French and Italian, experienced with children and teenagers
I am a qualified teacher for English as a second language, but since I took my certificate I have applied the teaching techniques to the other languages that I speak, Italian and French, with great results.
I was born and raised in Italy and Hungary, with part of my family living in England. This is how I developed my love for foreign languages.
I attended high school in Italy where I specifically chose to study English and French literature. Then I took my degree in Foreign Languages at the University of Turin and studied a year in Lyon. I also consolidated my knowledge of French by working for a short period in France.
I am currently preparing to get a qualification to teach Italian to foreigners, DITALS 1 certificate and I will focus on teaching children and teenagers. In the future I also wish to obtain the same for French.
I enjoy helping children to learn and understand foreign languages. With the younger ones, like to play with words and to create flashcards and games that make the learning less boring and more fun. With teenagers and adults I always try to find interesting and fresh topics to work on, and I try to tailor my lessons to the student's interests.
Paola was excellent at helping my daughter with her French grammar and conversation. She was firm but my daughter still loved her lessons and didn't realise how much she was learning because Paola made the process fun. I would highly recommend her.