Salvo Cacciato, Education Officer

Salvo joined PPLI in 2021. He is currently working as project leader for MFL in the context of the Language Sampler Module for primary schools. He is a secondary school teacher of French and Italian, on secondment to PPLI after working for three years as an Advisor for Modern Foreign Languages with JCT. He has a passion for exploring the role of digital technologies in language learning and is an advocate for plurilingual education and early language learning. He is also a member of the Board of Directors at Mother Tongues and the Chairperson of the Association of Teachers of Italian in Ireland (ATI).

Salvo completed a master’s degree in Foreign Languages and Literature in Italy. His master’s thesis was on early language learning and bilingual education. He was an Erasmus student and subsequently a language assistant in France during his college years. In late 2003 he moved to Ireland, where he completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Education in Trinity College before working as a teacher in secondary schools and Colleges of Further Education.