From ItalyLiving in Utsunomiya, Japan (00:58 UTC+09:00)
Bilingual Teacher. Currently teaching English in Japan. Studying five languages.
italki teacher since Jan 13, 2022
Hi! I'm Valentina, from Italy.
I had various chances to travel to different countries in the past, and this made me interested in learning as much as I can about different cultures, and languages. That's why I've been fluent in English since I was 15, and got a C2 Cambridge Certificate soon after.
I like reading, writing, knitting, gardening, listening to music, watching tv shows... Anything interesting to do, and possibly a bit creative!
Ciao, sono Valentina!
Ho viaggiato spesso in passato, e da lì è nato il mio interesse in diverse lingue e culture. Mi piace anche leggere, lavorare a maglia, fare giardinaggio, ascoltare musica... Qualunque cosa sia interessante, e possibilmente creativa!
Me as a Teacher
I started teaching almost by chance, because a lot of friends from different countries asked me for help with their English or Italian. It was pretty fun, so I went on to offer private lessons, even on a volunteer basis. Afterwards, I decided to attend a TEFL/TESOL (Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language) course, so that I could learn how to be a better teacher all around.
Ho cominciato a insegnare quasi per sbaglio, quando diversi amici mi hanno chiesto aiuto per imparare l'inglese e l'italiano. È stata un'esperienza interessante che mi ha portata a offrire lezioni private d'inglese. Ho poi deciso di frequentare un corso per insegnare inglese come seconda lingua, ed ora eccomi qua!
My lessons & teaching style
I always tailored the lessons to my students' needs and interests. This means that we can focus on grammar, conversation, reading or more, based on why you're studying English and what your learning style is. If you don't know what it is, we can find it together! We'll get through a lesson to get to know each other, during which we'll talk about your goals, your current level, and your hobbies and interests, so that I can prepare lessons plans just for you! I can give you some homework for your next lesson or we can study everything in class, based on what you want to do and your availability.
My teaching material
Articles and news
Test templates and examples
2020 - 2021
Volunteer English Tutor Online International World Language SchoolInternational World Language School - Online Lessons, Other
2019 - 2020
Private English Teacher Self-employedSelf-employed - Crucoli Torretta, Italy
2016 - 2019
Bachelor's - Linguistic and Cultural MediationUniversità Statale di Milano
120 Hours TEFL/TESOL Course University of Arizona 2021
Certificate of Proficiency in English Cambridge Assessment English 2019
2 lessons completed
A1 - C1General16 lessons completed
Package with 12% off
Conversation Lesson - Conversazione - 会話の授業 - Разговорная Практика