Francesca Bruni

Francesca B.

Foothill Ranch, CA
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Ciao/ Hello! My name is Francesca. I was born and raised in Italy. I have been teaching Italian since 2008 at levels ranging from beginner to advanced and to all ages. My lessons are fun, dynamic, and flexible. They intended to develop speaking, listening, writing and reading skills and offer fun conversation on a variety of topics. Students learn the language through practical examples of daily life situations. Each lesson can be tailored to the students’ needs. I have also tailored my lessons for students that want to learn the Italian language for traveling purposes. Learning a language goes hand in hand with understanding the culture. My lessons are focused on using the Italian culture to provide the setting that helps the students learn the language and feel comfortable and confident when speaking to native Italian speaking persons.

About Francesca B.

Ciao/ Hello! I am a native speaking Italian from the Northern region of Italy. I have been teaching Italian since 2008 at levels ranging from beginner to advanced and to all ages. My lessons are fun, dynamic, and flexible. They are intended to develop speaking, listening, writing and reading skills and offer fun conversations on a variety of topics. Students learn the language through practical examples of daily life situations. Each lesson can be tailored to the students’ needs. I also tailor my lessons for students that want to learn the Italian language for traveling purposes. Learning a language goes hand in hand with understanding the culture. My lessons are focused on using the Italian culture to provide the setting that helps the students learn the language and feel comfortable and confident when speaking to native Italian speaking persons.


I've been teaching Italian for 12 + years. I teach in school settings and also as a private tutor. I am very passionate about Italy and the Italian culture and I love to share it with my students. I’m proud to see when my students have gone to learn and love not only the language, but also the rich Italian culture.
My work experience as an Italian instructor started in 2008 at the Italian Foundation, which is a non-profit organization founded in 1998 by the Italian government. In addition to teaching classes, I developed tests of proficiency for students, and built lesson plans with the use of specific activities in order to develop one of many skills in a language, such as conversation, listening, reading, or writing.
I also taught at a Community College for Adult Education and at language schools. Each of these educational settings has given me the opportunity to learn, teach, and create new lesson plans in different institutional environments. I am continually utilizing a wide range of teaching techniques, methods, and classroom management to reach students’ minds
I travel to Italy every summer for a period of 4- 6 weeks in order to retain my cultural ties, further educate my bilingual children, and keep abreast of issues in politics, fashion, film, music, and entertainment.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Hector
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I've been taking Italian with Francesca for a long time, 5 years now, She's great at building confidence and keeping lessons fun, she encourages you in activities that improve
conversation, writing and reading skills.
I have learned so much in her classes and I can tell you with confidence that I speak Italian fluently.
I recommend her highly.

Posted May 20, 2021
Junko H.
Profile-location-online Online

Amazing teacher and love the class (and classmates)! Taking her classes for a few years now. Mix of daily conversations, grammar, and common Italian expressions...that we can actually use!

Posted May 16, 2021
Erta
Profile-location-online Online

I would highly recommend Francesca Bruni as an Italian teacher! She has been my Italian teacher for a number of years! Her ability to instruct vocabulary, grammar and comprehension all woven together with themes of Italian culture has provided me with a rapid acquisition of essential and enjoyable conversation skills. Not only are Francesca’s instructional materials relevant and engaging, but whether presented in an in-person manner or online virtual setting, allow for a highly successful experience. You will be amazed at how quickly you will become a fluent Italian speaker, reader, and writer!

Posted Sep 7, 2020
Diane
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Francesca is a fabulous teacher. We are an adult upper intermediate level class who have been with Francesca for several years. Her classes are small and we are all totally engaged. She takes a keen interest in each of us and our individual
needs. In addition to grammar, dictation, homework, Francesca focuses on advanced readings from Italian stories to newspaper articles, and on only speaking Italian. To improve our speaking we start with students telling about their week and/or making oral presentations to the class based on an Italian news article a student has found of interest. These presentations provide an opening for more conversation and for identification of lots of new vocabulary. Francesca is patient and makes sure we each participate. The environment she creates is one where it's OK to make mistakes and where we can have fun learning and laugh with each other. Francesca's sense of humor makes our classes even more fun.

Posted Sep 4, 2020
Shahrooz
Profile-location-online Online

Love my sessions with Professoressa Bruni. She is energetic, exiting and always prepared with new and fun lessons. She makes me feel like I am physically in Italy and learning not just the language, but also the culture. She uses her real life experiences, as a native Italian, to help me want to learn more about the language, culture, art, philosophy, food and all that is exciting about Italy. I look forward to my lessons with her and highly recommend her to anyone who wants to learn Italian.

Posted Aug 25, 2020

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Experience

Italian Instructor
Jul 2020 - Present

Italian Foundation

Beginner and Advance levels.

Private Tutor
Jan 2008 - Present

Freelance

Private tutoring to all ages students (from kids to adults) and at all levels.

Italian Instructor
Jan 2012 - Jun 2019

Santiago Canyon Community College

Italian Instructor Community Service-Adult Education-

Italian Instructor
Sep 2017 - Dec 2018

Orange County Lingual Institute

Beginner and Intermediate Levels.

Italian Instructor
Jan 2008 - Dec 2016

Italian Foundation

Beginner, Intermediate, and Italian levels.

Italian Instructor in training
Sep 2015 - Jun 2016

University of California Irvine

Italian Instructor Beginner level classes. Internship as part of the Master Program.

Education

MA in Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language
Sep 2014 - Jul 2016

University CA' Foscari, Venice Italy

Languages

ENGLISH

Fluent / Native Proficiency

ITALIAN

Fluent / Native Proficiency

SPANISH

Limited Proficiency

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