Gina Guidarelli

Gina G.

Charleston, SC
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Portuguese Lessons

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Levels taught:
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.

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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  • Speaks Portuguese, French, Spanish, Italian
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches students 7 and up

Reviews (9)

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Jenene Portune Jan 21, 2020
Spanish · Online

Really enjoyed "meeting" Gina and we had a very productive and fun first lesson. Me gusta mucho!

Jenene Portune Jan 20, 2020
Spanish · Online

Eva Jan 10, 2020
Italian · Online

Great first class . Gina is lovely and very clear and helpful.

selma Oct 18, 2019
· Online

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

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.

Experience

Foreign language tour guide
Feb 2018 - Present

Freelance, under several Charleston SC tour companies

I earned my tour guide license in 2018 and give city tours for foreign tourists in Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, and French.

Translation, interpretation
Jan 1990 - Present

Freelance, under several online companies

I have been doing freelance translation and interpretation work since 1990. Some projects include: medical interpretation; interpretation for scholastic assessment; translation of essays; translation for an art gallery display; translation of personal letters.

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.

Education

MA Romance Languages and Literature
Aug 1993 - Jun 1995

University of Connecticut

Romance Languages and Literature
Sep 1991 - May 1994

University of Michigan

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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