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Eleonora Graziani : Italian

Eleonora Graziani
Subject : Italian Native
Italy
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Hello, my name is Eleonora Graziani and I'm 45 years old and currently living in Italy. I am a native Italian speaker and teach Italian. I have been an online Italian teacher with Verbalplanet.com since October 2019. I can speak the following languages fluently: Italian, English, French, Japanese, Spanish. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

Hello, my name is Eleonora and I am an Italian native speaker.

I live in a tiny village on the hills near Pesaro, a beautiful town on the Adriatic Sea, in the center of Italy.

Since childhood I have had a great passion for language studies, this is the reason why I studied foreign languages (English and French) at high school and decided to go further studying East Asian Languages and Cultures at Ca' Foscari University in Venice where I graduated (MA) in Japanese language and culture.

I concentrated my studies on language history and philology. At high school, I studied Latin, which helped me gain a better understanding of Italian and other European languages. While at University I studied Chinese, ancient Chinese and ancient Japanese to deepen my knowledge on the history and evolution of the Japanese writing system.

I lived both in Tokyo and for about two years in Osaka where I worked as an Italian language teacher (both online and in traditional schools) for Japanese students.

I also worked for several years as Customer Service for different Italian companies where I had the opportunity to improve my knowledge of business and technical vocabulary not only in Italian but also in other foreign languages.

Since I became a mother, I have also developed an interest in children's education, especially in the Montessori method and for this reason, I joined as a volunteer a local association promoting this method in Italian schools.

I am a friendly and open person. People often tell me that I am a discreet and a good listener, qualities I consider very helpful in understanding and fulfilling my students' real learning needs.

Qualifications & Experience

EDUCATION

-ITALS Training Course - "Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language" - Ca' Foscari University Venice (Italy)

-Master of Arts in Oriental Languages and Culture at Ca' Foscari University Venice, Italy

Main subjects: Japanese and Chinese languages and cultures. Final dissertation on the origin of the Japanese writing system.

- High School Foreign Languages Diploma - Liceo Ginnasio "L.Ariosto", Ferrara (Italy)

- Developer of Multimedia Products (800-hour training course) - Istituto Don Calabria, Ferrara (Italy)

WORK EXPERIENCE

2003 - Currently

Italian language private lessons

2013 - Currently

Italian Content Editor and Curator for Social Business World srl (Italy)

2003 - 2011

Customer Support in Italian, Japanese, English, and Spanish for a few Italian companies working especially in the field of lighting fixtures.

Translation of technical manuals or business documents, after-sale technical support.

2002 - 2003

Teacher of Italian language (all levels) - Kansai Itariago Bunka Center - Osaka (Japan)

2002 - Osaka

Interpreter and translator in trade shows.

2001 - 2002

E-learning Teacher of Italian Language (all levels) - Nova Group Inc. - Ochanoma Ryugaku - Osaka (Japan)

Teaching Approach

For many years I have been, (and still am) a language student: this long experience makes me able to understand the difficulties that learners from different countries have to face when approaching the Italian language.

During the first lesson I usually start assessing students' real needs and proficiency level, then I prepare tailor-made classes focusing on each student's goals (from grammar to everyday conversation or business Italian).

I always do my best to create a positive environment and motivate students with interesting learning materials (Italian newspapers, videos, songs or quizzes).

My teaching approach is supportive and empathic: mistakes are not something to be afraid of, but a fundamental step in the learning process.

Finally, with my lessons, I hope to be able to immerse you in the Italian culture and give you a taste of my wonderful country.

     

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