Chiara Tenerini : Italian

Chiara Tenerini
Subject : Italian
Native : Italian
United Kingdom
(15) Lessons
100%      
(2) Reviews
Last class : 8+ days
8+ days
Offline
45 Min : $18.10 / £13.99 / €16.56
Trial: FREE

Hello, my name is Chiara Tenerini and I'm 42 years old and currently living in United Kingdom. I am a native Italian speaker and teach Italian. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since May 2016. I can speak the following languages fluently: Italian, English. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

Ciao!

I am Chiara, I am from Brescia, in Northern Italy, and I currently live in London.

I have been teaching Italian for many years and I just love it: it allows me to meet new people, discover new cultures and share my passion for languages. I like my lessons to be fun and engaging: nobody leaves my classes bored!

I am passionate about languages, movies, philosophy, tea and cats (although in London houses are far too small to allow me to have one).

Qualifications & Experience

Teaching Experience:

Teacher of Italian

• Feb 2016-present - Teacher of Italian as a Foreign Language – Vivere l'italiano, London, UK

Levels: A1-C1

• 2010-2015 - Teacher of Italian as a Second Language – Brescia, Italy

Levels: A1-B2

• 2014-2015 - 1-2-1 Study support for Secondary School students – Brescia, Italy

Levels: C1

• 2012-2015 - Teacher of Italian for Specific Purposes – Brescia, Bergamo, Italy

Levels: A2-B2

• 2011-2014 - Study support for Primary and Middle School immigrant students – Brescia, Italy

Levels: A2-C1

• 2011-2013 - CILS exam coaching (Certificate in Italian as a Foreign Language) – Brescia, Italy

Levels: A2; B1; B2

• Nov 2009 - Italian Teacher Assistant – Dante Alighieri, St. Martin's College, La Valletta, Malta

Levels: B2-C1

Other Teaching Experience

• Oct 2015 - CELTA course English teaching practice – International House London

Levels: pre/upper-intermediate

• 2006-2007 - Tutor in Epistemology and Cognitive Sciences – Università degli Studi, Pavia

Providing academic support to undergraduate students across a range of academic skills

Education:

• 2015 - CELTA – International House London

• 2015 - TOEFL certification: 110/120

• 2010 - MA in Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language – Università Cattolica, Milano

• 2007 - Development Program in Television Journalism – Multimediamente, Milano

• 2006 - BA level degree in Philosophy: 110/110 cum laude – Università degli Studi, Pavia

Teaching Approach

First of all I believe that learning a language has to be fun!

I also think that we remember better meaningful conversations rather than abstract grammar rules. For this reason I prefer a communicative approach, centred on daily life situations and authentic language use.

During the trial lesson we will discuss your needs, goals and interests, so that I will be able to tailor the lessons' plan. Then we will work on listening and reading, we will do some comprehension activities, a lot of practice and we will also work on grammar through an inductive approach. The lessons' material will include articles, videos, movie clips and songs.

I always do my best to create a relaxed environment where you can feel at ease.


My last class was :
8+ days ago.

 
23 Aug 2016
By : Sherif98
Subject : Italian 

thinking out box

 
08 Jul 2016
By : ggiunta
Subject : Italian 

Very engaging lesson. Chiara is funny, thinks outside the box and went to a great length to accommodate my requests. She even has prepared whimsical flash cards and exercises with hand drawn cartoon characters!

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