Why I founded Languages Alive
I founded Languages Alive because when I was teaching Italian part time, whilst working in a office, I felt and still feel Alive, full of passion and joy, grateful for the opportunity to share my knowledge and culture with my students. I believe in quality education having invested long time in my own.
I am very proud to hold a Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and French achieved at Kingston University, Surrey, a Master’s degree in Intercultural Communication for Business and Professions at Birkbeck University a world-class research and teaching institution in London and an intensive training for teaching modern languages to adults. Who would have thought this could happen when I first arrived in London in the faraway 1996 with a broken English?
My passion for exploring multiple cultures and cuisines also led the way to developing a unique teaching method using a hands on approach, that is teaching Italian whilst preparing the most traditional dishes made by my family, especially by Nonna Lena, now 95 years old.
I deeply believe learning a second language keeps you alive with its beautiful challenges, achievements and rewards. As Frank Smith says:
“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way”