From ItalyLiving in Messina, Italy (23:19 UTC+02:00)
italki teacher since Nov 22, 2021
Teaching my native language to someone who admires Italian culture is something that I love to do. I like to establish a friendly relationship with all my students who are generally very curious and enthusiast people. Their curiosity and enthusiasm really motivate me to bring the best out of them!
Me as a Teacher
I graduated in foreign languages from the University of Messina, where I had the chance to understand how the learning process of a second language actually works. The techniques I developed throughout the years have made my lessons more efficient and dynamic.
My lessons & teaching style
My method focuses on conversation and imitates the spontaneous acquisition of a language in a relaxed and informal context. This strategy helps my students to feel more confident and puts communication in the first place.
On the other hand, I try to make my lessons as flexible as possible, depending on the practical needs of the person in front of me. In fact, (if necessary) I occasionally switch to a more explicit teaching of Italian grammar through mechanical exercises and the repetition of specific structures. I also think that the written output of the student can be extremely helpful because it forces ourselves to a profound metalinguistic awareness!
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Articles and news
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139 Italian lessons
Francesco is hands down the best instructor of Italian.
I have been taking lessons with him for some months already, and we have never run out of interesting topics to talk about.
His approach to teaching the Italian language works pretty well at stimulating and encouraging the student to improve his / her proficiency in every class.
Additionally, his knowledge of so many topics makes it easier to hold intelligent discussions.
I have leant many ways to express myself with much more confidence in Italian, a language that I love. Additionally, I have learnt about so many others areas, besides the Italian language, of which I was pretty ignorant before.
Language and culture cannot be separated, and my classes with Francesco are a testimony of that.
I am beyond grateful, thank you so much Francesco!
Aug 3, 2022
25 Italian lessons
Come sempre è stato un piacere parlare o più discutere con Francesco! Noi facciamo le lezioni insieme già da mesi ed ogni volta troviamo qualcosa da parlare per un ora senza preparazione. Oltre la sua straordinaria capacità di iniziare una conversazione e di alimentarla per la lezione io stimo soprattutto la sua abilità come insegnante di motivarmi a parlare il più possibile e farmi accorgere dei miei errori senza che io perda il filo del discorso. Ed anche i dieci minuti alla fine di ognuna lezione, dove riassumiamo le difficoltà che avevo con la grammatica o col vocabolario, sono utilissimi ed io aprendo sempre qualcosa di nuovo. Grazie infinite Francesco!
Jul 19, 2022
38 Italian lessons
It's been about half a year when I've started learning Italian with Francesco. I've been learning also other languages here on italkie so I had various teachers. I can assure all of you that Francesco is definitely among the best on this platform. After these roughly 6 months I definitely made a progress in Italian (it's just hard to compare my level today and in January '22). It's thanks to Francesco - his skills, attitude, patience, character. I highly recommend him as a teacher. You will never feel disappointed. What is cooler to get to know the language of one of world's top countries?
Jul 5, 2022
6 Italian lessons
Another great lesson with Francesco. He has a great personality and I enjoy that he’s willing to be a human. I’ve had it in my head that tutors must be boring and static, but Francesco is fun and easy to talk to yet still very knowledgeable on how to help you improve.
Sep 20, 2023
6 Italian lessons
Another great lesson with Francesco! He’s fun to talk to, easy to understand, and know how to make you sound more natural. Highly recommend.
Sep 13, 2023
6 Italian lessons
Another great lesson with Francesco. If you’ve come across his page, give him a chance to be your teacher. He does a great job. I really enjoy the take-home exercises he has given me as well. Thanks Francesco!