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Stefania Belli

Stefania loves the sea, freedom, profound thought and opening her mind to new spiritual, geographical and human worlds.
After graduating at the interpreter’s school in Florence and in languages at the Iulm in Milan, she founded The Language Center in 1988.
Since 2002 she has been the coordinator of the International Self Esteem Project and has created a new teaching method (Beyond Language) based on overcoming emotional blocks that impede self expression in a foreign language and on developing human potential. 
She is an NLP practitioner and has attended various courses in personal growth and in managerial training based on neuroscience.She loves personal growth, economic expansion and cooperative learning. She also translates books on personal growth and managerial training from English to Italian.
She has opened a branch of The Language Center at Long Beach, California.
She often travels to the United States and to various parts of the world, both for work and in order to get to know new worlds and new ways of thinking.

Valentina Tomba
Marketing Manager

Valentina studied humanities at the “Jacopone di Todi” secondary school receiving her diploma in 2000 and graduated in Foreign Literature and Languages at Perugia University in 2005.
She did work experience/an internship/attended a training course at The Language Center in 2003 and has been with us ever since!
At first she was involved in organizing Italian language courses and dealing with international student relations.
Her passion for growth and expansion lead her to dedicate herself to a greater extent to marketing and to commercial networks in Italy and abroad, and eventually to become chief of marketing and to make frequent trips between Milan and Tokyo.
She really loves her job and the new challenges it brings, among which is her role as head of quality control Iso 9001:2008.
She is a devourer of books and a cat lover but her main passion is meeting new people, getting to know new cultures, new worlds and of course her husband Riccardo and her little son Andrea!

Giulia Gregori
Didactic Coordinator of Italian Programmes

Giulia has a degree in Oriental Languages ​​and Civilizations from the University La Sapienza of Rome, and has deepened her knowledge of two of her favorite foreign languages ​​( Chinese and English) having studied abroad.  After an early and intense experience as the Coordinator of English language courses, Giulia went on to become the Coordinator of Italian language courses and teacher training courses for L2 level teachers . In addition to being coordinator, Giulia has also, for many years now, been an active part of our faculty here at La Lingua La Vita , which has given her many and varied opportunities to apply the method of teaching in our school to people from all walks of life, including: student travelers, students , psychologists , religious, diplomats , business people and even children. In class with Giulia, all students communicate and acquire language through play , music , mime and grammar , essentially always functional communication ! In her spare time ........ spare time? Giulia has two young children, Lorenzo 6, and Camilla 3, who is almost as big as her and also very lively, as well as a husband and a house to look after! So, as you see,  there is little time to spare , however, in the little free time that she does find, she dedicates that to  walks , friends , music and reading.

Francesca Tomba


Francesca graduated from The University of the Studies of Perugia in Foreign Languages and Literature with a degree in Linguistics while specializing in the 'teaching of' Italian L2 at the Dilit International House in Rome. Ms. Tomba regularly participates in courses and training seminars on teaching Italian as a foreign language. Her hobbies include art, such as decoupage, and travel, and her suitcase is always ready to go. She loves teaching the Italian language to students from all around the globe, and she wouldn't change her job for the world.

After her graduation in Foreign Languages and Literature, She left for my beloved London and then  she arrived in Robin Hood's town: Nottingham!!! IShe started her university career there as an Italian language teacher for foreigners. They have been 4 unforgettable years and still today Nottingham is her second home. Love has led her to her origins again but she has always carried on her job which she is really fond of because she loves meeting new people and new cultures. She likes travelling a lot and exploring new realities and knowing new worlds. Obviously she loves Italy and italian people and she tries to convey the importance of knowing other cultures to her students; one of the most foundamental thing is being always open, helpful and respectful of the others.

She studied foreign languages and literatures in Perugia, in 1989 she got a Cambridge Proficiency in London where she had been living for several months. After that period, she moved to Geneva where she had been living for ten years, there she got a DELF. She is fluently in English, Spanish and French but she also studied classic Arabic and Russian. While living in Geneva, she had been working as an interpreter and translator and as well as a teacher in Italian for foreigners. She loves reading, studying, traveling, cooking and testing good wine, on this purpose, in 1997 she attended a course for sommelier.By 2007 she is a teacher in Italian for foreigners in this school. She loves working in this dynamic and stimulating environment, with positive people​.Year by year she appreciates to have a chance to meet lots of interesting people, with so many of them, she had the opportunity to establish friendly relationship.In her opinion each student is a whole world and she enjoys getting in contact with so many different personalities. In her opinion, working in this school is a unique opportunity for human growth.

Graduated in business economics at the University of Perugia in 2017, passionate about new technologies and how they will transform the world we live in. He obtained his enabling for italian L2 teaching at the Language Center in 2017, after spending several years in applying PNL and developing his communication skills in sales and marketing networks. He fluently speaks English and Spanish and for this reason he started collaborating with the Language Center by accompanying students in numerous cultural tours in Umbria. He wants to know new cultures to see the world around him from a different perspective. In leisure he loves to read books and essays of the most diverse topics, from physics to economics, playing basketball and walking in nature.


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