Silvia Purpuri


Silvia has been teaching English as a foreign language and Italian as a foreign language to adults and young learners since she graduated in 2002, cooperating with several schools and educational organizations. She studied in Italy first, then in Wales (UK), where she obtained her CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English) and took a TEFL exam, later converted into the Italian corresponding examination. She loves the English and Italian languages and enjoys teaching them. She also has a passion for e-learning and has recently worked for a fully on line university degree at a State University in Northern Italy: e-tutor first and project manager then. She has been working on Dokeos and followed workshops on Blackboard and Moodle (Moodle for Teachers, elementary and advanced at WiZiQ-organized by IT4All and the University of Phoenix – Arizona). She has also been an online moderator twice for the annual IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) Conference (in Cardiff -Wales 2008 and Harrogate – England 2009). She holds a Masters in Tourism Management. Silvia currently cooperates with three universities: Horizons University (Paris), SUNY Empire State College (New York) and the University of Trento (Northern Italy).