Anna Maria Forti Sheikh, 

is an experienced Freelance Translator, Language Consultant and Teacher of Italian and culture at pre-GCSE, GCSE and GCE level, and children in primary schools.

Anna Maria has been a speaker at seminars and conferences for ALL, CILT, RSG ELL on teaching and learning strategies for the Italian language aimed both at teachers and students in Primary and Secondary schools. She is also a Promoter of languages in secondary school with COLT – ROUTES into Languages with Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Manchester, Salford, Preston and Bolton, and a promoter of cultural events with The Virtual Village and Dramatic plays in Italian for children and adults.

She has written articles related to teaching languages published on specialist quarterly reviews Tuttitalia by ALL (Association of Language Learning). She is co-translator and co-adaptor, of The Catherine Cheater Scheme of Work for Italian Y3 and co-author and co-producer of children's stories.

Workshops offered in Primary or Secondary:

* Carnevale and Comedy of art;

* The importance of reading Fairy-tales in the foreign language acquisition process;

* Motivation;

* Dramatization;

* Fast food Italian style cookery course with highlights on cultural and regional variations and traditions.