Claudia (M.A. in Foreign Languages and Literature) is passionate about languages, because they give people an opportunity to overcome cultural barriers, promoting a happier and more vibrant world; that is why she speaks English, Spanish, and French.
Claudia translates novels, medical documents, and cultural articles. She is also a writer (you can find some of her works on People, Places and Passages: an Anthology of Canadian Writing). She loves swimming, travelling, and Nutella...ing.
Cristiana has been teaching Italian in several Universities and institutions in the US and in Canada since 2005. She believes that learning a language has to be engaging, so she adopts a dynamic and inclusive approach in her classes, adapting the contents to the preferences and interests of her students. She encourages students to express themselves in Italian since early levels. Cristiana loves history and literature, especially Italian and Russian novels.
After graduating with a master's degree in Philosophical Sciences from the University of Milan I've worked in the field of education since 2013. I firmly believe in the importance of promoting Italian heritage all over the world and I love to share my language and upbringing with new students. That's why I've been teaching Italian as a second language for more than 4 years both in Italy and North America.
Gianmarco joined the Istituto in 2019. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto. His research is focused on literature and photography in Italian, English and Latin American literature. He is a Course Instructor at the Department of Italian Studies and a Spanish Teacher Assistant at UofT. Teaching Italian (and languages in general) is one of his greatest passions, together with travelling and cooking.
Laura was born and raised in Italy. She holds a Graduate Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures and a specialization in Anglo American Literature from The Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan. She has over 35 years of teaching experience with ESL, French and Italian as a Second Language both in Italy and in the Middle East (International Schools). In Canada she has been a language instructor with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura since 2001 and she has worked as French teacher for TCDSB and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. She is currently Senior French Teacher with a private school for girls in Mississauga.
Laura is very passionate about the Italian language, literature and culture and she enjoys passing some of her passion to her students at the Istituto.
Letizia has been working as an Italian Teacher at Istituto for ten years. She graduated in Italian Literature at Università degli studi di Firenze and she has been working as a journalist for more than fifteen years, in Italy and in Canada. Currently she is a ABD-PhD candidate and a Course Instructor in the Dept. of Italian Studies at University of Toronto. She is also the mom of two kids.
Dr. Rende holds a doctorate in Language Teaching and Technology. She has been teaching Italian language and culture since 1994. After teaching at universities in both Canada and the United States, Dr. Rende came to the Istituto in 2004. Integrating multimedia resources with an eclectic teaching methodology, she strives to offer her students an authentic and enjoyable learning experience.
Dr. Rende believes in lifelong learning: at any age one can open the door to a new linguistic and cultural adventure. The bold adventurer succeeds the best. (Ovid)
Luca Marchetti graduated in Law at the Università di Torino and worked several years in multinational companies as a Legal Affairs manager. In 2008 he started his new carrier as a teacher working as an Italian language instructor for the Istituto Italiano di Cultura. In 2011 he received his Bachelor in Education and the certification to teach primary grades in Ontario. The same year he founded a school dedicated to teach Italian to children aged Pre-K to grade 6 which later became Accademia dei Ragazzi. He is also a Latin and Italian teacher at Lycée Français de Toronto.
After graduating in Italy in 2002 I have been teaching Italian language and culture for more than 10 years in Europe, the Middle East and Canada. I have always had a natural vocation for teaching and I do it with passion, patience and enthusiasm, both for adults and children.
MARIA LAURA MOSCO
M. Laura Mosco (Laurea cum Laude (Sapienza, Rome), PhD, (UofT)) is an Arts and Humanities Teaching Excellence Award winner, and has been teaching Italian culture and language since 2000. In her courses, she motivates students to make the most of their individual learning styles, and expands their Italian experience beyond the classroom with fun cultural activities. Laura enjoys reading, translating, piano playing, singing, traveling, and yoga.
I was born in Toronto and we moved to Italy when I was a little girl. My grandfather in Molise conveyed to me his passion for Italian culture and language. I graduated cum laude and I started my career as a teacher to adults. In 2017 I returned to Canada and since then I have been teaching Italian to adults, diplomats and students. I am an art, cinema and theatre fan and I love to share my passions with new students learning about their stories and sharing with them the beauty of the Italian language, culture and life.
After graduating at the University of Bologna, I completed a Master’s Degree in Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language in my native Palermo in 2011. Since then, I have been teaching in Italy, the UK and now Canada at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura. Languages are my passion and I feel privileged to be able to accompany others on their journey to learn the language they love and so get in touch with the rich and diverse Italian culture.
Born and raised in Italy, Stefania holds a Graduate Degree in Political Science from the University of Florence. In 2006 she worked as an Italian professor assistant for the University of Ottawa, and Carleton University. In 2008 she taught Italian at Brock University. In addition, since 2009, she has been an Italian supply teacher with the York Catholic School Board. Stefania has also worked as an Italian TV host and language consultant for Telelatino. She cultivates a passion for art, music, and theater.
PhD Student at the Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto. Her major areas of study are Italian, English and German literatures and languages. Current and past teaching experience: Course Instructor at the Department of Italian Studies, University of Toronto. Classes taught during the academic years 2017-18, 2018-19: Italian Language for Beginners. In 2016-17, she received her master’s degree in Modern Languages and Literatures, at the University of Siena