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Team

Suzanne Branciforte
Director

Author of the best-selling multimedia program Parliamo italiano! (Wiley & Sons, 5th edition) as well as introductory Italian text Sì, lo so! (Juvenilia Editore),
Professor Branciforte holds a BA from Harvard and an MA and PhD from UCLA.

With more than 20 years’ experience teaching Italian to foreigners, she has taught in the Masters degree program in Teaching Italian as a Foreign/Second Language at the University of Genoa, and has collaborated with the Italian Section of the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) for innovation in pedagogy, as well as held lessons at Milan’s Università Cattolica.

She was professor of English translation and cultural mediation at the University for Foreigners in Siena and of English at the Faculty of Law at the University of Genoa.

Professor Branciforte is also a Sommelier and a Food&Wine blogger. Her blog is italiangrapevine.com

Francesca
Giuliano
Teacher, Administrative Assistant

After a degree in Modern Literatures and Cultures at the University of Genoa, Francesca Giuliano earned a specialization in Teaching Italian to Foreigners with the University for Foreigners of Siena. Before working at Study in Italy, she collaborated as cultural promoter and administrative assistant for private companies in the music and medical fields.

At Study in Italy, Francesca teaches Italian as a Second Language and organizes programs and courses and assists students in setting up their study abroad experiences.  Francesca also works a freelance proofreader and is a lover of literature, music, art exhibitions and theatre performances.

Francesca
Molinari
Teacher, Tutor

With a degree in Foreign Languages (Russian, Polish and English), Francesca Molinari earned a specialization in Italian as a Second Language at the University of Genoa.

She is co-author of the introductory Italian text Sì, lo so! (Juvenilia Editore) and teaches English at the secondary school level.
For Study in Italy, Francesca teaches Italian as a Second Language and tutors semester students.

Paola
Bartalini
Teacher, Tutor

After a degree in Modern Literature at the University of Genoa, Paola Bartalini earned a Masters degree in Teaching Italian to Foreigners.

She has been teaching literature and Italian as a Second Language for years in both public and private schools, and she currently teaches Italian and History at the secondary school level.
For Study in Italy, Paola tutors semester students.