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Consuming information is not the same as assimilating information. Unless you study it, you won’t be able to use it. And unless you use it, you will lose it.

I often hear my private students saying: 

“I don’t know what to study”

“I bought that short story book, but I don’t know what to make out of it”

“I don’t remember what I read/studied two weeks ago”

“I can piece together all the bits and pieces of vocabulary that I have studied”

“I don’t know what my level is and what material to use”

“I miss structure and accountability in finishing a program”

If you’re familiar with these issues, I can help you by choosing the right materials, sharing a proven method for retaining vocabulary and grammar, and holding yourself accountable by setting deadlines and providing constructive feedback.

How does this program work?

  • You choose, or I’ll help you choose, a short-story book (with audio included) that is appropriate for your level. If you don’t know your level, I strongly recommend scheduling an assessment with us. One of the key factors of efficient learning is to know exactly where you are and choose learning content that is tailored to your needs.

    Choose a short story books from these lists: 

    A1, A2 levels

    B1, B2 levels 

  • Set a 30-day deadline for the completion of the course, along with an in-person class to discuss what you learned.

    We can be good starters but poor finishers when it comes to many new things we try. The internet is full of great programs, and it’s easy to fall for the promise that by purchasing something, you’ll be able to effortlessly move from point A to point B. However, learning a foreign language requires a long and consistent effort. Without setting aside regular time and following a structured plan, you’re likely wasting your time and money. This challenge will help you by providing a deadline.

    The main element of this program is the opportunity to meet me within 35 days of your purchase for a 30-minute individual class. During this session, we will discuss what you’ve read and listened to, as well as provide an opportunity to practice and improve your Italian skills.

    By doing this, you can be confident that you will not only consume but also effectively use what you have learned.

  • Choose between the light and full challenge and get in touch with me at

    Within 24 hours, you’ll receive a link to complete the payment, confirming your challenge. Additionally, you will receive clear instructions on how to effectively read and listen to the short story. If you have opted for the full challenge, which includes written tasks, you will also receive more in-depth information on how to complete and submit the assignments.

    The 1-on-1 meeting can be scheduled within 35 days of your purchase, and please note that rescheduling is not possible.





Read and listen to a short story book at your own pace for 30 days

Schedule a final call with me to discuss the story

Light email support for 30 days from your purchase



Read and listen to a short story book at your own pace for 30 days

Submit a short writing assignment and receive feedback (including grammar corrections and vocabulary suggestions)

Schedule a final call with me to discuss the story

Email support for 30 days from your purchase

Why writing?

Because, as I frequently say in my classes, writing is equivalent to speaking in slow motion. When writing, you will have time to think about what you want to say in Italian, check a dictionary, and reread or rewrite your sentences. This process will help you improve your Italian sentence-building skills and vocabulary. If you develop a habit of writing down what you want to talk about, especially at a beginner stage, you will see improvement in your conversational skills within weeks (and not years!).

The writing assignments included in the “full challenge” serve as  warm-up or your Italian conversations. Your writing assignments will be corrected by me using a dedicated Google Doc. This will give you a chance to visualize your mistakes and gain a better sense of how to construct fluent Italian sentences.

Italian online tutor

With a heart full of wanderlust, she has called eight countries home and embraced the beauty of learning over eight foreign languages. Now, as an online teacher, she pours her energy into empowering English speakers and adult learners to master Italian as a foreign language. From the eternally beautiful city of Rome, she is on a dedicated mission to achieve greatness as the world’s best Italian language teacher!


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