Silvia
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Online private lessons in Italian language, culture and lifestyle. All levels. Master of Arts Leiden University, Ditals I.

If you wish to brush up your Italian, resume a past series of lessons, or simply start from scratch learning Italian, this is the right lesson for you! I like to personalize each class/course according to the needs and goals of my students. My classes are focused on improving the student's communication skills. At beginner and lower intermediate levels, I prefer using a text book/ student book in the first part of the class. I usually use "Nuovissimo Progetto Italiano" and "Arrivederci" by Edilingua, or "Nuovo Espresso" and "Dieci" by Alma Publishing. For the second part of the lesson, I create engaging contents using original videos, press articles, extracts from blogs and social media, literary texts. If the students does not feel comfortable using Italian from scratch, I can switch to English, German or Dutch. The course comprises the correction of home assignments.

Extra information

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Italian Studies from the University of Florence, and a Master's Degree in Literary Studies from Leiden University, The Netherlands. I obtained DITALS I Certification, a certificate awarded by the “Università per Stranieri di Siena” that assesses the theoretical and practical qualifications in the field of teaching Italian to foreigners.

Location

Online via webcam

General info

Skills:
Italian:
Italian for adults
Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Italian, Dutch, German, French, Spanish

About Me

I am an enthusiastic teacher with a passion for children's literature and fantasy as a genre.
Between 2014 and 2019 I have been living in The Netherlands. I speak Dutch, French, German, Spanish, and a little Portuguese. So I know very well how challenging it can be learning a new language, or improving your language skills!
When I am free, I like going for long walks in the countryside, practising yoga, cooking vegan recipes, and discovering new sustainable fashion brands.

Education

Bachelor's Degree Italian Studies, University of Florence, Italy, Cum Laude
Research Master's Degree Literary Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands, Cum Laude

Experience / Qualifications

DITALS I Certification, a certificate awarded by the “Università per Stranieri di Siena” that assesses the theoretical and practical qualifications in the field of teaching Italian to foreigners.

Reviews (12)

Enjoyed my lesson with Silvia and I like her interactive learning tools with the white board and books.
Silvia is not only very kind, she's also the best teacher I've had (and I've had a few). You can decide for yourself what part of the language you want to learn more intensively, while she also keeps an eye on the things you may think you know perfectly, but do not. She does this without making you feel bad or insecure, really giving you confidence by positivity.
Since 6 months Silvia teaches me Italian. According to me, she is a very good teacher. Her lessons are structured and she provides professional materials like study books and articles. She is patient and very reliable in keeping appointments. She also invests time in checking homework. I am making real progress. I recommend her to anyone who wants to learn Italian.
Top class tutor. Engaging, challenging, and fun! Silvia keeps lessons engaging with videos and opportunities to practice speech , listening , and grammar, while building lessons to fit my specific needs. Every lesson we challenge new topics while practicing previous lessons.
ik ben net gestart met Italiaanse les bij Silvia. Wat een fijne ervaring. aangenaam, vriendelijk, goed voorbereid, duidelijk gestructureerd... en achteraf kreeg ik een samenvatting en voorbereiding voor de volgende les. Dat geeft zin om voort te doen!
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"Under the Tuscan Sun" by Frances Mayes, "The Enchantress of Florence" by Salman Rushdie, "A Room with a View" by E. M. Forster, "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert, "The Enchanted April" by Elizabeth von Armin. Depending on the student's level, lessons will be delivered in English or Italian.

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