Ciao I`m Francesca. I am a mother tongue Italian language teacher.For the past ten years alongside teaching in schools and in colleges, I have privately tutored adults of all ages and at all levels, wishing to learn or improve Italian language. I have also assisted one-to-one and small group language training for business people and busy individuals who need language skills for work and I have also helped students to pass the CILS examination.
Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced, whether you want Italian for business or pleasure, I can help you perfect your language skills at a level that suits your needs all in a friendly, informal and lively atmosphere that is totally Italian.
I am patient, enthusiastic and my lessons have a positive, supportive atmosphere. I want my learners to enjoy their lessons and I always encourage them to have a pro-active approach to learning, where the emphasis is on oral interaction rather than just the theoretical practice.
;; conversation, pronunciation and vocabulary
;; italian culture, literature and arts
;; grammar and the four skills ( writing, reading,listening and speaking)
I will provide the learning resources myself.
Availability: From 10.00 am to 8.00 pm
Monday to Friday.
My lessons are being held at the Southbank Centre or at the Barbican Centre.
Cost of a lesson per hour: £40.00
per 1.5 hour: £60.00
Lessons are payable in advance.
Packages are available for bookings of 10 lessons or more.
In order to achieve proficiency in the target language, commitment and continuity of learning are essential therefore a minimum booking of a block of 6 lessons is required.
No refund is available once you have booked your block of lessons.
However If you provide at least a 24 hours notice (weekdays), either by telephone or by e-mail you can reschedule your session at a more convenient time to be agreed with me.
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: I started my teaching career in Italy as a language assistant teaching Italian to visiting students who joined in the Erasmus Programme. I have a wide understanding of the language not only because I am a native speaker but also because I studied Italian language and literature at University. I hold a Honours Degree in Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures ( English, German and Italian) I have also been awarded a Certificate in Teaching Italian to Adults and a PGCE in Education having followed an approved programme in Post-Compulsory Education and Training at the University of Greenwich.
DBS (CRB) Check: Yes
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I am an adult learner. Francesca is Italian and an experienced linguist and language teacher. She is extremely professional and has a variety of educational materials. Her lessons are interesting and enjoyable and I have benefitted greatly. I look forward to continuing.
I have been taking individual lessons with Francesca, she is an excellent teacher, experienced, patient and well-prepared. Highly recommend!
I contacted Francesca as I wanted to improve my spoken Italian. In just 5 lessons I have come on really quickly and Francesca has taught in a way that has suited both my ability and enthusiasm to learn. I would recommend Francesca.
Professional, enthusiastic and confident tutor
Excellent tutor, her lessons are very well organised and structured.