Gina Guidarelli

Gina G.

Charleston, SC
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French

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Gina has a BA and MA in French language and literature. She is very active member of the Alliance Française of Charleston, participating in French conversation groups, French book and film clubs and other activities to promote the French language and culture. Gina has traveled and continues to travel frequently throughout France, Belgium and French-speaking Canada. She has been tutoring and teaching French since 1990 and loves to share her passion for the French language.

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About

Gina delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+

Teaching since:
1990

Hello!
I am Gina and I am a specialist in Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and French. I have been teaching and tutoring foreign languages since 1990. I teach adults, college students, high school and elementary students. I have taught in schools, community programs, language classes for businesses, in person and online. I can help you prepare for an exam or class, teach you language for business or travel- or just for the love of the language.

I have been multilingual since a young age and have always had a passion for languages. I studied multiple languages in school and went on to earn both a Bachelors and a Masters degree (University of Connecticut) in Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and French language and literature.

I am an active member of multiple foreign language groups in my community, including the Alliance Française of Charleston, Nuovo Cinema Italiano film club, Dante Society of Charleston, Cercle Littéraire, Brasileiros em Charleston, Conversemos en Español, and other conversation and language groups.

I do translation and interpretation work, travel extensively, do foreign language tours and am very passionate about sharing my love of the Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and French languages.

My focus in teaching is how to acquire a foreign language just as one acquires their native language, making that language a part of one’s life.

Whether you are brand new to the language or have been studying for awhile- I would love to be your guide on your language journey!

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Experience

Tutor, teacher, translator, interpreter
Jan 1990 - Present
Self-employed through multiple companies

I have been actively teaching and tutoring French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish since 1990 - private and group lessons, in person and online, classes for businesses, high school classes, and university and community programs. I do interpreting and translation work as well.

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Education

MA Romance Languages and Literature
Aug 1993 - Jun 1995
University of Connecticut

Languages

French
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Italian
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Portuguese
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Alliance Française Charleston, SC
Jul 2017

The Alliance Française was first established in Paris in 1883 with the aim of promoting French language and culture around the world. The Federation of Alliances Françaises in the United States was founded on March 4, 1902.

One of 1,135 chapters in 138 countries, Alliance Française de Charleston was founded in 1960. Its 300+ members represent the mingling of two groups: a French community seeking to stay connected to their French heritage and an American community interested in experiencing French culture.

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Gina- Specialist in Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and French
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5 Reviews

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Larry F. May 8, 2019
Italian · In studio

Patient teacher ; speaks Italian almost entire lesson ; always punctual.encouraging me , which I need a lot .

Pete Apr 24, 2019
Portuguese · Online

Gina is very flexible with her teaching approach. She meets me at my level. She slows down when I may not be grasping a concept and speeds up to keep me engaged.
I would whole-heartedly recommend her!
Pete Silva

Sean P. Mar 26, 2019
Italian · In studio

Gina was great for our first lesson. Very knowledgeable and does not try to overwhelm you with too much information. I am looking forward to my future lessons.

Gregg Sep 20, 2018
Italian · In studio

Gina's lesson was great. Her teaching style is interesting and conversational. I feel like I'm learning Italian better than I would be just from an online course or a classroom setting.

Shawn Smith May 24, 2018
Portuguese · In studio

Gina was very experienced and knowledgeable of the language and was extremely helpful in teaching me the basics.

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