigrated to Italy and graduated in Business Studies. After university studies I passed the examination for translators at Pescara’s Chamber of Commerce and since then I have been working as a translator.
My activities in the field of foreign language soon expanded and, thanks to the advice of a friend, I applied for teaching as conversation teacher at Italian pubblic schools. At the same time, I worked as a mothertongue teacher for German in private schools. In 2014 I attended a qualification course (called PAS in Italian) at UNINT University in Rome and I obtained the certificate of competence for teaching German conversation.
In those years I mainly worked as a teacher and I realised that something was missing: a language study. I therefore registered in 2012 at the university „Università degli Studi G. d’Annuzio“ in Pescara and graduated in 2015 in Anglistics and German Language and Literature Studies.
In the same year I moved back to Germany and worked during the first months as German and English teacher in a private school. During those months, I obtained the special qualification for teaching German as a second language in courses for migrants and refugees. This gave me the opportunity to teach in those courses at the Volkshochschule Esslingen. Some time later, after a special course, I got the qualification for teaching in alphabetization courses.
I achieved the license as examiner for the B1, B2 and C2 exams at the telc institute in 2017.
Another passion of mine is e-learning. I successfully attended a one-year master at Florence University in 2011. I love creating online courses on Moodle platforms and developing learning objects.
In Germany I enhanced my skills in this field by attending a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) for „OER-Experts“.
One of the most enthusiastic aspects of my work is the contact with people from all over the world and all the beautiful things that arise from it: to learn about different life stories, cultures and so on. Each person is different from the other and each time it is a challenge for me as a teacher to adapt to their needs.
Università Europea del Design –
Athena docet –
I.I.S. B. Spaventa –
Valli del Vino e del Racconto –
Learnship – Köln
Lingoda – Berlin