About Giulia Z.I have attended a Humanistic High School. In 2012 I graduated in International Relations and Diplomacy (University of Trieste) and I'm currently studying Intercultural Conflict Management in Berlin.
I have experience in teaching Italian since 2009, when I worked for a language school in Udine and taught Italian to groups of foreigners. Students were aged 10-18. During my service as a Red Cross Pioneer, I taught individual classes to adults. I mainly focus on conversation and informal communication, as I think being a good communicator is the most important goal when learning a new language. Even if grammar is not perfect, what matters is being able to pass over the message! Then comes grammar. Its rules are often learnable starting from conversation.
MY TEACHING METHOD. I like my lessons to be fun, for this reason I like working on Italian songs, newspaper articles, comics and bits of novels. Recently, I've started dictation exercises with students with difficulties in oral comprehension. This is especially the case of English speakers, as "i", "e", "a", "ch" etc. may be confusing when learning Italian. Writing what I dictate results useful as one has to focus on what is really being said. This is also a way to learn to write correctly.
I'll correct your pronunciation and ask for your personal opinion about what we read.
We can discuss what we will talk about lesson by lesson, so that I can prepare vocabulary and useful expressions for you.
I can suggest you films and videos depending on your level - they're a great way to learn and have fun.
I use an "online copybook" that is personal for every student and that will help you keep track of what we did during the previous class.
PLEASE NOTICE that I take lessons seriously and don't let students wait for me to show up. I expect the same in return. If you don't show up I'll still be waiting and I therefore expect to be paid. Thank you!
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