Romit is formed by five teachers of Italian as a second language. They firstly got to know each other in a working environment, but soon they became good friends. Let’s introduce ourselves.
Massimiliano De Cicco.
My name is Massimiliano and I was born in an island in the middle of Tiber river in the Eighties of last century. I hold a degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures.
I started my teaching career in 2007 in a Belgian high school, as a teacher of Italian. When I came back to Italy, I kept on teaching Italian to foreigners as a volunteer in a no profit welcoming centre for immigrants.
In 2009 I left Rome again, destination Poland: I worked for almost three years as an Italian lecturer at the Szczecin University.
Now I am living in Italy since about two years, I teach in the state school and I am working with foreigners again.
In 2013, three friends of mine and I decided to open ROMIT and if you want to know the real Roman life, you can find me in via del Boschetto 68.
Pleased to meet you, I’m Elena! I am the ROMIT representative member of the South of Italy: I come from Calabria, the lower extremity of the Italian Boot
When I was 18 I moved to Rome in order to study Italian Linguistics at the university. In 2007 I wrote some articles for the LEI (an important Italian etymological dictionary) in Germany (Saarland University). Living in Germany, I attended a German course and there I first thought about becoming a teacher of Italian for foreigners.
I graduated in History of the Italian Language in 2008. Soon after, I left Rome for my first experience as an Italian teacher abroad, in a grammar school nearby London. I got so excited about this job that, back in Italy, I accomplished my teacher training and I achieved the DITALS certificate for teachers of Italian as a second language.
After, I worked as a teacher for different schools and for the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome.
In 2013, three friends of mine and I decided to open ROMIT and if you want to know the Italian linguistic history and variety, you can find me in via del Boschetto 68.
My name is Marlena and I was born and raised in the beautiful and ancient city of Rome. My passion for the Italian language and culture, combined with my strong interest in knowing and interacting with people from all over the world, led me up to become an Italian teacher to foreigners. I hold a degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures, major in Interpreting.
After several working experiences in Ireland and Spain I came back to Rome where, in 2008, I achieved the DITALS certificate, that is the teacher training for teachers of Italian as a second language.
After, I worked in different schools, where I taught to foreigners of different nationalities and ages and I worked in classes coming from foreign universities. In addition to face to face teaching, in the last three years I went in for online teaching.
In 2013, three friends of mine and I decided to open ROMIT and if you want to learn Italian knowing Italian people, you can find me in via del Boschetto 68.
My name is Claudio and I was born in Legnano (Milan) way back in 1976.
When I was 20 I left my parental house in order to study Conservation of Cultural Heritage in Parma (History of Art). Soon after the beginning of the new Millennium I took part in the Erasmus program and I lived in Bonn (Germany), where I discovered my vocation as a teacher of Italian. Back to Legnano, I worked as a volunteer in an organization where I taught Italian to foreign people living and working in Italy. I graduated and I accomplished my civil service (in place of the military service) in Rome, in a company that later hired me, in 2003. After a couple of years, I attended a course for newspaper photographer and I successfully sat the DITALS exam, so I officially became an Italian teacher for foreigners.
From 2005 to 2013 I worked for different schools in Rome, where I also have been responsible for the students’ cultural activities and free time and at the Salesian Pontifical University. At the same time, from 2005 I work at the Archivio Storico Capitolino (historical archive of Rome) and I attended an Archival Science course at the Vatican School.
In 2013, three friends of mine and I decided to open ROMIT and if you want to know the treasures of Rome or its history, you can find me in via del Boschetto 68.
My name is Giulia Tiozzo, nice to meet you. I was born and raised in the Roman countryside. I love my town’s art, culture and food. I have always been fond of the Italian language and theater. For this reason, after finishing my degree in Italian studies and starting to work as an Italian teacher, I specialized in teaching languages through theater. After training in various schools, I taught Italian to adults and university students at the Italiaidea school.
I arrived at Scuola Romit in 2016 and it was love at first sight! If you would like to learn about life in Rome, you can find me at via del Boschetto 68.