Prof. Amedeo Pignatelli
Cultural Attaché, Italian Embassy, New Delhi, India (1997-1998)
Director, Italian Cultural Institute, San Francisco, CA, USA (1994 - 1996)
Cultural Attaché, Italian Embassy, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1991-1994)
Lecturer of Italian Language at the following Universities:
Universiti Malaya - Language Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1991-1993)
National Somali University, Mogadishu, Somalia (1982-1984)
Teachers' trainer in Computer Aided Instruction and Language Teaching Methodology (1987-1991)
Teacher of English language and literature, in state secondary schools, Italy, (1972-1991)
In my position as Cultural Attaché, (1991-1998) I have created and/or coordinated several projects.
Some of the them are outlined below.
In the South-East Asia region:
The "An Evening of Italian Comedy" Asian tour, 1993, which introduced our Commedia dell'Arte in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand;
The "Young Italian Artists" exhibition, 1994, also shown in Bangkok and Jakarta, presenting 49 Italian artists;
In San Francisco:
Coordination of the project "A Bell Tower for Nicholas Green". A monument, installed in Bodega Bay, CA, made of more than 100 bells donated by Italians in remembrance of the American child Nicholas Green who was murdered by road bandits while vacationing in Italy with his family.
Development of the cultural centre WEB site and software for the management of the Centre.
Coordination of the Italian Cultural Center activities for the one year project "Italy's Homage to India" (on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of India's independence). The project included several cultural events of international standing and ended in January 1998 with the official visit to India of Italian P.M. Hon. Romano Prodi.
Creation of a Windows NT LAN and a computerized "Information on Italy" Service in the Italian Embassy Cultural Centre of New Delhi.
Development of accountancy software for Italian Cultural Centres.
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19 July 1947, Rome, Italy
Currently living in the Province of Khon Kaen, North-East of Thailand
Retired, from 1 September 1998
Co-founder and manager of Sao Mai Education Fund, HCM City, Vietnam.
Doctor Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures, 1971, University of Rome, Italy
Certified Teacher of English Language and Literature, Italian Ministry of Education, 1977
Foreign Languages Special Project, (Three-year Post-graduate Specialization Course in Language Teaching Methodology), Italian Ministry of Education, 1986-1988
Authoring of language teaching material
Training of language teachers
Expert in CAI (Computer Assisted Instruction), CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) and Audio-Visual Teaching Aids
Expert in computer accessibility for blind users
Expert in design, set up, and administration of educational computer networks
Management of Cultural Centres
Native Italian speaker; Fluent spoken and written English; Elementary Spoken Thai.
Intermediate spoken and written French; Elementary Spanish;
Computer Assisted Instruction (Hypertext systems and non-linear thinking; Internet resources for Education and Research);
Installation and set-up of computer environments and local networks for education;
Computer accessibility for blind users;
15 June 2010