- Hourly rate £35
- Response Time 1h
- Number of students 13
1st lesson free!
Certified Spanish teacher and DELE A1-C2 certified examiner with + 10 years of experience, Spanish online (also for companies)
- By webcam
We host the best tutors. Quality of their profile, experience in their field. Francesca will be happy to arrange your first Spanish lesson.
About the lesson
Hello everyone! My name is Francesca and for some years I have been living and working in Spain, in Barcelona.
I'm italian. I studied Spanish starting from level A1 up to level C2, certified by the most prestigious organization in the study and teaching of the Spanish language, the Instituto Cervantes.
I have been teaching Spanish classes online since 2018. My lessons are in Spanish only, from day one. I use other languages only to clear up particularly complicated doubts. My students value this aspect positively because they can improve quickly.
Since I have studied Spanish from scratch to mastering the highest level of the language, I do not only understand the doubts my students might have, but I have experienced similar situations to theirs.
For this reason, I can easily understand and solve the problems you may have while learning Spanish. I also speak other languages (Italian, English, French, Portuguese) and this helps me to identify common difficulties and mistakes tailored to each specific language.
I prepare and supply customized material.
Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any doubts.
- All levels: from A1 to C2
- General Spanish, university exam preparation, DELE A1-C2, SIELE
- Vocabulary - Spanish
- Oral expression - Spanish
Oral comprehension - Spanish
Written comprehension -Spanish
I have the following certificates:
- DELE examiner certificate (all levels: A1-C2) issued by the Instituto Cervantes
- DELE Superior C2 certification, obtained in 2005
- Certificate for teachers of Spanish as a Foreign Language ELE, issued by International House and recognized by the University of Barcelona
Master in Human Resources Management (ongoing), UOC - Open University of Catalonia
Bachelor's Degree (108/110) and Master in Foreign Languages and Literatures (110 cum laude), specializing in Spanish.
Graduated in Spanish (15/15 at the final exam), Liceo Linguistico L. Ariosto of Ferrara, final grade 93/100.
I have the DELF B2 French certification, issued by Alliance Française of Bologna
Experience as a Spanish teacher and Spanish examiner in Barcelona at Enforex and Don Quijote; at Michael Page, Fedex, Comercial Química Massó, Velfont-Velamen, Ferrara Chamber of Commerce and Industry, at the Liceo Ariosto in Ferrara, teacher of languages, literature and tourism at private schools in Ferrara, Pisa, Lucca, Barcelona and abroad.
Perfect! Francesca is a passionate teacher and you can see it right away. Working with her is a pleasure and the results are there!
Perfect! Francesca is an excellent teacher who cares about the needs of the student and prioritizes what the student requires to do (I prefer to give more grammar than oral, for example), and provides all classes with visual material in addition to providing videos and documents, so that the teaching is more enjoyable and learning is in turn faster and more satisfying. My experience with her today is outstanding, and I am very grateful for her dedication and support.
Perfect! I love and look forward to my lessons with Francesca! She is extremely patient and always greets me with a big smile and words of encouragement which I think is important with a language teacher, I would recommend her to anyone. Muchísimas gracias Francesca, que vaya bien!
- Francesca's response : I am very happy to teach her, she is a very motivated and cheerful student. / Estoy muy contenta porque es una estudiante muy motivada y alegre. ¡Muy bien y hasta el viernes!
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Francesca is the best language teacher I have ever had, very structured, clear, pleasant, never leaves a word misunderstood, always on time, etc. It's been 1 month now, with 2 lessons a week, I'm learning a lot and we're continuing ;-) Grazie mille, Francesca!
Francesca is super professional, she is super prepared as a teacher and, in addition, she is very nice and cheerful: a luxury of a teacher. I recommend her 100%. Hugs, Francesca!
Francesca is an excellent teacher, always with new and fun materials and activities. Her class is very pleasant because she is always smiling, which makes you feel very close, despite the fact that it is virtual.
She is an AMAZING teacher !!!!!!!! You learn a lot and in a very didactic way. 100% recommendable.
Very good teacher, very dedicated. She puts good homework with pedagogical value. Highly recommended.
I have been fortunate to learn Italian with Francesca in an easy and simple way. She is native and her way of working is quite practical. Of course I recommend the way she teaches to learn a language.
I have been taking classes with Francesca for more than a year. I really enjoy learning with her, the classes are dynamic and personalized. I recommend it 100%!
Francesca is simply wonderful!! She is very knowledgeable and fun, her way of teaching is very intuitive and thorough, she loves her job and that really shows! I couldn't have found a better teacher than Francesca!! Grazie mille per tutto quello che mi insegni!!
She is really enthusiastic, fun, and tailors the lessons to your interests and needs. I'm very happy to have found her!
Ho scelto la prof Francesca per imparare L italiano e confermo la mia scelta!! Una professoressa al ascolto sempre disponibile Eccellente! Raccomandata al 100% per imparare l italiano! grazie a lei ora posso parlare con la mia famiglia in italiano e lo so anche scrivere! Grazie Francesca per il tuo prezioso aiuto!
Francesca is a really nice and super friendly teacher! She has an incredible personality, which makes her the perfect profesora. The lessons with her were great fun and I learned a lot. I especially liked how she immediately corrected all the mistakes I did. I needed some help preparing for the DELE B1 Examination, as we didn't have a lot of time until the exam, I really appreciated her flexibility. She always had meaningful learning materials prepared for each lesson, provided me with homework, and didn't mind correcting my written exercises prior to our lessons. It is for her excellent expertise and wundervolle personality that I fully recommend choosing Francesca to help you learn or improve your Spanish. Muchísimas gracias Francesca!
What a party with Francesca: you don't even notice that you are being taught! It's all very intuitive and fun and 'suddenly' you have all new words!
Thank you Francesca for your enthusiasm and passion for your language! You are a great teacher and I appreciate your flexible and professional approach to our classes. Grazie mille!
Francesca is the best language teacher I´ve ever had (and I´ve had a few). She extremely flexible when it comes to our needs and wishes. We are a couple and she juggles that challenge perfectly. The best is no matter how our energy is before class, afterwards we are always happy and full of energy! Thank you so much, Francesca!
Francesca is an amazing teacher. Her classes are a lot of fun and at the same time I learn a lot. I can only recommend her.
It's been a lot of fun so far learning Italian from Francesca. The classes are flexible and tightly tailored to my needs, and I'm learning a whole lot. The best part is that Francesca manages to keep the energy levels up so that I'm always looking forward to the next class!
Fransceca is the best Spanish teacher that I've had in my life! And I've had a lot. Fransceca can answer whatever question you have, whether it's about grammar, pronunciation or sayings. Furthermore, Fransceca endeavours to teach you the most native way in which to say something. Her energy is very positive and makes the class very fun. You will never regret choosing her as your teacher! 150/100! Fransceca es la mejor profesora de Español que he tenido en mi vida! Y tenia muchas. Fransceca puede contestar a cualquier pregunta tienes sobre el idioma, ya sea sobre algo de la gramatica, sobre pronunciación o sobre refranes. Ademas, Fransceca asegura que aprenderás la manera mas nativa para decir algo. Su energia es muy positiva y hace la clase muy divertida. Nunca lo lamentarías si le eligieras para tu profesora!
Great teacher, who's helped me a lot and lets you pick what you want to focus on whether that's grammar or conversation. La mejor profesora en el mundo! Si quieres hacer conversacion o gramatica me ha ayudado mucho.
Francesca is an excellent teacher! She is incredibly patient and makes the complex things easy to understand. Her teaching style is structured and easy to follow. She directly understood the points I needed to work on and adapted the lessons weeks after weeks. I can definitely see the progress I have made and I could not have done it without her! It has been a pleasure to take lessons with her, and I highly recommend her!
The classes with Francesca are not only very good but also very joyful. She explains very well grammar related issues but at the same time tries to keep lessons fun and diverse. Francesca caters to your needs and Spanish level, either with book or just conversational. She is always very punctual for the lesson. I enjoy having lessons with her. She teaches with enthusiasm and joy.
I have been having private spanish lessons with Francesca for about 5 months now. She comes to teach at my home twice per week, and she is always on time to the minute. She is a fantastic teacher, very friendly, intelligent, patient and supportive. Moreover, she is very professional and knowledgeable in spanish linguistics, making her able to explain grammatical rules in simple and easy terms, something that native speaking spanish teachers may have problems with. She is also always well prepared ahead our lessens and she is perfectly organized. Moreover, Francesca is good at discovering the areas where need to work more and what pace is best for you. She helped me to start speaking better spanish within few weeks, more than I did with my other teachers in several months time. She is an awesome teacher that everybody should be happy working with! Thanks for your great help, Francesca!!
Dear Francesca, thank you for being my Italian teacher. I had a lot of fun with you! Silvia
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- 5h: £175
- 10h: £350
First class free (1 hour)
I talk to the students about their goals and offer them material and resources so that they can start speaking Spanish, from day one.
Find out more about Francesca
Do you speak this language fluently because of your origins or because a teacher inspired you to learn?
Since I was little, in elementary school, I started to be interested in foreign languages. I remember that I always raised my hand to answer the questions from the language teachers. I started studying Spanish because I loved Ricky Martin, I wanted to translate his songs in order to sing better and to know the meaning of his lyrics. Thanks Ricky Martin, thanks to all my teachers and my travels!
Can you name a living, historical or fictional character that you think is the emblematic representative of the language's culture?
I really love literature: the wonderful Don Quijote de la Mancha and also the writer Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
Is there a typical word, phrase, tradition or behavior in the language that you particularly like?
"Que vaya bien". In English it can be translated as "see you" but in Spanish it gives me the idea of wishing good vibes to other people. I really like it and I usually teach it to my Spanish students.
Why does speaking this language matter to you?
My husband is Spanish and Spanish lives in my heart. I have a lot of fun and when I see that my students have a good time too and learn Spanish quickly, it is fantastic!
What is the main difficulty in learning this language and what can help the process of learning?
What is the main difficulty in learning this language and what can help the process of learning?
The main difficulty is grammar. I like to help students to play with this aspect so that these difficulties become an exciting challenge also for them.
Provide a valuable anecdote related to your language learning or your days at school.
I started learning and teaching many years ago, my first students were my stuffed animals, to whom I corrected their homework with a red pen. I always tell this anecdote because it seems cute to me and it speaks a lot about me and my passion for learning and teaching languages.
How has travel or a specific trip helped you to increase your skill and knowledge of the language?
Travels have helped a lot. I lived and worked in San Sebastián and Vic. I have been living in Barcelona. Every day I learn something new.
What makes you a Superprof in language?
Three ingredients: passion, dedication and empathy. I started teaching Spanish at the age of 19 helping to improve the Spanish level of teens at my old school. I want to transmit all my passion to other students.