Giuliana Russo-Skinner is the owner of Alabama Language Services. Giuliana was born and raised in Italy, but -after travelling extensively around the world- she decided to put down roots in Birmingham, Alabama, in 2011. She holds a Bachelor’s in Modern Languages and Cultures from the University G. D'Annunzio of Pescara, Italy, a Master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, and a Master’s in Italian Language and Culture with an emphasis on online teaching and distance learning from the University Ca' Foscari of Venice, Italy.
In addition to being the owner of Alabama Language Services, Giuliana is a digital trainer for McGraw-Hill and has been teaching at UAB and Samford since 2014.
Giuliana loves to teach and develop strategies and materials that help ease the learning process for her students. When teaching, she uses a communicative approach that emphasizes the importance of learning a language through real-life interactions, cultural anecdotes, authentic materials and engaging activities such as online games, pair-works, role-plays and interviews. In addition to Italian and English, Giuliana speaks Spanish and is fond of art, traveling, cinema, philosophy and literature.