Lingua Libera Tutti is an experiential way of getting to know the Italian language and culture in a real-life setting.
Whether you are camping, staying near the lake or in the countryside, we will come to you or, if you prefer, you can find us at one of our offices in Perugia or Ponte San Giovanni. YOU CHOOSE!
Living this experience with us, speaking only Italian, will allow you to communicate naturally with Italians.
The Lingua Libera Tutti team is made up of competent, skilled teachers who earned their qualifications as teachers of Italian as a second language at either the University of Perugia or Siena, both distinguished centres for the training of teachers of Italian as a second language. To broaden the scope of what we offer and to find new ideas and content, the teachers follow refresher courses in foreign language teaching and participate in workshops and seminars organized by training centres and publishing houses.
I have the best job in the world – I teach Italian to foreigners. Why? Let me tell you – it allows me to meet people from all over the world. In recent years, I have met many of them personally, both children and adults, to whom I have taught Italian and from whom I have learned something valuable. Curiosity is one of my characteristics – I like to listen in order to learn about the lives of others. I love discovering cultures different from my own, cities I have never visited, views to admire. I love to travel. My suitcase is never without a book and a notepad and I never leave without my two great loves, reading and writing. In the last few years, I have taken up ‘lettura espressiva’, reading out loud in public, a type of expressive reading which often finds its way into my Italian lessons along with another close lifelong friend, music.
I have made the teaching of Italian to foreigners both my profession and my passion. During this time, my interest in and love of this work have remained unchanged because I meet new people and like to create a pleasant, playful atmosphere with my students. Not only is it a question of teaching a language, but also of becoming familiar with a variety of cultures which constantly enriches me. It is as if the world comes to me and my curiosity and great desire to travel are somewhat satisfied.
The rest of my time is devoted to caring for my husband and two daughters.
Let’s say I have a fair amount of experience in teaching Italian to foreigners: I’ve been doing it all my life and have taught so many students that every now and then one or the other of them comes to visit me at home! They remain attached both to Perugia and to me and occasionally I return their visits and so manage to travel all over the world!
It is the technical aspect of the work that interests me most: knowing the reason for something and being able to make it clear to others is what I enjoy. To me, teaching is a first-rate craft and I have taken great pleasure in training other teachers, passing on to them all that I know. Stefania and Silvia were my students first of all and now they are colleagues. Lovely, isn’t it?