I have been an Italian teacher since 2012. I moved to Cambridge in September 2019 and I immediately started working for Cactus.
I moved to the UK in 2019.
I studied Translation in Rome but I have always loved teaching, and during my studies I fell in love with teaching my mother tongue. So I decided to start a new journey of my life and became an Italian teacher! I took the DITALS certification and I started my teaching career. I have taught people of all ages from all over the world, first in Italian language schools in Italy, then I continued online lessons, I cooperated with some cultural Italian associations and now in the UK!
I was born in Narni, a little town in Umbria, the “green heart of Italy”. Maybe you heard about it thanks to the famous book “The Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis! I grew up in this medieval town between old houses, churches and a wonderful castle! Every year there is a medieval festival in which you can live like in ancient times: people dress up in costumes, the streets are lit with candles and you can jump into the past eating delicious food and watching a special horse race!
When I ask my students what is Italy for them, they always answer me: the country of good food, no matter where they are from – the UK or Brazil! Also in a beginner class the most well known words are pizza, pasta, spaghetti, tiramisù and gelato! In Italy eating is a way of living. We have a menu for all occasions: Christmas, Easter and New Year’s eve! And when we are together with the family we eat a lot of traditional meals! For example Panettone for Christmas or lentils at the end of the year! So it’s difficult to say what our typical food is: every occasion is a good opportunity to eat.
While you are taking Italian lessons, I suggest you to spend time watching your favourite TV series in Italian (maybe Italian subtitles can help you!), listening to music (and why not, also singing!) and reading books.
I am looking forward to seeing you in my class!
Ciao!!! A presto!!!
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