Meet the staff


The Dean, who's there behind the school

LinguaMia is an italian language school developped by Giuseppe Longo (everybody knows him as Franco), founder and managing director of Centro studi e Servizi Vallesina. Franco taught several years at Centro Studi e Servizi and gained a profound experience in teaching to foreign students.

Nowadays, Franco is mainly engaged in the coordination of the teaching and cultural activities of both Centro Studi and the LinguaMia italian school venture.

With the help of two young co-founders, through LinguaMia he aims at helping people around the world to learn the Italian language as key to enter the century-old Italian culture.

Our teachers

People are what make an experience unique.

A course at the International Institute of Italian is a learning, but also an unforgettable experience. Bearing that in mind, we always select teachers who can create an interactive and dynamic class environment.

The most important pre-requisite for our teachers is their Italian mother tongue:  living in Italy means learning from Italians.

The second requirement for our teachers is being graduated, not necessarily in language or literature. We strongly believe that the most different backgrounds of our teachers are a guarantee of rich and varied content.

The third requirement for our teachers is their ability to communicate with the students. This is why we usually choose teachers who have had at least one significant experience abroad or in foreign universities.

Here are some of the teachers you will find at LinguaMia.

Eleonora Cimarelli

Eleonora is 32 years old and she has a natural inclination for the classical culture. After graduating with hons in classical literature, she attended the teaching school ”Interuniversitaria di specializzazione all’insegnamento (SSIS)” and also participated to excavations activities for the institute of archaeology of the University of Macerata.

Eleonora has also attended professional courses for the development of tourism sponsored by the Marche council. She spent part of her life in Spain (Seviglia) and experienced teaching in local schools, working also as a guide for groups of students.

Valentino Carbini

Valentino is a young teacher (he was born in ‘80) and his CV is entirely dedicated to the Italian literature. He graduated at the University of Macerata in modern literature and he has been teaching literature, Latin and history in private courses since 1999.

His main hobbies are music and writing: Valentino also enjoys teaching electric bass at a music school and he also writes poems. Some of his works have been recently published.

Maria Gabriella Gaetti

Maria is the authentic Italian teacher. She was born in 1949 and she has devoted most of her life to teaching. She graduated in pedagogy at Università di Roma with hons and since then she was enjoyed her true passion: teaching Italian.

Giulia Carmelina Marrapodi

It’s not very easy to meet a person who has lived in as many different countries as Giulia. Giulia was born in Zambia in 1964. She graduated in Arts in Natal and then she got a diploma in piano and music concerts in London, where she taught music at the Trinity college.

Giulia is bilingual both English and Italian, but also speaks perfect French. As a language teacher she worked in Italy, USA, France and South Africa.

Marco Rossini

Marco is 32 years old. He graduated in Economics and after a professional experience in Sales and Marketing he is now a teacher of management at Ancona University.

Marco also worked at an English institute where he was responsible for contacts with students. He also teaches classical guitar.