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.
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!
Anna began her education by obtaining the title of integrated psychomotricist and later she graduated in childhood education sciences at the University of Milan-Bicocca. After working at several nurseries in Italy, she decided to move abroad to broaden her skills and have an international experience. She works at an English nursery and is very happy to collaborate with the Eindhoven Italian School.
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!
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.