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Valeria Petrone

Qualified Italian and Mandarin Teacher with over10 years of exp., specialised in teaching to professionals and hobbyists
5.0
(15 reviews)
Students say:
Inspiring & motivating (9)
Shares great materials (9)
Great conversation (9)
Punctual & reliable (8)
Personalised lessons (7)
Teaches:
Chinese (Mandarin), Italian
Native languages:
Italian
Other languages spoken:
Chinese (Mandarin), English, Spanish
Qualified Italian and Mandarin Teacher with over10 years of exp., specialised in teaching to professionals and hobbyists
Students say:
Inspiring & motivating (9)
Shares great materials (9)
Great conversation (9)
Punctual & reliable (8)
Personalised lessons (7)
Teaches:
Chinese (Mandarin), Italian
Native languages:
Italian
Other languages spoken:
Chinese (Mandarin), English, Spanish
Specialities:
Complete beginners
Conversation
Business
Grammar
Travel
General learning
University Prep
Qualifications:
CEDILS (certificate to teach Italian to foreigners)
Ph.D in Chinese Studies
MA in Comparative Studies
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Bio:

I am Valeria and I am a professional Italian and Mandarin Teacher. I hold a CEDILS certificate to teach Italian to foreigners, a Ph. D in Chinese Studies and the HSK 6 certificate. I adapt my lesson according to your interests and needs. I teach general, academic and business Italian and Mandarin. I can also help you prepare for language exams. My communicative approach allows students to speak without inhibitions. I use authentic materials which reflect different aspects of everyday life.

My teaching methodology:
I use authentic materials which reflect different aspects of everyday life. I usually start with a written text, a video, or an audio recording, then I focus on vocabulary and grammatical analysis. Finally, with a role play you will be asked to “act” in a simulated situation according to the topic just studied. You will receive feedback and support after each lesson.
My teaching background:

I have taught Italian, Chinese and English as foreign languages in China, Italy and the UK. I have lectured to group classes at University, Middle and High School. I also have experience giving private lessons 1-to-1 in person and online to seniors and professionals from Europe, Asia and America. Since 2021 I’ve been working as Online Italian Teacher and I enjoy it very much because I have the chance to virtually meet students from all over the world. I believe that every student should have access to the best materials and technology to make their learning process as much fruitful as possible. I love teaching as well as I love creating new learning materials for each of my students to help them achieve a higher level of Italian.

My background outside of teaching:

I graduated from L'Orientale University in Italy with a MA in Comparative Studies (Chinese and English), and later I obtained a PhD in Chinese Studies. I know very well what a student demands to enjoy a language class and what it takes to learn a new language: I learned Chinese Mandarin from scratch to a C2 level. Infact I obtained an HSK 6. I am very fluent in English (thanks to my studies and 7 years living in London). I’m currently improving my Spanish and learning Greek.

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