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French

Price Guide
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £35.00

English

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Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £35.00

Italian

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Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £35.00
Expert £35.00

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Personal Description:

I'm a native speaker of Italian with more than 26 years experience in this country. I'm a qualified MFL language teacher (PGCE) and a qualified public services interpreter (DPSI). I hold a degree in English, French and Italian literatures and languages from Urbino University, Italy. I also have a Diploma in French from CIOL (Institute of Linguists).

Teaching Experience:

I've been teaching in secondary schools as well as privately since 1996, gaining considerable experience in dealing with different abilities and learning styles and across a wide age spectrum ranging from 11 to 80.
I have experience in teaching both French and Italian GCSE (EDEXCEL, AQA and IGCSE) as well as A level (Edexcel) and Italian for holidays and travelling.

As a learner of English since the age of 19, I can understand the problems someone faces when first approaching the English language and for this reason I can offer support and guidance in becoming a confident speaker and user of this language.

I can also organise basic cookery lessons, including pasta making, conducted entirely in Italian.

I am currently a visiting lecturer in French at the University of Hertfordshire.

Teaching Approach:

My aim is to put students at ease and help them achieve their goal in the most efficient and enjoyable way. I follow a communicative approach as, I believe, the beauty of language learning is to be able to speak without inhibitions but I also consider grammar and written exercises useful tools for consolidating what has been taught. I always discuss my client's needs whether it is to pass an exam or simply learning for pleasure and I do my very best to meet those needs by adapting my lessons accordingly. In my lessons I can use PowerPoints, online newspapers and videoclips.

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Native Language: Italian
Additional Languages: English (British), French
Availability: Weekdays (daytime)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Chartered Institute of Linguists (2013) - DPSI (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • University of York (1998) - MFL (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • Chartered Institute of Linguists (1998) - ELIC Diploma in French (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • Urbino University - Italy (1993) - Degree in MFL English and French (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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