Profile

Attilio

$24 (45 min)
Qualification
Interpreter and Translator Diploma + Degree in Modern Foreign Languages
Scuola Superiore per Traduttori e Interpreti di Milano - Istituto Universitario di Lingue Moderne (IULM) - Milano - 1982-1987

Name Attilio
Country Italy
Native Language Italian
Preferred student age
Secondary school (12-17)
Students (17-22)
Adults (23-40)
Adults (40+)
Preferred level of students
Beginner
Pre Intermediate
Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
Can also teach
English
Italian
Can speak

Subject

Italian

Intensive Italian

Listen to many Italian regional accents is the best way to interact in an Italian context

Italian for beginners

I have taught Italian to foreign students newly arrived in Italian high schools

Business Italian

If you want to take up an activity in Italy or have Italian customers, being able to deal business correspondence or a phone call to sign a contract, is the best way to attract your Italian customers!

Conversational Italian

I have co-taught Italian for one month in an Australian high school during a class exchange

Italian for traveling

Food, fashion, art and tourism are the main features of Italian culture. Learning the basic expressions can help a tourist to enjoy the unique Italian atmosphere

Reading and writing Italian

I I have taught foreign students newly arrived in Italian high schools to learn subject content in Italian textbooks

Understanding Italian movies

I I have taught foreign students newly arrived in Italian high schools to learn useful Italian expressions watching subtitled films

Italian lifestyle and culture

Marrying a native Italian

I am an Italian native speaker married to another italian native speaker. We are both teachers.

About Tutor

I am a 59-year-old language teacher in Northern Italy. Married to an elementary teacher, we have a 27-year-old son.
After getting a Diploma as an Interpreter and Translator (English and German) in Milan, I went on studying at University and got a degree in Modern Foreign Languages (English and German).
In my life I have travelled to many European and overseas countries (especially to the US, Latin America and Australia). I am into reading, movies, politics, current news, sports, food.

Experience

I have been working with languages for about 35 years.
Teaching methods have always been my passion and leading language learners to be successful has always been my professional aim.
I have been teaching English a Foreign Languages in high schools for 35 years and as a private tutor Italian for Foreigners for more than 20 years.
Over these years I have co-authored some English textbooks published by Italian publishing houses and worked as a teacher trainer for MFL trainee teachers and Content and Language Integrated Learning Teachers for some Universities in Milan and Bergamo (Northern Italy). My research studies focus on learning technologies applied to MFL. I normally hold courses for MFL Teachers on behalf of national MFL Teachers Associations.

Teaching Approach

Practice a language is the best way to learn it. Listening and speaking is always accompanied by reading activities. Writing skills are useful when you really need to learn how to write in another language for many (professional or academic) purposes.

People who have been studying a language according to old-fashioned methods (such as grammar and translation) need a more communicative approach, focussed on task-based activities and real life situations.