PhD in Italian Literature and Culture
I began my studies in Florence and was fascinated by the rich Italian literature and culture. I was inspired by the difficult stories of writers like Dante and Calvino, which motivated me to study Italian Literature and Culture. As a result, I earned a PhD in this field. I have spent almost 30 years teaching and sharing the beauty and depth of the Italian language with students.I have written many articles and research papers about different periods of Italian literature. These writings give readers a look into how Italy's culture has changed over time.
When I teach Italian, I focus on how language and literature are connected. Most tutors usually teach conversational Italian, but I think that reading, discussing, and analyzing classic and contemporary Italian works can give us a better understanding of the language's depth and beauty.In my classes, students will learn to speak fluently and also study famous Italian literature. To truly understand a language, it's important to consider the context and emotions behind the words.
Mr. Boucher's lessons are a delightful fusion of language and literature. The deep dives into Dante's works have given me an appreciation for Italian beyond just communication.
Hunter is a great teacher! He always brings a happy, positive vibe to his lessons, and it's clear that he wants to help you get the best results by working with your unique learning style. Even though his lessons are planned out and move quickly, he always finds time for funny stories or interesting facts about Italy. Working with him not only helps you learn the language well, but it also helps you build a great relationship. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to take lessons of Italian!
Being a literature enthusiast, Hunter's method of mixing language with literature has been both educational and fascinating. It's a unique approach that I wholeheartedly recommend.
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 Studies
I had a new experience when I started my master's programme in Rome. I was immediately drawn to the culture, art, and especially the language. I have been teaching this passion to many students for more than 20 years. I have taught in different places, like high schools and adult education centres. I have travelled a lot in Italy, so I can bring my firsthand experience of different regional languages into my teaching.
Learning a language is like going on a fun adventure. In my classes, students not only learn Italian but also get to experience Italy. By using interactive role-playing, storytelling, and exploring Italian media, learners can experience the rhythm and flow of the language. I teach Italian by combining language and culture to give my students a complete understanding.
Savannah is the best Italian teacher I've ever had. She took the time to explain everything to me and write down useful notes that I could use later. I couldn't have picked a better teacher.
Savannah is very eager, cares about his students, and is very friendly. From the moment we met, she did everything she could to find out what my goals were for learning Italian and how well she thought I spoke this beautiful language. We hope this sets an example for what to do next!
Savannah does a great job taking care of her kids. She speaks more than one language and has worked as a translator for CEOs, pop stars, and even the Pope once. She is very qualified to teach languages because she has done it her whole life.
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 Linguistics with a specialization in Italian
I started learning Italian while studying abroad in Florence for a year, and I still love it. After I finished my master's degree in Linguistics, focusing on Italian, I started teaching for 18 years. I have worked with universities, organised workshops, and provided training for corporate professionals moving to Italy. I have a strong connection with the language and culture, which is evident in every lecture I give.
My tutoring approach focuses on going beyond textbooks to understand the essence of language. I make sure my students learn Italian grammar and vocabulary well. I focus on using Italian in real-life conversations. I like to use Italian films, music, literature, and my own experiences to make things more fun and give them a cultural touch. Each student is different, so I adjust my teaching methods to match how they learn best.
I've known Samuel for a long time. When it comes to teaching, he is very good at what he does. His attitude is very positive and he is friendly and helpful. He has been teaching English as a second language for a long time and helps business people worldwide. You couldn't ask for a better teacher; he's great.
I appreciate the wide range of resources Samuel uses to make his lessons interactive. Just wish there was more focus on writing exercises.
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!
B.A. in Italian Linguistics and Literature
I started loving the Italian language when I was studying in Florence during my university days. The beautiful city helped me with my studies and made me feel connected to the culture and language. In the past 15 years, I have shared my passion with my students. I have taught in different schools around the world and also provided private tutoring. It has been a great experience to see my students grow and succeed.
I think it's important to start with a solid understanding of the basics of the language. I make sure students understand grammar and vocabulary, and I also teach them about different cultures. I use Italian films, music, and literature to help students understand and enjoy the beauty and depth of the Italian language. This makes learning a complete and immersive experience. I want my students to not only speak Italian but also think and feel in Italian.
Mr. Morel's teachings extend beyond the textbook. He truly understands how to connect with students and make the language come alive.
The lessons are engaging. I appreciate the cultural touches he brings, although a bit more practice in conversation would be perfect.
The class can sometimes feel a bit scattered.
MA in Italian Linguistics
I come from Rome, Italy, which is known as the cultural capital. I had the opportunity to explore the Italian culture firsthand. I got my MA from the University of Rome, La Sapienza. Then, I started teaching to share the beauty of the Italian language. In the last 15 years, I have helped many students improve their Italian language skills from beginner level to almost fluent.I have worked with Italian theaters to help bring plays to schools, which helps students learn about language and culture.
Italian is not just a language to me, it's a feeling. I focus on helping students understand and experience the language, rather than just memorizing it. I believe it's important to focus on grammar and vocabulary, but I also think it's helpful to have conversations, watch Italian plays, and cook Italian food together. This helps learners become familiar with the language and also includes its cultural aspects in the learning process.You must actively participate in my classes. I want my students to use Italian like they use their native language, whether they are discussing the theme of an Italian novel or pretending to be in an Italian marketplace.
Henry is a wonderful teacher for all levels. He will help you set reasonable goals, make sure you have a comfortable place to learn, and guide your learning as a beginner. He will also approach each lesson with excitement. He is a wonderful teacher!
Henry has been my teacher for two months, and it's been great to learn from him. He's been very patient with me, and the pace of his lessons is just right. If you are new to the language like I am, I really think you should go see him.
I never thought I'd enjoy cooking as a part of language learning. Making pasta while discussing in Italian was an unforgettable experience.
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.
MA in Italian Philology and Translation
of connecting different languages. I worked as a translator for five years before becoming a teacher. For the past 12 years, I have enjoyed helping students understand the complex grammar of the Italian language, appreciate its musicality, and enjoy its expressive nature.I have also conducted workshops on translation, where I showed how we can express meaning in different languages while keeping the cultural significance intact.
I think immersion is important. Italian language has a unique essence that can be felt in its everyday usage, literature, and art. In my classes, students are encouraged to fully engage themselves. This includes having conversations, reading parts of famous Italian books, and even translating well-known songs.I focus on understanding rather than memorization. I make sure my students can use what they learn in real life, like when they go to Italy or watch an Italian film without subtitles.
Ms. Blanchet's sessions are an eye-opener. The translation exercises she provides have notably improved my understanding and appreciation of the Italian language. Wonderful teacher. Patient and easy to work with. I would suggest this class to anyone who wants to learn Italian in a fun and friendly setting:)
She's kind, clear, and always ready for class. The time goes by really quickly when she teaches this way. I'm happy with the three hours a week I work now. Also, it was nice of her to be flexible when I had to stop a lesson. I would definitely recommend it!.
I suggest Eva because she is a fun, well-trained teacher who wants me to get better at Italian. The lessons are both fun and well-planned, which makes the time we spend together very useful. I have tried many other ways to improve my Italian, but I think that spending time with Eva is by far the best way to make quick progress in all areas: speaking, writing, and understanding. All of these are important for everyday life.