I'm Americo from Italy.
I teach Italian as a foreign language and I want to help you to improve your language skills in all possible ways.
I'm 36 and I live at the seaside in the south of Rome!
I have a degree in foreign languages and literature and I am CEDILS and TEFL certified.
Before becoming a teacher I lived and worked around Europe for 10 years in Italy, UK, Spain, and Germany so I speak English, Spanish and a bit of French. I have multicultural skills thanks to the frequent trips abroad and I have dealt with people from 104 Countries.
MY TEACHING STYLE:
As a teacher, I'm empathetic, patient and flexible.
I tailor your lessons to your interests and you will decide which aspects of the language we focus on.
I offer structured and tailored lessons for all levels and purposes in Italian.
We will practice the language in a functional way, having fun, so you'll be more confident with your social life and career.
I am available if you need support or emotional encouragement outside the lesson time, just text me on the chatbox and I will do my best to answer and respond quickly.
During our lessons we will share the screen using a teaching platform, you will have access to interactive lessons, articles, videos, and exercises. You can do your homework offline and review your lesson any time you want.
During our 60 minute lesson, we will focus on your weaknesses in the different skill areas:
-CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN: I will ask you many questions, encouraging you to talk about personal matters, your opinions, and abstract concepts. We will talk about different topics using photos, and discuss them from different points of view.
-ITALIAN GRAMMAR: we will work on an interactive teaching platform, following the essential grammar topics in 12 units, from A1 to C1 levels. You will be able to work on each aspect and use it straight away in real life contexts.
- WRITING ITALIAN: I will ask you to complete exercises and tests, write essays and produce short written texts.
- READING, COMPREHENSION, TRANSLATION, NEW VOCABULARY, PRONUNCIATION SKILLS REVIEW: We will be reading articles taken from real newspapers and magazines. You will be asked to read, translate, and work on the new vocabulary in different ways.
-ITALIAN FUNCTIONAL LANGUAGE: You will learn the language in an enjoyable and effective way by staging dialogues to simulate the everyday situations (at the airport, getting a taxi, ordering at a restaurant, passing a job interview, calling a foreign customer on the phone...)
-BUSINESS ITALIAN (customer service manners, telephoning, advertising, marketing).
-ITALIAN FOR A SPECIFIC PURPOSE: we will focus on the right vocabulary of your field.
- CEFR Levels exam preparation in Italian (A2/B1/B2/C1).
So why should you learn Italian with me?
Because I will support you to speak Italian well and help you face everyday situations where you need to speak the language correctly.
Whether you're studying at an Italian university or moving to Italy for love...
If you're dreaming of a vacation in Rome or Venice or you just want to deal with your Italian-Americans relatives...
If you work for an Italian company or you have a business here...
Roma 3 University, Faculty of Literature and Philosophy - Rome, Italy
2015 - 2016
Walking tour guide - freelance
Managed private walking tour through the Eternal City, following an unusual itinerary personalized according to the tastes and preferences of travelers, I took tourists from all over the world to discover few of the most fascinating corners that are not mentioned in Rome's guides.
2012 - 2012
Customer service agent
TLScontact (Teleperformance group) - London
TLScontact, a Visa application Center for UK accredited by the General Consulate of France in London. Worked face to face with applicants from 104 countries. Assisted the applicants through the different steps to obtain the Schengen Visa (registration, documentation checks, biometric data collection, passport collection). Performed back office tasks: data entry
2010 - 2010
Alitalia. Italian airline company S.p.a. - Rome FCO International airport
Assigned to the support of the fast check in desk, I assisted tourists at Rome FCO Leonardo da Vinci international the airport
2009 - 2009
interpreter, assistant director.
IX° International Circus festival cultural association - Latina, Italy, LT
Performed administrative tasks in support of management, I was the interpreter, responsible for communications between numerous international artists and the organization.
-Worked one-on-one or in small groups with adults, offered face to face or online lessons (using online teaching platforms and video conferencing). -Prepared students to improve English skill for both career and social life (for example to face job interviews or prepare a VISA application). -Assisted students preparing exams for CEFR levels, prepared interactive lessons and activities tailored to the academic needs of students. -Worked with students aged 7-13 to improve English by conversational speaking, reading, and flashcards, reviewed materials assigned at school and helped students to complete homework.
2016 - 0
Italian tutor for foreigners
-Offered general Italian lessons of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, conversational language, functional language for the everyday situations. Worked with students from all levels, my lessons allowed them to improve the language in the funniest and most effective way. -Worked one-on-one or in small groups with adults and teens, mostlly English speakers. Offered face to face or online lessons (using online teaching platforms and video conferencing). -Assisted students during their learning process for different purposes: academic studies in Italy, collaboration with Italian companies, job interviews, create a business in Italy, traveling for tourism, the reunification of Italian-American families
Certification for Teachers of Italian as a Second language. Cedils is an internationally recognized cultural qualification that guarantees professionalism and competence in teaching Italian to foreigners.