Hello! My name is Salvatore. I live in a wonderful city called Lecce (Apulia) in Southern Italy. I started teaching Italian as a foreign language in 2012, and I've been teaching online for about three years. I have got the CEDILS certificate, which is a certification of competence in teaching Italian as a foreign language or second language, issued by the Ca' Foscari University of Venice, and a University Degree in Architecture. I love teaching and I truly enjoy helping my students. My approach is based on a few fundamentals: listen and repeat, active thinking, spaced repetition. I believe in a flexible approach to language learning. I focus primarily on giving you the tools to speak confidently. You will learn to use common phrases and idioms that occur in real-life conversations. We can study any of the following: interview practice, most common phrases, reading online articles, regular conversations, pronunciation, grammar. We can use an advanced range of vocabulary for specific fields, including legal, and technical skills. My students would describe me as fun, innovative, and passionate. I try to make every session relaxing and enjoyable. I am also a language learner, so I understand the challenges and frustrations of learning a foreign language.