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Italian Teacher

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

I have been an Italian Teacher in Manchester since 2005 and I have been teaching Cactus classes since the year 2008. I teach Italian at the Cactus centre in Manchester.

How long have you been living in the UK?

I have been living in the UK for 20 years.

Is there a typical Italian food and is there a special occasion where most families eat it?

Lasagne on a Sunday with the whole family.

What is your degree and teaching experience?

I hold a PGCE.

Have you ever worked in another field?

I am also an experienced face to face interpreter working in hospitals.

How many languages do you speak?

I speak ItalianSpanishPortuguese and English.

Do you have any specific language learning tips?

Breath, eat and drink the language you want to learn.

Non vedo l’ora di insegnare la vostra classe, I am looking forward to teaching your class.
Ciao a tutti, arrivederci

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Frequently asked questions

What will I learn?

Our Course Outlines give an overview of the content and learning framework of Cactus courses. Includes themes, grammar and vocabulary you can typically expect to cover. These are intended as a guide only. Language teachers may at times adapt the course content to suit the specific level, aims and interests of the class.

How do I know what level I am?

Are you unsure where to start or progress to? Then take our level test and read our level descriptions for guidance.

Do I receive a qualification or certificate?

At the end of your course you receive a certificate of participation. You will be able to be download it from your MyCactus account. This confirms the language and level of course you have taken. Our course levels are based on two internationally recognised systems. You will have a universally accepted reference for your studies. (Important: Please note that you must complete the end of course questionnaire sent to you to be able to get your certificate! You will receive the course questionnaire by e-mail at the end of your course.)

Do I need a course book?

You will need a course book to attend your course. Course books are not included in the course fees. We recommend that you buy your own course book separately before your course starts. We will let you know which course book you will require and advise where you can purchase this. Please note that a course book often covers more than one level. So if you progress to the next course, you may not necessarily need to buy a new book. Again, we will advise you of this at the time. The course book is chosen by our teachers and academic team. This is based on which book is most suitable for the level of the class whilst offering the most communicative approach.

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