I give lessons to everyone, no matter the age, nationality or scholastic level. I believe that everyone can learn a language, with hard work and perseverance: no-one is left out! My teaching method is structured depending on the level of the student and the difficulties they encounter.
My teaching method is based on a communicative approach. So my classes are either entirely in Italian or English with reference to the native language of the student/students only in case of particular difficulties.
I am open to giving lessons to all ages. I will tailor lessons to your needs, so I will need to know your level of Italian and what your goals are. If your goal is to simply practice talking, as you are of an intermediate to advanced level, I am also able to create conversation-stimulating sessions.
My teaching approch is very much on encouraging you to use your language skills in life conversation. I believe that focusing on verbal communication skills quickly builds your confidence and your enjoyment of the new language. I am familiar with the use of IT and I strongly believe in its effectiveness in languages.
I want people that I am teaching to be very interactive and show me real interest, I will make the lessons personalised based on a first assessment of the individual or group and combining bits that can be boring with fun activities.
My teaching methods depend on the student I teach. I like to plan my work before I start teaching, so that productive work can be done by myself and the student.
I have experience in tutoring high school students, so I usually have a detailed yet relaxed approach to any topic. With Italian being my native language, I will be able to give a full-on perspective on costruction, grammar and idiomatic expressions. I have a five year background in studying Spanish, as well as a language certification.
Ciao, my name is Silvia and I am from Napoli. I have been teaching and tutoring to American and English people for the last 13 years; first in US and here in Leeds. I have experience of teaching and tailoring lessons to students of all ages and all levels. Since I started in US, I have been teaching to kids through songs and games and I have used the "scenario" technique for more advanced students.
I usually plan my lessons as part of courses of 5, 10 or 20 meetings of one hour each (up to two hours, according to the needs). I detail two typologies below, but I am quite flexible - in fact, I do believe firmly that lessons should be always tailored around each specific student. I try to provide all explanations in Italian, and I use a lot of paraphrases.
My teaching method of the language is strongly grammatically oriented, which helps to understand the structure of the language itself and gives tools to decrypt languages in general, along with literature and art suggestions to embrace the culture as well as the language.
For beginners: I start with basics of grammar and to catch student's curiosity a learning some simple phrase. I try to speak Italian every lesson to help students to familiarise with word's sound.
My teaching method applies online conversations as well as PDF exercises provided and a little test to test your communication skills progresses provided so often
I am giving one-to-one tailor made lessons, so that you can work on your areas of concern. A standard lesson includes: grammar content, activities to improve your writing skills, reading comprehension, vocabulary and conversation. I usually make use of different multimedia tools (videos, songs, journals etc.
I have experience of teaching and tailoring lessons to students of all ages and all levels. A standard lesson includes: grammar content, activities to improve your writing skills, reading comprehension, vocabulary and conversation. I usually make use of different multimedia tools (videos, songs, journals etc.
My teaching method is to approach the language in a serious and entertaining way recognising the good and bad skills of the person who wants to learn. Therefore working on the difficult sides while keeping the more spontaneous ones fresh and exercised.
- Written and oral Italian - Variety of material provided (books, journals, films, videos, music) - Focus on all the linguistic skills (grammar and oral and written communication).
I base my classes on learning vocabulary on different fields, I encourage conversation using specific vocabulary, but I also focus on improving writing, listening and speaking skills. I use to give weekly exercises and play games to stimulate the student attention.
I have completed an MA in Italian Literature from Oxford University and have lived in Italy for many years. I am currently teaching yoga, Italian and writing a novel in Leeds. I taught English language for years in Naples, Italy and teach in a fun, instinctive and effective style.
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I can customise any lesson accordingly to the student’s needs.
I strongly believe in the communicative method, which aims to give the students the resources to learn and/or improve the language basically by themselves, building a friendly approach that encourages the spontaneous learning process.
Repetitio est mater studiorum, in other words: Practice makes perfect... So never give up! - Which subject(s) do you teach? French, Spanish, Italian, Latin, History and RE - Tell me about your qualifications. I hold a degree in French and History and a Teaching qualification in French and Spanish.
I am 26 year old friendly and outgoing medical student at The University of Leeds with a first degree in French and Italian from University College London. I am really passionate about teaching and learning languages, science and mathematics. - Which subject(s) do you teach? French, Italian and Chemistry to GCSE, mathematics and science to KS3. - Tell me about your qualifications.
I will help students or pupils of Italian with grammar, vocabulary or pronunciation queries. I started Italian 'ab initio' 6 years ago with an intensive course at Warwick University. I then completed an undergraduate degree in French and Italian with a year in Italy and am currently enrolled on a MA in Interpreting and Translation (both French and Italian) at the University of Leeds.
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"Roma non fu fatta in un giorno."
Just as Rome was not built in a day, learning Italian will require a little work and practice. Starting a new language is both exhilarating and frightening because you have to start everything from the beginning. One can feel a little lost, even helpless, but this feeling disappears quickly as the excitement and the novelty builds. And rest assured, the Italian vocabulary is one of the easier languages to learn as there are some similarities with English and common roots.
But even so, taking an Italian language learning class is still a good idea. So aren't you lucky that there's a multitude available in the bustling city around you! From beginners to advanced classes, group classes or individual classes, there is something for everyone. You can also find cultural activities, coffee meet-ups, movie showings, cooking classes, discussions, seminars and more, related to Italy in the city! Leeds is a perfect city to learn the beauty of the language of love.
Take Italian lessons at the Leeds Language College
What better place to learn Italian than a college created just for learning languages. The Leeds Language College offers classes to learn Italian, French and Spanish along with helping international students learn English. It is possible to attend classes 20, 15, 9 or 6 hours per week. For classes, there is a minimum class size of 5 students and a maximum of 18, with the target generally being around 14 students per class. There are 4 college terms per year: Winter (January to March), Spring (April to June), Summer (July-September) and Autumn (October-December).
A free level test is carried out at the beginning of the course to guide the future learners of the Italian language as much as possible. You'll have to make an appointment for the thirty-minute test. The results will help the instructors place you in the best class for you, tailored to your skills and needs.
Private lessons are also available and customizable according to the needs of students: level, location, frequency... They range at about £25 per session. Courses for children are also available as an introduction to the language, as well as a la carte courses, very personalized for those wishing to work a particular language point.
Price examples :
● £975 for 12 weeks of classes at 9 hours per week
● £300 for 4 weeks of classes at 6 hours per week
The college also offers the possibility to stay and live on campus. Accommodation ranges from about £95-130 per week and can include food as well.
Learn the Italian language with Cactus
The Cactus association offers group evening Italian language courses all over the UK and offers private and corporate language tutoring throughout the world. They have almost 20 years experience and have trained over 150,000 in many different languages. Their teachers' experience and knowledge is well established. In addition, they are all native or bilingual Italian speakers. Their preferred methodology is based on communication and scenarios to help students progress quickly in Italian.
10-week Group Italian evening classes start each semester for 2 hours per week, 630-83 pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays for 190 pounds. It is also possible to request a tutoring class or an individual class if necessary.
If you are not sure of your level, you can take a user-friendly Italian level test online before you book your class to make sure you are enrolling in the best one for you. All levels are represented, from Beginner 1 and 2, Elementary 1 and 2, Intermediate 1 and 2 and so on.
The 10 week evening classes are held at the Cactus school, which is just a short walk from the main train station in Leeds. You can explore the course outlines online and will need to buy a course book beforehand to work through with your teacher each class.
Because learning to speak Italian is best done through oral practice, Cactus classes offer role-playing, videos, songs, with everything adapted to the level of the students to help advance them in Italian vocabulary, grammar and to discover the Italian culture.
Join the Italian Society at the University of Leeds
A great way to immerse yourself in the culture and the language is also to join an Italian society and the one at the University of Leeds is a popular and fun option, even winning the Riley Award for 'Best New Society' in 2015.
The society organizes lots of Italian themed events where students can get together with other Italian students or those passionate about the language, to laugh, have fun, practice their Italian and more through events such as:
A large point of attraction is that every year the society organizes a group trip to the country of Italy itself, what better way to get immersed in the language! Last years trip was to Rome and was a great success.
The Leeds Beckett University offers part-time classes on up to 10 different languages each semester. You can choose from Arabic, Mandarin, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and yes, Italian too. The courses are available at both campuses, Headingley Campus and City Campus.
Students learning at the University will also benefit from the award-winning library which is open 24 hours a day 365 days a year! Amongst the options of taking a language course, advanced conversation classes and a total immersion in the Italian language, perhaps you also want to deepen your knowledge alone.
You're in luck because the Library, and in particular the Language Resource Center, provides many documents for self-taught language learning:
● French Italian dictionaries
● Language methods for better exam preparation
● Books on Italian civilization
● Novels in the Italian language
● Movies and series in the original version
Most resources are intended to be borrowed but it is also possible to use them on site. And besides, it's totally free!
At the University, Italian lessons are offered for all levels of learning, from beginner to intermediate and advanced, with different morning and evening courses available. Taking a night class is a great idea and on your nights off, why not consider going out to dine in an Italian restaurant and practice your skills while getting a cultural boost!
Every week, there are language students meeting at cafes to practice their language skills with each other. Join one of the online social networking websites like MeetUp, Facebook, Mylanguage Exchange, Gumtree and more and find a language group to join. There are thousands of people in Leeds looking to get together for a quick hour-long coffee discussion where you can practice Italian together or even do a language exchange by speaking 30min in English and then 30 min in Italian.
Get out of the classroom a bit and from behind the workbook exercise sheets and put your skills to test in the real world through a real-life conversation. The only cost will be for your cup of coffee. An almost free learning experience and the opportunity to meet natives delighted to be able to exchange in English and Italian with you.
So ready to tame your fear of speaking? Rest assured, practice does make perfect and the best way to progress is to get out there and talk.
Want to learn Italian by taking classes at home? No problem! Private teachers are there for that. Learning to speak fluent Italian has never been so easy. An in-home Italian teacher is here entirely for you. Your course is personalized from A to Z according to your desires; your needs and goals. Whether you want to improve your speaking fluency, prepare for a job interview in Italian or simply enjoy a refresher course for a future trip to Italy, anything is possible, you decide.
We have some great native and bilingual Italian tutors available on the Superprof website and they offer in-home courses for about 18 pounds per hour. And in addition, the first course is often offered for free so that you can determine the quality and reliability of the teaching being offered, often meeting for the first time via Skype or another application online.
So what are you waiting for to start your immersion in the beautiful Italian language? Saltare nel!