Ciao! My name is Andrea and I am a native Italian from Rome. I am professional Italian teacher, I love my job and I love to meet new people from all over the world. I love to learn about new different cultures. I was born in the south of Italy, Calabria, where my mother was born, my father is from Naples. This means that I feel a strong connection with the southern Italian culture. I lived almost my entire life in the beautiful Rome, but I also lived abroad in Los Angeles and London for several years in the past. Abroad I started to give individual and group Italian lessons to foreigners. I have been teaching Italian to foreigners for many years now (since 2013).
I am a professional native Italian teacher with years of Italian language teaching experience, graduated from University of Rome.
I started to work as a freelancer teacher abroad in London and LA. Today I am teaching mostly online, I really like this way of working: technology gave me the opportunity to live in different places and to work in freedom, to keep working and at the same time to travel without stopping in one place for too long. I love my job and I am passionate about it. My students have always shown me gratitude for my work, I am so happy for their success and I am proud of their hard work and achievement.
I always try to personalize the lesson based on the student's needs. If the student needs to know more grammar I start my lessons teaching more rules, following a Structural approach: this means that I would start teaching the language as a complex of grammatical rules which are to be learned one at a time in a set order. Along with that it is possible to do some grammar translations to and from the target language and to practice some Audio - Lingual method. Only after all this I push the student towards a Direct method, that means that it is possible only to use the target language. Learning a new foreign language is a complex dynamic personal process.
I assign homework which I correct, I use all the best tools and technology for giving the student the best learning experience possible.
I teach all ages and all levels. I teach children, students at school and university, professionals working in big companies, artists and even foreign teachers. I also teach native Italian speakers how to get rid of their accent and dialect. With me the student can learn every aspect of the Italian language: grammar, reading, writing, listening, conversation, pronunciation and the standard Italian diction. The majority of the Italian teachers can't speak the correct standard Italian diction. I can, as I studied the Italian diction and vocal expression for longer than 5 years. I worked in communication, I am expert in public speaking and I am also an artist: as a professional communicator and artist you need to speak Italian at a very high level.