Italian for Foreigners
Learn Italian in Sulmona
Meet the Teachers
Valentina Di Girolamo
Valentina is a young teacher who has always been fascinated by languages. After completing her first degree in Classical Studies (focusing on Ancient Greek and Latin), she went on to study English, gaining a Cambridge FCE B2 certificate in a short time. While studying for her English certificate, she also completed a DITALS II teaching course, which qualifies her to teach Italian to Foreigners. She has a Masters in Special Educational Needs (Disturbi Specifici dell’Apprendimento) and is also a trained professional Counsellor.
I became a teacher because I truly enjoy being able to stimulate my students’ intelligence and curiosity. I watch as their passion ignites and they become independent learners, continuing on their journey using their own resources and abilities.
I realise that many adults feel uncomfortable when they start learning a new language. After all, nobody likes to feel stupid. Therefore, I work hard to create a positive learning atmosphere and forge a strong bond with my learners. Students shouldn’t be afraid to make mistakes. Mistakes are proof we’re learning!
I am a truly enthusiastic and motivated teacher. I approach even the most difficult situations with a sense of calm and clarity. I am dedicated to my students, finding joy and happiness in their successes.