Cinzia Lazzarini : English

Cinzia Lazzarini
Subject : English
Native : Italian
Italy
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Hello, my name is Cinzia Lazzarini and I'm 35 years old and currently living in Italy. I am a native Italian speaker and teach English, Italian. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since February 2013. I can speak the following languages fluently: Italian, English, Spanish. I am currently offering a discounted initial trial lesson at 50% of my normal lesson price for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

My name is Cinzia Lazzarini, I am a certified instructor of Italian currently teaching online and in schools in Italy.

My father’s family is from Veneto, a region in the north east of Italy home to the romantic Venice, Verona and Padua, and my mother is from the beautiful Italian island of Sardinia, a lovely blend of sea, sand and history. I'm basically a kind of a mixture of North and South of Italy.

I have always been passionate about languages and other cultures. My passion for languages and for teaching Italian has certainly flourished throughout my education. I have a BA degree in English, Spanish and Armenian Studies and a Master degree in teaching Italian to foreigners.

I was born and raised in Italy but after my graduation I moved to London where I stayed for over six years working as a teacher both privately and in schools.

Later, I pursued my passion for teaching in China where I worked for a year at the University of Science and Technology of Hebei, near Beijing, as a professor of Italian language, literature and culture. Moreover, I have been teaching Italian and English both in person and via Skype for well over six years.

I also created my own Facebook and Twitter page where I post content about Italian language and culture and I am starting a blog http://theitalianlounge.com/. Facebook facebook.com/LazzariniCinzia, twitter https://twitter.com/cinziaitalian.

Do you want to speak Italian but you don’t know where to start? Did you try many apps and books but you don’t feel confident, you hesitate a lot and feel frustrated that you can’t say things precisely the way you want to? Or maybe you are an intermediate or advanced students and you want to build your vocabulary, reduce your accent, reinforce your grammar and know more about Italian culture.

Whatever you need, I can help you improve and become more confident. You can speak from day 1, and become fluent in 6 months!

These are the skills and situations I specialize in.

I've been teaching Italian Online and in person since 2012. I hold a BA in English, Spanish and Armenian studies, a MA in Teaching Italian to foreigners, a CELTA certificate and a number of other professional certifications. I taught Italian in the UK, China, Italy and Germany. I specialize in teaching to adults, exam preparations, grammar and literature.

Qualifications & Experience

2011 - 2012 Master Degree in Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language - The University for Foreigners, Perugia Italy .

2001 - 2007 Bachelor Degree in English, Spanish and Armenian Languages - Ca Foscari university, Venice Italy.

CAREER

2013- 2014 University of Science and Technology, Hebei, China

Developing Italian lesson plans in line with the national curriculum

▪ Teaching Italian language, literature and culture

▪ Delivering engaging, coherent lectures and motivating lessons to students whilst creating a vibrant learning environment

▪ Preparing and selecting coursework materials and integrating appropriate learning materials

▪ Preparing homework assignments and handouts

▪ Preparing and evaluating students' assignments and exams

▪ Regularly providing students with feedback in line with the faculty assessment system

2012 The Coversation Corner School of Languages, London UK

Italian Teacher.

• Planning, preparing and delivering lessons to a range of classes and age groups.

• Writing and producing new material, including audio and visual resources.

• Responsible for creating a vibrant teaching environment.

• Preparing and setting tests and exercises.

• Responsible for initiating, facilitating and moderating classroom discussions.

• Active role in encouraging cultural awareness and promoting multiculturalism.

2008-2013 Freelance Teacher of Italian to adults

• Responsible for analysing each student's needs and designing specific purposes language syllabus.

• Responsible for creating personalized lessons based on students' interests and on the topics the students find more difficult to learn in order to help them overcome their learning blocks.

• Responsible for creating a vibrant teaching environment.

• Monitoring students progress through the use of tests, exercises, assignments and other methods.

• Responsible for researching and making available to students material and resources for educational activities.

Teaching Approach

I believe that optimum results can be reached by talking with my students in Italian as much as possible, regardless of whatever level they find themselves in.

I like to work in a non-stressful environment where you can feel comfortable asking questions or expressing doubts. My lessons are built around your specific needs according to the reasons why you want to learn the language (business, leisure, study) and the aspects of the language you want to focus on more so I will discuss your needs in order to fight all your weaknesses and prepare tailor-made lessons focusing on speaking, listening, reading and writing.

I will find the right reading and listening material for you so you can practice at home and I will ensure that we focus on the grammar and linguistic structures in a more interesting way.

I like to teach grammar by using original songs, movies, TV ads and storytelling so that grammar will become embedded into the students' mind a lot faster. My job is also to make sure that you are given the right exercises and activities to consolidate the learning of the grammar and after each lesson I will send you a recap of the topics covered and original Italian material to put these topics in context.

I will create all the activities and material considering your specific level and field of interests (sport, cinema, travels, music etc...) in order to keep you motivated and passionate about learning.


     

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