About The Team

The team here at Bella Lingua are a beautiful mix of Italians who love the language, love to teach, and love to bring the magic of the Italian language to the children of Melbourne!

Daniela Piccione

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Proprietaria e Maestra – Founder, Owner and Italian Teacher for Bella Lingua

Daniela Piccione’s passion for la bella lingua Italiana – the beautiful Italian language, led her to start Bella Lingua to teach Italian to the kids of Melbourne. With experience teaching language and primary education, she has been teaching Italian and other subjects at a primary school level for over 20 years.

Daniela has taught children and adults in schools and businesses all over the world, from Melbourne to London to Barcelona. Her years of experience includes teaching an array of subjects, such as language, literacy, numeracy, physical education, art, history, cultural studies, dance, drama, geography and music. She also holds a full registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching, and has since they have been formed.

After 20 years of teaching and education experience, Daniela has started Bella Lingua to bring the full experience of learning the Italian language to the children and adults of Melbourne.

Daniela is an official Category 1 member of the Australian Tutoring Association (ATA), based in Sydney. You’ll be able to find Daniela and Bella Lingua on their website, www.ata.edu.au under ‘Find A Tutor’.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Teaching
  • Certificate in Performing Arts
  • Diploma of Secretarial Commerce
  • Daniela also regularly attends the VATI conference to stay up to date with the latest advancements in teaching and education practice.

 Lena Colabattista

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Teaching Assistant

Lena, with an Italian background herself, assists Daniela in the classroom organisation.  She has had many years of experience working in the Corporate World.  Then with a change of direction decided to explore the Education Sector working for the Department of Education and Training and then later at a Catholic Primary School.

Now, Lena relishes in watching the Italian language, that she grew up with, being taught to babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.

“Che Bella Lingua”