The courses follow syllabi and curricula developed in reference to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), and are based on the chosen textbook.

At the same time the courses are personalized, following the students’ different pace and style of learning, and their individual needs, as we consider second language acquisition an important tool of self-construction. All lessons are held completely in Italian by the teacher. Exceptions are made for absolutely beginners English speakers (mother language or C2) in private lessons or monolingual groups. Meaningful multilingual communication is welcome.

The teaching is focused on the development of the four abilities, and on the reflection on language through isolating language functions and text types within real life situations.

Student will buy the textbook chosen for the course. Extra study material – photocopies, magazines, audio and video material, is given by the school.

The teacher

Caterina Morandi has been working as Italian language teacher since 2012. She has a background in Linguistics and Italian studies.


  • Master in Teaching Italian as a second language, University of Padua
  • Master’s Degree (Laurea Magistrale) in Linguistics, University of Padua
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Italian Literature, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
  • certified tester for PLIDA and CELI Italian language certifications

Caterina has also further specific education and experience in the field of teaching reading and writing to adult second language learners, having worked in migration contexts. She investigated the field of Language Testing both following qualifying courses for language testers, and through research focused on the relationship between language testing and human rights.