Native teachers

We are a small language school based in Italy built on authentic espresso, pizza and a caring attitude. Our teachers are 100% native Italians and intrepid travellers who have experienced how difficult it can be to learn a foreign language.

Barbara teaching Italian in Cracow, Poland

Barbara is the founder of the school. She is young, loves writing and cultural exchanges. Barbara has a degree in Sociology from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart) in Milan. After graduating, she travelled abroad to explore real life experiences of what she had studied.

When Barbara later returned to Italy, she became a copywriter and recounted her travel experiences in her blog La città nascosta. Barbara then became a digital nomad, working remotely while travelling continuously.

Barbara teaching Italian in Zagreb, Croatia

During her travels, Barbara realised that many people are in love with Italian language and culture and so she began teaching others her mother tongue. In order to enhance her teaching skills, Barbara completed the Cedils Certification to become a qualified teacher of Italian for foreigners. This was just the beginning of her creating this school.

Once in Italy again, Barbara was contacted by an online language school and she started to teach Italian using a growing new method: Skype video calls. She experienced the effectiveness of teaching and learning using this technology and absolutely loved the experience.

Barbara runs her school using the knowledge and skills that she has gained over many years of teaching Italian. Her teaching philosophy is underpinned by motivation, passion and honesty. This, combined with imparting of a solid approach to grammar, and interesting real-life type exercises, are the ingredients for rapid and lasting learning. You can even ask Barbara to impart with her authentic recipe for spaghetti carbonara through an Italian Cooking Class!

Barbara explaining how to prepare authentic spaghetti carbonara.

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