Donatella Troncarelli, Associate Professor of Italian Linguistics, teaches “Italian Grammar” and “New Technologies for Language Teaching” at the University for Foreigners of Siena. She taught “Italian as L2 Teaching Methodologies” at University of Genoa, Language Faculty, from 2005 to 2010. From 2007 to 2013 she was the Director of the FAST Centre, a service and research centre at the University for Foreigners of Siena, which handles professional training courses for teachers of Italian as a second language in Italy and abroad. Presently she is the President of the post graduation course ELIIAS (E-learning for language teaching). She has worked in the field of language course design and some of the projects she coordinated were awarded with the European Language Label. Her main research areas are curriculum planning, grammar teaching, teaching second languages for specific purposes, teaching second languages with technology and second language teacher education.