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Elena Grossi

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Italienisch
Muttersprachler
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Englisch
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Französisch
C1
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Deutsch
A1

Über Mich

Ciao! I’m Elena, a certified Italian teacher from Rome. I’m currently teaching in Edinburgh, where I got a Master's certificate on how language acquisition works from a psychological perspective. I have extensive teaching experience with very different types of learners, especially beginners.

At a beginner level, I don’t expect students to start with conversations. Instead, I bring games and activities to the class to guide people in the foundations of Italian in a fun and effective way. This way we can build the student's confidence and competence, and in a little while, they won’t be afraid to speak. However, even if I have a basic plan that I tend to follow, I get to know my students first and I tailor my approach to them, their needs and their goals.

I have taught Italian in a variety of settings. For example, I recently taught on a cruise ship traveling around the world for three months. There, I had classes with up to 35 students. However, generally the groups I teach include from 3 to 12 students, and I do individual classes as well.

I also keep studying languages myself. Doing so helps me remember what being a language student is like, especially dealing with the challenges of the early stages. I believe this helps me be a better teacher by constantly keeping in mind the student's point of view. My way of learning is getting myself out of my comfort zone, trusting the teacher and not being worried about embarrassing myself and making mistakes. Having fun and forgetting that I'm learning is part of the process. Also, since languages are about communication, creating a connection with the teacher is fundamental to learn quickly and effectively.

Hope to see you very soon!

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Lebenslauf

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2018 - 2019
Master's of Science in Developmental Linguistics
University of Edinburgh - Edinburgh
Main modules: Second Language Acquisition, First Language Acquisition, Child Bilingualism, Developmental Language Disorders
2009 - 2014
Bachelor's in Linguistic and Intercultural Mediation
Università degli studi di Roma La Sapienza - Roma
Main modules: General Linguistics, Intercultural Mediation, English language and literature, French language and literature

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2019
Foreign language Instructor
Edinburgh Italian Classes - Edinburgh
Teacher of Italian as a second language for small groups of up to four students in a school setting. Elementary and lower intermediate level.
2019 - 2019
Foreign language Instructor
Berlitz Language Schools and P&O Cruises - Edinburgh
Teacher of Italian as a second language for big groups of up to 35 students in a world cruise setting (4 months). Elementary, lower and upper intermediate level.
2017 - 2017
Foreign language teaching assistant
Tower of Babel school - Rome
Assistant of two teachers of Italian as a second language for groups of up to 12 students in a school setting. Lower intermediate level.
2016 - 2017
High school tutor
Aritmatica and privates - Rome
High school tutor of humanistic and linguistic subjects for small groups of up to 6 students

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2020
CELTA
CES Edinburgh - Edinburgh
Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults
2017
DITALS I
Univeristà degli Studi di Siena - Rome
Official certificate to teach Italian as a second language