Alice Cal : Italian

Alice Cal
Subject : Italian
Native : English
United Kingdom
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Hello, my name is Alice Cal and I'm 33 years old and currently living in United Kingdom. I am a native English speaker and teach English, Italian. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since January 2016. I can speak the following languages fluently: English, Italian. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

***PLEASE NOTE: I'm currently working full-time, although I am able to occasionally take on individual students. Given my limited time availability, If you are interested in booking lessons please send me a message detailing your learning needs. Automated messages will be ignored. Thanks!***

Hello! My name is Alice and I am a qualified ESL/EFL teacher. I have Italian roots but I have been living in the UK for 15 years and I'm a native level speaker of both English and Italian.

After a degree in Photography, I started teaching abroad because I wanted an opportunity to travel and build my photography portfolio. I soon realised that I loved teaching and almost forgot about Photography! I'm building my career in ESL working with a wide range of clients, with different companies and as a freelance teacher.

I consider myself well organised and a good communicator both in and out of the classroom. I am very creative and enjoy developing materials to suit the needs of my students. I am flexible, adaptable and a quick learner.

Qualifications & Experience

After a basic TEFL certificate, I obtained a CELTA and I specialised in Young Learners.

I first trained as an educational tutor when I was employed as a Tutor at Aberdeen University in the academic year 2009/2010 and I have been working as an EFL teacher in Europe and Asia since 2013 in variety of contexts. My classes have covered all ages and all levels: Primary and Secondary school, General English to Adults (all levels), Academic English and private mentoring for exams.

I am very committed to my professional development and I always keep up to date through online courses and webinars. While employed, I took full advantage of the Professional Development Programme offered by my company and I have benefited greatly by evaluating on my own performance through peer-observations.

I intend to obtain a DELTA within the next two years.

Teaching Approach

Working with a wide range of clients I have become competent in recognising, understanding and meeting the needs of my students. I usually establish a very good rapport with my students, creating a positive atmosphere, taking into account their age and ability. Considering the different teaching settings, I always establish aims and objectives in accordance with my students and always evaluate the outcomes of our achievements through assessments and feedback.

I am aware that for many students learning English often constitutes a fundamental step in their professional (and private) lives and for this reason I try to keep my lessons as authentic as possible, providing as many real-life situations as I can. Ultimately, I strive to help learners develop self-confidence and autonomy because I believe that making students aware of their strengths, progress and development needs gives them the necessary confidence to test themselves in the real world, thus making their learning process a meaningful experience.

I use material from a wide range of sources (books, Internet, etc.) in order to plan my lessons, but I particularly enjoy making my own materials, as it allows me be creative while adapting contents to my students’ needs. In the first lesson, usually the trial lesson, I carry out a little oral test to assess the language skills of my students. It also a chance for us to get to know each others and for me to understand exactly what the students' needs are and what they intend to achieve.

Detailed Profile in Italian

About me

Sono cresciuta e ho frequentato le scuole in Italia. Ho ricevuto una preparazione classica e umanistica. Nel 2003 mi son trasferita in Gran Bretagna per frequentare l'universita'. Ho una laurea e due Masters e mi sono occupata principalmente di storia e linguistica. Insegno inglese da tre anni come insegnante certificata CELTA.

Qualifications & Experience

In quanto madrelingua Italiana non ho conseguito alcuna certificazione ufficiale per l'insegnamento. Ho insegnato privatamente a studenti sopratutto in ambito universitario.

Teaching Approach

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