Trusted teacher: Lessons are tailored to the student's needs and interests. Available to tackle grammar or cultural topics on request. The emphasis is placed on lexical usage and interaction: building vocabulary and appropriateness. Grammar is always contextualised within a communicative approach: I avail myself of authentic materials, written or interactive exercises, excerpts from books, newspapers, magazines, blogs, videos. Cross-cultural implications are of central importance, so my lessons give an insight into the Italian way of life, art history, literature, cooking, music etc. I live in Valpolicella, an area renowned for its wine and situated in the province of Verona, Italy, the romantic town of Romeo and Juliet, of the Arena and its opera season. . . I can help you discover some of the most charming tourist attractions of northern Italy, with reference to authentic materials.