Claudia Baldelli teaches Italian Language and Culture for Boston University in Padua and Venice. She completed her studies at the University of Padua. Her long experience in the field of Italian as L2 started in 1996, when she began to teach in private companies and held courses for Erasmus students in Padua. She worked for the University of California in Padua and she also taught Italian courses for immigrants. She is the author of an Italian L2 online course for the University of Padua inside the ICON project.