Do you need one-on-one tutoring on Italian pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, and conversation?
Take online Italian lessons on Skype with a native speaker!
Are you struggling to learn a foreign language alone, taking courses at school or with tutors online?
Trust the advice of a polyglot language teacher based on his own experience!
I was raised speaking only Italian, and now I speak eleven foreign languages, mostly at an advanced level, several of which I learned without going abroad, some in only a few months.
I achieved this as an adult by speaking with people, not in class or with books, not taking courses at school, but using original techniques and free or affordable learning resources.
I have experience in teaching Italian to adults in language schools and universities. I work as an independent translator from Japanese, Korean and Chinese. I’ve lectured in polyglot clubs about my method. I have developed my own Italian audio course “Ripeti con me!”
On one hand, there are Italian tutors who are qualified and experienced. However, they barely speak one foreign language. What do they know about learning a language?
On the other hand, there are teachers (especially online) who “like learning languages” but lack a clear view on how to teach.
Why settle for one when you can have both? A native speaker with experience both in teaching and learning languages.
My online Italian lessons for beginners and intermediate learners on Skype are designed to:
We make full use of Skype’s features: audio, video, text, screen sharing. Your Italian teacher online, sitting next to you!
Apart from regular language classes, if you’re serious about learning Italian or any other language, I recommend that you invest in my one-on-one language coaching course “Fluent. Simple.”
Are you wondering how you could study more effectively?
People frustrated with their tutors would often ask me for advice on how to learn languages, so I came up with the idea of giving Italian lessons for beginners online following the same method I use myself for learning languages.
Some tutors teach grammar, other tutors teach pronunciation. For me, the aim of online Italian lessons for beginners is communication.
My students want to gain real-life skills to travel and live in Italy, but their study time is often skewed toward grammar and translation and, as a result, they can understand some Italian, but cannot speak with confidence.
Even when taking classes with tutors, it’s usually their tutors who speak to explain things, instead of letting them practice speaking.
That’s why I give you the structured conversation practice that you need, while pronunciation and grammar are acquired naturally. With a native teacher or tutor, you’ll get to learn the real thing.
My role as a teacher is to guide and correct your Italian on video and audio. The chat log on Skype makes notes with vocabulary and grammar to view and review later. You’ll learn vocabulary through gestures and examples on video chat.
Most of the time you will be speaking, and you’ll be speaking in Italian, from day one! You’ll keep a positive attitude and feel free to make mistakes because that’s how we learn. Learning should be simple, and fun!
This is the structure of a typical 55-minute online Italian lesson on Skype (video + audio):
While, in typical classes and courses, tutors/teachers only follow a textbook, I select material based on your goals. For example, if you want to learn how to make a hotel reservation, we’ll browse rooms on Airbnb together (video, screen sharing).
That’s how you get results in the areas that are best for you. You get fluent about what you need. As your native teacher (tutor), I choose the best material based on your level of fluency to make a customized course.
We chat on video because audio is not enough. Talking on video also helps keep eye contact and get feedback. As your Italian teacher, I’ll give you guidance with words, text, facial expressions, and gestures on a video call. Please make sure that your connection is fast enough for a Skype video call.
Two 1-hour lessons a week on Skype is a good schedule to make progress. Three or more is best.
Even when there are no online Italian classes, you can always view our past conversations on Skype and review what you learned. At this pace, you can get conversationally fluent in a few months.
Online Italian lessons are the best way to make progress, especially for beginners!
The best way to take a video lesson is on your computer, not on your phone.
Please check the quality of your video, audio, and internet connection. Video calls need more bandwidth than audio.
To take a live lesson online, you need the following equipment:
To keep your focus and motivation you need: