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Costanza_Calabrese
Ciao! My name is Costanza and I have been enjoying teaching Italian language and culture since 2008 in a variety of institutions and in the private sector, both in Italy and the UK.

I became passionate about teaching languages thanks to my studies and significant work experiences, which gave me the chance to get in contact with people of different cultures, ages and backgrounds. I hold a degree in Modern Languages and a MA in Translation from the University of Florence. In 2006 I had a lifetime experience at the University of St Andrews, where I enriched my knowledge of the different approaches and methods of language teaching. I also completed the DITALS (Level II) certification in Italian Language teaching competence, awarded by the University for Foreigners of Siena.

I love being creative and using effective and engaging communicative activities, which keep the motivation high and encourage students to develop and improve their speaking and listening skills in Italian. I am specialized in teaching Italian to children as well.

Academic qualifications:

  • MA in Theory and Practice of Literary Translation (University of Florence, Italy)
  • BA in Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (University of Florence, Italy)

Additional professional qualifications:

  • DITALS II Certificate for Teachers of Italian as a Second and a Foreign Language (University of Siena, Italy)
  • Intercultural Pedagogy and Equal Opportunities at School, Project and Training Course (NGO Cospe, Florence, Italy)
  • Foundations of Language 2, Course and Certificate (University of St Andrews, Scotland)