Laura Lenci completed her Masters Degree in Teaching Italian as a Second Language at the Università di Padua. She received her Laurea in Comparative Literature at the Università di Verona. With the program since 2004, she also taught Italian in Berlin and Madrid, and for the University of California in Padua. Since 2003, she has been teaching a seminar titled “How to develop writing and speaking skills in the Italian class” for the Università di Padua. She wrote several articles on literature and teaching methods and strategies. She is currently completing her PhD dissertation in Comparative Literature and Linguistics at the Università di Trento.