Learn Italian with accountability

Bespoke 1-on-1 Online Classes for All Levels

Is my method a good fit for you? Find out!

Why Serena's classes are different?

Do you feel like your Italian is not progressing as you would like? Most students who encounter a learning plateau lack a structured system and homework to rely on before and after class. You won’t become fluent in Italian simply by taking weekly classes; instead, it’s about learning how to learn on your own. What will truly advance your Italian skills is the amount of time you spend with the language independently, supported by guidance, structure, and accountability. This is where we step in with our method.

In our classes, we use the flipped-classroom method, making sure that you have completed your homework before every class. Our classes are also highly structured, following the CEFR (European Language Framework) standards. What does it mean? It means that you’ll work towards language levels, for example, progressing from beginner A1 to lower-intermediate (A2), then to intermediate (B1), and eventually to advanced over time (B2/C1).

What's the structure of the classes?

Our classes are a blend of Italian conversation practice and pre-class assignments customized to your level and learning needs. 

Examples of assignments include:

  • listening to an audio prompt
  • reading a short story
  • writing a short essay or phrases using relevant vocabulary
  • textbook exercises (dialogues, vocabulary drills, grammar, etc.).

Each task has a deadline and is followed by feedback and corrections. To put it shortly – I make you meet your tutor to use what you’ve previously learned, in a conversational setting and to address your doubts.

I believe this method of learning is extremely effective because it helps you build a framework to read, listen, and write in Italian even before meeting your tutor during the class. 

Needless to say, by following this learning approach, your Italian will improve much faster than it ever has before.

Why learning with Serena's method?

I’m a polyglot who has learned several languages from different families (German, Slovak, Swedish) and am a lifelong language learner. I know exactly what it takes to master speaking a foreign language as an adult, and I’m committed to making the process fun, accessible, and realistic, especially for busy adult learners.

I have over 10 years of language teaching experience, mainly with adults and English native speakers. Additionally, I’ve designed numerous language courses, written several easy-readers (short stories), and am currently writing my first grammar book. Teaching is not just a job for me; it’s my utmost passion.

Lastly, I believe that learning foreign languages is a lifelong journey that you decide to embark on. All my programs aim to help you become an independent and successful Italian learner over time.

Speaking foreign languages has always brought immense pleasure to my life, both professionally and personally. I want the same for you!

How do the classes happen?

Depending on your learning plan, we’ll establish a day and time for your classes (e.g., every Monday at 9 am). This will help you develop the habit of learning Italian over time and fit it into your schedule.

The classes are conducted online via Zoom. All you need is a reliable internet connection and a laptop. Serena or another teacher will call you at the established time for the class. The classes usually last 30 or 45 minutes.

Ciao, I'm Serena!


I’m the creative force behind both this blog and my collection of short stories in simple Italian for language learners, available on Amazon. With a heart full of wanderlust and a deep love for language learning, I’m on a mission to help adults worldwide unlock the secrets of learning languages and become fluent Italian speakers.

Your Investment

Happy Students!

Serena is extremely prepared and thorough with varying topics and mini-lessons within the lesson. Her lessons are fun and delightful!

Wendy, Florida

Real Estate

Serena turns my mistakes into dynamic learning opportunities by coaching me during our conversations without interrupting them. Her preparation for our conversations is apparent when she seems to have anticipated every misstep I could possibly make. Serena is a language coach. Her style is adapted by my needs, unlimited by textbook learning and unnecessary memorization.

Aldo, Washington


Serena doesn’t only teach Italian in a most professional way but she also knows how to trigger one’s deepest passions for this incredible, colourful and flowery language.

Sari, Israel

University Student

I don’t teach you just Italian. I share with you a creative and effective method to learn any foreign language.