Meet Your native Italian teacher: Donatella Marcovigi
Originally from Ravenna, Italy, Donatella is an Italian Language Professor and Translator with a degree in Humanistic Studies from the prestigious University of Bologna . Since a young age she has combined her passion for academic studies with her devotion for traveling which has led her to discover and to live in different parts of the world. While living in Moscow, Russia, she collaborated with the Italian Embassy in the project “Stare insieme”, dedicated to lovers of the Italian culture in Russia.
After completing her studies, she worked as a teacher for the school network of Ravenna’s City Hall, and since 2014, she has been devoted to the teaching of the Italian language in the United States.She has been recognized for the creation of her own method in which the learning of the language through the contextualization in its culture plays a decisive role. In 2015 she founded her own academy “I Italianize you” where doctors, journalists, professors, actors, university students, opera singers and worldwide lovers of the Italian language and culture have benefited from her innovative system. In addition, she also collaborates with the Orange County Library System of Orlando (FL) offering yearly complementary lessons for the community.
Donatella writes articles for the online magazine “Zest.today”, and has translated books including; “The return of Quetzalcoatl” by Antonio Cassella, and “Margherita’s shoes” by Karen Kavelin Jones.
She is currently writing her first novel “Tre” inspired by the three great passions of her life: music, dance and travel.