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Luigi has a long experience in teaching Italian in New York and English to Italian people (mainly overseas) as well as translating to and from English that goes back to 1995. He graduated with summa cum laude at the Istituto Universitario Orientale in Naples, Italy in Modern Foreign Languages and Literature, majoring in European Literature with a thesis in Italian, devoted to The Group Theatre of London and focusing on the play “Trial of a Judge” by Stephen Harold Spender (1909-1995).
Since his first teaching experience, he has developed a deep interest in understanding the psychological process of learning of native speakers in any given idiom, to the point of realizing that learning a foreign language is exactly learning a native, which therefore implies the same methodology.
He provides dedicated tutoring, covering all levels from beginner to advanced, by being aware that even those who have never spoken or heard a foreign word, can become potentially fluent. This idea has its cornerstone in the so-called “inductive method”, where students are like children. They learn because they first heard adults speaking. The method goes in the opposite direction of the one adopted in schools and colleges. In other words, among the four linguistic skills (reading, speaking, listening and writing) the foremost are listening and speaking. In this perspective, grammar is not disregarded or ignored, but it covers an important role as consolidation the structures learned previously. His methodology is the fruit of years of teaching experience in Italy but also based on the fundamental point that “languages must be learned as children do”.
Anyone can approach it. In other words, it is certainly possible to learn any given language at any time and become like a native speaker like it happens in some regions or countries like Québec, Lebanon, Belgium and so on. In some countries, like Switzerland, people are raised bilingual and even trilingual. This method implies less mnemonic effort and it is certainly enjoyable, therefore you will be able to learn a lot in a shorter period of time. He is available to tutor upon request, at student’s residence/office.
The first two classes are 25 each, to allow student familiarize with subject and methodology.
Thereafter, prices vary between 30 and 60 depending on students enrolled and bundle classes.
Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00
Cancellation: 24 hours notice required
Luigi G will travel within 6 miles of New York, NY 10017.
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