Hello and welcome to my profile! Your first question as you decide on a teacher would probably be "Why you?" There are two skills to teaching language to adults: knowing the language itself and knowing how to teach it. Both are equally important. As a professional adult educator, I know how to make learning fun and interesting with varied study, games, and activities. I have been educated in Italian Language at fellowships in Florence, Rome, and Perugia. I have family in Tuscany and Campania and spend part of the year in Italy. I have advanced study in Adult Education and spent much of my career in Training and Development.
My first question to you as a new student would be: "Why do you want to learn Italian?" If the answer is that you are taking a trip to Italy and want to enrich your experience and get around with ease, then I structure your course as Travelers' Italian. It's very practical with essential vocabulary, customs, travel do's and don'ts and even street and highway signs. You will enjoy your trip and your interaction with Italians so much more if you know the basics.
If you are approaching this as a long term study for the love of the language, then we have a different way to teach and acquire it. Some of my students started with Travelers and so loved the language after the trip, they have continued to learn more advanced Italian.
I teach all levels of Italian from the practical Traveler's Course through Advanced Study. And I teach individual, semi-private and small groups. Let's get started. Andiamo!
I have taught various levels of Italian in groups and privately for schools in Dallas, Texas, Atlanta, Georgia, and St. Louis, Missouri. References available on request. Since arriving in Austin, in 2006, I have taught private lessons in my home or at certain public locations.