Frequently Asked Questions

  • What do I need to start?

Learning online is an almost cost free activity. You will only need a computer or tablet and a good internet connection. Modern computer have microphones incorporated but some people find useful to buy a set of headphones (usually 15-20€).
Before hand you will need to install on your computer Skype or Zoom: both programs are free of charge and can be downloaded easily.

  • Do I need a book?

This is something we can talk about during the trial class. I prepare my own materials and I send pdfs beforehand via email. If you are already at an intermediate we will also work on YouTube videos or online articles.
If you prefer to have your material organized and contained in a book (some students prefer to study on paper) we can agree on a book based on your interests. In this case you will need to buy your book at your own expenses.

  •  Is there any expiration term if I buy a package of 5 or 10 classes?

Yes, after 6 months from the purchase your package will expire.

  • How long does a class lasts?

I offer the possibility to buy classes of 30 and 60 minutes. Longer classes (90 minutes) can be agreed upon request.

  • How many classes do I need to progress?

Well, the more the better. Usually I suggest my students to study Italian at least 2 times a week. This can be done with 2 classes with me (of 30 or 60 minutes) or with one class and selfstudy.

  • Will you give me homeworks?

That depends on you, on your schedule and your preferences. I have plenty of material and I usually give homeworks to be done during the week. These are not mandatory but are a good tool to practice and to test yourself. Homeworks can be grammar exercises, stories, songs, videos: I always try to send interesting and stimulating material based on what you like the most.

  •  What happens if I should cancel the lesson?

You can cancel the lesson at least 12 hours before, otherwise you lose your lesson.

  •  Is it possible to have group lessons?

Yes, that’s possible and will be also a convenient choice for you. We can have group classes up to 3 students. Doesn’t matter if you are in different parts of the world, we will just need to find a regular meeting suitable for all. Group classes are fun and convenient. Please note that if you miss the class the price will not be refunded.

  •  Is it possible having only conversation classes?

Yes, of course. We can focus our attention on specific conversation topics that you like, refreshing grammar when needed.

  • Do you organize courses for getting italian certifications like CILS and CELI?

Yes, I’m a qualified Celi examiner and I’m sure we will create a good studying plan for this purpose. Don’t hesitate and book a trial class with me to discuss further.

  •  How can I pay?

Payments will be processed through Paypal in Euro. A regular invoice will be sent after your purchase. Lessons should be paid before the beginning of the class.

  • Altre domande? Other questions?

Just send me a message and I will be happy to answer!