From RomaniaLiving in Bucharest, Romania (23:41 UTC+01:00)
italki teacher since Dec 20, 2021
I'm Ioana, I was born and raised in Bucharest and I studied Anthropology in Cluj-Napoca.
I love reading fiction&nonfiction, enjoy going to the cinema and sometimes I study several languages at the same time (I just can't help myself!). Oh, and I am constantly listening to music!
I think I'm a pretty curious being, always eager to learn about other people, interested in the places that shaped them, and curious about the way others see the world. Basically, I am just trying to understand the world and myself a little bit better, and I believe learning a language or teaching another is a very helpful tool in that endeavor.
Currently, I am about to start an MA in Anthropology.
Me as a Teacher
To me, it is very important to create a space where one will feel comfortable expressing themselves and asking for help, as well as a place that is motivating since we all know that learning a new language can sometimes be difficult.
In our trial lesson, we'll discuss what exactly you want to achieve and see what would be the best way to do it!
In a regular lesson, we'll either tackle a specific grammar lesson, practice the things that we learned or have an enjoyable chit-chat, about anything under the sun - from memes to geopolitics, celebrity crushes, or even our existential crises.
My lessons & teaching style
Depending on what you want to achieve, my lessons will vary in their design and the resources I will use. Generally, I aim to include a little bit of everything - speaking, reading, grammar, and writing (on request).
Usually, I start from a written sample to learn vocabulary, go through grammar rules, and then conversate about something related to that text.
If you are more interested in having just a dialogue partner, that's great! We can talk about current events, about our daily lives and plans, about literally anything.
But if you are unsure if I can help you with what you need or want, feel free to message me so we can sort it out!
My teaching material
Articles and news
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O vorbă la cafeluță
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Limba română pentru începători
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3 Romanian lessons
It was a pleasure having a trial lesson with Ioana and she is very kind and easy to talk with. She is patient, encouraging, and had good suggestions for what future lessons could look like. I'm looking forward to hopefully taking more lessons soon!
Sep 3, 2022
21 Romanian lessons
Ioana is a fabulous teacher. Learning Romanian with her is an absolute pleasure. She explains grammar very clearly and conversation practice with her is fun and interesting.
Mar 28, 2022
15 Romanian lessons
So this is a review of many lessons, not just one.
I've had the pleasure of having Romanian lessons with Ioana for the past seven days in a row and I'm booking her for almost every day of the week moving forward. Learning Romanian with Ioana is not only an extremely fun and rewarding activity, but she is also genuinely an amazing teacher. Ioana gives me problems to do during the lesson and for homework; she writes everything she says in the lesson down in the chat for me to look at later; she made a drive for me to have lesson PDFs I could look at and review whenever I want.
If you are serious about learning how to speak Romanian, Ioana is your best bet. In fact, I'd book her to teach me any language that she's fluent in :D
Jan 14, 2022
7 Romanian lessons
Great lessons, allways well prepared. A clear recomandation for everyone who wants to learn romanian.
Nov 5, 2022
3 Romanian lessons
Thanks so much for these lessons, Ioana. It has been a lot of fun so far and I appreciate all of the thought and care you have put into what we do during the lesson. You are also great at explaining concepts and you are very patient. Thanks for everything. :)
Sep 17, 2022
3 Romanian lessons
I have really enjoyed my first two lessons with Ioana. She was so kind to find reading material related to my interests, and her patience and positivity made all of the difference in these lessons. She is also a great person to talk with. Thanks so much!