My name's Luisella and I teach English in a vocational secondary school in Pontedera, Tuscany. My students specialize in tourism, and that's a topic I love, because I'm really keen on traveling and getting to know new places and different cultures. In the last few years I've often swapped houses in the summer.

Lekeitio is a small village in the Basque country where I spent my last summer holidays with my family.

I teach at ITCG Fermi Pontedera, a vocational school where students can specialize in different fields, including accounting, marketing, international relations, tourism, farming, ICT and the building industry. In our school we carry out a lot of international projects. At the moment we have three Erasmus Projects going on: a KA1 Staff, a KA1 Vet Learners, a KA2 for schools. Check out our website and go to the Erasmus section, you'll find our Erasmus blog.

This is a photo of our school, which is the biggest one in the province of Pisa, Tuscany.

I'm really interested in CLIL, and I've worked on CLIL for several years now. Last year, I coordinated with my friend Alessandra a big CLIL project called "CLIL 4 ALL" and we published something like thirteen eBooks on CLIL using the platform ePubEditor. Check them out, they are for anyone to use! I particularly like this one, which is about marketing and advertising. It was hard work but really rewarding too!

And this is the QR code of our eBooks (the introductory book is in Italian, but go to page 8 and you'll find all the links to the different eBooks)

I'm an eTwinning ambassador too. I really think eTwinning is a great tool for lots of things, including professional development, finding partners, doing interesting activities with our students and last but not least doing CLIL. You can find me here, among the ambassadors of my region, Tuscany.

This year my CLIL activity is focusing on art, or better, to be honest with you, I'm so lucky to have a CLIL art teacher with me once a week in each of my three tourism classes. We are currently working on Dalì. The Accommodations of Desire is one of the paintings we are working on. I'm really enjoying it!

Another one of my interests is new technologies in teaching. Here is a blog I used for a very interesting MOOC I took part in a couple of years ago. It was a great experience.


In Mentimeter I've written the words CREATIVITY, CULTURE, DISCOVERY but the most used work in the tag cloud is INNOVATION, which is of course not a surprise. The one below is my very simple try at Sketch :-).

My first try at Sketch.
My favorite activity in Week 1 was "How CLIL are you?" because not only do you evaluate your own level, but you can also find ideas to improve your teaching. I got the green light, with more than 100 points!
And here it is, my badge for Week 1!


Created with images by MemoryCatcher - "island headland trees" • art@aditi - "The Accommodations of Desire, 1929."

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