Discover our fantastic team


The staff at Istituto Italia CL Aps work using Italian language from the first day of the course. To communicate efficently, it is important to learn how to use the language, the right intonation, gestures, facial expressions and body language. We believe that a language is not just grammar to translate information from your mother tongue into Italian. Our language tutors will teach you how to use it and in which situations. We don’t impose a teaching method to all our students because each student is different, has different needs and needs special attention. We adjust our method to each group teaching Italian language & culture with a special stress to Neapolitan traditions.

Needless to say that all our language teachers are qualified to teach Italian as a foreign language.

Laura Rasmussen

Presidente dell'Associazione
Laura Rasmussen is the President of Istituto Italia CL Aps. She actively deals with teaching both on-line and in-classroom, in addition to carrying out administrative functions. Laura holds a degree as interpreter and translator from University of Vienna and the DITALS II certification in teaching Italian as a foreign language.

Rosa Pignanelli

Rosa Pignatelli is graduated in Modern Literature and took a Master's Course in "Teaching Italian L2 as a foreign language" at L'Orientale University of Naples. She teaches Italian L2 since 2006 and volunteers as an Italian teacher to immigrants for non-profit Associations. She has joined us in 2019.

Ornella Gaele

Ornella Gaele has a Literature Bachelor Degree and she is a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certified teacher. She has tought Italian as a foreign language in Perù and voluntereed in Pisa (Italy) as Italian teacher for refugees and immigrants before joining Istituto Italia CL Aps as a member teacher in 2018.

Livia Oreste

Livia Oreste collaborates with us since 2012 and she is our one-to-one and group online member-teacher. Livia is a DITALS II certified teacher in Italian as a foreing language.

Elena Arrichiello

Elena Arrichiello is DITALS I certified and focuses on one-to-one learners both on-line and in classroom and also she arranges on-tour based lessons around the city of Naples and Napolitan cuisine classes on request.

Here are some of the member-tutors you will meet in Naples!