Andrew Bone, Director

Andrew Bone
Andrew Bone

The director of Lugano English, Andrew Bone, has taught English for more than 20 years in Ticino, and before that in Italy and in Zurich. He is the director of Transalpine Technical Translations, a translation company founded in 1992, which supplies scientific, engineering and other technical documents to companies all over the world, in all European languages. Andrew speaks English as his mother tongue (he is Australian/British), and is fluent in German and Italian, and has a good knowledge of French.

Andrew’s professional work when not teaching English is writing and translating scientific documents. He graduated in environmental science and management from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, in 2004.


  • BSc (Hons) Environmental Science
  • MSc Environmental Management
  • Dip. PC (Pollution Control) – Environmental Auditor

He has taught physics and environmental science at high school level for 7 years, including at TASIS, The American School in Switzerland, Montagnola, Ticino.

Webmaster and Website Editor

Andrew originally studied computer science in Australia, and is today a webmaster.

He offers website services to companies and individuals, and is developing language and promotional plug-ins for WordPress platforms.

Vitruvian Boy

Andrew is the author of:

Vitruvian Boy cover

Vitruvian Boy, a novel that celebrates science. Copies of the book are available on Amazon, bookshops in Lugano, or directly from Lugano English.

Client List

Under the previous name of Transalpine Language Services, the staff of Lugano English have taught language courses for English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Russian in these companies and others:

  • UBS Lugano, Private Banking
  • UBS Lugano, Wealth Management
  • UBS Manno
  • UBS Chiasso
  • Credit Suisse, Lugano
  • Credit Suisse, Chiasso
  • Unicredit (now Axion), Lugano
  • Danzas, Balerna
  • Raiffeisen Bank, Mendrisio
  • Finter Bank, Chiasso
  • Bloomberg, Lugano
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Lugano
  • Vaudoise Assicurazione, Mendrisio
  • Hupac Intermodal, Chiasso
  • Liceo, Mendrisio
  • Didac Scuola AuPair, Paradiso, Lugano
  • TASIS, The American School in Switzerland, Montagnola

Names of individual referants in the above companies are available on request.