I am Serena, a Certified Italian Language Teacher, avid language student, and polyglot. Over six years ago, I started my online school to inspire native English speakers to learn and speak Italian successfully. Today I work with a fantastic team of hand-picked teachers who are helping me achieve my goal of making Italian learning enjoyable, motivating and possible for non-native speakers.
Our three key principles
Learn Italian with accountability*
✔ for complete and false beginners
✔ for this who like our learning approach start fast, build-up and slow down
✔ fort those who want to gift themselves the beautify of speaking another language
How to achieve mastery in Italian
✔ you want to improve dramatically your Italian skills with a smart and fund method
✔you have at least a pre-intermediate level now)
✔ you have hit a learning plateau
✔ you want to polish up your Italian of imperfections and high-frequency mistakes
✔ you want to be held accountable for you learning
CILS & CELI exam preparation
✔ you need to pass an exam certification for working or citizenship reason
✔ you think that earning an Italian certification can help you fuel your Italian routine
✔ you’re ready to cover all the four competencies of language learning: writing, listening, speaking and reading.
What does accountability mean for us?
Most Italian courses, no matter if they happen online or in-person, focus on having the learners consuming information on the spot without creating a structure to help them learn Italian outside of the class.
We do it differently. Because we have been language learners too and we know that that’s not the most efficient approach.
We base our teaching approach on the concept that in-person lessons shall give valuable guidance and feedback to the students. Still, real learning happens outside of the class when you experience and play with the language independently.
In all our Italian online classes and programs, we create a structure to help you flirt with the language both after and before the lesson.
We also always correct your homework, polish your mistakes, and give you feedback that will enable you to advance constantly. All this, without feeling lost or overwhelmed along the way. That’s what we call accountability.
We hold you accountable for completing all tasks required to advance fast and smart.
We don’t like consuming information without mastering it.
We love giving you a strategy and framework that will make you a stellar Italian speaker.
One time lesson on your favorite topic
✔ A one-time lesson to help you navigate a typical difficult Italian topic (language or cultural-based)
✔ 50-minute lesson
✔ a short assignment to complete before the meeting with feedback and correction
✔ No commitment
We don’t teach you just Italian. We share with you a creative and effective method to learn any foreign language.
Here is what learners from all aver the world say about me
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.
I no longer stress out (as much) about making a grammar mistake. 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.
Lessons with Serena are not only a real pleasure from beginning to end, but after only three I can already feel that my spoken Italian has improved under her guidance.