ITALIAN CLASSES WITH GERARDO!

Italian classes with Gerardo!

ABOUT ME

I am a professional instructor of Italian and English.
I have been teaching Italian since 2013. Over the years, I have taught all kinds of Italian learners from beginners to advanced ones, from teenagers to the elderly.
I come from Puglia, a beautiful and sunny region in the south of Italy where you can find nice beaches, fantastic cities and great food and restaurants. I also lived in Macerata, in the Marche region, Milan and Rome, so I am quite good with any Italian accents.
I have a Master Degree in Communication Studies and a Diploma in Management. Last but not least, I also got the CELTA qualification (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) by the University of Cambridge.

I love foreign languages: I know English at an advanced level, French and Spanish at an intermediate level, a little of German and, of course, my beloved native language, Italian! . All this love for languages guided me to finally become a teacher.


TEACHING APPROACH

I am perfectly aware of any possible difficulties a student can find during the path and I will be there to help you reaching your goals easily and having fun.
I can help you in any steps of the learning process: conversation, grammar and proofreading.

My students normally are adults or young adults and they need to learn Italian to travel or to move in Italy.

My approach is based on both grammar and conversation.
Grammar because I think an adult need to step on the logic of a language.
Conversation because it is important to practice the language from the very first moment and to have a positive approach with it as well.

During all my years teaching Italian I had pleasant surprises and unexpected results from my students. The high interest in my native country and in its culture and its language makes me proud of what I do.
Some of my students who have traveled in Italy, whether for tourism, culture or study reasons, got great help out of my classes and I am still in touch with some of them.

FEES AND SKYPE

Skype and learning online are a great tool. Some students are afraid of this media or they even think it is better to learn face to face.
I have been doing both and I have to say that, if the teacher knows the tools at his/her disposal online and how to use and share them with students, Skype is definitively a more powerful way to learn.
Last but not least, it can offer very flexible schedules and very affordable fees.

I agree to have a TRIAL CLASS FOR FREE with my potentials students to “break the ice”.

My fees are normally 18 or 20 euros per hour depending on the pack, you will decide to buy.
Hereby, you can find more information:

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Price and conditions:

You can choose between two basic packages:

A 5 weeks package at 20 euros per hour for one on one classes and 25 euros in total for group classes

B 3 months (13 weeks) package at 18 euros per hour for one on one classes and 22 euros in total for group classes

Hereby you can proceed with the payment:

A- Five weeks package at 20 euros per hour for ONE on ONE classes and 25 euros in total per hour for group classes.


FIVE WEEKS PACKAGE



B- Three months (13 weeks) package at 18 euros per hour for ONE on ONE classes and 22 euros in total per hour for group classes.


THREE MONTHS PACKAGE (13 weeks)



-RULES
- Payments are in advance as much as arrangements about schedules. In case of hectic schedules, we can arrange classes week by week.
- In case of the 5 weeks’ package, you can cancel or reschedule (with more than 24 hours notice) your lesson one week of five. If you will do it more than once, you will loose it/them; this means, that on a normal base, you have 6 weeks time to use your package of 5 weeks’ lessons.
In case of the 3 months’ package, you can cancel or reschedule (with more than 24 hours notice) twice; this means, that on a normal base, you have 15 weeks time to complete the 13 weeks package.

-If, during the lessons’ period, you have a trip or vacations planned, don’t worry, we can freeze the package for a 3 weeks period maximum as long as you are going to inform us with one or two weeks notice.
- If you bought a 3 months package and you do not want to continue afterwards at the end of the package, you will have to inform us 3 weeks before the end of it. In case you will not have done it, you will have to pay at least another 5 weeks package.

NOTE: We always apply a 24h notice policy in case of cancellation or rescheduling of the lesson.