Elisa Parafioriti
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Elisa Parafioriti

Elisa P.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
¡Hola mis futuros alumnos!
Soy Italiana y enseño italiano aquí en takelessons, pero además del italiano hablo y enseño español. La lengua Española y España han sido mi pasión desde cuando tenía 10 años. Me gradué en lenguas extranjeras hace dos años y he enseñado italiano, inglés y español en los últimos cuatro años. Acabo de mudarme a los Estados Unidos donde quiero seguir enseñando.
Mis clases son personalizadas y adaptadas a los intereses y necesidades de cada alumno.
No importa si la única palabra que sabes es “hola”, nunca es tardes!

¡No dudes en contactarme!
¡Te espero!

About Elisa P.

Ciao! My name is Elisa and I am a native Italian speaker. I was born and raised in Italy and now I live in Portland, Oregon.
I have a bachelor degree in Foreign languages (Minor: Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication) at the University of Milan, Italy.
I am also in the process of getting a second certification to teach Italian to foreigners.
I always keep up to date with Italian news and culture and courses. I come back to Italy every year for 3 months and teach from there.
I started teaching in Italy and once I moved to the Usa, I knew I didn't want to give up teaching. So here I am!

In these past years gained significant teaching experience for online and in person tutoring for all levels and ages. I use an entertaining, conversational and cultural approach when teaching.
I have been loving teaching so much that I am in the process of writing a book for foreigners!

Italian is my native language and I am always so excited and so proud of sharing it with you.

In my opinion, you learn a language when you develop each skill individually, meaning: grammar, vocabulary, listening, writing, speaking and culture.When I first arrived in the United States two years ago, I learned how important cultural habits are in order to learn a language. After all, language is transmitted through culture. In my time spent doing this, I have discovered that learning a language is challenging. Fluency is not something you can buy. You need to work for it. I can promise you that at times, it will be hard and even boring.

This is why my lessons are not only educational but also engaging. I will customize a curriculum for you based on your personal language goals and interests. I always use different media sources such as Youtube, videos I will create personally for you, books or recordings and podcasts to help you stay motivated.

Feel free to contact me for any questions! I also offer group discounts!



Teaching courses:
-Italian for tourists
-Italian for life
-Spanish for students (beginner, pre-intermediate, intermediate)
-Italian culture

Ciao! A presto !


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37 Reviews
Nicholas *.
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Eliza e Perfetto per me!!!!!!

Grazie Mille:))

Posted Sep 8, 2021
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Elisa is a great teacher! She is very observant and picks up on your needs easily. She provides just the right amount of review to assure you have grasped the lesson with the perfect amount of new information to keep you challenged. Brava!

Posted Jun 29, 2021
Sofia B.
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I purchased a package of lessons with Elisa. My daughter really enjoyed her first Italian lesson. Elisa kept her engaged and interested during their session. I highly recommend her!

Posted Jun 14, 2021
Emma H.
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I just had my second lesson with Elisa and I am really enjoying her classes. She is organized and creates nice lesson plans for each class that are easy to follow along. I am looking forward to learning more Italian! Grazie, Elisa!

Posted May 17, 2021
Michael S.
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Elisa was wonderful in her approach to teaching my daughter and always had cheerful attitude and was very charismatic. A sincere 5 stars!

Posted Jan 13, 2021
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My daughter's love Ms. Elisa! They are learning and I am so excited to see them flourish and we are so grateful that we found Ms. Elisa! I would highly recommend her!

Posted Jan 11, 2021
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Elisa is incredibly patient and is so encouraging and kind, I never feel shy about speaking and making mistakes. She's great!

Posted Jan 6, 2021
Noell S.
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Wonderful Experience!!

Posted Nov 5, 2020
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Elisa is a great teacher.

Posted Sep 22, 2020
Simone &.
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My kids just had their first lesson with Elisa! It was great! We look forward to our future lessons!

Posted Sep 21, 2020
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Elisa is a natural teacher. She adjusts seamlessly on the fly to your needs, picks and up on the smallest details, and is so easy to get along with. Best tutor I’ve had and this is my third time trying to find someone I click with.

Posted Sep 10, 2020
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Posted Aug 7, 2020
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Even from the first lesson it's clear that Elisa is a great teacher. She was well prepared, friendly, professional and focused on identifying my language-learning goals and needs. I liked her method of noting corrections and sending them after the lesson, so I have a record for revision.

Posted May 11, 2020
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Wonderful teacher and looking forward to continuing lessons!

Posted Apr 20, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

Elisa is a skilled, professional teacher. She understands my goals in learning Italian and works with me at my level. Her lessons are engaging and fun. And she is happy to accommodate schedule issues when possible.

Posted Mar 5, 2020
Brad H.
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Thanks Elisa! I KNOW my Spanish will improve working with you!

Posted Feb 14, 2020
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Elisa is wonderful. Working with a native of Italy was my preference. She’s patient, kind and flexible with our sessions. Highly recommend her.

Posted Jan 2, 2020
Corrado D.
Profile-location-online Online

I had an excellent first lesson with Elisa! I felt very comfortable with her. She is going to tailor my lessons to my level of understanding. I can’t wait for my next lesson!

Posted Nov 23, 2019
Makayla M.
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Elisa is very nice and patient with my daughter. We only did 1 class so far and planning to take more. Really recommend her for all students

Posted Nov 20, 2019
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Elisa is a wonderful teacher. I did most of my classes in person, but also did one on line. Either way works. I was planning a trip to Italy and wanted to learn enough to read menus and signs, and to communicate politely while I traveled. She not only taught me the language, but also elements of the culture which was very helpful during my trip. I highly recommend her.

Posted Nov 8, 2019
Jacklyn B.

I like her teaching style a lot, she is really nice and helpful.

Posted Nov 5, 2019

Elisa is patient, always has a plan for our lesson and is easy to talk to

Posted Oct 15, 2019
David M.
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Awesome lesson and looking forward to more

Posted Oct 14, 2019
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Elisa is a great teacher! Great lesson plan, great implementation of the plan. Very patient and knowledgeable. Would recommend!

Posted Jan 24, 2019
Profile-location-online Online

Elisa is a wonderful teacher! She has been teaching Italian and I would recommend her to everybody.

Posted Jan 22, 2019
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Elisa is great! She is teaching me Spanish and she knows how to make every lessons interesting and entertaining. I have tried to learn Spanish for many years and have had better success with Elisa !

Posted Jan 21, 2019
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She has helped me in Spanish and English for many years and she did a great job. She adjusts your lessons based on your individual needs

Posted Jan 20, 2019
Profile-location-online Online

Elisa was wonderful. I had issues with my computer and she was patient while I resolved it. She was able to evaluate where I needed additional support and accommodated it. I'm very happy with my first lesson and look forward to coming back for more!

Posted Jan 4, 2019

I highly reccomend Elisa. She's an excellent teacher, very competent and patient.

Posted Dec 13, 2018
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Elisa is a tremendous teacher. She is patient and really encourages you to keep moving forward! Highly recommend.

Posted Dec 12, 2018
Ann N.
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Posted Dec 15, 2020
Michael S.
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Posted Nov 5, 2020
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Posted Oct 5, 2020
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QA Assistant Testing Manager
Sep 2020 - Present

Multiple companies

QA Italian Linguistic
Jun 2019 - Present

Multiple companies

Spanish and Italian interpreter on site
Apr 2019 - Present


Italian, Spanish and English Teacher
Sep 2013 - Present


English and Spanish Teacher
Sep 2016 - Jan 2017

Istituto Comprensivo di Curno, Bergamo, Italy

Tourist Language Referent
Jul 2015 - Oct 2015

Expo Milan

I was managing an info point at the airport of Bergamo ( ITALY). My job was to give information about the Universal Exhibition in Milan and about Milan and Bergamo in English/ Spanish/ French or Italian


Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication
Sep 2013 - Dec 2016

Mediazione Linguistica e Culturale, Universitá degli Studi di Milano, Italia



Professional Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera (dele)
Sep 2014

Instituto Cervantes, Ministerio Español de la Educación y de la Cultura

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