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Ciaoi! Welcome to Italian for Fun - lessons for grown ups in Greenwich!
Our classes are relaxed with no exams or compulsory homework.
We focus on conversations about ourselves that help us to speak the language with confidence and motivate us to understand what people are saying back to us.
You will never have to talk in front of the whole class – unless you want to – as we’ve designed a method which gets everyone talking at the same time!
Although the atmosphere is relaxed, the class is highly structured. This helps you to make progress while at the same time feeling at ease and knowing what to expect each week. Through carefully prepared conversations, you will get to know other learners in the language that you want to learn

How to decide what level you are:
- Beginners term 1: For the real beginner or the truly terrified, start with 1,2,3, a,b,c
- Beginners term 2 : If you have some basic knowledge - counting - greetings - buying items etc
- Beginners term 3 : If you are able to order food / drinks in restaurants and ask your way.
- Improvers: If you have studied the language before, master the present and the future tenses
- Intermediate: Good GCSE / ‘O’ level? Have you mastered speaking about the past? Come and practice your compound tenses - talk about your dreams, hopes and regrets!
- Advanced : A’ or degree level. Widen your vocabulary, increase your fluency & start the subjunctive!

Beginner Courses
Wed 22/01/20
10 lessons
8.15pm - 9.15pm
The Mitre Greenwich
Liliana Schiffbauer
Course teacher
Thu 23/01/20
10 lessons
7.00pm - 8.00pm
Thomas Tallis School
Liliana Schiffbauer
Course teacher
Wed 22/01/20
10 lessons
7.00pm - 8.00pm
The Mitre Greenwich
Liliana Schiffbauer
Course teacher
Improver Courses
Thu 24/09/20
10 lessons
8.15pm - 9.15pm
Thomas Tallis School
Liliana Schiffbauer
Course teacher
Intermediate Courses
Tue 21/01/20
10 lessons
7.00pm - 8.00pm
Mycenae House Greenwich
Blackheath
Liliana Schiffbauer
Course teacher
Advanced Courses
Tue 21/01/20
10 lessons
8.15pm - 9.15pm
Mycenae House Greenwich
Blackheath
Liliana Schiffbauer
Course teacher
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Liliana Schiffbauer Languages taught:
Italian FlagItalian
Tuition levels:
Beginner Improver Intermediate Advanced
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Ciao! My name's Lili!
I was born in the US but raised in Italy for the majority of my life! I had to learn Italian from scratch as a child and learn about the rich traditional culture that makes Italy such a unique country.
Being able to communicate with others and understand the cultural subtext of a language have therefore always been a strong passion of mine!
I started teaching languages in Italy when I was 16 and I would teach anywhere I found people interested enough to learn. Whether it be through linguistic centres, private tutoring, public schools, children associations, you name it! Languages bring people together and help put oneself into perspective through the eyes of another culture. That's why I love teaching. I love people and learning through the students I get to meet. Which brings me to why I became interested in Language for Fun. The program is more focused on the importance and joy of communicating. It's not about how many words you can memorise, it's not about how complex you can get your grammar structures to be, it's about being able to get your message out. Which, I can assure you from experience, is possibly the most important key when learning a new language, and yet, a lot of courses seem to overlook that. Language for Fun promotes the same approach I would try my hardest to bring into my classes back home in Italy.
I look forward to meeting you, and hope to deliver the same love for the Italian language and culture I have, with all the tricks and facts that I learned over the years!
A presto!

Lucy Martin Languages taught:
French FlagFrench Spanish FlagSpanish
Tuition levels:
Beginner Improver Intermediate Advanced
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Hi! I qualified as a language teacher back in 2000 and I've been teaching Spanish, French and English ever since! I lived and worked in Spain for several years and learned to love the Spanish language and culture, liking nothing better than helping my fellow native English speakers to appreciate it too.

I've taught my language - and the languages I have learned - to the highly educated and the barely literate, to people in their eighties and toddlers still in nappies,to accomplished linguists and the truIy terrified, and I love adapting what I do to the needs and pace of my learners and watching everyone make progress (at their own speed) towards their personal goals, whether that be mastery or an easy-going hobby.

I firmly believe in lifelong language learning and in my free time I'm trying to improve my (basic) Mandarin Chinese and Italian. I may be fluent and qualified to teach French, Spanish and English, but I am still a beginner learner of Chinese and Italian, so I know how daunting learning a language can be and how important it is that the atmosphere and materials in a class are non-threatening, easily accessible, and thoughtfully designed, and what a difference it makes to have an approachable, understanding teacher.

I am confident that you'll love the experience of learning with Language for Fun.

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