Being an Online Italian Teacher is a wonderful opportunity to know personally people from all over the world. Here below our Italian Teachers Team, each of them will be happy to be your Online Italian Teacher and to accompany you through your learning experience.
Silvia, Founder of the School, Online Italian Teacher
Ciao! I am Silvia and with great enthusiasm, in 2014 I started this Italian Virtual School adventure.
I graduated in Philosophy (University of Rome La Sapienza) and since 2009 with great passion and curiosity I have been involved in teaching Italian to foreigners. After the 2nd level Ditals II Certification issued by the University for Foreigners of Siena, I taught Italian for several months at the University of Galway in Ireland. Subsequently, returning to Turin, I taught Italian in the company context (mainly in FIAT CHRYSELER Automobiles) and at language schools in Turin (like Italiano Porticando and CiaoItaly).
December 2011 saw the birth of my first son, Isaia, who is a surprise every day, and a few months later I obtained my Master’s Degree in Teaching of Italian as a Non-Maternal Language at the University for Foreigners of Perugia. The Master of Perugia gave me the opportunity, in addition to meeting very valid teachers, also to select some of the teachers who work with me in Italian Virtual School.
I love looking at things in depth trying to grasp them in the nature they really have. I think this is also reflected in my way of teaching. I think that learning is an extremely natural process, guiding the student in this adventure is a great pleasure for me.
Look forward to you in class!
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Benedetta, Online Italian Teacher
Hi everyone! My name is Benedetta and I have a degree in Far East Asia Languages and Cultures. My wish to learn about different countries and traditions led me to travel almost all around Europe. I have been living and studying in Tokyo and Seoul for several years. While I was working at the Italian Embassy in Seoul my passion for teaching Italian language to foreigners grew more and more. It brought me to achieve the Master in Italian teaching methodology and didactics and the certificate as Italian language examiner for CELI. I also started working as Korean Italian translator for some important Italian publishers.
I love cooking, especially home made pasta. According to me cooking is one of the best way to release stress! I like green tea and tteok the typical Korean rice cake. Even if I live near the sea I like going to the mountains and having a walk at high altitude. I love pink and I am fond for history of art above all the oriental one.
Teaching is a passion and a family matter. Since I was a child I had contact with the school world thanks to my mother’ s work as teacher. Also, I started with English and French private lessons.
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Daniela, Online Italian Teacher
Hello everyone! I am Daniela and I come from Naples, also called the “City of the Sun”. For more than 15 years I have worked with children, dedicating myself with passion and dedication to child education. In 2016, I graduated in Foreign Languages and Literature at the University L’Orientale in Naples, and soon after, I moved to London where I currently live.
While continuing to work with children, I began teaching Italian to foreign, English-speaking children, observing first-hand the real difficulties of learning Italian as a foreign language.
Then, in 2020, I obtained the CEDILS Certification at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, and the TIAFL (Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language) certificate at the Italian Cultural Institute in London. I currently teach Italian to foreigners, adults and children, offering the Italian language in the simplest and most entertaining way possible.
With my students I like to deal with cultural issues and aspects of the Italian tradition, trying to shorten the distance between them and Italy. I am a very curious girl and always ready to face new challenges. As I love Italian cuisine and literature, I do not fail to share my passions during my lessons, involving students in what are the most beloved pleasures of Italians.
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Federica, Online Italian Teacher
Ciao! My name is Federica Lento, I am from Calabria but over the years I’ve felt at home in different places. In each of them I found my way and finally in each of them I found small clues that made me understand how much I want to teach my language to those who do not know it yet.
I have always loved words, their strength and the infinite possibilities they offer; before I thought of just writing in my language but something was still missing. What is the purpose of the words if they are not shared, if they do not become opportunity for exchange between cultures or, better, between individuals?
So one trip after another, I graduated in Italian Literature and specialized in journalism, then I obtained the Ditals II Certificate by the University for Foreigners of Siena and did the two-year Specialization School as Teacher of Italian to Foreigners in the same University.
I have been teaching the Italian language for more than 10 years, both online and physically in the classroom: in Italy in public schools, schools for migrant adults and private schools; abroad at Dante Alighieri in Valletta (Malta) and at the University of Cork (Ireland).
I’m fond of music, cinema, documentaries and photography, different worlds that allow you to learn and tell stories.
Step by step I have become more and more aware of how much I love this job that has given me the opportunity to meet wonderfully unique people, and now very often, friends.
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Giuseppe, Online Italian Teacher
Ciao a tutti!
my name is Giuseppe. I come from Bellosguardo, a wondeful place inside the National Park of Cilento, not far from Paestum. I got the Degree in Cinema and Arts of the Vision at the DAMS (Roma 3, University of Rome) writing a thesis on David Lynch (but among my favourite filmmakers there are Pasolini, Antonioni, Rossellini, Clouzot, Truffaut,… they are really too many!)
After having lived in Brighton (UK), I got s Master in Teaching Italian as a second language. This Master gave me opportunity to teach at the Monash University of Melbourne, Australia.
I am now living in Rome where I am studying Literature, Philology and Italian Linguistics.
I teach Italian because I love my Country. Also I love the comparison and the exchange with different cultures from mine and I am sure I have much to learn from you.
Reading and writing are among my greatest passions. If you want to talk about Literature too (from Seneca to Virginia Wolf, Thomas Bernhard e Roberto Bolaño, Italo Calvino, Montale e Wallace), let’s know better eachother!
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Irene, Online Italian Teacher
My name’s Irene. I graduated at the University of Pisa (where I still live) in Foreigner Languages, my final thesis was about how the adult chinese speakers learn Italian. I got the DITALS Certification and 2 post degree courses in Teaching Italian. My main job is giving Italian courses to foreigner students at the University of Pisa. I also give Italian language lessons to migrants for a no-profit school called C.i.f and lately I started to work with Società Dante Alighieri creating items for the PLIDA certification. I also am a PLIDA examiner at the C.i.f and CILSexaminer for the University of Pisa.
Back in time I have taught Italian at the University of Chicago for 6 months and I have travelled between Italy and USA as a facilitator for Pisa University Engineering students.
This is almost all about my job; for what regards my passions and nonsense manias…let’s meet, it will be easier 😉
Italian Virtual School also offers an Italian Tutoring Service, so that if you want to have an Italian Tutor that follows you in your learning process, don’t hesitate to contact us or to write at [email protected].