Italian teachers’ profile

Lucia Vasapollo

Lucia Vasapollo

Degree in Languages, society and communication at the University of Bologna.
Languages of interest: Spanish and English.
Erasmus for study in Seville (Spain) for 6 months and post-degree internship in Cambridge.

Teaching experience

- 2 intensive courses at La Dante together with other regular classes;
- 4 years as one-to-one teacher for Italian students

Areas of interest

Because of her studies, Lucia loves English and Latin American literatures. Her favorite novelist is Gabriel García Márquez. She also loves Italian cinema, British plays, singer-songwriter music and jazz. But what she loves the most is cooking: she is the master of Italian traditional cuisine!

Valerio Lopane

Valerio Lopane

Degree in Italian and Classics and in Modern Italian studies and Post-degree course for teaching Italian, Latin, History, Geography at high-schools and secondary schools and Italian as foreign language at the University of Milan.

Teaching experience

- Teacher of Italian in different schools in Bristol and Cambridge.
- Teacher of History of Arts, Latin, Italian.
- Italian elocution teacher for opera singers.

Areas of interest

He loves ancient and modern literature and poetry and history. He also loves Italian, French and German opera.
He has a strong passion for elocution for opera singers, history of art and Italian cuisine and culture.

Dea Rakovac

Dea Rakovac

Degree in Modern Languages for Translation and Interpreting at the University of Trieste.

Teaching experience

- Teacher of English and Italian as a foreign language.
- Italian teacher at La Dante.

Areas of interest

Since always she has had a strong passion for teaching Italian and other languages and she is interested in exploring Italian language and culture with her students trough theater, film, literature, opera, cuisine... and everything she loves about Italy!