Giuseppina Fraternali

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I have been teaching all my life and I can say that this is my true passion.

I taught French in Italy then moved to California about 20 years ago, and I decided to switch to my mother tongue: Italian.

I taught in person at Chico State University for 6 years, then online for different Companies, and finally on my own, on Zoom.

In my opinion, having fun is the first requirement for a successful class.

And my classes are fun!

I try to personalize as much as possible my lesson so that students are emotionally involved. I use stories, dialogues, YouTube videos, songs, and everything that can make you closer to the Italian culture, like cooking recipes, travel reports, cultural events, etc.

EDUCATION - Master, Università Tor Vergata, Roma (Italy) 2009-2010. (Theory, Methodology and Ways of the Italian Language and Culture for Foreign Students). Awarded June 6, 2010 - (Bachelor degree) Laurea in Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Universita’ degli Studi di Torino (Italy) 1972-1977. Graduated March 24, 1977. Major: French EXPERIENCE  Online Italian Instructor at -Berlin, GERMANY from 2021 to present.  Online Italian Instructor at JTG - Vienna VA, 09/28/2020 to 11/18/2020. One-on-one intensive course from 0 to 1 ILR proficiency level. Italian Content reviewer for a new Italian course at Transparent Languages - Nashua NH, 09/23/2019 to present. Reviewed Dialogues, extracted vocabulary, and created practice activities and Cultural notes.  Online Italian Instructor at JTG - Vienna VA, 03/25/2019 to 05/10/2019. One-on-one intensive course from 0+ to 1+ ILR proficiency level. Created syllabus.  Online Italian Instructor at Transparent Languages - Nashua NH, 07/24/2017 to 03/02/2018. Prepared and taught lesson for adult students. Created syllabus for an intensive Italian course from beginner to advanced levels. Lecturer for Italian Language and Culture, 01/24/2014 to 05/31/2017 at Chico State University – Chico - CA. Prepared and taught 101 and 102 hybrid courses (2 weekly classes in person and 1 weekly class online).  Italian teacher and cultural representative, September 2009- May 2012, “Lewis Carroll School” (now YESCA Charter School) Oregon House, CA 95962. Prepared and taught lessons in Italian Language and Culture to Middle school students. Counseled long-term students on student exchange. Planned itinerary and bookings for an exchange trip to Monza-Milan, in May 2002.  Private tutor for Italian and French, 1999 to present. Prepared and taught private lessons in Italian and French Languages to teens and adults.  Ads Quality Rater for Google - Italian Language, July 2012-July 2013 Reviewed and assessed the quality/accuracy of content and text in online advertising-related data.  Front desk Manager, May-September 2003 and May-September 2004 “Caesar Augustus” Hotel, Capri, Italy. Responsible for the management of all aspects of the Front Desk functions, in accordance with hotel standards. Full responsibility for all guest relations, including managing a staff of 3 receptionists.

The method I am using is T.P.R.S. (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling), - please google it.

This method recreates the process that a little child goes through when he learns to talk and it is based on questions and answers, listening, and repetitions.

I had been looking for something like this all my life. I was never satisfied with the results I was getting with grammar and traditional teaching.

When I met this method about 6 years ago, it was love at first sight.

I got trained for 4 semesters and now I am successfully using it with my students.

Provare per credere” we say in Italian (= Try it to believe it!)

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