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Cinzia Add to Favorites Visited 7 hours ago

Teaches: Italian

Languages: Italian, English, French

32, Female, From Padua, Italy, Living in Padua, Italy

Local time: Jan 28, 2015 07:42   (W. Europe Standard Time)

My lessons focus on real world conversation - you'll learn real life Italian and to talk like a native. I have a BA in foreign languages and a Master degree in Teaching Italian. I have taught in schools in Italy, UK and China for about 6 years
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140 - 180 ITC per hour
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Professional Lessons  

Learning Italian - Beginner Level
  • Italian
  • 73 completed session(s)
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150 ITC per hour
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Learning Italian - Intermediate Level
  • Italian
  • 17 completed session(s)
  • Package
150 ITC per hour
=15.0USD
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Learning Italian - Advanced Level
  • Italian
  • 2 completed session(s)
  • Package
150 ITC per hour
=15.0USD
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Speak Italian like a native
  • Italian
  • 0 completed session(s)
  • Package
160 ITC per hour
=16.0USD
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Business Italian
  • Italian
  • 0 completed session(s)
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180 ITC per hour
=18.0USD
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Informal Tutoring  

Informal Tutoring: Italian
  • 1 completed session(s)
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140 ITC per hour
=14.0USD
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30 minute trial session

90 ITC 30 minutes
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About Cinzia

I am a certified instructor of Italian currently teaching online and in schools in Italy. My father’s family is from Veneto, a region in the north east of Italy home to the romantic Venice, Verona and Padua, and my mother is from the beautiful Italian island of Sardinia, a lovely blend of sea, sand and history. I'm basically a kind of a mixture of North and South of Italy.

I have always been passionate about languages and other cultures. My passion for languages and for teaching Italian has certainly flourished throughout my education. I have a BA degree in English, Spanish and Armenian Studies and a Master degree in teaching Italian to foreigners.

I was born and raised in Italy but after my graduation I moved to London where I stayed for over six years working as a teacher both privately and in schools.
Later, I pursued my passion for teaching in China where I worked for a year at the University of Science and Technology of Hebei, near Beijing, as a professor of Italian language, literature and culture. Moreover, I have been teaching Italian and English both in person and via Skype for well over six years.
I also created my own Facebook and Twitter page where I post content about Italian language and culture and I am starting a blog http://theitalianlounge.com/. Facebook facebook.com/LazzariniCinzia, twitter https://twitter.com/cinziaitalian.

Teaching Specialities

  • Beginners

  • Children

  • Teenagers

  • Business

  • Test Preparation

  • CILS

  • CELI

Teaching Tools

Audio / Video Available

Work Experience

    • Italian teacher
    • The Language Corner School
    • 2012 - 2012
    • London United Kingdom
    Planning, preparing and delivering lessons to a range of classes and age groups. • Writing and producing new material, including audio and visual resources. • Responsible for creating a vibrant teaching environment. • Preparing and setting tests and exercises. • Responsible for initiating, facilitating and moderating classroom discussions. • Active role in encouraging cultural awareness and promoting multiculturalism.
    • Freelance Italian Teacher
    • Freelance
    • 2008 - 2013
    • London United Kingdom
    • Responsible for creating personalized lessons based on students' interests and on the topics the students find more difficult to learn in order to help them overcome their learning blocks. • Responsible for creating a vibrant teaching environment. • Monitoring students progress through the use of tests, exercises, assignments and other methods. • Responsible for researching and making available to students material and resources for educational activities
    • Business Development Manager
    • Direct Ferries Ltd
    • 2008 - 2013
    • London United Kingdom
    Developing and maintaining mutual beneficial relationships with South European ferry companies ➢ Responsible for dealing with all aspects of contract management in different languages ➢ Responsible for providing language support in Spanish and Italian to the company departments ➢ Responsible for providing accurate translation of web sites, e-mail, letters, commercial documents and marketing campaigns ➢ Translating and updating Direct Ferries website
    • Teacher of Italian language, literature and culture
    • Hebei Normal University of Science and Technlogy
    • 2013 - 2014
    • Hebeo China
    Developing and presenting comprehensive lesson plans, with a focus on grammar, literature and culture Delivering engaging, coherent lectures and motivating lessons to students whilst creating a vibrant learning environment Preparing and selecting coursework materials and integrating appropriate learning materials Preparing and evaluating students' assignments and exams Active role in encouraging cultural awareness

Education

    • Ca Foscari University of Venice
    • 2001 - 2007
    Bachelor's , Foreign Languages
    English, Spanish and Armenian Languages & literature with History and Media studies
    • University of Perugia
    • 2011 - 2012
    Master's , Teaching Italian to foreigners

Certificates

    • Master in Teaching Italian
    • University of Perugia
    • 2013
    Certificate Uploaded
Cinzia

 Professional Teacher

Completed sessions 93
Students 26
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Professional Lessons
Informal Tutoring
Instant Tutoring
Teacher sinceMar 28, 2013
Last session Jan 27, 2015