Language Teacher and Mentor
Over the years, my unconditional love for learning (not only foreign languages!) brought me to become a polyglot (read my full story here) and a learning expert. I became a full-time Italian Language Coach when I decided to blend what I love to do: helping people to acquire and internalize new information in an efficient way and, what I am good at: foreign languages. I focus on teaching Italian because it’s my lovely mother tongue and I believe that as a native coach, I can add real value to any Italian language course. I really believe in my teaching mission and I do strive every single day to become the best Italian teacher in the world (not joking!)
I own a binational French-Italian diploma in Applied Linguistics and Intercultural Communications at the University of Aosta (2013) and University of Savoy (France), and I am a certified Italian teacher for foreigners at the University of Venice (2016). I also teach French and Castilian Spanish for beginners and organize multilingual classes and workshops in my romance languages (Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese and Sicilian).
My accent in Italian is neutral. I have studied the Italian diction with a professional actress for over one year and I can explain very well the differences in Northern, Southern and Central accents and even impersonate them!
I am a so-called Renaissance soul, which if you don’t know, is someone with a vast array of interests and passions. My interests range from psychology to arts to neurolinguistics. As a so-called “Renaissance soul” strives to find a convergence amongst her interests in my working life. In my courses I like to blend all my competencies together to offer my clients the best possibile Italian learning experience ever. I am also crafting an exclusive series of Italian language Immersion trips for enthusiast Italophile souls. If you want to know more about it, send me a message.
I love all things foreign cultures. My way to fulfil this type of love is by learning foreign languages. I have learned 10 different languages over the las 10 years I speak fluently five of them (French, English, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese), I am conversational in Slovak, and I have two mother tongues (Italian & Sicilian). I am currently learning Dutch. I regularly join International Languages Events, and I love mingling with foreign languages freaks. If you are curious about why I am learning so many languages, the answer is: out of love. Trying to understand German cases or reading Brazilian short stories profound meditation for me. Whenever I speak or learn a foreign language, I feel refreshed and reenergized. Some people manage to disconnect after a long morning run, I do whenever I read in a foreign language.
I have always tried to understand the world in its many facets. As a teen, I soon realized that exploring the world was the best way to learn and develop oneself. During my school years, I took every possible chance (through many scholarships) to study and intern abroad. I was lucky to study at a university in France and to intern in the UK and Spain. As a fresh graduate, I worked and lived in Slovakia for almost three years. Living in Eastern Europe was a challenging but exquisite time of my life. I have forged strong bonds in Slovakia, and it’s still one of my favourite place to be in the whole world. These days, I consider myself lucky enough to manage an exiciting business that allows me to work from anywhere. Over the last few years, I have spent significant periods of time in the Canary Islands, Czech Republic, Japan and the Netherlands.