Hallo, mein Name ist Maria Mazzaglia und ich bin 46 Jahre alt. Meine Muttersprache ist Italienisch und ich unterrichte Italienisch. Online-Unterricht bei Verbalplanet gebe ich seit Mai 2008.
Ich beherrsche die folgenden Sprachen fließend: Italienisch, Englisch.
Ich biete derzeit eine ermäßigte erste Probestunde mit 50% Rabatt auf meinem normalen Unterrichtspreis für neue Schüler.
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24 Mär 2023
Interesting work on synonyms today, Maria, thank you.
19 Mär 2023
Maria is a great person and very kind teacher. She is careful and explains all the details in an easy way. I totally reccommend.
18 Mär 2023
Really interesting to compare "political correctness" in the UK and in Italy today. It sounds as though the sensitivities are very similar. Thank you for another excellent lesson, Maria.
10 Mär 2023
As always, I very much enjoyed a stimulating lesson with you, Maria, and the chance to talk and to hear you read. Really helpful for improving pronunciation and intonation.
05 Mär 2023
Maria is a fantastic tutor with excellent language knowledge and a really pleasent learning approach, I always enjoy the lessons and always take something new away from them.
01 Feb 2023
Another excellent session, Maria. How interesting to be comparing an old English word with an equivalent Italian word- fascinating! Thank you!
I live in Italy at the moment and I lived many years in the Unites States.
I love languages, photography, wellness and fitness, nature and animals.
Abschlüsse und Erfahrung
In Italy I studied foreign languages and literatures and I worked as office, sales and customer service assistant I lived for many years in the United States, on the East Coast and then in California. I studied herbology and Massage Therapy. I worked in the wellness industry and then in customer service in finances. Always in contact with different kind of people, cultures, and personalities.
I love languages, their unique sounds and souls, and I love teaching. For this reason I have always been teaching. I am currently in Italy.
Both my studies and practice of the English language in an international environment gave me skills in comprehending people who have different linguistic, personal and cultural backgrounds. I have privately taught English and Italian to children, teenagers, young adults, adults and very wise people.
Having a conversation in actual Italian with students who could only say -or mispronounce, "pizza, amore, pasta and spaghetti" is a great satisfaction and something I am thankful for. I help my student pass a school exam, a proficiency test, I help them get ready for a job interview, I teach them how to pronounce their favorite songs and talk about their favorite Italian painter. I help them get in touch with their roots and I help them learn to speak to their Italian family members and friends. I help them feel more prepared and confident so that they can enjoy and get the best out of their special trip abroad. I just love to help. :-)
I am very pleased to find here people who enjoy learning and communicating.
My teaching experience is growing everyday thanks to my wonderful students!
My approach is flexible. I like my students to have a good time while they are engaging their brains so I use a combination of methods.
A general plan includes pronunciation, reading comprehension, conversation, grammar drills. The material used also reflects the student's interest and specific needs. I like to include a variety of topics especially related with the Arts: literature, movies, dance, music, etc.
Files and internet links will be used to complement lessons.
For absolute beginners the focus is on sounds, basic vocabulary / phraseology, and basic grammar.
Paced and casual conversations will help to comprehend and identify grammar patterns.
For my lessons I use Skype - ONLY audio and chat, NO webcam. The audio only allows great focus on the language listening and comprehension.
Sono nata e cresciuta in Italia. Ho vissuto molti anni negli Stati Uniti e adesso sono in Italia
Abschlüsse und Erfahrung
Ho studiato lingue e letterature straniere in Italia ed ho lavorato come corrispondente estero in una compagnia italiana.
Ho vissuto per molti anni negli Stati Uniti, sulla costa Est e poi in California. Negli Stati Uniti ho perfezionato lo studio della lingua inglese ed ho studiato fitoterapia e massoterapia. Ho quindi lavorato nel campo del benessere e in seguito anche nel campo della finanza per alcuni anni. Amo coltivare le mie passioni tra cui le lingue straniere ed è per questo che insegno privatamente italiano e inglese da molti anni. Insegno a persone di tutte le età. Aiuto i miei studenti a sentirsi più sicuri nei loro viaggi all'estero, a superare esami scolastici, a prepararsi per colloqui di lavoro o ad imparare a parlare con i propri parenti o amici o fidanzati nella loro lingua.
Mi piace preparare le lezioni tenendo conto dello studente, dei suoi progressi e dei suoi interessi, per cui uso ed integro diversi metodi.
Elementi di cultura, cinema, letteratura, costume, musica e arte in generale, da analizzare e discutere, sono spesso inseriti nelle lezioni con files o internet links.