Good morning, my name is Raffaella and I am a teacher. I graduated in languages and communication in Italy and Sweden. I speak and teach German, Italian, English, Spanish, Portuguese and I also know some French and Arabic!
I spent many summers in Vienna and did my Erasmus in this city that I love very much; I have travelled to 40 countries and lived for a while also in Spain, Iceland and Brazil. I love travelling, meeting new people, swimming, hiking, yoga and DIY.
My teaching method
I love languages, so I know the difficulties encountered, my lessons are fun and effective. I use a varied methodology, with didactic material but also games and music. I am very patient, communicative, cheerful and enthusiastic, see you soon!
I have more than five years of experience, I have worked in public and public schools, face-to-face and online, in Italy and Brazil, with students of all nationalities, levels and ages.
I taught lawyers, software developers, teachers, refugees, etc. I had students from Sri Lanka to Australia, from Argentina to Russia! It’s amazing to meet so many different people!
Some facts about my academic background
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Languages for the International Relations, Bachelor’s degree
Dates of studies 2013 – 2017
English and Arabic, International Relations, Geopolitics, International Law, Political Economics, European Institutions, Political Sciences, Communication Studies, Linguistics, German and Spanish Languages and Literatures, Modern History.
University of Vienna
Study dates 2014 – 2014
Erasmus Programme in Wien, Austria
Master’s degree-Communication Studies
Study dates2018 – 2020
Volunteer dates 2015 – present
Save the Children International
Volunteer dates2014 – may 2017
Volunteer Staff, Red Cross Italy
Associazione della Croce Rossa Italiana
Volunteer dates 2010 – 2018
Humanitarian and disaster relief
Kaan Haakan, Engineer from Turkey
“I have known Raffaella when I decided to take German lessons before I relocated to Germany, I have taken A1 and A2 level from her. That was extremely helpful.
She uses different methods to teach like playroles, games, songs. This way, I had never felt bored during the lesson, I was almost in action. No need to say that is the best way to learn a language. She is a dedicated educator with a positive attitude, which made it a perfect experience for me. I definitely recommend her to everyone who wishes to learn German as best as possible.”
Luz Adriana Villegas, international cooperation expert, from Mexico
“I graduated from university and I realised that I had to improve my English, so I met Raffaella. I must say that she is a great teacher. She looks for different dynamic activities to teach and focuses a lot on gradually perfecting the language. She is very committed to her work and I love that she cares about us as her students, she tries to adapt to your needs and that you really learn what works for you”.
Deborah, lawyer in New Zealand
“I have loved my course! Raffa is excellent. It has been hard work, but great fun! Raffa is an amazing teacher and so friendly and helpful. She has high expectations for us but she is always available to clarify and assist. I find I can understand more and more each week.”
Maria, teacher from Argentina
“The lessons have been excellent and Raffa has been an awesome teacher. She has made the learning of a new language fun whilst being challenging at the same time.”