The Eindhoven Italian School "La Lampadina" is committed to creating an engaging and valuable educational experience for children who want to learn about Italian language and culture. We are confident that formal lessons in Italian for children who speak it at home will bring linguistic, cognitive, and emotional benefits to last a lifetime.
Eindhoven Italian School "La Lampadina" is an initiative run by volunteers and freelance teachers.
Marketing and Management
Laura has a Master's degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures from the University of Bologna and a Ph.D. degree in Theoretical Linguistics from Verona University. She has worked as researcher and linguistic consultant and learning instructional developer at several universities and international companies, with a particular interest in computational and applied linguistics. Recently Laura has built up knowledge and experience in the field of digital marketing. Mother of two, she enjoys the amazing and challenging experience of raising bilingual children every day!
Administration and Communications
Gisi has a Bachelor's degree in German Studies from Loyola University in New Orleans, and a Master's degree in Theoretical Clinical Linguistics and Ph.D. degree in Child Language Acquisition from the University of Groningen. She worked for six years as an educational consultant for multilingual, internationally mobile families with children. Gisi has Sicilian roots and is married to an Italian man, so she is determined to help organize Italian language lessons in Eindhoven for her young son!
Teaching and Curriculum Development
Manuela, born in Venice in 1965, graduated from linguistic high school and graduated in foreign languages and literature at the University Institute of Modern Languages of Milan. After serving as an Italian language assistant in Germany, she took time to focus on her two daughters. She then worked for almost 15 years in Italy as a teacher of Italian and foreign languages at a high school, where she also had the challenge of managing children with learning difficulties. Manuela is eager and enthusiastic to put her many years of experience to use serving children in the Netherlands, to help them keep alive the link with their heritage language and culture!
Teaching and Curriculum Development
Alessandra is from Rome, and is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She is committed to the La Lampadina project and her enthusiasm is contagious!
Juliana completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Philosophy at the University of Turin. She has a passion for teaching children and following them in the path of knowledge! Juliana has experience with tutoring primary and secondary students, as well as with organizing children's workshops. Juliana is excited to assist with activities run by La Lampadina.
Ente Scuola Italiana (ESI)
Our courses at the Eindhoven Italian School "La Lampadina" benefits from the support of Ente Scuola Italiana (ESI), located in The Hague. Collaboration with the ESI starts officially in the 2019-2020 school year.
By working with ESI, prices can be kept low for families: Courses under the ESI receive annual contributions from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the development of linguistic and cultural activities abroad. The ESI is subject to constraints and financial controls by the Italian authorities.
By working with ESI, our teachers can receive training: Teachers either have relevant background and teaching experience, assigned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or they are locally sourced individuals who receive professional training.
The central ESI office in The Hague collects registration and payment from families.