About me

Elisa Oliverio is the Italian language teacher at the International Studies Preparatory Academy, in Coral Gables and Professor of Italian at the Miami Dade College. She is currently the Italian department chair and sponsor of the Italian Honor Society. She teaches Italian language and Literature and Italian Humanities for the Italian I.S. program as well as for the I.E. program. Also, she teaches the AP Italian Language and Culture course, preparing students for the AP Exam. She works closely with the Education Office at the Italian Consulate General, and other Italian organizations in Miami.
In 2017 she has been selected as the recepient of the prestigious national Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian(K-12). 
She was born and raised in a province of Milan and moved to Miami in 2012, where she worked as Academic Director for the Dante Alighieri Society.  
She holds a Master Degree in Education from the University of Milan-Bicocca, a Certificate in Teaching Italian as Foreign Language(CEDILS), from the University Ca' Foscari of Venice and a postgraduate coursework degree in Teaching Italian Language and Culture to Foreigners from the University of Rome. 
She is very passionate about Italian food and she loves to introduce classic Italian food to the Americans through themed cooking classes that integrate to the authentic Italian flavor, history and culture. Prof. Oliverio is also committed in building the local Italian community; she had been hosting and organizing a monthly Italian Meetup group for 4years. The purpose of this Meetup group is to help people with an interest in Italian language and culture connect with one another, both online and in person.