My name is Andrea Sibella, I am from France and I have just settled down in Malta. I am currently working in a childcare centre and have been working as a counselor with kids for 6 years but I also really enjoy teaching languages.
I travelled a lot and lived in several countries. Indeed I studied for one year in Italy, then I lived in New Zealand for a year and worked and lived in the USA for 4 months. Thank to those experiences I am now fluent in Italian and English.
I also have a degree in "languages and literature" in English and Italian. I have always enjoyed learning languages and teaching my native language. Indeed I had a French teaching experience in the US last summer. The children were in French immersion in this French Camp, they can learn every day about french culture and I was leading French classes along with an American counselor. Most of my groups had a beginner to intermediate level. As it was not a language school, we had the chance to teach French with an entertaining approach. We adapted our class depending on the dynamic and energy of the group. For example, my best memory in French class was with a group who was constantly talking about a TV Show (The Office), we then decided to translate an episode from English to French with them and they performed it in French for the whole camp. I think that the most important is to make sure the learner is enjoying his time during the class and passionated in the topics we choose.
I have tried many different jobs in the past years and I am always willing to learn new skills. Also, the fact that I moved many times and lived in different countries helps me to adapt myself in various environments. I would be happy to prepare my language classes making sure it is personalized and adapted to the person I am teaching to.
I am really looking forward to meeting students through Verbling and improving my language and teaching skills.