I am a qualified native Italian teacher.
Born in Sicily, lived in London for a couple of years and currently living in Siracusa
Welcome to my profile!
I love to teach and to be of help. I am a professional counselor also, will be happy to apply my expertise to improve your quality of life.
I am very respectful, warm, caring and professional, it is highly important for me to make you achieve the goals we set together during the assessment.
I am currently teaching at Dante Alighieri in Siracusa.
I studied and attended specific courses on how to teach Italian to foreigners, passed two exams and certified Ditals (II level) at the Università per stranieri di Siena.
I have also been trained as Tutor online at Università per stranieri di Perugia.
I have got a degree in Economics, a diploma as Professional Counselor (Gestalt approach) and I took an online course to improve my English language fluency, and I learnt a lot how to teach languages to adults at TITC (International TEFL Coroporation) especially how important is to dedicate the lesson's topic to your needs as learner.
I am an interpreter and translator certified at S.S.I.T. in Italy.
I can therefore give you good information on business and I can be of help if you also need emotional support.
It is a holistic approach.
To give students the tools to gain an understanding of the language structure and fluency on communication, with a practical emphasis on language awareness, phonology and individual needs.
I have learnt that the best methodology is students centred, where I can get you (students) involved throughout the lesson, keep you motivated by choosing those activities that interest you and include real life situations letting you free to communicate.
Method: task oriented and situational based.
I use to organize the lesson in advance through some papers:
- Lesson plan, following 3 phases: Engage, Study, Activate
- Needs evaluation test
- Short and long term goals
- Progress diary