NOTE about the lessons: if my availability on Verbling does NOT suit you, LET ME KNOW and I'll be glad to meet your needs!
Welcome everybody to my profile! I’m Nico and I’m an Italian native speaker. I am a qualified italian teacher: I have a Degree in Modern Languages and Literatures (English and French), a Degree Thesis made in the UK about the Contemporary Paganism in the United Kingdom, a Master in Literary Translation (Italian, French and Spanish), the CEDILS certification from the University of Venice and the DITALS II certification from Siena University.
During the last years I worked as a journalist for a local newspaper, a freelance writer and translator.
I currently living in Spain, where I’ve been working as a teacher of Italian in a Language School for 2 year, and now I'm a freelance online italian teacher.
I gained experience in Spain, teaching Italian and learning Spanish at the same time, and it definitely helped me understanding the difficulties of my native language to foreigner students, even though I already knew several issues as I’ve been learning foreign languages for many years.
Actually I can speak fluently Italian, English, Spanish and French but I’m studying Portuguese and Turkish! :)
My lessons: I adapt my lessons to your specific needs so don’t panic! If you’re a beginner, we’ll start from phonetics, basic grammar and vocabulary, and we’ll go on studying several aspects of the italian culture, literature, history, cuisine. You’ll be able to talk fluently about your life, your past and future desires quickly.
If you already know some Italian, we’ll focus the lessons on improving your skills in talking, speaking and reading, according to your interests and needs.
Furthermore I can help you for the official exams (PLIDA, CELI, CILS) of Italian, levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
The material of my lessons is various. Documents, texts, extracts of literature, videos, songs’ lyrics, grammar made by myself and exercises of any kind that will help you get fluent having fun! Yes, ‘cause studying is a matter of interest, of culture, of fun! You’ll learn not only Italian, but also how to cook Italian dishes, how the Italians are, what we enjoy the most, and much more!
I wait for you!