Ciao! As a true linguist, art historian, cultural trainer, teacher at heart and lover of all things Italian, there's nothing more fulfilling than sharing the Italian language and culture to learners of all levels and ages. Let me take you to a world where every word is filled with music, animation and a passion for living la bella vita!
Firenze, Italia is where I used to call home and now I am excited to share the beauties of Italian language and culture here in the SF Bay Area. I have always been a lover of languages and cultural exchange, so I completed my BA in Art History & Fine Art, and my MA in Italian Studies, Museology & Photography, and have completed Continuing Education programs both in Italy and the U.S. in Teaching Foreign Language, Multicultural Learning, Cultural Exchange, Curriculum Development and Intercultural Training.
As a former Italian Lecturer at Stanford University, I'm also able to create and adapt curricula at the academic level in conjunction with Italian Studies degree programs. I'm the Organizer for multiple Italian Language & Culture groups here in the San Francisco Bay Area. And with an extensive background in Italy working in various organizations (arts, education, tourism, professional training, marketing & translation fields), I bring together all these unique experiences to create and lead programs that open infinite opportunities to discover and cultivate your language, cultural and professional skills in one!
I use a communicative teaching approach, in which together with my students, we identify and build on their individual strengths and learning style with my support in an open dialogue and interaction. My language & cultural development immersion programs allow clients to apply their knowledge through guided practice and real-life situations. Applying a vast variety of instruction styles and materials, practical interaction & on-site implementation, my teaching and training is adaptable to all learning methods and settings.
As I am very active in the local Italian community in the San Francisco Bay Area and lead/organize/host many Italian-related happenings (festivals, film screenings, discussions, conversation groups, art exhibits, concerts), I always encourage my clients to attend local events and cultural groups throughout the area. I would love to learn about you (or your company) and your experience with Italian to develop a plan together that expands your interests, expectations, objectives and travels...
Tutto su misura (Everything is customized)!
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