Switzerland again

This time I was doing exams in Brig, Switzerland – few kilometers from the Italian border. It was a perfect 4-hrs train ride from Florence, with two nice colleagues Lorenza and Sara.

Exams in Brig is a “classic” – since 10 years I’ve been doing exams here at the Kollegium Spiritus Sanctus – every teacher’s dream school, a spacious, luminous, eco-building settled among the Swiss mountains.

Kollegium Spiritus Sanctus, Switzerland


Here we do mostly DELI exam, for more than hundred students.

Every year I have the occasion to work together with Swiss instructors of Italian, who are perfectly bilingual (this is an area where three languages, Swiss-german, Italian and French meet and mix).

the "AIL posse" in Brig

The students are always well prepared, the director, Giuliano Andri, is always a perfect host, and to be here is almost a vacation !

Going green

Fino dall’inizio abbiamo cercato di avere un basso impatto ambientale… nel 1989 non erano tanti che si occupavano di essere eco sostenibili – già da allora a Scuola Toscana si separavono i rifuti, si riciclava la carta, si utilizzavano le prime lampade a risparmio energetico.
Oggi in tanti si sono uniti, almeno a parole. Noi insistiamo nei nostri sforzi, e non solo a parole (anche ripescando le bottiglie di plastica che qualcuno ha buttato nel contenitore della carta)…
ecco tre piccole novità “verdi” :dall’alto in basso i nuovi calcolatori in plastica riciclata, le batterie ricaricabili (dall’anno prossimo cerchiamo di ricaricarle col sole) i riduttori di flusso che risparmiano acqua dai rubinetti….
Since 1989 we have been trying to have a low impact on the environment, even if it was not so trendy at that times… now we go on trying to have always new ideas (we still save some PET bottle from the paper bin) – here three small new things: the calculator in recycled plastic, the rechargeable batteries, the flux reducer to spare water at the faucet…