Ciao! My name is Elisa and I am a native Italian speaker. I was born and raised in Italy and now I live in Portland, Oregon. I have a bachelor degree in Foreign languages (Minor: Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication) at the University of Milan, Italy. I am also in the process of getting a second certification to teach Italian to foreigners. I always keep up to date with Italian news and culture and courses. I come back to Italy every year for 3 months and teach from there. I started teaching in Italy and once I moved to the Usa, I knew I didn't want to give up teaching. So here I am! In these past years gained significant teaching experience for online and in person tutoring for all levels and ages. I use an entertaining, conversational and cultural approach when teaching. I have been loving teaching so much that I am in the process of writing a book for foreigners! Italian is my native language and I am always so excited and so proud of sharing it with you. In my opinion, you learn a language when you develop each skill individually, meaning: grammar, vocabulary, listening, writing, speaking and culture.When I first arrived in the United States two years ago, I learned how important cultural habits are in order to learn a language. After all, language is transmitted through culture. In my time spent doing this, I have discovered that learning a language is challenging. Fluency is not something you can buy. You need to work for it. I can promise you that at times, it will be hard and even boring. This is why my lessons are not only educational but also engaging. I will customize a curriculum for you based on your personal language goals and interests. I always use different media sources such as Youtube, videos I will create personally for you, books or recordings and podcasts to help you stay motivated. Feel free to contact me for any questions! I also offer group discounts! Grazie, Elisa Teaching courses: -Italian for tourists -Italian for life -Spanish for students (beginner, pre-intermediate, intermediate) -Italian culture Ciao! A presto !
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching since 2014
Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication
Teaches ages 5+
Speaks Spanish, English, French, Italian
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