Would you like to discuss contracts with your business relations in Lo Stivale (The Boot)? Or would you like to order an espresso fluently during your next Italian holiday? Whatever your goal, your Native Teachers Italian teacher will devise a training program especially for you, tailored to your specific objectives. And when we say 'Italian teacher', we mean that literally: your training will be provided by a born and raised Italian, who can therefore teach you true, native Italian. What's more, during the lessons your teacher will also introduce you to Italian culture - valuable information if you want to participate 100% in Italian life, whether in the business or social context.
Learning a language well is not always an easy journey. Nevertheless, the process is faster and more efficient if you can concentrate on the most important aspects for you. If conversation is your primary goal, the lessons will focus largely on speaking and vocabulary activation, with a less prominent role for grammatical theory. If, on the other hand, you will be reading and writing a great deal in Italian, the emphasis of the course will lie more on these aspects. In addition, pinpointing the language content you wish to focus on allows for optimal use of precious lesson time. For instance, those planning to work in the Italian fashion world will have more use for vocabulary around textiles, clothing and creative design than those in the agricultural sector or the tourist industry. Our teachers are experts in adapting the training in such a way that you will learn exactly the 'type’ of Italian that you need most.
To function effectively in Italian society, an understanding of local culture and customs is essential. Therefore, we believe an introduction to Italian culture to be an integral part of any Italian language training. Using up-to-date sources such as newspapers, magazines, blogs and other online media, you will gain useful information about Italy and the Italians in a fun and interesting way. Naturally, your Italian teacher will also spend the necessary time on perfecting your pronunciation, thus enhancing your opportunity to integrate within the Italian circles where you wish to live and to work.
Our Italian teachers present themselves in text and in a video message. This gives you a good impression of their background and style. Choose the teacher who you feel best matches your language requirements, and use the form on their introduction page to contact them directly.
Marina works as a private Italian teacher with Native Teachers. She graduated in Italy in Modern Languages and Italian Language and Culture, and is a qualified translator. In 2000 Marina moved to the Netherlands for her work, and has taught Italian at prominent language institutes in the country. She now works as an independent Italian language teacher and freelance translator, translating from Dutch and English into Italian.
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