Silvia Amarante : Italian

Silvia Amarante
Subject : Italian
Native : Italian
Italy
(5) Lessons
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(3) Reviews
Last class : 8+ days
8+ days
Offline
45 Min : $21.36 / £16.95 / €19.62

Hello, my name is Silvia Amarante and I'm 26 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 January 2016. I can speak the following languages fluently: Italian, English, German.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

My name is Silvia and I am 26 years old. My mothertongue is Italian, although I speak fluent English and basic German.

I graduated from University in March 2015, when I obtained a Master's Degree in Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages at Alma Mater Studiorum (University of Bologna). I also studied in Milan for my Bachelor's Degree.

I work as a High School English teacher. I enjoy teaching and the variety of things you can do to practise a language. I love role plays because they are stimulating ways to use the language actively and effectively.

I love languages and travelling, and I lived for a few months in Edinburgh while doing research for my thesis in Scottish Literature. I love teaching English and I think I can offer quality lessons of Italian as well, being a native Italian speaker.

Qualifications & Experience

I have been studying English for almost twenty years. After high school I have graduated in Foreign Literatures and Languarges, so I also studied English at university level.

I lived abroad for a few months, between England and Scotland, where I learnt to interact with people coming from different countries of the world and intercultural differences.

My most recent IELTS bandscore is 8.

I give English lessons at all levels, to children and adult as well.

Since March 2016 I am also a high school teacher and, so far, I have had more than 200 students.

Teaching Approach

My method focuses on analysing the actual knowledge of my students, so that to plan a lesson schedule which progresses at an adequate pace. I mix various strategies to reinforce all the skills required, from speaking to understanding and interacting. I make my students listen to podcasts and videos to get familiar with the actual sounds of the language. I also help students build a broad vocabulary and overcome the difficulty in expressing themselves in a different language.

I think grammar is crucial, so I tend to explain grammar rules while building other skills.

I try to vary my approach now and then, so as to create challenges for my students and keep their attention and interest alive. I provide a wide range of topics to debate on, in order to stimulate their involvement in my lessons.


Detailed Profile in Italian

About me

Mi chiamo Silvia e ho 26 anni. Sono di madrelingua italiana ma studio inglese dall'età di quattro anni. La mia passione mi ha portato a proseguire gli studi iscrivendomi all'università. Mi sono laureata a pieni voti prima a Milano e in seguito a Bologna, dove ho conseguito nel 2015 il titolo di dottore magistrale in Letterature Comparate e Lingue straniere presso l'Alma Mater Studiorum.

Ho trascorso alcuni mesi in Scozia per un progetto di ricerca relativo alla mia tesi di laurea.

Insegno da alcuni anni inglese privatamente, dapprima soltanto a ragazzi, in seguito anche ad adulti, per imparare a differenziare il mio metodo in base ai miei studenti.

Da marzo 2016 sono anche insegnante di inglese alle scuole superiori. Ho avuto più di 200 studenti e questo ha notevolmente migliorato il mio metodo didattico.

Qualifications & Experience

Studio inglese da molti anni. Durante i miei anni di liceo ho conseguito il First Certificate in English promosso dalla Cambridge University, con il punteggio massimo. Successivamente ho conseguito a pieni voti una laurea triennale in Lingue e Letterature Straniere presso l'Università di Milano e una laurea magistrale in Letterature comparate e Lingue presso l'Università di Bologna.

Ho vissuto all'estero per alcuni mesi durante il mio percorso universitario.

Ho recentemente superato la certificazione di lingua IELTS con una media di 8/9

Teaching Approach

Il mio metodo consiste nel creare lezioni sempre nuove per mantenere vivo l'interesse dei miei studenti. Cerco di svillupare tutte le principali competenze linguistiche alternando varie attività, dall'ascolto alla produzione orale o scritta. Cerco di affiancare strumenti multimediali quali ad esempio la visione di filmati per creare argomenti di conversazione e ampliare il lessico. Credo che la grammatica sia fondamentale, quindi accompagno queste attività alla spiegazione delle varie strutture linguistiche, cercando di procedere per difficoltà o comunque creando un approccio che sia adeguato alle capacità dello studente.


My last class was :
8+ days ago.

 
24 Jan 2017
By : ADragone
Subject : Italian 

Silvia is a wonderful and patient teacher. She listens to you and provides a program in line with your needs while remaining cheerful and upbeat. I recommend her highly.

 
09 Jan 2017
By : Claire1802
Subject : Italian 

Silvia is a good teacher to learn quickly and practice your Italian

 
18 Mar 2016
By : Hassan I
Subject : Italian 

Excellent teacher, she helped me a lot to improve my Italian.

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