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Monica


Country: Italy
City: Bagno a Ripoli
Address: Via Roma, 127
Email: traplettimonica@hotmail.com
School: Primary
Functions: EFL teacher

About the school

I teach in a state primary school in the south outskirts of Florence. It has been well known around Italy in the past for its innovative teaching methodology and for its pedagogic project aimed to include every child,especially the disabled and those with behaviour problems. It still promotes, among other values, the cooperative learning and the social skills. Children work using tables and not individual desks, look after their room, the common school stuff and cooperate to set up the room at l

Language skills

I studied English at school and began the university, but gave up in the second year, because all the subjects were taught in Italian and I had just a little English.therefore I studied it in England and took the CAE some years ago. I go to England every year and continue studying it privately. I was trained to teach it as a foreign language in 1993 and I have been teaching it to primary school children since.

Motivation

As an EFL teacher in a primary school I constantly look for improving my methodology and my teaching techniques....since the Italian Ministry of education does not give me any training course to improve my teaching, I am forced to work and to look for it myself. I am really passionate in teaching English and look forward to encountering new colleagues and to sharing with them our teaching ideas as well as improving my pupils language skills

Strength and experience

My main strength could be the twenty years of teaching experience, as well as the constant seek for improving my teaching methodology,since I am deeply convinced that I still have to learn a lot. I have been involved in an Erasmus twinning project in late nineties. There were four partners of us: Italy,Denmark,Sweden and Spain Every summer and for a fortnight, I take a group of students to England,some from the last year of my primary school, as well as some from the middle school, to improve

Project related to EOL

I think I haven't ever done any project related to EOL, my apologies.

Needs and wishes

1. Real teachers exchange as a training " in situ" 2. Sharing teaching ideas 3. Improving teaching methodology especially using the TICs

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