From ItalyLiving in Milan, Italy (19:12 UTC+02:00)
italki teacher since Dec 9, 2019
Interest topicWritingMedical & HealthcareFood
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My name's Vanessa. I run my own business as a freelance translator + English, Italian, French, Spanish online teacher. FOR ENGLISH: please note that I am a certified TEFL teacher and I can release English certificates.
While working ft in Accounting dept and then in Marketing dept, I got 2 Master's degrees in Translation, and could make my biggest wish come true :) I specialized in several fields - medical, business, marketing, web - in English, Spanish and French.
As a 'language learner', I've tried out myself both traditional and non-traditional methods and, as a teacher, I also create language courses for A to C levels.
Me as a Teacher
***FOR ENGLISH ONLY: as a certified TEFL teacher, I can issue ENGLISH CERTIFICATES to my students indicating your level and the number of hours of study. Please text me beforehand if you need to get certified.***
I guess that because of my job, I'm quite detail-oriented, but because of my personal life, I'm quite flexible. So I think both of these characteristics are present in my teaching style.
I always try to give solutions and to suggest strategies and tips. I usually stick to the objective and do my best to help you keep high motivation levels. Also, I give mistakes great importance. I guess they are part of the learning process and they're key to go to the next level.
My lessons & teaching style
I offer laid-back and (hopefully!) inspiring chats. My lessons are based on everyday dialogues, where YOU will be talking 90% of the time.
We can use specific teaching materials or just improvise. I don't think you can learn a language by using traditional academic methods, that's why I offer flexible lessons starting from practical situations; however, they're always rooted in grammar and real language at the same time. In my lessons, theory goes with practice.
My teaching material
Articles and news
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6 English lessons
Vanessa è un insegnate molto preparata, ti mette a tuo agio e le sue lezioni le trovo molto efficaci per imparare una nuova lingua, molto pratica non con i soliti metodi.
Oct 15, 2022
6 French lessons
I learn so much from Vanessa every session. She is definitely helping get more comfortable with speaking out loud in French. On top of that she is such a nice and lovey person!
Apr 21, 2021
4 French lessons
Vanessa is so knowledgeable about translation and all of the languages she speaks! I improved three languages during one session! I look forward to our next one :)
Feb 21, 2021
30 French lessons
Negli ultimi mesi Vanessa mi ha aiutato tantissimo, non solo a superare due esami di francese ma anche a migliorarlo, lavorando su dettato e traduzione. E' una bravissima insegnante, professionale, disponibile e chiara!
Jun 19, 2023
1 French lesson
Vanessa provides a fantastic lesson with good feedback and instruction throughout the conversation. I recommend lessons with her.
Jun 9, 2023
14 Italian lessons
Vanessa è molto paziente e il suo metodo di insegnamento rende le nostre lezioni molto utili. Lei fa correzioni (scritte e orali) veloci durante la lezione; il suo stile ti permette di imparare in un ambiente confortevole e rilassato. È intelligente e spiritosa. ALTAMENTE RACCOMANDATO!