I'm 36 and I come from the seaside in the south of Rome.
(Currently living between Bologna and Rome).
I have a degree in foreign languages and literature and I am CEDILS and TEFL certified.
I am a dedicated bilingual Italian L2/LS and ESOL teacher with intercultural experience, excellent communication, and linguistic skills with a proven track record of providing high-quality learning. I assisted students from 37 countries on their language journeys using English and Spanish as the common language.
Before becoming a teacher I lived and worked around Europe for 10 years in Italy, UK, Spain, and Germany. I speak English, Spanish, and a bit of French.
MY TEACHING STYLE:
As a teacher, I'm empathetic, patient, and flexible.
I offer structured and tailored lessons for all levels and purposes in Italian or English.
We will functionally practice the language, having fun, so you'll be more confident with your social life and career.
During the first part of our lessons, we will work on your conversational skills to build confidence, and I will identify the grammar aspects that need work. In the second half, we will focus on grammar, reading comprehension using articles, role-plays, and I can assign written homework according to your level. We will work on the functional language for everyday situations, learning grammar and vocabulary while improving your real-life conversation and speaking.
We will share the screen using a teaching platform, and you will have access to interactive lessons, articles, videos, and exercises. You can do your homework offline and review the lesson any time you want.
Whenever you're available just book a trial lesson and we will discuss a lesson plan for you, according to your needs and motivation. Then we will get to know each other and we will start working on the language.
ITALIANO DA ZERO (Italian from scratch)
For beginners A1/A2 Levels.
If you’re passionate about the Italian language and want to start from zero, I will be happy to assist you during your language journey, using English or Spanish as a common language. I will help you step by step build your confidence and fluency in Italian. You will learn the language through a communicative approach. Meanwhile, we will follow the essential grammar topics in 12 units so you’ll be able to work on each aspect and use it straight away in real-life contexts.
-GENERAL ITALIAN -
Italian for all purposes and reasons. All levels A2 to C2.
-speaking practice, pronunciation, new vocabulary, functional language for everyday situations.
- written language practice (essays and short texts).
-CEFR, PLIDA, CILS, and CELI exams preparation.
-business Italian for all purposes.
Who is this type of lesson for? students moving to Italy for academic studies, or working for an Italian company or starting a business here, students who want to receive tips and tricks for traveling.
PARLIAMO ITALIANO - LET’S SPEAK ITALIAN
For intermediate/advanced students.
We will focus on conversational skills to build your confidence and fluency, step by step, and finally erase any communication blocks you might have. We will start discussing various topics freely, working on grammatical aspects you are weak in and you will learn new vocabulary and idioms. I will ask you many questions, encouraging you to talk about personal matters, your opinions, and abstract concepts. We will talk about different topics discussing them from different points of view.
“DILLO COME UN ITALIANO” (using the expressions a local would use)
Idiomatic language + functional language for upper-intermediate/advanced students. (B2/C1)
You will learn the language enjoyably and effectively by using exactly the expression a local would use in a wide range of contexts. We will work with engaging and effective quizzes I created and will stage dialogues to face everyday life situations.
GRAMMAR DEEPENING AND PRACTICE IN CONTEXTS.
For all levels A2 to C1.
We will work on specific aspects of the grammar you need to work on, using an interactive teaching platform and exercises on pdf files. We will follow the essential grammar topics from A1 to C1 levels divided into sections. You will be able to work on each aspect and use it straight away in real-life contexts.
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.