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Letizia Spano

Letizia Spano

English as an Additional Language (EAL) Teacher

I have been passionate about teaching since I was a child. My mother, who is a kindergarten teacher, and my father, a retired petty officer in the navy both inspired me to love learning and to push myself outside the box in order to explore the world. I graduated with English and Chinese language and literature degrees at “L’Orientale” University, the most prestigious university for East Asian Studies in Naples, Italy.

Following graduation, I moved to Taiwan where I taught English conversation at St. Paul’s Middle School in Gao Xiong from 2003 to 2007. I then set my sights on Shanghai where I worked as a co-teacher for three years in the EAL department at Shanghai American School. In 2013 I came to Beijing and have been working at BSB Sanlitun for three and a half years.

I have an ample experience teaching and supervising Asian and European children from 6 to 16 years old. Having steeped myself in Asian and ex-pat culture for the past 13 years, I can speak English, Italian, Chinese and French and have a conversational understanding of Portuguese. 

Children’s continual growth as individuals and learners beyond childhood is the keystone of my career as an educator. I believe that mutual respect and a strive for deep understanding of each other’s’ cultures can open many doors and help prepare our children for an increasingly globalized future.

 

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