Ciao! My name is Silvana and I have been teaching Italian at all levels for more than 10 years.
Since I was a child, I have had a great passion for foreign languages and the different cultures of the world. This passion has helped me in my many travels and cultural interactions with people from all over the world.
I worked for many years in the tourism industry and I have many hobbies and interests. I like reading, art, music, sports, cinema, trekking, holistic therapies and much more!
I love my language and I love to teach it! I teach Italian to adults and children, from beginner to proficiency level, in a simple and engaging way. Every lesson is personalized, using different material (books, articles, videos, audios, games, etc.). My motto is: "learning Italian is fun!"
I have a degree in Foreign Languages and Literature (specialising in American studies) at the University Institute "L'Orientale" in Naples and I hold a post-graduate Masters degree in "Didactic methodologies for teaching Italian to foreigners - Teaching Italian as a foreign language/second language".
My lessons are engaging and never boring. I use different teaching materials for different levels and, in class,I cover all the different learning skills of a language (speaking, listening, writing and reading).
I like to focus on practical conversations and on the real use of the real italian in everyday context. Grammar is always explained in context. I find excercises and quiz games a very useful and practical way to memorize rules and vocabulary. In my lessons I also cover cultural aspects and curiosities about Italy (food, art, cinema, traditions, etc.).
I can also teach you some Neapolitan dialect as I come from the region Campania.
If you wish to learn my wonderful language, get to know the italian culture, the traditions, the food and the italian lifestyle in a fun and friendly way, get in touch for a private lesson! I am looking forward to meeting you!
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31 Lessons | September 28, 2023
Silvana is a fantastic tutor! She always knows how to guide the discussion and the lesson in a fun, learning way. I so enjoy my sessions with her!
11 Lessons | September 28, 2023
Silvana is a very skilled teacher. She is very organised and encourages her students to express themselves, while showing patience with our hesitations. I highly recommend her!
11 Lessons | September 1, 2023
Silvana is a fantastic tutor! Lovely to speak with, patient and helpful with learning Italian.
31 Lessons | August 31, 2023
Silvana is a fantastic tutor! She knows just the right pace to keep me learning. I thoroughly enjoy our lessons.