Gina Guidarelli
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Gina Guidarelli

Gina G.

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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Gina has a BA and MA in Portuguese language and literature. She has family in Brasil and teaches both Brazilian and European Portuguese. She is very active with the Brazilian community in her city, promoting the Portuguese language and culture. She does translation and interpretation work as well as tutoring and teaching. Gina travels frequently to Brasil and Portugal and is very happy to share her passion for the Portuguese language.

About Gina G.

I am Gina and I am a linguist with a Master’s degree in Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and French. I am a Chartered Linguist MCIL and ACIL with the Chartered Institute of Linguists (UK).
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, the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Nuovo Cinema Italiano film club, Dante Society of Charleston, Cercle Littéraire, Brasileiros em Charleston, Conversemos en Español, and other conversation and language groups.
I am a member of the International Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters (IAPTI).

I work as an interpreter (medical, psychiatric, and social work) and as a translator (fine arts, literature, medical).

I 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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15 Reviews
selma Gibby
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I give Gina a 5 star because it doesn't have a 10. She is awesome, smart, fun, and caring. I take Spanish and makes so much easier because she also speaks fluent Portuguese (my native language), and she can explain the difference between both language. I highly recommend Gina :)

Posted Apr 13, 2021
Janeene H.
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Posted Oct 20, 2020
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Posted Oct 14, 2020
Brandon Schmidt
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great experience. Very kind teacher :)

Posted Aug 28, 2020
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Had a great first lesson. Very patient and knowledgeable. I’m very much looking forward to my lessons with Gina!

Posted Jul 17, 2020
Jenene Portune
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Gina es la mejor instructora de la historia! She is very personable, authentic and develops the classes and instruction based on your specific needs and learning style, She is very accommodating and flexible with scheduling. I have enjoyed learning with her.

Posted May 31, 2020
Jenene Portune
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Really enjoyed "meeting" Gina and we had a very productive and fun first lesson. Me gusta mucho!

Posted Jan 21, 2020
Jenene Portune
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Posted Jan 20, 2020
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Great first class . Gina is lovely and very clear and helpful.

Posted Jan 10, 2020
Selma G.
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I Connected very well with Gina. The fact that I’m Brazilian and she also speaks Portuguese is perfect.
She can show the difference and the mistakes we Brazilian do when we speak Spanish. Looking forward our next lesson.
Thanks Gina

Posted Oct 18, 2019
Larry F.
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Patient teacher ; speaks Italian almost entire lesson ; always punctual.encouraging me , which I need a lot .

Posted May 8, 2019
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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

Posted Apr 24, 2019
Sean P.
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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.

Posted Mar 26, 2019
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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.

Posted Sep 20, 2018
Shawn Smith
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Gina was very experienced and knowledgeable of the language and was extremely helpful in teaching me the basics.

Posted May 24, 2018

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Jan 2000 - Present

Freelance, through several international companies

Interpretation (Spanish/Portuguese/French/Italian to English): medical, psychiatric, educational, social, tourism

Sep 1990 - Present

Freelance, through several international companies

Translator: (Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, French, English) for art galleries, cultural organizations, tourism, literature, personal documents

Tutor, teacher
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.


MA Romance Languages and Literature
Aug 1993 - Jun 1995

University of Connecticut

Romance Languages and Literature
Sep 1991 - May 1994

University of Michigan



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Chartered Linguist
Mar 2021

Chartered Institute of Linguists

I have been accepted and verified as a Chartered Linguist (French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian) by the Chartered Institute of Linguists, a UK-based institute for interpreters, translators, linguists, and language professionals.
Jul 2020

VRI Interpretation

Ethics of Medical Interpretation


Chartered Institute of Linguists
Mar 2021
CIOL is the leading UK-based membership body for language professionals. It aims to enhance and promote the value of languages and language skills in the public interest and provides regulated qualifications through the IoL Educational Trust.
International Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters
Oct 2020
Objectives: To promote ethical practices in the field of Linguistic Translation and Interpretation.  To represent and protect the interests of its Members, who shall be Translators and Interpreters in all of their specialties.  To stimulate the creation of institutional bonds with other associations and public entities, both foreign and domestic, in defense of the Translating and Interpreting profession.  To contribute to the training, specialization and professional development of Translators and Interpreters, by means of professional training activities and academic dissemination, such as the organization of congresses, seminars and meetings, and through the issuing of publications and the development of academic activities, etc. To be in attendance, in the person of its Representatives, at congresses, events and meetings relating to linguistic translation and interpretation.  To issue public opinions on subjects related to and surrounding translation and interpretation activities.  To establish personal, postal, electronic, telephone and/or any other type of communications links with Members of the Association so as to permit constant interaction on professional and social issues. To advance general knowledge regarding the task of Translators and Interpreters. To promote the intellectual and cultural improvement of its Members.
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
Apr 2020
The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese promotes the study and teaching of the Spanish and Portuguese languages and their corresponding Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian, and other related literatures and cultures at all levels of education.
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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