Meet The Team

JENNIFER PERRI-DAMIANO(Co- Founder and Business Director)
I am a Graduate Linguist with BA Hons in Translation & Interpreting Studies with Italian, Spanish & Russian. I also hold two postgraduate Diplomas in specialised Interpreting Italian/English and Public Service interpreting.

I moved over from Italy in 2002 and worked as a Linguist Project Manager for a Multinational company. In addition I taught primary school children (Private & Italian Lunch time Clubs) and I regularly support the local community (Woking Interpreting & Translation Services) as a Public service Interpreter. I strongly believe in Bi-linguism as a way forward for our future generation.

PAOLA TRANCHINO(Italian Teacher and Il Trenino Business Coordinator)
I achieved a BA Hons at Naples University in Modern Italian Literature and Arts. I also have a Master Degree in Technology for teaching and General Learning from Roma Tre University, and a 3-year advanced course for Psychological and Pedagogical Counsellor.

I hold a QTS as a Teacher of Italian Language and Latin, History, Geography and History of Art from the Italian Department of Education and about twenty years of experience in teaching in Italian Secondary schools.
I have many hobbies, like painting and crafting, and I love to build toys with recovery materials.

Passion and creativity are my teaching style. Lingua4Kids Accademia Italiana gave me the opportunity to express my potentials and to pass it on my little pupils.

LETIZIA PIERINI(Italian Teacher and Business coordinator)
My qualifications include a Master degree in Spanish and English Language and Literature at ͞Roma Tre University in Rome a high school diploma in Education and TQS as teacher in early years and primary school.

I have 12 years experience in teaching in the Italian primary schools. I taught English as second language, Italian, History, Geography, Music and Art .I enjoy teaching and play a role in saving the Italian heritage in those Italian families which left our country years ago.

CLAUDIA IANNI(Italian Teacher and Business coordinator)
I graduated with an MA degree in Maths and a BA Hons Degree in Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.
Since we moved from Italy in 2013, I have been enjoying working with children of primary age in Italian tuitions and lessons. I’ve always been dedicated to my role as a Tutor and I am very open to listen to what children have to say.
Supporting my two children in their learning journey in a foreign country reinforced my belief on how important it is to keep up Italian heritage and traditions and how essential it is to be bi-lingual. Lingua4kids is a great opportunity for all the children who want to be inspired by the beautiful Italian culture and language.
RAFFAELLA BRUZZONE(Italian Teacher and Business coordinator Nottingham branch)
I graduated with a BA Hons in Conservation of Cultural Heritage, an MA in Conservation Science and a PhD in Historical Geography at the University of Genoa.
I moved to Nottingham in 2014 to start a Marie Curie Fellowship at the School of Geography (University of Nottingham), but in the meanwhile I attended a DITALS I course and developed an interest in teaching Italian as a foreign language, now even stronger through my blingual Italian-British daughter. In addition I have experience working with kids as a tutor and through public engagement activities for children such as the European Researchers’ Night and the Festival della Scienza in Genoa. I am greatful to Lingua4kids because through teaching I can preserve the Italian language and culture as a Heritage to pass on to future generations.