Hi everyone! My name is Francesca. I work closely with the didactic coordinator, teachers and students promoting the image of the school in Italy and abroad. I’m in charge of the school’s marketing plan and most importantly, I’m here to help you find the best Italian classes for you.

Until a few years ago, while living in Washington, DC, I worked at two international language schools, Casa Italiana and Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School. In my previous job, I worked at UnidosUS/National Council of La Raza – the United States‘s largest Latino nonprofit advocacy organization – raising funds in favor of immigration reform, a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, and reduced deportations.

While earning my Masters’ Degree in Management at the University of Bologna, I participated in the Erasmus project at the University of Valladolid, Spain. I was also awarded a scholarship as a visiting student in International Marketing at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. 

I became fluent in Spanish and English as an adult while living abroad. It was a process that involved patience, perseverance and yes, lots of frustrations. If you are on your journey to learning Italian and you are having a hard time, here is my advice. Why are you learning Italian? For pleasure or for work? To communicate with family? Let me know your goal, and I will actively search for a tailored course for you where you can learn what you need and filter out what you don’t (for example, vocabulary you would need for work is very different to what you need to communicate daily in Italy). Focusing on your main learning goal will help you avoid burnout when it comes!

My passion for languages, empathy and curiosity lead me to embark on new adventures. The school mission of spreading the Italian language and culture around the world represents for me the most exciting challenge that I embraced with the greatest enthusiasm!

My favorite pasta dish is lasagna!

Fun fact: when I speak Spanish everyone asks me if I’m Argentinian!