M.A. in Italian Literature
I lived in Rome for almost ten years, where I studied for my master's degree and learned a lot about Italy's literature. Now, I want to use that knowledge in my home country. I have been teaching Italian language and literature for 24 years. I have been lucky to see many students fall in love with Italy, its language, culture, and classic literature. I have learned a lot about the different regions of Italy, which helps me give students a complete understanding.
A strong foundation is key. Before diving into complex topics, we ensure you're solid on the basics. We'll dedicate time to pronunciation, essential grammar rules, and frequently used vocabulary. We'll gradually progress to more advanced topics, ensuring you're confident at each stage. It's like constructing a building: you need a sturdy base to support the higher floors
Owen is an excellent teacher; I've been taking lessons from him for a while now. I'm happy to have found him here. Before I found him, I went through a few other teachers, and he is the best one yet. I really value his careful preparation of each class and calm demeanor.
Superb teacher. Great speaker who genuinely wants to see you succeed in your studies. Strongly suggested.
Owen possesses the ideal blend of competence, friendliness, and fun. My daughter, who is studying IB, takes communication lessons from him. He adjusts the curriculum to fit her learning style and goals better. His class discussions are lively and engaging. He has helped her with homework and offers a wealth of information that is both age-appropriate and helpful. My daughter is learning a lot and wants to continue... You get a perfect five, Owen.
M.A. in Italian Linguistics
I have been teaching and promoting the Italian language for 20 years. I fell in love with Italian when I studied in Florence for a few years. I was captivated by Italy's beautiful language, as well as its art, history, and delicious food. These experiences made me appreciate the language more, so I started paying attention to its details and how it works. I have shared this passion with many students, helping them understand and enjoy the rhythm and cadence of Italian.
Italian is more than just words; it's a lifestyle. To genuinely understand the language, you'll be introduced to various cultural elements. We'll discuss iconic Italian movies, delve into regional songs, and even explore culinary traditions. This cultural understanding provides a richer context for the language and deepens your connection with Italian.
It's a pleasure to study with Penelope. She has helped me more in only a few lessons than any other teacher in the preceding year combined; she is knowledgeable, pleasant, and engaging. Learning Italian from her has renewed my enthusiasm for the language. Penelope comes with my strongest recommendation. I can now confidently converse with my Italian relatives!
Penelope's class was an interesting experience. The linguistic angle was different and sometimes challenging, but it added a new dimension to the learning process.
It's rare to find a tutor who makes learning a language feel easy. Mrs. Gosselin does just that, and I can't thank her enough.
M.A. in Italian Linguistics
I had a great experience living and studying in Florence. It was a wonderful opportunity to fully experience the beauty of the Italian language. I have been teaching and sharing my passion with students for 17 years. My trip to Italy was not only for school, but also for myself. I travelled to different places and talked to people there. I learned about their different languages and customs. I have personal experience that lets me give students a real taste of Italy, not just the language.
Language should be functional. Our lessons will simulate real-life situations you might face in Italy or while speaking with natives. You'll practice how to negotiate prices at a market, ask for recommendations, and handle everyday interactions. Role-playing these situations equips you to handle real-world Italian conversations with ease.
Ms. Maya’s classes feel like a trip to Italy. The way she blends language with culture is exceptional. I'm now planning a trip to Italy, and I feel well-prepared!
I've definitely improved my speaking skills, but I wish there was more emphasis on written Italian. Overall, a good experience.
Maya’s lectures are unique because she incorporates practical language advice into the learning process, which is considerably more effective than relying solely on textbooks. The lessons with her always begin and conclude with a smile because she is so upbeat, kind, and funny. Thank you very much, Maya; I always enjoyed my time with you and looked forward to our weekly catch-ups. See you in Italy, hopefully!
M.A. in Italian Studies
I lived in Milan during my master's degree and developed a strong connection with Italian culture, art, and language. I have been teaching for 12 years and have gained a lot of educational experiences. These include organising student exchange programmes and planning language immersion retreats in Italy. I have personally witnessed how a lively teaching environment can inspire students to develop a strong interest in learning a foreign language.
I focus on providing clear explanations and examples to help students understand theLearning a language is more than just remembering words. It's about adopting a different perspective on the world. I use real Italian materials like newspapers, TV shows, and radio clips in my lessons. This real-life situation helps students learn not just the language but also the specific ways locals speak, getting them ready for real conversations.
Ms. Dumont's classes are lively and filled with cultural contexts. I've learned more about Italy than I ever thought possible.
Absolute top-tier Italian instructor. I've been taking lessons from Claire for over a year and I couldn't be happier with the progress we've made together; I've gained a great deal of self-assurance in my ability to communicate in Italian as a result. Every week, she develops lessons tailored to your needs, whether you want to focus on a specific topic or pursue a more general language course. She always comes prepared with a wide range of activities, from simple conversation and reading to the acquisition of new vocabulary and educational twists on word games like Taboo.
The lessons are informative, but sometimes I feel overwhelmed with the pace. A bit more repetition would be beneficial.
M.A. in Italian Culture and Literature
For the past eight years, I have taught the Italian language, focusing on its literature and culture. During my postgraduate studies in Milan, I focused on academics and fully experienced the local way of life. I spent my days talking to people who spoke the local language, reading books from the area, and attending events celebrating the culture. My real-life experiences have been very helpful in shaping how I teach. They allow me to bring authentic experiences into the classroom.
I believe in making a fun and interactive learning environment. Grammar and vocabulary are important, but context is also very important. I use Italian films, songs, and books in my lessons to do this. This method helps students learn the language and also understand and appreciate the culture it represents. This approach to language learning works well with students.
Ms. Moreau's teaching method is a mix of traditional and modern, which I liked. But sometimes, I felt we could've spent more time on grammar.
Ruby is fantastic! She's young and energetic, and her passion for Italian is evident. The movie sessions were my favorites.
When it comes to learning Italian, Ruby is the best! The past year, I have been working with her and learning Italian. She never fails to start class on schedule and is always well-prepared with a wide range of engaging activities that include both oral and written components. Since I'm just starting, she's been a terrific resource for learning and understanding proper grammatical usage. It's helpful for me as a beginner to know that we can easily switch to English if I'm having trouble understanding something. She comes highly recommended by me! :)