From ItalyLiving in Hachioji, Japan (02:15 UTC+09:00)
5+ years experienced tutor in Italian, currently based in Japan. Let's speak about our cultures!
italki teacher since Dec 28, 2021
I am a 26-year-old student, currently based in Japan.
I graduated from Bologna University in the Faculty of Letters, in 2020, with a thesis on Language Teachings.
I am now a student at Soka University, which I chose as I would like to acquire the educational method applied in this University, which I find incredibly valuable, as it put at the center the student and giving to him a primary importance, differently from an approach purely notional.
My desire is to contribute to transform the Italian educational system one day.
Me as a Teacher
Generally, I do not particularly love to have an approach too technical and notional. Rather, in my classes I'd rather have a conversation-based approach. In this way, the learner:
1. Can get used to the way Italian people speak in a daily basis;
2. Can learn how to express him/herself easily both in a formal and informal way;
3. Can learn to catch the main topic in a discussion (which is for me the most important element in the process of a language learning).
The question I always ask my students is: "How did you learn your first language?". Each of us can speak at least one language; hasn't this been acquired through listening and speaking? :)
My lessons & teaching style
The teaching method that I used mainly depends on the person, the personality, the level and the purpose (for example, a person who is learning Italian to obtain a linguistic certification has needs that differ from a person who is studying for hobby).
Generally, I would start with a lesson to get to know each other; here I can first of all evaluate the starting level, in order to decide together the goals and the parcourse to take.
I also use some materials to utilize within the class (in particular if I am asked to), such as PowerPoint, exam trials, and so on. Anyway, everything depends on the requests expressed by the learner.
My teaching material
Articles and news
11 lessons completed
Italian: basic level (A1-A2)
A1 - A2General50 lessons completed
Listening and vocabulary (C1-C2)
C1 - C2Conversation Practice33 lessons completed
Italian: intermediate level (B1-B2)
B1 - B2General83 lessons completed
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7 Italian lessons
What a wonderful lesson. Andrew is an excellent teacher. He knows how to make lessons interactive and he was well prepared. He is also very patient, easy-going, friendly and what is the most important he knows how to teach. Highly recommend 10/10.
Grazie per la lezione, mi é piaciuta tanto. Spero di vederti presto.
Feb 10, 2022
21 Italian lessons
Andrew is an amazing language tutor! He is full of insights, teaching strategies, linguistic knowledge, and passion for helping others learn the Italian language. I always finish each lesson having learned something new.
Jan 25, 2022
12 Italian lessons
He is friendly and knows well languages. Speaks English and Japanese, and it was helpful to understand when I don't get the meaning in Italian. He is a good teacher for beginners as well.
Jan 15, 2022
5 Italian lessons
Great progress today !
Aug 11, 2022
4 Italian lessons
yayyyy Andrew😆e sempre un piacere parlare con lui ed e molto rilassante e coinvolgente grazieeee
Jul 31, 2022
5 Italian lessons
We learnt about definitive articles. It was a bit tricky but Andrew was great at explaining the content. Happy with the progress we made today