Teacher Profile: Italian Teacher Brighton

Italian Teacher Brighton – Andrea

Italian Teacher Brighton

🇮🇹 Andrea, from Sicily

🇮🇹 Teaches Italian in Brighton

🇮🇹 Around 10 years experience

🇮🇹 With Cactus since 2018

🇮🇹 BA in Communication Science & PhD in Human Science

🇮🇹 Speaks: English, Spanish and Italian

🇮🇹 Sets the focus on playfulness

How long have you been teaching for and how long for Cactus?

While I have been teaching Italian for about ten years, I have started as an Italian teacher in Brighton for CACTUS in 2018. I teach Italian at the Cactus centre in Brighton.

How long have you been living in the UK?

I have been living in the UK for five years now.

How many countries have you been to?

I love travelling, and so far I have visited the USA, Spain, French, The Netherlands, Greece, Scotland, Portugal, and of course Italy and England. I am looking forward to travelling more and more and to see very far away countries one day …

What is your degree and teaching experience?

I own a Bachelor Degree in Communication Science and a PhD in Human Science

Have you ever worked in another field?

Before becoming an Italian tutor I did several jobs, but the one that in my opinion deserves to be underlined is my board game designer job (yes, I invent board games … 🙂 ). With this job, in the age of digitalisation and computer games, I am trying to bring people back to play and communicate around tables, just with paper and wooden pieces!

How many languages do you speak?

I speak English, German, Spanish and of course, Italian.

Do you have any specific language learning tips?

My tip is to approach a new language playfully as if it were a game (well, what did you aspect from a game designer? 🙂 ), focusing not only on the words themselves, but on all the aspects of the language you are learning, like the sound, the history of the people who speak that way, the environment in which it was developed and so on: in a few words, virtually immerse and identify yourself with the culture itself, as learning a new language requests you to become an actor and play a new part on a new stage

Well I hope to meet you on my courses.. 🙂
A presto! ”

 

 

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