Information About Alessandra - St. Albans teacher - (4 reviews)
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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).
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.
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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Additional Languages: English (British), French
Availability: Weekdays (daytime)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- 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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