Francesco Boggio Ferraris

Executive Director

He graduated in Political Science and took a diploma in Chinese Language and Culture at the Is.IAO in Milan, then he completed his course of study at Nankai University in Tianjin, BLCU in Beijing and Shifan in Shanghai, where he completed a training course focused on the teaching of Chinese language. In recent years he has concentrated his efforts in designing courses of in-house training declined to intercultural and diversity management strategies for companies in Italy and Europe, in particular in the fashion, luxury and concierge services to Chinese tourists. He teaches in some Master and Executive in major Italian universities and at the Catholic University of Milan, where he teaches Chinese language.

Jada Bai

Teaching Coordinator

Born in Zhejiang Province, she moved to Italy when she was young. She graduated in Science of Linguistic and Cultural Mediation at the University of Milan. In 2006 she studied at Fudan University in Shanghai after gaining a scholarship from the Chinese government. Currently in Milan she reconcile the commitment to teaching and teaching coordination with linguistic and cultural mediation, working with associations and social cooperatives.

Arianna Bertoni

Lecturer and Tutor students Marco Polo and Turandot

She got a degree in Languages ​​and Economic and Legal Institutions of Eastern Asia at the University Ca 'Foscari of Venice and received a Master in Management and International Project Development at the Business School of Il Sole 24 Ore. She has experience in both business education, particularly working at the Huawei Tech. Italy srl, both in cultural and institutional field collaborating with Intercultura NPO. In 2013 she successfully argued the exam HSK level 5 for the knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. She collaborates with the School of Continuing Education since January 2014, covering the role of Tutor Project Marco Polo and Turandot and Chinese language teacher.

Maddalena Bertacchini


Maddalena Bertacchini specializes in teaching the Italian language for foreigners. She has gained several years of experience in teaching Italian L2 / LS in Italy and abroad (France). For some years, she enriches its practice of class teaching with the concept of online learning paths thus deepening her expertise in new technologies applied to language teaching. She has authored several publications on the use of new strategies and technologies applied to language teaching.

Maria Chiara Biotti


She's Italian language teacher for foreigners. She graduated in Linguistic Sciences at the Catholic University of Milan and holds a Certification Ditals II level at the University for Foreigners of Siena. She gained his professional experience with different profiles of learners. She has implemented the Italian language courses for work and citizenship for the FEI European Project and has held corporate and individual courses for professionals and managers. She also worked in teaching international students, foreign researchers and visiting professors of Politecnico di Milano and students Chinese-speaking Executive MBA at MIP-Graduate School of Business. Currently she runs courses for foreign refugees for Foundation Project Ark and teaches Italian language to Chinese students of Marco Polo and Turandot project at the School of Continuing Education of the Italy China Foundation.

Debora Celere


She graduated from the Faculty of Linguistics of the Catholic University of Milan, from 2012 teaches Chinese language and culture at the Liceo Malpighi of Bologna. She teaches in Chinese language courses at various levels at the Catholic University of Piacenza and Milan, and at the School of Continuing Education of Italy China Foundation.

Cui Xiang Li


Born in Shanxi in China, she has been a professor at the Polytechnic of Ningxia. She has a long experience in interpreting at various Italian universities, institutional bodies and as an expert consultant on the Italian-Chinese industrial projects. Simultaneously with her interpreter and translator work, she has also worked in teaching commitment for Chinese language courses at the University of Insubria Studies.

Viola Di Gioacchino


Teacher of Italian language for Chinese-speaking people in the Marco Polo project Turandot at the Italy China Foundation (in Milan and Chongqing) and for Erasmus students at the Catholic University of Milan. She majored in East Asian languages ​​and cultures at the University Ca 'Foscari of Venice; she spent several stays in China (Beijing Foreign Studies University and Dalian University of Technology). In 2013 she earned a master's degree in Teaching Italian as a Second Language at the Catholic University of Milan.

Nadia Gallicchio


She holds a Master's Degree in Language Sciences for Intercultural Communication at the University for Foreigners of Siena, specializing in teaching Italian to foreigners. She carried out teaching activities in foreign to different profiles of learners, both in Italy and abroad (Argentina) and research positions in the importance of foreign languages (Italian L2, Arabic, Chinese and Japanese) in professional environment at the Centre of Excellence and Research of the University for Foreigners of Siena. For several years she works with the University for Foreigners of Siena as a trainer in teaching Italian L2, administer and evaluator CILS.

Hsu Chia-Ling


Born in Taiwan, she graduated in history at the Fu-Jen University in Taipei. She moved to Italy in 2005 and in 2012 began her teaching activities of Chinese Language dedicated to adults and children of all age groups and levels of education. She currently works with the School of Continuing Education and is a native Chinese teacher at the Manzoni Language High School in Milan.

Liu Zhenyu


Born in Shandong Province, he received his Master of Science at Beijing Language and Culture University. He taught Chinese language and culture to American students at Middlebury College in Beijing. In 2014, he presented the paper "On syntax and Semantics of The Structure V shang yi V" at the 22nd Annual Conference of the IACL & the 26th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics at the University of Maryland and the same year he published the paper "An Attempt Analysis of on Syntax and Semantics of the Structure V shang yi V " at the Global Chinese Language and Culture Education, Vol 3, 2014. He's a member of IACL (International Association of Chinese Linguistics) and currently teaches at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan and at the Malpighi high school in Bologna.

Shih Mei-chi


Chinese language teacher with twenty years of teaching experience. In Italy since 1999 she teaches students of all ages and levels of education, from primary school pupils to professionals in post-graduate training. Since 2011 she is included in the official register of teachers conversationalists native Chinese speaker of the Lombardy region. She currently works with the Catholic University of Milan and the Confucius Institute at the Catholic University.

Elisabetta Minonne


She got a degree in Oriental Languages ​​and Civilizations at the University Ca' Foscari of Venice, then she spent a study holiday in China at Yunnan University and holds a master's degree in "Expert in Enterprise Internationalization with knowledge of Oriental Languages" at ICE - Agency for the promotion abroad and the internationalization of Italian companies. She qualified as a teacher of the Chinese language at the University Ca' Foscari of Venice.

Margherita Sportelli


She's a sinologist, graduated in Oriental Languages ​​and Literatures at the University of Venice. She was an expatriate in China participating in a government project for development cooperation. She carries out training in business schools, in the field of communication and negotiation with China and the company's internationalization. She has teaching positions at SDA Bocconi for Intercultural Management courses in China and industrial associations for the Internationalization towards Asian countries. She wrote important publications on the subject of philosophy of communication with China.

Marta Vanzaghi


Teacher of Italian as a foreign language, she graduated in Educational Sciences at the University Bicocca and followed a teaching degree Ditals II level University for Foreigners of Siena. She has implemented language facilitation courses for foreign students of all language levels and backgrounds for the city of Milan and its province. She collaborates with the Cooperative Solidarity Action as an educator in a Youth Aggregation Centre, managing projects aimed particularly at youth creativity, intercultural education and to media-education. Between 2015 and 2016 she moved six months in China to Shijiazhuang to teach Italian to students of Chinese-speaking International Middle School no. 42. After the experience in China she started work at the Italy China Foundation in the project Marco Polo and Turandot.

Xie Wei


Chinese language teacher at the Confucius Institute of the University of Milan, she was born in Beijing. In 1988 she graduated in China and came to Italy to pursue a master. Since 1990 she has been providing translation and interpreting in Italian-Chinese combination. She played Chinese language tutorials at the University of Milan. She is currently a Chinese language teacher at several International Schools and Colleges in Milan.

Zhang Li


Doctor degree in Languages and Culture for Communication and International Cooperation at the University of Milan, with a thesis on Law and Language in China: A Perspective on the Chinese Constitution. She teaches Chinese language at the University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan since 2009. She was born in Nanjing, where she graduated in Law and Literature in Chinese. She received excellent marks the most important international certificates of Chinese language. She moved to Shanghai has taught Chinese language and literature at the prestigious Tongji University, at the Department of Linguistic Studies. Sectors of interest: administrative legal language of the People's Republic of China.

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