From ItalyLiving in Cagliari, Italy (03:00 UTC+01:00)
8 years exp. 1on1 tutoring / Cambridge C2 cert. / TEFL cert. / Italian teacher cert. (coming soon)
italki teacher since Feb 27, 2022
Hi! my name's Laura and I'm from Italy. I've always had a natural inclination towards languages and language learning/teaching. Nothing makes me happier than helping people learn a language. I love talking about other cultures, cuisines from all over the world, music, film and tv series, DIY, art... basically, nothing bores me!
Ciao! mi chiamo Laura e sono Italiana. Ho sempre avuto una naturale inclinazione verso le lingue e l'apprendimento/insegnamento delle lingue. Niente mi rende più felice dell'aiutare le persone a imparare una lingua. Mi piace parlare di altre culture, cucina del mondo, musica, film e serie tv, fai da te, arte...in sostanza niente mi annoia!
Me as a Teacher
I have a degree in languages and a C2 Cambridge certification. I worked in England years ago, and back in Italy, I started teaching English informally. By word of mouth, that quickly turned into a full-time job! In the meantime, I kept perfecting my English and my teaching skills. I'm now studying to become a certified teacher of English and Italian!
Sono laureata in lingue e ho una certificazione C2 Cambridge. Anni fa ho vissuto e lavorato in Inghilterra. Tornata in Italia, ho iniziato a insegnare inglese privatamente. Col passaparola, questo si è trasformato in un lavoro a tempo pieno! Nel frattempo ho perfezionato le mie abilità. Ora sto studiando per diventare un'insegnante certificata!
My lessons & teaching style
Depending on the student's needs, I always try to cover a bit of reading, listening, speaking, vocabulary and grammar. I believe grammar is important but not many people appreciate delving into it, so I usually keep it to a max of 10 minutes per lesson, so that the rest of the time can be dedicated to more engaging activities! When I assign homework, I not only provide the usual exercises, but I also ask my students to write a short text or record their voice.
I ask my students about their interests so that I can offer them tailor-made lessons that focus on their preferred topics.
My teaching material
Articles and news
Test templates and examples
12 lessons completed
Italiano a 360°
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27 Italian lessons
Laura is a wonderful teacher! I've been working with her for a few months now and I've definitely vastly improved my Italian and she tailors the material to what will be most effective for my improvement while also doing it in a fun and engaging way. I highly recommend her! :)
Nov 29, 2022
20 Italian lessons
Another good conversation
Sep 6, 2022
7 Italian lessons
It was a pleasure getting to know and chatting with Laura. She made me feel at ease right away and always helped keep the conversation flowing. I appreciated the way she corrected my errors in an encouraging way and offered advice on more natural-sounding ways to say certain things. I hope to take more lessons with her in the near future!
Aug 27, 2022
25 Italian lessons
Laura is the best! Grazie mille per un'altra fantastica lezione :)
Jul 25, 2022
25 Italian lessons
It's always a pleasure to talk to Laura, and I always learn a lot of new words from our conversations! Grazie mille Laura! :)
May 29, 2022
11 Italian lessons
Laura is a friendly, patient, efficient teacher, and committed to helping you meet your goals. I've taken several lessons with her now to help get me ready for a summer trip to Italy. She provides a low-stress conversation environment where I can try what I've learned, make mistakes, and get instant feedback on my grammar and pronunciation.