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🇮🇹I help enthusiasts of Italy find more joy & fulfillment through Meaningful Conversation Courses
From ItalyLiving in Bologna, Italy (15:14 UTC+01:00)
About Me
italki teacher since Nov 23, 2020
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You know what? I used to be a pretty terrible language learner myself! I mean, I wasn't bad at languages per se, but I just couldn't learn using ONLY traditional methods. When I found my style, things finally clicked for me. I started using a more communicative way, I went out and started speaking with people, whether it was at the market in Murcia, at the beach in Las Palmas, or getting lost on the streets of Manchester and asking for directions in my terrible English. ❗I completed my Master's degree in Language and Linguistics in Bologna + I got a CEDILS certificate for Italian Teachers ❗I'm a foodie: I organize a yearly Street Food Festival in Sicily

Italian Lessons

Trial Lesson
46 lessons completed
USD 15.00+
🇮🇹 ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS (Absolute Beginners/Beginners)
A1 -  B1


242 lessons completed
USD 37.00+
Package with 8% off
🥇 DIG DEEPER [intermediate-advanced] 🥇
B1 -  B2


152 lessons completed
USD 37.00+
Package with 8% off
A2 -  C2

Conversation Practice

241 lessons completed
USD 37.00+
Package with 8% off
A1 -  C2


32 lessons completed
USD 37.00+
Package with 8% off
✈ NEW! ✈ Walkshop Bologna Live Experience with a local (me)! ✈
A1 -  C2

Conversation Practice

0 lessons completed
USD 80.00


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54 Reviews

35 Italian lessons
Teacher’s pick
I have been learning Italian on and off for a few months, trying different online tutors and language learning apps with mixed results. I finally found Valeria who immediately demonstrated a much more thorough approach to language learning, and has helped me quickly improve my level in Italian in the few weeks I have been taking classes with her. Valeria follows a more holistic approach to language learning covering listening, speaking, reading and writing (most other online tutors have an unbalanced focus on oral conversation). Also unlike most other online tutors, Valeria covers a decent amount of grammar and conjugation with the student, but does so progressively to not overwhelm the learning process. Valeria shares a sizeable set of materials which she goes through during her classes, giving the opportunity to go over the material in my free time to review any points from the class. If you are serious about learning Italian, I highly recommend you book a class with Valeria.
Nov 13, 2023
29 Italian lessons
Teacher’s pick
I have been taking lessons with Valeria for about 6 months, after having completed the Duolingo Italian program. At first, I had a lot of trouble understanding basic sentences and expressing myself, but over time I’ve become able to hold simple conversations and discuss topics for an entire hour. Valeria is extremely patient and supportive and adapts her lessons and homework to the areas I most need to develop. I’m genuinely pleased and surprised how quickly my language skills are developing and happy that I chose to study with Valeria!
Oct 27, 2023
Jim Tornatore
67 Italian lessons
Teacher’s pick
I have really enjoyed my lessons with Valeria. She has a great demeanor as an instructor and is able to adapt each lesson to the student / skill level. I find her to be very relatable and easy to talk to, which makes the conversation more comfortable for a new learner. Highly recommend!
Sep 23, 2022
1 Italian lesson
Valeria was very easy to speak and interact with. She is very personable, attentive and explained her teaching approach clearly and effectively.
Nov 21, 2023
34 Italian lessons
My lessons with Valeria have been very enjoyable and fun. I'm amazed at my progress with a few lessons I've had. She is very easy going and makes you feel comfortable. Her passion for teaching is phenomenal!
Oct 12, 2023
6 Italian lessons
I have had the pleasure of learning Italian from Valeria and I couldn't recommend her more; she is an amazing teacher who is passionate, patient, and kind, and it shows in her teaching style and the progress that is made! Her teaching methods are highly effective. She really took the time to understand my learning style and tailor the lessons accordingly. I appreciated the fact that she makes learning Italian both fun and challenging at the same time. The lessons are always engaging and interactive, and Valeria provided clear explanations and ample opportunities for practice. One of the things that makes Valeria such a fantastic Italian teacher is her ability to integrate topics that one is interested in into her lessons. She understands that when students are engaged in topics that they enjoy, they are more likely to be motivated to learn and retain the language. This also allows the ability to learn new vocabulary / grammar. Grazie mille Valeria!
Feb 24, 2023
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