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Humanities and classical studies (English and Spanish)
University of Catania ,Italy (Master's)
University of Catania,Italy (Master's)
My name is Mariangela. I'm Italian and have a great passion in teaching lessons about my beautiful language, literature, art history, theater and cinema. Take an imaginary trip to the land of romance, wonderful food, and stunning culture. I would be thrilled to offer you all my experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm to guide you from the beginning to the most advanced levels of Italian. Additionally, I'm practically mother tongue in Spanish having studied it during my Bachelor and Master Degree programs in foreign languages and literatures and having lived in Spain for 4 years. Also, to add a little "flavor," everyone considers me an Italian gourmet chef, and I will gladly share my cooking talents as part of the educational experience. Join me for a fun, cheerful, and exciting adventure.
Learning about other cultures will open your horizons. Having a full immersion in new civilizations, traditions, and sounds will enrich your life and add amazing opportunities to your career.
My greatest accomplishment is your success. All my students have been very successful from my teaching program. It is impressive how well and fast students learn when they have a very motivated and dynamic teacher. From my classical studies in high school through the completion of my university level Master Degree, I have always excelled in all areas of linguistics, literature, arts, philosophy, history, and humanities. I graduated with the highest honors, and now I would be happy to share the love for my heritage and my studies with you. My name is Mariangela. I'm Italian and have a great passion in teaching lessons about my beautiful language, literature, … Read more
My wife and I have now spent our first full day in Italy. I was SO nervous to try and use the language skills that Mariangela taught us! But once on the ground, we put them to use immediately! We comfortably ordered coffee and snacks at an airport bar. Then, we went to Milan where we were able to converse with shopkeepers, and help our family make, and correct their orders/purchases.
It was AMAZING to be able to help fix miscommunication that happened between locals and our travel partners! I feel like we helped out so much, already, and this was just our first day!
Mariangela asked us what our goals where for our lessons, and guided us to, and beyond them. I have traveled to many foreign countries, and while I'm certainly not fluent, I have NEVER felt this comfortable!
I've had several lessons and would recommend Mariangela. I always leave my lesson feeling positive. Mariangela is incredibly patient and supportive. She will also go as slow or as fast as you want or are capable of. She tries to find ways to make the lesson enjoyable and applicable to the individuals situation.
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In my Bachelor and Master Degree programs in foreign languages and literatures, I studied Italian, Spanish, and English grammar and literature, Ancient and Classical Studies, Philosophy, European History and Literature, Linguistics, Geography, and Glottology. I excelled in all these classes, graduating with the highest honors. Additionally, I graduated with highest honors from a Classical Italian High School having specialized in Latin and Greek grammar and literature. Furthermore, I have taught all different levels of Italian, English, and Spanish grammar and literature, European History, and History of Theater with wonderful results. Finally, my Master Degree is recognized by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (AACRAO).
A very important part of my Bachelor and Master Degree programs in foreign languages and literatures was represented by the study of Italian and American cinema. I enjoyed immensely all these classes.
It was a real pleasure to discover the masterpieces of Visconti, Rossellini, De Sica, Zefirelli, Germi, and Fellini. I devoted 2 years of my career watching the masterpieces of the greatest Italian and American directors. We studied all the different aspects of the movies from many critical points of view. One of the main purposes of our study was to decode, interpret, and analyze all the metaphors, the symbols, and the references to other movies. We used a psychological and psychoanalytical criticism applied to the various layers of the artistic production. Among the American directors we studied were Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorcese, Woody Allen, and Stanley Kubrick. I wrote many essays about different movies and directors and attended all available workshops, stages, and lectures. I proudly earned the highest grades possible in this discipline. Of additional note, my Master Degree is recognized by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (AACRAO).
Studying Musical History was a wonderful opportunity offered during my Bachelor and Master Degree courses. I was thrilled to learn all the history of music from the very early stages to our contemporary time. An essential part of our educational experience was living the music by going to concerts of symphonic orchestras, jazz performances, and postmodern productions. I learned about the poetical message existing as a base of inspiration for the musicians. The most fascinating part was to appreciate a musical piece trying to understand all the references to the literature, history, philosophy, and the visual arts of the time.
My favorite authors were the Romantic composers. I spent much time studying Chopen, Shubert, and Richard Strauss. I wrote a comprehensive essay on Strauss‘s waltz and the Romantic Age that was very appreciated by all my Professors. Furthermore, I finished this class with the highest grades possible and received commensurate awards. Finally and of additional overall note overall, my Master Degree is recognized by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (AACRAO).
In my Bachelor and Master Degree programs, courses study included European, Asian, and American theater. I studied with great passion the most important European plays that took place in the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. I specialized in the Italian opera history with a special emphasis on the classic operas Cosi Fan Tutte, Le Mariage de Figaro, il Barbiere di Sivilla, and il Don Giovanni.
Additionally, I wrote several essays about Japanese theater, Indonesian dances, and classical Asian performances. I attended with huge interest many seminars, stages, workshops, lectures, filmed performances, and live shows. Going to operas, classical music concerts, and ballet represented a magnificent opportunity to learn and enjoy the beauty of theater and benefit from a full immersion in this magical world. Of additional note overall, my Master Degree is recognized by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (AACRAO).