About meHello everyone, My name is Irene, I am a native Italian speaker. I was born in the beautiful island of Sicily and I currently live in the UK for 10 years. I studied in Palermo University where I took a Bachelor Degree in Foreign Languages, specialising in teaching Italian as second language. I speak fluent English, good Spanish and I am brushing up on my Russian. I have experience as private tutor helping people building up more confidence in Italian as well as provide cultural insights which I believe are essential to fully comprehend how a language works. I lived with people from different backgrounds and I truly enjoyed the language exchange, currently I am helping my partner who is Irish to improve his Italian, but I am also willing to give lessons to students of any age and level. I believe languages are powerful resources that connect people, reflecting their way of life. I will be thrilled to share my knowledge and support you through your journey in the italian language. As foreigner myself I understand the difficulties in approaching a new language, the differences between studying it at school and being effectively able to hold a conversation with a native speaker, that is why I my lessons I focus a lot in conversation. My motto is " don't be afraid of failure" making mistakes is the only way to learn and I am here to make the process fun and engaging. In my first lesson I start to get to know my students and discuss motivation / goals and then based on their level I plan the rest taking into account their hobbies. I can help you with different aspects of the Italian language, from basic grammar to complex sentences construction. I will show you how to manage confidently real life situation from ordering food at a restaurant to understand idioms. I will support you with reading and writing if you need me to. In my lessons I use a mix of images, questionnaires, newspaper articles, songs and slides. If there is a particular topic you would like to discuss or you have any question please get in touch. A presto!
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What are some of the advantages of attending language tutorials online?
Flexiblity. Students get to choose their preferred schedule. Another is reduced costs. Online tutorials can cost less compared to regular classes/sessions. For example, no cost for commuting.
Is online education as effective as face-to-face instruction?
Online education may seem relatively new, but with all that is happening in the world right now due to the pandemic, online education is seen as the most sought option in delivering quality education. All this while at the safety and comfort of the learners.
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