I help expat women in Italy gain the language and mindset skills so that they can live their lives independently
Living in Italy and feel like you belong is more than just a dream. It's a possibility.
All you need is the right mindset and the right words.
And I'm here to help you get them!
You’ve arrived in Italy and you’ve overwhelmed with colors, lights, pictures, sounds…
You’re beyond excited! Everything is new, you want to do everything, meet everybody, make friends…
But soon you have to deal with your real life.
Looking for a flat, getting your codice fiscale, getting a bank account…
Can you take care of it without having someone to speak for you?
Buongiorno, grazie, and arrivederci can get you a long way for a small chit-chat with a random stranger, but they don’t get you anywhere at the comune, at the supermarket, alle poste, or at the hairdresser.
Sure, you can rely on your partner, but you want more for yourself.
You’re an independent woman, and you want to be one in Italy as well.
You want to manage your life in the same way as you do in your home country. Without having to ask anybody: can you speak for me?
How can you do it when you have no clue of what to say and what is going on?
I feel you!
I’m Gloria and I help overwhelmed expat women in Italy speak in their day-to-day lives independently
I help you
know what to say and how to respond
live your day-to-day life in Italian
get the confidence and the right mindset for your life in Italy
Apart from being an Italian teacher, I was (and still am) a language learner. And to be truly honest with you, I have never really been a confident person.
Any time I had to speak in a foreign language in front of my classmates, I was always afraid that my teacher would reprimand me in front of everybody for making mistakes. The only idea terrified me so much that I would rather shut up than give myself a chance.
The fact that I was never really encouraged, nor given the chance to speak in a foreign language, made me even more insecure any time I wanted to try and say something.
When I finally realized that I was in charge of this and that I could do something about it, my whole situation changed.
I went from being a shy, sensitive and insecure student to being a confident, aware and sensitive speaker. Yep, I’m still sensitive and I love it.
Here are the three points of my philosophy
A good laugh is always a good way to start. A positive experience is what helps us remember the most. A fun connection is what makes a word glue to our memory. A laughter a day keeps stress and fear away.
Learning is a journey, with all its ups and downs. Embrace both the good and the bad days, accept that everything has a process, and celebrate every single, albeit small, result. Be kind to yourself when you make a mistake. Beating yourself up has to lead you nowhere so far.
As learners, we are in charge of our experience. We can decide whether or not to believe those little voices in our heads. We can decide to take the reins and choose the direction of our path. We can learn that we do have the resources and that we can use them during difficult moments.
How to find your Italian voice
Feeling like a fish out of water during a conversation in Italian?
Tired of missing the topic of the conversation?
Wondering how to find the right words?