All our teachers are native speakers and qualified to teach their specialist areas.


The  Headmistress of the Elizabeth English Academy

Belinda Serra was  born in London, where she grew up. After obtaining her A-levels from Mander Portman Woodward tutorial college, she enrolled at Pisa University to follow an MA Degree course in modern languages and literature. She received a second MA from Jean Paul II in Lyon and went on to study and research her PHD in postcolonial literature at Pisa University.

In the Working world she began teaching in various Italian state schools in the province of Pisa, and held the position  of English teacher at Worldtalk language school for a decade.  She worked as English language assistant at the Economics faculty in Pisa before moving to the language faculty to become a researcher in literature.

She has extensive experience working in International Schools including Westminster International, Pisa.

She opened The Elizabeth English Academy in 2013. The first bi-lingual academy in the province of Pisa and holds the position as director of studies.