Italiano online with your personal teacher Sira
Have you ever dreamt to speak Italian? Do you want to expat to Italy and want to be able to understand and communicate with Italians?
Choose the easy way to do it: choose my online lessons!
I am a thirty years experienced teacher, specialised in teaching Italian as a foreign language and in adult’s teaching. I took a degree in French and Spanish as Modern Languages and also a Professional Master’s Programme in Didactics of Italian as a Foreign Language, both of them at Ca’ Foscari, University of Venice.
I love my job, and I take pleasure to transmit the fascination of it, like a tailor I take care of everything, from global vision to little details; the result is a high focused course based on my student’s specific needs.
The online courses I propose are:
I work with all levels of student, from Absolute Beginners to Advanced and for each of them I choose the simplest way to learn my language. I am besides able to speak English, French and Spanish to explain things, if necessary.
My online lesson program offers a large choice of possibilities, from a simple conversation, to a structured course with different kind of interactive activities.
My online lessons can be flexibly scheduled according to my student’s needs.
The material I use is always original because I prepare every lesson according to my students’ goals and pace of learning.
My online lessons are closely tailored towards my students’ cultural and linguistic interests.
I think that the best and only way to learn a language, is to do it by having fun and without any kind of stress.
Some of my students say:
"Learning Italian with Sira is like meeting a friend for coffee.Sira is patient , professional , flexible and always on time.
I always look forward to my lessons and I am looking forward to continuing to work with Sira!
Sira is a fantastic teacher !!" (Jodi M., NYC - USA, marzo 2021)
"I can certainly recommend Sira as an Italian teacher. Her manner is very kind and not at all frightening. The benefits of being taught by a native speaker I think are great as you get to hear correct pronunciation at your own pace. The other benefit is one-to-one tuition based on your own development. This is very useful if you have been doing a lot of self study as I have, and don’t know what level you are at. Sira uses a lot of media to help you learn - video’s with questions and charts, going over language you find hard until you have learnt it. Lessons are very interactive. The content of each lesson is emailed to you too. Videos are something I had not looked at before on my own and may not have chosen to do. Reading books - although necessary are not enough on their own. Sira’s teaching methods have encouraged and motivated me greatly. I looked forward to my lessons each week. I would not hesitate to have further lessons with Sira." (Angela D., UK, giugno 2021)
"I can't think of a single thing that would make this course better. Sira is a very talented teacher who clearly enjoys sharing her knowledge and the intricacies of her language with students. She listened to the goals I shared in our first interview and personalized a program that was captivating, challenging, and perfectly tailored to me. Her use of diverse media—including conversations, videos, news and magazine articles, songs, etiquette, grammar lessons, and both oral and written exercises, among others --made the class interesting as well as extremely educational. She far exceeded my expectations and made the financial and time investment very worthwhile. I look forward to my next session with her and highly recommend her to anyone interested in beginning or refining their knowledge of the Italian language and culture." (Sarah B., California, Giugno 2021)
"I discovered Sira’s Homestay Italia quite by accident while reading Italy Magazine. We had a Zoom introduction, and she interpreted my needs perfectly. I am approaching the end of my 12 lesson conversation course, and I can only say that it has been a wonderful experience which I will certainly repeat. I would rate the course excellent in every way. Sira has the capacity to interpret exactly what is needed while keeping you relaxed without stress (which I experienced with other courses). She makes learning a foreign language fun. In a very short time, she has accomplished what no other Italian teacher has....breaking my fear of speaking Italian. She is warm, intuitive, intelligent, and extremely competent in her teaching method. It has been a great pleasure to know Sira. She has become a good friend." (Marion M., Princeton, New Jersey, Luglio 2021)
I meet prospective students in advance for a half-hour-long conversation online to know them and to test her / his level of Italian and plan future lessons.
Every lesson can lasts one hour or less, depending on the type of it.