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Ana Dil


Hello everyone! My name is Simona and I am a certified Italian language teacher! MAKE SURE TO BOOK YOUR WEEK LESSONS IN ADVANCE TO FIND AVAILABLE TIME SLOTS!

I have been working as a teacher of Italian as a Foreign Language since 2014, I have taught all levels from complete beginners to advanced piano students. I am from Italy, but have lived abroad in England and Spain and taught Italian in both Italy and Spain.

I am a really enthusiastic, focused teacher. I have a positive and creative approach to teaching and set high expectations, which inspire, motivate and challenge students. I endeavour not to bore my students and I regularly vary interaction patterns in my lessons in order to vary the pace. In my 2 years of teaching in two different countries, I have worked with students of all ages, from young children to seniors and racially and ethnically diverse students. I also work as a translator, proofreader and linguist. At the moment, I work as a teacher of Italian as a second language at the US Navy in Naples and as a teacher of English as a foreign language at the Cambridge Academy in Naples.

I am always engaged in continuous learning in order to broaden my knowledge and experience and always interested in innovative teaching methods. Beyond working directly with students, I also enjoy developing new course materials, using authentic materials and creating activities.

Furthermore, I consider creativity an important aspect of writing and speaking. I encourage my students to use language creatively to express themselves. Indeed, I am very fond of free practice activities.

Cancellations and No-Shows policy:
I require at least 24 hours notice to reschedule, as it is not possible to reassign those time slots to other students. So please pay attention to the calendar and cancel the lesson if you can't attend. After that time, lessons will be considered as completed. If the student doesn't shows up after 15 minutes after the fixed time without any notice, the lesson will be considered as completed.

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2019 - 2019
Training Course for Teachers of Italian: " Italian Grammar, teaching and assessment"
I LINCEI PER UNA NUOVA DIDATTICA NELLA SCUOLA, University of Naples "L'Orientale" - Naples
Training Course for Teachers of Italian - "Talking about the Italian Language"
Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, ASLI Scuola - Association for the history of Italian language, University of Naples "L'Orientale”, - Naples (Italy)
2016 - 2017
Diploma in Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language, Grade A+
University of Naples "L'Orientale”, Naples (Italy)
Communicative approach and phonetics. Analysis of the different teaching methods and of the materials used in the classroom. Methodology and language awareness.
2010 - 2014
Master’s Degree in Modern European Languages and Literatures, with 110/110 cum laude
University of Naples "L'Orientale”, Department of Literary, Linguistic and Comparative Studies - Naples (Italy)
English language and literature; Spanish language and literature; Linguistics; Romance philology and Germanic philology. Thesis in Romance philology entitled «El mayor saber que en el mundo ay es dezir»: il Sendebar
2006 - 2010
Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Languages and Cultures - English and Spanish
University of Naples "L'Orientale”, Department of Literary, Linguistic and Comparative Studies - Naples (Italy)
English language and literature; Spanish language and literature; Portuguese language and literature; Linguistics; Medieval, Modern and Contemporary History of Art. Thesis in History of Art Criticism/Museology entitled «The Museum Director in Italy»

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Transcriber, Editor
Sigma Technologies Global - Madrid
Australian English transcriptions: transcribing and correcting audio files to improve voice recognition softwares
Translator, Linguist, Proofreader
Appen - Chatswood, Australia
Speech translation, translation and localization, data collection projects, annotations projects.
Freelance Translator
Translated s.r.l. - Rome (Italy)
- Translations from English into Italian; translations from Spanish into Italian
2018 - 2018
Teacher of English as a Foreign language
Cambridge Academy - Naples
2017 - 2018
Teacher of Italian as a Second Language
US Navy - Naples (Italy)
Teaching Italian as a Second Language
2015 - 2016
Lector in Italian Language and Culture
Ministerio Educación La Rioja - Escuela oficial de idiomas de Logroño - Logroño, Spain
- In charge of organising classes and responding to the strengths and needs of students during lessons; planning and preparing appropriate lessons and suitable teaching materials - Teaching students at all levels. Italian language and culture, phonetics, literature - Working in accordance with the school's curriculum statement and policies
2015 - 2015
Lector in Italian
University of Seville, Faculty of Philology - Seville, Spain
2015 - 2015
Italian Language Assistant
University of Seville, Faculty of Philology - Seville, Spain
2015 - 2015
International Relations Officer
University of Seville, Faculty of Philology - Seville, Spain
2014 - 2015
Tutor of Italian as a Foreign Language
Scuola di Pace - Naples (Italy)
- Tutor at a course of italian language for adults from different nationalities aged between 14 and 50 (level A2) - Student testing, marking and providing feedback on oral and written work, keeping student registers and attendance records - Preparing and setting tests, examination papers, and exercises; conversation practice with the students alongside the teacher, encouraging conversation in the classroom through paired activities, group work, games and so on; educational support; preparation for the CILS exams
2013 - 2014
Academic Assistant
Leaving Learning English - Bristol (United Kingdom)
2014 - 2014
Front desk assistant at the Centre for Language Services
University of Naples "L'Orientale" - C.I.L.A. - Centro Interdipartimentale di servizi Linguistici e Audiovisivi - Naples (Italy)
2011 - 2011
Ciao People S.r.l - Naples (Italy)
Publishing news articles, political articles, articles about culture.


2016 - 2016
WEBINAR for Italian L2/LS teachers: “Vai a quel paese!” Come parlano veramente gli italiani
ALMA Edizioni s.r.l.
2016 - 2016
Teaching Italian as L2 to Immigrants: Basic Italian
Department for Equal Opportunities - City of Rome
2016 - 2016
Cambridge English Course - Where Teaching Flourishes, Training Course for English Teachers
Cambridge English - Naples
2015 - 2015
Translation and Interculturality - 16 hours
University of Seville, Faculty of Philology - Seville, Spain
2015 (17th, 18th, 19th, 20th of February 2015)
2015 - 2015
Knowledge of Italian and Foreign Languages Learning – Modern and Classical
organised by ASLI Scuola, Associazione per la Storia della Lingua Italiana - University of Naples 'L'Orientale'
2014 - 2014
XI ASLI Conference The Italian Language in politics
Accademia della Crusca - ASLI - Naples
(20th,21st, 22nd November 2014)
2014 - 2014
The historical and etymological lexicography of Italian and LEI
Accademia della Crusca - LEI - Naples
Selected through a competitive process; workshop held by Prof. Max Pfister.
2013 - 2013
Course of English
British Institutes - Naples (Italy)