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Learning Italian?


I just saw this post out there

The Top 5 Reasons To Learn Italian

… and ok,  a couple of points are pretty silly – but they do underscore how there’s a lot of Italian in the language a lot of English speakers speak.

So I thought, what with my current need for work and all that… what about offering my services as a language teacher, via Skype?
After all

a – I had a few years of experience as a teacher of Italian to English speakers

b – I already provide one-on-one English language lessons through Skype to my Italian students

Using Skype so far helped with the fact that I live in the sticks, and the closest student is ten miles away – Skype saves time and money, and it’s extremely flexible in terms of lesson scheduling.

workshops_privatelessonsGranted, my slow connection only allows me voice but no video, and yet, so far it worked just fine.
Working with English speakers might force me to make some weird hours, but I suffer from insomnia anyway. And on the plus side, it’s no end of fun.

Now I’ve just to set myself up as an online teacher of Italian.
Conversation and quick-fixes a specialty.

Any idea of how I should proceed to spread the news?
Where to advertise and so on?
Suggestions based on experience?
Please let me know in the comments.

Oh, and just in case – use the CONTACT module (top left corner of this page) to get in touch, if you’d like to get the details.

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

2 thoughts on “Learning Italian?

  1. I think searching for Facebook groups of people who share their love for Italy and Italian culture may be a good starting point, but you probably already know that 🙂

    Then, as weird as it may sound, I found loads of people claiming to be interested in learning Italian on Goodreads, particularly on groups dedicated to the classics. Maybe you could take a look!


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