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I was raised speaking only Italian, and now I speak nine foreign languages, mostly at an advanced level, several of which I learned without going abroad, some in only a few months. I achieved this as an adult by speaking with people, not in class or with books, using original techniques and free or affordable learning resources.
I've taught Italian to adults in language schools and universities. I work as an independent translator from Japanese, Korean and Chinese into Italian. I've written a book and lectured in polyglot clubs about my method.
I have developed my own Italian audio course "Ripeti con me!"
Based on spaced repetition, this course is for total beginners to intermediate learners who want to practice speaking.
Italian Language School "Accademia"
2007 - 2007
Italian Language school "Lo studiolo"
2011 - 2011
Language assistant for Italian pronunciation and singing class
Translated singing lessons and taught Italian to singing students.
Shanghai Opera House
2012 - 2012
Italian language and singing teacher
SIOL Italian Language School
2014 - 2015
Italian language teacher
Communication University of China
2015 - 2015
2013 - present
University of Pisa, Italy 2004 - 2006
Master's - Industrial Engineering
Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan2006 - 2008
Master's - MBA
DELE - Diplomas de español como lengua extranjeraInstituto Cervantes2006
KLPT - Korean Language Proficiency TestKorean Language Proficiency Test Committee2011
380/500 (level 4)
HSK - Chinese Proficiency TestConfucius Institute2013
TCF - Test de connaissance du françaisCentre International d'études pédagogiques2007
TOEIC - Test of English for International CommunicationEducational Testing Service2005
Celpe-BrasInstituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisas Educacionais Anisio Teixeira2016
JLPT - Japanese Language Proficiency TestJapan Educational Exchanges and Services, The Japan Foundation2005
My lessons are designed to:
- Practice all the skills needed for communication
- Learn words through gestures, and grammar by examples
- Gradually shift from textbook to real-life material
- Follow a plan to master grammar
- Memorize by spaced repetition
- Keep topics relevant to you
- Keep motivation
Apart from regular language classes, if you're serious about learning Italian or any other language, I recommend that you invest in my language coaching course “Fluent. Simple.”
- PDF file
- Audio files
- Image files
- Video files
- Articles and news
- Test templates and examples
- Graphs and charts
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