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Learning Italian in Rome



 About Me

Hi, I'm Carmela !
I’m a native Italian speaker that teaches Italian to foreigneres, I’m 60 years old, I live in Rome in an interesting neighborhood near the city center, and I have a grown up daughter. I love movies, music, art, books and literature, cuisine, cycling, Rome and social relationships. I worked as a teacher in schools and in libraries. I privately teach Italian to foreign students since 2009.

Teaching Qualifications and Experience
Degree in Italian Language and LiteratureProfessional courses of Italian Language to Foreigners (students and adults) with Dilit’s method ;
Graduated DITALS2 from the University of Siena.
Evaluation CELI
Participation to séminairies and conferences of permanent training
Collaboration with school of language

Would you like to attend a cooking class?
Cooking is a passion and I enjoy it. Over the past few years I started to teach home style cooking classes in France and Luxembourg just for fun. I know regional Italian cuisine, with its typical dishes, tastes, variety and history. Italian cuisine is known and appreciated all over the world because is it not elaborated, taste is a key factor and, most important, has low contain of fat ; you must have heard of mediterranean diet!

Therefore, this is a great way to understand the Italian mentality that is very connected with the gastronommy and the food and that still prefers the small producer than the mass produced food sold in the supermarkets. In Italy, so much happens in front of a tasty dish and a good glass of wine, including driving bargains!

Where I Live

I live in Garbatella, in a typical roman building with views on the tree lined big yard with a garden. This neighborhood is interesting, typical, quiet and not distant from the city center and often used as a movie set (in my yard Woody Allen filmed some scenes of To Rome With Love!). Garbatella was created in the 1920’s as a project that wanted a “Garden City” for the working class and the petty bourgeoisie, thus it has many green areas. It sits close to the Via Cristoforo Colombo, a big arterial road that connects Rome with the beach town of Ostia and the Roman Ruins of Ostia Antica, passing by the EUR area. From Garbatella you can reach the gorgeous Appia Antica park by foot.

Several bus lines connect this neighborhood to the city center, to train stations and to historical, cultural and nature places in 20-30 minutes. Around is also the B1 line metro and Eataly.