founder & director


I am a native Italian and qualified Italian teacher,  living in London. 

I love the language and have over 15 years experience teaching Italian as a second language, from beginner to advanced level, working with both adults and children. 

I founded and ran two successful Italian language schools in Italy, ABC Italia and Parla Come Mangi (both in Perugia) and have taught Italian at Università per Stranieri di Perugia, Italy’s leading University for Italian language studies.

Since moving to London I have continued to teach Italian to adults and children, now under the banner of Italian Club London.

With Italian Club, I  am able to draw on my previous experience of teaching classics and my passion for travel, archaeology and cooking to keep each lesson fresh, relevant and interesting, for both adults and children.  

I have developed online support, available on YouTube to help you get the most out of the lessons and to keep your Italian going. 

For more information contact me 


Cristina's CV


Master Degree in Italian Language Teaching, for Italian as a Second Language, from the Universita’ per Stranieri, Perugia, Italy. 

Bachelor Degree (1st Class Honours) in Classical Languages and Archaeology from The University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy. 



2019 - ongoing  Consorzio ICoN, a consortium of Italian Universities

providing online learning for Italian University students abroad

Exam supervisor

2015 - ongoing St John’s and St Clement’s Primary School SE15

Teacher of Italian language for an afternoon club at John’s and St Clement’s (Y 1-6)

2015 - ongoing St John’s and St Clement’s Primary School SE15

Archaeology lectures for primary school children

2013 - ongoing

Private teacher of Italian language. Adults individual lessons.

2015 - 2017 St John’s and St Clement’s Primary School SE15

Voluntary part-time assistant for Reception


Parla Come Mangi – Italian Language School, Perugia
Founder and director of “Parla Come Mangi”, a private language school for teaching Italian as a Second Language to foreigners, focused on intensive courses for small groups. 

In addition to teaching, I was responsible for setting the overall curriculum for the various courses offered at the school and overseeing the teaching of other teachers. 

ABC Italia – Italian Language School, Perugia

Co-founder of “ABC Italia”, a private language school for teaching Italian as a Second Language to foreigners. Taught Italian to students of all levels. 

Università per Stranieri di Perugia
Teacher of Italian as a Second Language at levels I, II and III (beginner to intermediate), along with courses in phonetics and Italian History. 


Perugia Scientific Secondary School

Istituto per Geometri di Perugia

Art Academy of Perugia

Art Academy of Deruta
Organised and taught after-school courses in Classical Languages and Archaeology, along with guided visits to museums and historical sites. 


Archaeologist for the Soprintendenza Archeologica, Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali .

Italian Government Department of Archaeology of Rome, Naples and Region of Puglia, Italy.