Andrea D'Agostini : Italian

Andrea D'Agostini
Subject : Italian
Native : Italian
Italy
(40) Lessons
100%      
(12) Reviews
Last class : 8+ days
8+ days
Offline
45 Min : $19.12 / £14.90 / €17.55
Trial: 50% OFF

Hello, my name is Andrea D'Agostini and I'm 39 years old and currently living in Italy. I am a native Italian speaker and teach Italian. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since March 2014. I can speak the following languages fluently: Italian, English, Japanese. 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

CIAO!

I am Andrea and I live in Rome.

After my Bachelor Degree in Oriental Studies at La Sapienza University (Rome), in 2007 I spent three months in Japan studying the Japanese language.

I came back from Japan with the idea of teaching Italian to foreigners so I studied to obtain the DITALS Certification in Teaching Italian to Foreigners (Second Level) which I achieved in 2008.

Since then, I've been working at an Italian Language School for foreigners in Rome just near Spanish Steps!

Qualifications & Experience

After I got my DITALS Certification (in 2008), I started teaching in many schools.

I've been teaching Italian to different group targets like:

- American Universities students (Cornell, Brown, Loyola, Catholic University of America, DePaul, Rhode Island School of Design, Tulane etc).

- programs of study abroad (Rome Institute of Liberal Arts Study Abroad and SAI).

- religious groups (Venerable English College).

- businesspeople (Total Oil Company)

- immigrants coming from Bangladesh, India, Africa and China, welcoming and assisting them (not only for linguistic needs) when they arrived as refugees in Rome; for those who could not read, early literacy lessons were taught.

During my activities I use to:

- Adapt teaching material to target group.

- Prepare dynamic lesson with support of multimedia.

- Create real-life situations (e.g. dining at restaurant, job interview, etc).

- Organize sightseeing tours.

Teaching Approach

Student Reviews:

For any new student entering a new school, there is an element of nervousness the first day of class. However, upon entering class with Andrea, all nerves are put at ease. (Monica, DePaul University, Chicago)

As a teacher, Andrea has a great combination of challenging his students, while also being understanding about learning a new language. (Maddie, Yale University, New York)

I always found Andrea to be courteous, polite and friendly; our classes had a relaxed atmosphere whilst still maintaining steady progress. (Mark, Venerable English College, Oxford)

Andrea challenged me both mentally and kinaesthetically. I did not simply sit in my chair in the classroom; I moved around, utilizing my newly acquired language in a variety of different situations. (Adam, Saginaw Valley University)


My last class was :
8+ days ago.

 
24 Jun 2015
By : Paulanthonymannings
Subject : Italian 

My own performance was basic tonight. Much more work to do on grammar.

 
20 Jun 2015
By : Paulanthonymannings
Subject : Italian 

Progression is apparent.

 
09 Jun 2015
By : Paulanthonymannings
Subject : Italian 

Pace, progress, plenty to do - enjoying the switch to a lot of conversation.

 
04 Jun 2015
By : Paulanthonymannings
Subject : Italian 

Well back to work with plenty of challenge.

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