I help you find your words and speak Italian fluently and confidently
Learning Italian and being able to speak can be a reality for you.
All you need is the right tools and the right strategies.
And I'm here to help you get them!
You’ve been learning Italian for ages.
Spending days and nights with your nose in your books.
Surrounded by the “ultimate guide to fast Italian” and the “best secrets to Italian grammar“.
Exercises after exercises. Month by month. And now you feel like you’re on the hamster wheel.
A minestrone of words is now is now floating in your head.
You surely know a lot, but you can’t put anything together.
Sentences are still a mystery. And conversations… a promised land that still feels so far away.
And you’re wondering if you did something wrong. If something is wrong with you. If maybe you don’t have what it takes and you’d rather quit and lose your hopes.
But you don’t want to, and I believe that.
You’ve invested so much that now you’re hungry for results. You deserve them.
But what can you do? You’ve tried literally everything, after all.
Hi, I’m Gloria and I help struggling Italian learners speak Italian fluently, confidently, and independently.
I’m here to tell you that
You can learn Italian even if you think you’re not talented.
You too can learn, if you know how to do it.
With the right time and the right tools, you too can make it.
Apart from being an Italian teacher, I was (and still am) a language learner. I’ve been learning English since I was 7, French since I was 11, Spanish since I was 16, and now I’m about to start to learn Catalan.
I’ve been living abroad since 2016, starting from the UK, moving then to Malaga, in sunny Andalusia, and soon to be in Barcelona.
Languages have always been a passion to me, but they turned out to be a necessity, as you can see. So, learning them just for mere pleasure was not an option. I had to learn them well.
I worked really hard and sometimes even got harsh on myself, but back then I didn’t know what I know now about how the human brain learns and about what we need to learn a language effectively.
Today, I’m happy and proud to share these techniques and strategies with my students, and you can find some of these strategies in my blog, if you’re curios about them.
I’m also the creator of the Italian Warriors Club, a community for independent learners of Italian and the author of “Cosa stai dicendo? – How to understand what Italians say”, a book that will help you understand Italian conversations and go beyond your first impressions when you face a culture shock.
What you can expect from me
The techniques that I share with you are all evidence-based. You can’t imagine how tired I am of seeing random made up tips from online language gurus, but I surely can imagine how frustrating it must be for you to try techniques that never work. That’s why you’ll find references at the bottom of my articles, and that’s why I always double check before writing something and sharing it with the world.
I won’t make you false promises like “you’re going to be fluent in this give amount of time”. Fluency is so much more than an end goal, and learning Italian (and any language) takes time. I will tell you if something can or can’t work and why, so that you’ll know where to invest your resouces and will stop wasting so much time and energy.
A LOVELY ROMPISCATOLE (PAIN IN THE NECK)
My students call me a precisina, which is the Italian for “extremely precise girl/woman”. Expect feedback from me, but only when it’s necessary and always in a lovely manner. I might be pragmatic, but a little bit of kindness never hurt anyone, right?
Some facts about me
- I’m a highly sensitive person.
- I love learning any possible topic that interests me.
- I’m a vegetarian. I just can’t eat animals, too sensitive for that. But I don’t mind if you eat meat.
- I love cycling and taking pictures of flowers and nature.
- I’m an introvert and I enjoy deep and meaningful conversations.
- I’m a science believer.
- I’m an LGBT person and I welcome students from any orientation, identity, and origin. Everyone is welcome here.
- Moments with people matter more than material things to me.
- I play guitar when I have time.