Welcome everyone, benvenuti, soyez les bienvenus :-)
I hold a Master's degree in ITALIAN and FRENCH Language and Culture with a teaching certificate. I have been working as a classroom teacher for ten years and though I am NEW to Verbling, I have already been teaching online for two years - and I am so happy to be able to do it because I live between three countries and my students move a lot too!
I use various teaching methods and materials depending on YOUR needs. I can help you learn Italian or French from the very beginner level, we can work on your vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation - excellent pronunciation is crucial if you want to make yourself understood. I can provide you with a rich material that will keep you engaged and will give you plenty of information about the cultures you wish to know. Especially Italian can be TRICKY: it seems you can say things in many ways and rules are quite loose but then you can end up FARE UNA FIGURACCIA (making a fool of yourself) even with such simple tools like the -ino/-etto suffixes that indicate smallness: you might ask for un vasINO di yogurt (a POTTY full of yoghurt) instead of un vasETTO di yogurt (a POT of yoghurt) at the grocery store :-D (Just try and google vasino and vasetto images and you'll see!)
I also love giving CONVERSATION classes where you can express yourself on various topics that we prepare ahead using textbook material, newspaper articles, videos, movies, songs and so on. During these classes in I always look for teachable moments, I always correct you and do not let you get away with anything.
When you book a package of 10 lessons I will send you a 10 unit MINI-COURSE plan tailored to your needs and you will receive a test when we are finished. Once you are done with your test you send it back to me and you will get it back with corrections and comments - with no fees whatsoever, it is included in your mini-course (and regularly offered if you go on studying).
So if you are determined to learn Italian or French or you wish to improve your Italian or French Language Skills, and you are looking for a teacher who offer fun and informative classes I hope you will contact me, and give me an opportunity to help you achieve your goals.
Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
P.S. If none of my available times work for you, feel free to send me a message, and we can find a time that is good for your schedule.