Ciao! I am Stefano, a native and qualified Italian teacher with CLTA certificate of Italian teaching to adults issued by International House London.
I'm the manager and teacher at the "Italian School of St Albans", where at the moment I teach 6 groups of different levels. I have 7 years of experience with one to one lessons in London and I have worked at St.Albans school of languages from September 2012 to March 2016. I also teach Italian for the staff of FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) and provide individual tuition at the Bank of England, HSBC, Lastminute.com.
I am very motivated, passionate and able to talk about any topics. I am always keen to improve myself and am very sociable.
My aim is to make Italian classes fun as this keeps people motivated and passionate about learning.
My teaching methodology has been developed using techniques learned at the International House which has been refined with my personal experience. I completely avoid textbooks or classic teaching and I have my own style, which is more dynamic, interactive and not focused only on grammar. Students really appreciate it and I'll carry on with it.
Language is the key that opens the door to the knowledge of a place and its people. I feel really proud of my origins and always happy to help my clients by providing info about the culture and traditions of Italy. I believe as a teacher imparting technical knowledge is important but it is also essential to inspire interest and an enjoyable learning experience.
I always try to keep my students engaged by making my classes interesting. I do this by introducing current issues about Italy and any other topics of interest to my students. I ensure my classes are tailored to my students' levels and create an atmosphere where students can ask plenty of questions.
Coordinator and Italian Teacher
The Italian School of St Albans
St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK
April 2016- Present
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
London, United Kingdom
Jan 2013 – Present
I have been teaching Italian to employees at the FCA – an independent non-governmental body that regulates the financial services industry in the UK. The FCA has approximately 4,000 employees.
St. Albans school of languages
St. Albans, UK
Sept 2012 – April 2016
St Albans language school, founded in 2004, is a popular spot for learners of english and modern foreign languages in Hertfordshire, located in the centre of the old town.
The Language Machine
London, United Kingdom
Sept 2012 – Present
The Language Machine provides private language tuition with experienced tutors in the UK. I currently have two pre-intermediate level students and a GCSE student. I design a tailored course for all students.
Italian private tutor
April 2011- Present
I currently have 7 one-to-one students. My clients are predominately professionals working in the financial services industry. I provide these lessons on-site at Bank of England, Credit Suisse, Lastminute.com and Skadden (law firm).
I always try to keep my students engaged by making my classes interesting. I do this by introducing current issues about Italy and any other topics of interest to my students. I ensure my classes are tailored to my students' levels and create an atmosphere where students can ask plenty of questions and interact.
Lessons are planned to improve various skills, through the introduction of articles, audios or videos and usually end with a final task, when through a game or a role-play the student can practise the functions learnt during the session.
My teaching methodology has been developed using techniques learned at the International House which has been refined with my personal experience.
|Languages||Italian, English (British)|
|Availability||Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Universita' degli studi di Cagliari||2007||Bachelors||Political science|
|Universita' degli studi di Cagliari||2010||Masters||International Relations|
|International House London||2012||Professional||CLTA certificate in Italian language teaching|
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