Teachers

Cristiana La Selva

Cristiana is a translator, Italian teacher and ESL instructor with a passion for foreign languages, literature and bilingual studies. She holds an MA in Linguistic, Literary and Translation Studies from La Sapienza, University of Rome. She lived and worked as Italian and English instructor in Rome, teaching both young and adult learners. Her family is from Pescara (Abruzzo) where she lived for many years before relocating to Philadelphia, the city where she was born.

Sergio Maniscalco

Sergio is a patient and motivated educator, seeking to encourage and increase the Italian language and culture to every  type of students. He’s bilingual Italian/American since he was born, and holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Spanish at Temple University. Sergio also received a silver medal and maxima cum laude certificate for the Latin language in 2007 and 2008. His passions are traveling, photography, poetry, and learning about different cultures and customs.