Place of birth:
Mother tongue: Italian
BA Honours Degree
in Italian (II-1)
Teachers Updating Courses in Italy
1986 - Corso di Alta Cultura, Universit� Italiana per Stranieri, Perugia: Lingua Italiana Contemporanea: Examination passed with 30 e lode + a prize.
1987 - Certificate on completion of the Teachers updating course, held by the Ministero della Pubblica Istruzione, Universit� Italiana per Stranieri, Perugia.
1988 - Completed a one month course on Crisi e Rinnovamenti nellautunno del Rinascimento, Fondazione CINI, Venezia.
1988 - Completed a one week course on LEurope vers lan 2000: Une Nouvelle Dimension pour enseigner et apprendre, Council of Europe, Roma.
1989 - Completed a four weeks course on The Italian Media, Lingua italiana contemporanea, Universit� Italiana per Stranieri.
1990 - Completed
a three weeks Teachers updating course, Ministero della Pubblica Istruzione,
Italian (part-time) Dover Adult Education Centre. Teaching and preparing students
Freelance Translator and Interpreter for the Public Services (Police, Immigration, Customs, and for both the Magistrate and Crown Courts).
Freelance teacher of Italian for Cicero School of Languages, Tunbridge Wells. Specialising in One-to-one telephone tuition for business people.
lecturer at the
Initiator, director, convenor and language tutor of the first University Part-time Diploma in Italian in the Country. This is a three year course which, when completed, allows students to take a full time Honours Degree in Single Italian in one year. (In 1992 one and in 1995 three ex diploma students graduated at UKC: grades were II.1 and one student obtained a First). The third (present) Diploma Course started in October, 1995 will be completed in June 1998; there are plans for a new one staring in October 1998.
and tutor of
May 1990: Course
Director, lecturing on Italian
March 1991: Course
Director and lecturer, an Italian Study day. SCE,
May 1994: Course
Director and lecturer, an Italian Study day on History, Language and Art of Italian
researcher and presenter of the first
multimedia course comprising a one hour video and book for teaching Italian at an
intermediate and advanced levels. The video programme was transmitted, for BBC &
RAI, via the Olympus satellite throughout Europe for three years at regular intervals; and
directly to Schools and Universities in various countries, also outside
convenor of the Satellite Kent Project, an innovative programme for second year
university students sponsored by
(one month contract) at Universit� Italiana per Stranieri in
researcher and director of the Video Programme IL CINEMA ITALIANO, Alcuni
Spunti (Teatro e Letteratura), a multimedia course comprising a video, a computer
disk, an audio cassette and a book (with transcriptions, exercises and newspaper extracts)
for teaching Italian at an intermediate and advanced levels,. Based on authentic
Italian television material As part of the international project, Lingua ITALIA
2000 sponsored by the European Commission, which involves other universities in
the UK, Spain, Italy and Ireland. The teaching package is based on TV news
programmes supplied by RAI Lombardia,
1993:Article published in the Bulletin n. 26, of Italian Society for Italian Studies. Title: Satellite Kent Project - A different way of learning Italian at University, Production of a video teaching unit in Italian.
Invited by the Universit� di Trento to present a lecture at their international
Article published by Mondo Italiano. Title: From
Contribution to a book:Il Vampiro, Don Giovanni e Altri Seduttori - Il Byronismo dei Film di Vampiri, pp. 33-47.
1998 - NRPSI Status of qualified member of the Institute of Linguists National Registry of Public Service Interpreters.
1999 - Contribution to ITALIA 2000 Corso Multimediale di Lingua e Cultura Italiana, pp.221-256 - Giunti Multimedia, Milano, Italy - ISBN 88-09-11092-7
Yearly attendance to the