Ciao, I'm new here on Verbalplanet, but I am a professional Italian teacher, native speaker and fully qualified, with 6 years of international experience. I have taught 2000+ hours of Italian classes to 100+ students from 20+ countries, face-to-face and online. I worked in a university language centre in the US, in a secondary school in Australia, and in private language schools and companies in Germany. I am currently working as a language trainer for companies in London. I hold a Master's in Italian and I am pursuing a doctorate (PhD) in Italian at the University of London, UK.
I speak fluent English, Spanish and German, and I can provide you with grammatical explanations and translations also in these languages.
From 2016 - PhD candidate in Italian (Institute of Modern Languages Research, SAS, University of London)
2014 - Master's Degree (distinction) in Italian philology and literature (Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy)
2013 - Erasmus Intensive Programme Certificate 'Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language'
From 2017 - Teacher of Business Italian, in-company language training - VIY Management (London, UK)
2015-16 - Italian language teacher (freelance) - Corso Italia Sprachschule, Volkshochschule Solingen (Düsseldorf, Germany)
2015-16 - Teacher of business Italian (freelance) - Schoeder&Schroeder Schule für Wirtschaftssprachen (Düsseldorf, Germany)
2014 Assistant teacher of Italian as a second language (full-time) - Loyola College High School (Melbourne, Australia)
2012 - Student assistant tutor of Italian - Georgia State University - University Language Centre LARC (Atlanta, US)
My teaching philosophy is based on the 'communicative method', which focuses on the specific communicative needs of each learner, particularly encouraging the oral production. I have loads of material for all levels which I can send to you for FREE (no need to buy any textbooks).
BEGINNERS: I specialise in teaching beginners, having created and delivered more than 1000 hours of classes to students with no prior knowledge of Italian. I will motivate you to produce spoken and written Italian as much as possible, as soon as possible, in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED learners: We can implement our classes with excerpts from movies, books, songs and videos. I can teach you some slang too if you wish to help you sound more and more Italian.
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