Delia comes from Brescia in Italy. She studied to become a teacher, worked as a secretary at an insurance office and as a nurse at Ospedali Civili di Brescia. After coming to live in the Netherlands, she started working as an Italian teacher.
‘Many of our students don’t have any knowledge of the Italian language when they start a course. I want to make them enthusiastic about it and give them skills in the language and culture. I also want to give them the tools they need to keep developing those skills. A fair number of our students need Italian for their jobs, but there are also a lot who just love Italy and want to be able to speak the language well. I’m very patient and can play all sorts of roles in the lessons to simulate what people would come up against in real life. I really love my profession and coming to work.’
Italian, Dutch, English