From ItalyLiving in London, United Kingdom (22:17 UTC+00:00)
Certified Italian teacher with plenty of 1-on-1 experience, friendly and open-minded
italki teacher since Mar 30, 2022
I'm a 27 years old native Italian speaker, who moved to the UK five years ago to study. A lot of my education has been in film and media, and I'm always working on various video, film, or podcasting projects alongside my main job of teaching.
I specialised in modern languages at school, I struggled with the intricacies of French, German and Korean, and I dealt with the experience of moving and assimilating into a foreign country. These are some of the impetuses that drove me to seek out language teaching, and it's the best decision I could have made.
Me as a Teacher
I received my certification from International House London, indicating excellent professionalism and the ability to help students learn an array of speaking, reading, listening and writing skills.
I have been teaching online lessons on italki since 2022. I taught a variety of students of different ages, nationalities, and levels of experience. I'm always excited to work with both complete beginners and seasoned veterans (in Italian or languages in general).
I developed several long-lasting relationships with students, but I never turn away those looking for one-off classes or short bursts of learning. If you don't have a plan, we'll come up with one. If you do, we'll make it happen!
My lessons & teaching style
If you're a beginner and have never had formal learning, I recommend you follow my beginner course. We will work through a series of word documents, which contain material taken from various textbooks, as well as some original exercises. They will give you plenty of vocabulary and grammar rules, which are always introduced in the proper context. I'm open to using English with beginners if necessary!
With experienced students who want to continue their formal learning, we should first have a conversation about your level and make a plan. Otherwise, try conversation practice, where we have fluid (but generally structured) conversations about Italian culture, language, and topics of interest!
My teaching material
Articles and news
Certificate in Language Teaching to Adults (CLTA) International House London 2021A 3-month training course with teaching experience, which enables me to teach adult learners and work for private institutions.
101 lessons completed
Introduction to Italian - Beginners Course
A1 - A2General707 lessons completed
Package with 20% off
Strengthening your Italian - Intermediate Course
A2 - B2General206 lessons completed
Package with 17% off
Pratica di Conversazione
B1 - C2Conversation Practice186 lessons completed
Package with 15% off
Certification Exam Preparation (CELI, CILS)
A1 - C2Test Preparation4 lessons completed
Package with 15% off
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30 Italian lessons
I've now completed 20+ lessons with Francesco and it has been wonderful. We have made great progress in both the organized curriculum- which he enlivens with games and creative exercieses - and he also has been very generous in helping me with specific, work focused needs. He pays careful attention to where I need assistance and always seems to have a worksheet, table or exercise at his fingertips to review or clarify anything that comes up. While pushing me forward, he has also displayed immense patience as I make the same errors again and again! I recommend him higlhly.
Aug 31, 2022
65 Italian lessons
I have taken several italki lessons with Francesco and I feel so lucky that I found him and decided to stick to his courses. His classes are definitely suitable for absolute beginners like me. The learning materials are very systematic and Francesco will revise them based on his teaching experience and feedback from students from time to time. In today's class, he incorporated all of the important points we have learned so far into a game to see how familiar I am with them and if we should move on to new materials or revise old materials more. It was fun and exciting. The classes are never too relaxed, making you think that you're wasting your time and money, nor too intense, making you want to just quit. I have been on italki for a long time and Francesco is the best teacher I've met so far.
Jul 21, 2022
10 Italian lessons
I've already had a couple lessons with Francesco and so far the experience has been enjoyable and productive! I started with just a bit of previous knowledge (from watching videos or listening to music in Italian), and I already feel comfortable enough to produce some sentences. This is mainly due to the relaxed environment and the easy to follow exercises that Francesco prepares before every lesson. I highly recommend him if you're a complete beginner. Also, one of my requests was to focus on restaurant service and so far we've covered things that I've been able to apply at work with native Italian customers. Thanks!
Jun 9, 2022
1 Italian lesson
Grazie Francesco per il tuo buon consiglio!
Jan 25, 2023
18 Italian lessons
Francesco is a true craftsman at what he does. He’s professional, pays attention to what level you’re at and gives you the best plan for you. You can’t beat it if you’re trying to learn Italian! My level has only improved since I’ve booked in.
Jan 14, 2023
11 Italian lessons
Come sempre, la lezione con Francesco era piacevole.