From ItalyLiving in Barcelona, Spain (11:17 UTC+01:00)
Italian Native Speaker with level C2 in Spanish & Level B2 in English
italki teacher since Jan 14, 2022
I am a Native Italian Speaker from Piedmont.
I've been living in Barcelona for over 20 years where I studied languages, English & Spanish, in the Escuela Oficial De Idiomas. I have level C2 (Expert) in Spanish and B2 (Upper Intermediate) in English. In Italy, I worked for many years in a Radio Station (DJ & Speaker).
Nowadays, I am still a DJ, Vinyl seller & Collector.
I love languages and helping students learn them. They give people new opportunities and freedom over their life choices. I feel comfortable speaking to people and I'm a good listener.
I like reading, writing, cooking, partying with friends and exploring wild nature.
I'm an extrovert who lives life positively.
Me as a Teacher
When the topic is interesting and the lesson is pleasant learning ability increases.
My lessons are conversation-based about topics that interest students in a relaxed atmosphere. Combining interest with the practice of the concepts, we improve faster.
The class takes place in an informal but productive space where confidence is encouraged.
The program will be adapted to the student's needs, I can use Spanish (C2) and English (B2) to help with comprehension when needed. I know learning a language requires effort and patience. I can help to develop these attributes because I taught DJ & Music Production to people at risk of social exclusion and I'm sensitive to the challenges of learning.
My lessons & teaching style
Music? Italian Art & Tourism? History? Cooking? Science? Travels? Cinema? Gossip?
Let's talk about it!
Students are encouraged to speak in a judgement-free space so they can focus exclusively on refining the level of Italian, widen their vocabulary, and improve the use of verbal tenses and sentence construction.
In the conversation, we focus on grammar, pronunciation and spelling to improve these aspects. We talk in Italian all the time, but to help with understanding, we can switch to English (B2) or Spanish (C2) if necessary.
We use Texts/PDF & Audio/Videos to practice oral & written comprehension.
As I'm a DJ, we can always listen to Italian records, sing and exchange opinions.
My teaching material
Articles and news
37 lessons completed
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1 Italian lesson
Max è un ottimo insegnante!
Jan 27, 2023
Max Van Houcke
9 Italian lessons
Ottime lezioni con Max! Impari sia la lingua sia la cultura in tutti i modi possibili!
Jan 26, 2023
32 Italian lessons
Another great lesson with Max; we talked about many different topics which helps greatly in expanding my vocabulary.
Dec 15, 2022
2 Italian lessons
Mi è piaciuta molto la prima lezione con Max. Il suo italiano è bello e chiaro, inoltre il suo modo di parlare è molto istruttivo. Non vedo l'ora di avere la prossima lezione.
Dec 2, 2022
18 Italian lessons
Ottima prima lezione con Max! È molto organizzato e gentile! Ha preparato un articolo di giornale di cui abbiamo parlato.