I am an Italian citizen, born and bred in the German speaking part of Switzerland. My undergrad degree is in Chemical Engineering. After working for several years within the food industry in Europe, I decided to come abroad and further hone my language skills. Eventually, I acquired a CELTA degree (Teaching English as a Second Language) in Halifax, Canada. Once arriving to the Greenville, SC area, I decided to get a Masters Degree in English at Bob Jones University. Before getting that degree, however, I worked in this area as a foreign language instructor (German, Italian, English as a Second Language) for a local company. I had the pleasure of instructing adults in companies such as BMW, GE, and others, as well as teaching children learn their parents' mother tongue (i.e., German)here in the States. In the meantime, I finished my PhD in Theology at BJU. Throughout my years of study I have continued teaching foreign languages on a regular basis. Additionally, I had the pleasure of doing interpretation and translation work for several companies.
As far as my language instruction style is concerned, I employ as little English as possible. In fact, depending on the students I completely refrain from using any English during the instruction because a complete immersion experience has proven by far to be the most valuable way of acquiring a foreign language.
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