Information About Debora - Highgate teacher - (2 reviews)
I am a full-time native Italian teacher with a great passion for my job.
I consider myself as an ambassador of Italian culture and language and I strongly believe that studying a foreign language is an incredibly enriching experience that can really widen and improve your world. I started learning languages when I was six and I will probably never stop.
In my spare time I love reading, watching movies and going to farmers' markets.
I started teaching Italian as a foreign language while studying languages and literatures at university. I kept teaching part-time for 3 years to students of various ages and levels until I graduated.
I then pursued a career in advertising: I worked as copywriter and trainer of new employees for 6 years. I had the opportunity to train new colleagues from all over Europe. I loved training so much that I decided to go back to language teaching, but full-time. I completed my teacher training at the London Italian Cultural Institute, where I achieved my TIAFL Certificate (Teacher of Italian as a Foreign Language).
I am currently working as private Italian tutor in central London and have a variety of one-to-one and group students.
My teaching is student-centred: this means that I plan lessons according to my learners' level, needs and interests.
Lessons are completely in Italian and are designed according to the principles of the communicative method, which makes authentic Italian material the starting point that will lead students to explore and discover the language in a spontaneous way.
You will be learning Italian and Italian culture through different texts and activities. My resources are the latest Italian learning text books, but also literature, songs, videos, articles and games.
Guided by the student's objectives, we will be working on all language abilities: speaking, writing, listening and reading, in order to promote a full and enjoyable learning process.
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Additional Languages: English (British), French, German
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: No (✘ Not On File)
- The Italian Cultural Institute in London (2011) - TIAFL Certificate (Teacher of Italian as a Foreign Language) (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
- Università degli Studi di Milano (2002) - Foreign Languages and Literatures (Masters) (✔ On File)
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For my part I am acutely aware that I have a long way to go, nevertheless you have given me far more confidence to express myself - albeit rather slowly and haltingly. So I can assure you that your continuing patience and encouragement are much appreciated.