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Stefania P.
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I feel that learning in general and learning a foreign language in particular is about repetition and I ask my students to repeat everything I teach over and over again until they know it by heart. I keep my lessons simple to avoid overwhelming the students and to allow time for them to repeat what they learned earlier. I teach the words that form part of the so called core vocabulary; words that are chosen according to frequency and range (in the sense that they “occur across a wide variety of texts”) It is often said that the first 2000 most frequent words cover approximately 90% of the vocabulary used by native-speakers in daily conversations. This means that for a student they represent the basic resource to be able to communicate.
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(AVAILABLE ONLINE) I am Italian. I moved to Canada first and the US next in my thirties. I love teaching. I have worked as a training and development executive for over 35 years including at a top retail training and consulting firm which I have owned along with my husband. I have taught Italian on and off over the years and have always loved doing it. I am very passionate about the topics I teach and have a clear understanding of the complexities of learning and most importantly remembering things that are new to us. Hence, my obsession with repetition and never move to the next lesson until prior ones are fully mastered. I use multiple tricks to make a lesson engaging, different and fun to attend. I am very flexible and can accommodate schedule changes, if needed, including last minute changes as I understand that my students have jobs or school and need to juggle different priorities. I limit the amount of homework for the same reason. Learning a foreign language is tough and it must not become another 'job', it has to be enjoyable. I also customize my lessons and methods to each student as we all have different ways of learning and retaining new content (which also makes it more fun for me as it is always something new).

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Stefania P.
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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I feel that learning in general and learning a foreign language in particular is about repetition and I ask my students to repeat everything I teach over and over again until they know it by heart. I keep my lessons simple to avoid overwhelming the students and to allow time for them to repeat what they learned earlier. I teach the words that form part of the so called core vocabulary; words that are chosen according to frequency and range (in the sense that they “occur across a wide variety of texts”) It is often said that the first 2000 most frequent words cover approximately 90% of the vocabulary used by native-speakers in daily conversations. This means that for a student they represent the basic resource to be able to communicate.
About Stefania P.

(AVAILABLE ONLINE) I am Italian. I moved to Canada first and the US next in my thirties. I love teaching. I have worked as a training and development executive for over 35 years including at a top retail training and consulting firm which I have owned along with my husband. I have taught Italian on and off over the years and have always loved doing it. I am very passionate about the topics I teach and have a clear understanding of the complexities of learning and most importantly remembering things that are new to us. Hence, my obsession with repetition and never move to the next lesson until prior ones are fully mastered. I use multiple tricks to make a lesson engaging, different and fun to attend. I am very flexible and can accommodate schedule changes, if needed, including last minute changes as I understand that my students have jobs or school and need to juggle different priorities. I limit the amount of homework for the same reason. Learning a foreign language is tough and it must not become another 'job', it has to be enjoyable. I also customize my lessons and methods to each student as we all have different ways of learning and retaining new content (which also makes it more fun for me as it is always something new).

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Any student wanting to learn the Italian language would be very fortunate to have Stefania as an instructor. Her techniques help you to quickly understand and give you confidence to speak this beautiful language.

Posted May 17, 2021
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Awesome first lesson! Stefania e bravissima!

Posted Jun 24, 2020
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Outstanding! Went slow, and steady with the pace that I needed. Also very thorough.

Posted Jan 11, 2020
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