"A different language is a different adventure." This is something that resounded with me after I graduated from the University of Bari, Italy with a Political Science Degree and moved to London, was awarded a scholarship for a post graduate course in tourism and undertook an internship at the Italian cultural institute.
My subsequent decision to pursue studies in Modern Languages at university was motivated by this time I spent living abroad. After returning to Italy, I enrolled in a Master’s degree at the University of Bari and, while studying both French and English, I decided to continue on my voyage of discovery, this time studying in Paris with the Erasmus programme. A few months after returning to Italy from the Parisian leg of my voyage of discovery, I obtained the CEDILS certificate which allowed me to continue on my next journey as a world citizen: becoming a qualified Italian FL/SL teacher and graduating with a Master’s Degree. Sensing a growing demand for online teaching, I embarked on a new specialism: teaching Italian, via Skype, to English speakers around the world, using English as a vehicular language. I had finally found my passion.
It was that motivation which drove me to pass my entry test to qualify as an English teacher in secondary school in Italy and to test my energy, determination and commitment to achieving my dream even more. The following year I passed an important competitive exam, the Italian “Concorso Docenti 2016” to become a stable teacher in schools. In 2019, I obtained Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) to teach in England.