Hi everybody! Or, as we say in Italy: 'Ciao a tutti!'
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am a bilingual Italian-English teacher and cannot wait to share with you my enthusiasm and passion for communicating with people from different countries and cultures. I hold a TEFL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and a degree in Interpreting and Translating.
How did it start? For the last 20 years I have been living between Italy and Scotland teaching English and Italian to both adults and children, in group classes and one-to-one sessions and Business English in various companies in Milan, Italy. While teaching, I also worked for three years for an International Business company in Milan and for five years for a University department specialized in developing research projects, this has given me a wide knowledge of the language requirements involved in these sectors, both in Italian and in English. I love travelling and have always been deeply fascinated by the Japanese culture and language -I only know a few words up to now but I'm working on it :-)
Moving to different countries as a child (for my father's work), I was naturally exposed to different languages and cultures from all over the world. I speak fluently Italian, English, French, Spanish and Arabic and, if you wish, while teaching I can give you explanations in these langauges too.
My objective is to help you achieve your learning goals and develop your language skills and to do so we will work together on your individual needs giving you the opportunity to speak, learn and also fully enjoy every aspect of your lesson. Having learned new languages myself, I fully understand the challenges involved in learning new idioms. So, no worries: I am a patient, supportive, creative and thorough teacher.
From my experience, I believe the communicative methodology is usually the most effective as it allows students to immediately start practising the four language skills (speaking, writing, listening and reading) while acquiring fluency and self-confidence.
*If your learning needs also require strong grammar skills, I am very happy go through grammar explaining topics and giving examples until every doubt is cleared*
Experience and Qualifications:
I have extensive experience as a language teacher, having taught children, high school and university students and adults in group classes and one-to-one lessons. I have taught students of all levels, from beginners to advanced including specialised vocabulary and Business English / Italian for companies. I teach KET, PET, FCE, CAE Cambridge Certifications and IELTS.
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