A few days back a friend asked me to give her English lessons through the web – to improve her reading and writing skills first and foremost, and then to help her with her spoken English.
I was happy to comply – she’s a friend, and also, it’s a good way to start a new project and possibly a new source of income and help me pay my bills through the rest of the year.
I’ve taught English to Italians and Italian to English-speaking foreigners for a number of years, about fifteen years ago, and I had developed a few tactics to help my students
- Get familiar with the basic phrase structure – to learn, in other words, what goes where in an Italian or English phrase.
- Acquire as large a vocabulary as possible
- Keep going and practice while having fun