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Who I am...

I’m Alessandra. I was born in 1982 and I’m currently living in Esino Lario, a small village close to the Lake of Como.

I’m French-Italian and I speak both languages like a native, having spent part of my childhood in France with my French family.

I graduated in 2005 in Languages and Communication iat Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan with honours of 110 with honors.

I’ve started being a translator and interpreter while still studying at University, working for firms and as stand assistant for international events.

After finishing university I moved for two years in the UK as I wanted to teach Italian and French one to one and to groups as well. 

When I moved back to Italy, I’ve started my individual business as freelance teacher, translator and interpreter. I’ve firstly continued with all my students from UK, using video or audio calls. Since then I’ve started working with online schools and teachers’ platforms.

Through all these activities I have organized the course materials that includes various topics and is divided into different levels of difficulty.

“If you talk to a man in a language he understand, that goes to his head. If you talk to him on his own languages, that goes to his heart”. (Nelson Mandela)

Nice to meet You...

Welcome!!!

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The teaching approach I like to use is not only built around grammar rules, but also focuses on the ability to communicate effectively.

Italian grammar and French are intimidating at first, but we are going to use it as a prop to support our learning activities.

Understanding Italian and French grammar can be very challenging, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll see it as a framework that holds together every new information you acquire.

The extra focus on grammar will strengthen your confidence and the overall perception of how you speak.

I almost hear most of you saying:

  • I’d love to speak Italian and French but I’m not good at languages
  • I’ll never be able to speak with natives
  • I don’t have enough time to study

Well, I’m here to let you know that you got it all under control. You’ll gain enough confidence to speak even if you’re not perfect.

By working at your own pace you can fit everything in your schedule. So even if you have a tight agenda and you only have one hour a week to learn Italian, it’s ok, slow but steady, you’ll learn without even noticing it.

It will take less than you imagine to be able to manage all the fundamentals on your own and then you’ll see that the pleasure of learning will override stress and anxiety.

You got it all covered, go to the world and enjoy your ride!

 


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Video or audio calls using Apps such as: Skype, Skype for Business, Zoom, FaceTime, AllApps, TalkU, We Chat and Botim.

I suggest using We Chat if you’re settled in China and Botim if in UAE (Botim has been authorised by government).

 

First 30 minutes free

 

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(In my office in Esino Lario 20 minutes far from Varenna on Lake of Como)

I offer a full immersion experience, even for groups in my office or on my terrace surrounded by our mountains. Many students of mine came to Esino Lario and stayed in nice hotels and B&B.

First 30 minutes are free and for each new student introduced by one of my current
students, you’ll get a free hour!

 

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Since 2007 I’ve been translating in different fields: medico-legal, financial, economic, touristic, literary, marketing, translation of Websites. I’ve been interpreter French vs. Italian and vice versa on the occasion of some Audits form some big firms.

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First translated page is free!

 

My availability


I’ve always been extremely flexible, working early morning if needed as well as on week ends. My potentially working hours: 5am-10pm. In addition I work under request on weekends.

 

Cancellation Policy


I kindly ask my students to cancel 24 hours ahead, but if the class is missed I’m totally happy to correct via email your homework (you can send it through pictures, scans, word documents, Google Drive…)

 

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People say about me...

Score: 5 stars of 5
By: Jean
October 17, 2016

Lead Acquired: October 17, 2016
Hours of Instructions: 310


Un très très bon professeur!!!
I've been knowing Ale since 2010. Like her, I'm half French. But I was unlucky not to learn it as I child. Ale helped me a lot first with pronunciation and grammar, and then audio CDs, films and songs.I was a total beginner.
I have now an advanced level, and I was SO HAPPY to be able to speak with distant relatives when I visited last summer. we had interesting classes both online and offline(In 2014 I drove to her office, a very cosy place near the lake of Como) and I spent a week end there with studying with Ale. She recommenced a very nice flat I rented close to her office.
I'm now thinking of trying the DELF, and ask for my french nationality. I'll obviously need more help from Ale. I wouldn't be able to have French lessons with anyone else. Just hearing her voice makes me calm and confident! She's
such a happy and prepared teacher, with a lot of subjects of conversation as well!
Alors Ale, à la prochaine! MERCI
JEAN de Milan


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