I have been a teacher of Italian for 22 years. I am a native speaker of Italian and have taught at all levels, from Kindergarten through to Year 12. I am also a private tutor of Italian and EAL/ESL. I have been employed by CEWA, in 2014/2015, to produce resources from Kindy to Year 2,for all catholic schools in Western Australia. These resources are all based on the Australian Curriculum and available on the CEWA website to all teachers of Italian with CEWA. They include numerous activity pages on various topics, related self-produced songs, videos and more. I am also the author of other copy masters, picture books and games. I was one of the native speakers in a high school text book audio package. I have been a presenter at many Professional Development Presentations for Italian on various topics, such as use of Music in the second language classroom, as well as integration of Art, social science, etc.. I have established an Art Immersion Program at a couple of schools, with great success. Following this, I was able to produce a copy master and picture book, all available online.
My teaching style is based on teaching the basics, such as grammar and special sounds first and foremost. This, though, is mostly done in diverse ways which are challenging and which encourage the learner's participation. Relevant and current material is used and adapted constantly, to maintain the learner's interest. Most of this material is self produced.
I have received various awards over the years, such as the 2014 Sangora language teacher, as well as being one of four finalists in the WAATI Exemplary Language Teacher for 2016.
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