previously a professor at the Università per Stranieri in Perugia from 1975 to 1994, has taught classes and held seminars, in Perugia, in second language methodology, set up by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in both in-service programs and refresher courses. He has delivered pedagogical lectures on Italian as a second language all over the world: USA, Canada, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Venezuela, Hong-Kong, Singapore, Germany, Austria, ex-Yugoslavia, Greece, Hungary, Russia, Malta, Tunisia, Albania, Spain, Portugal, France, Finland, Great Britain.
He has published articles on methodology and is author of numerous works: In italiano, a multimedia course (text, audio, handbooks in English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Russian, Rumanian, Hungarian, Polish, Korean, Chinese); the new Italiano in; Viva l’italiano, a multimedia course for children (four books, video), Le preposizioni , I verbi italiani , L’italiano al laboratorio linguistico, Et cetera, Quaderni d’italiano, Ambienti . He is consultant for the video courses In italiano e Viva l’italiano produced by the Italian Television (RAI) under the auspices of the Council of Ministers of Italy. He is author of Comunicare in italiano (Hoepli), In italiano. Il corso 1,2,3 (Hoepli)