Diego Zaffaroni works as Lower School Principal at Duhok Word School, an authorised IB World School. He is a qualified primary school teacher, teacher trainer and consultant with a particular interest in young learners’ development of literacy skills.
Diego has worked for five years as Bilingual Education School Coordinator, a project which was supported jointly by the British Council and the Italian Ministry of Education; also, he was the Programme Director at an innovative international school in Milan which is now recognised by Cambridge International Examinations and the Italian Ministry of Education.
Diego has seen better and better results with Jolly Phonics over the time he and his fellow teachers have used it; Jolly Phonics has demonstrated to be highly beneficial to all children on their way to becoming independent readers.
Elisabetta is highly experienced in working with children of different ages in private and public schools. She opened and managed three bilingual nursery schools for 10 years. She started her own Language Academy in 1998, counting now over 200 students from the age of three. After attending the British Council training programme, she has been nominated Supervisor for the BEI (Bilingual Education Italy) project at the school where she teaches. She has been using Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar with spectacular results for the last four years, and she has gathered that English Phonics awareness is a milestone in teaching English to young learners. She will be pleased to teach Jolly Phonics to teachers and parents all around Italy.