This is a little
example of the way I teach. As you will notice in the video, learning
Italian in a beautiful, relaxed environment is easy to do here.
When you are
nervous, and not relaxed during the lesson, learning anything can be
difficult, especially another language.
That’s why I always
try to create a comfortable atmosphere during the lesson, and always
professional. For me, it’s so rewarding to see students, who couldn’t speak a
word before, conversing in Italian. That for me, is the real joy, and I mean
it from my heart.
As I already said,
we’ll practice the four main skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing).
The plan is not set and is flexible to meet your needs. For instance, there
won’t always be 2 hours grammar and 2 hours conversation
in a 4 hour course. I develop a strategy for each student, but the most
important “thing” is the student themselves. This is not only my proven
technique, but also used by many modern language scientists.
I’ll teach Italian
with a communicative method. What does it mean? We will speak. You will speak.
Actually, the modern teacher is a motivation trainer. When he/she does his/her
job in the right way, then the student will be motivated to work together.
One last thing that
is for me important to say. People normally think that an Italian teacher must
be able to speak many languages. That’s not true. And people are very
surprised when I say it’s not necessary. It helps, but it’s not necessary. A
modern teacher must be an “actor”. He must let himself understood with
gestures (and you know how we Italians are good with it ;-) and pictures. That
happens especially at the beginning. Later the teacher can explain words with