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Marianna Lavecchia

Marianna Lavecchia

Teacher of Italian as a Foreign Language

Italiano Full Immersion

Florence Area, Italy, it

Teacher of Italian as a Foreign Language at Italiano Full Immersion

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Italiano Full Immersion

Teacher of Italian as a Foreign Language

Responsible for working with Chinese students involved in the Marco Polo -Turandot Program
• Created activities which included in-class lectures, language practice, specific phonetic exercises which improved pronunciation and language production (oral and written) skills;
• Implemented a module on Italian language for university studies, designed to prepare students for the specific language use and the different language registers that are required to the academic environment

Taught Italian language and culture to classes of illiterate Chinese immigrants
• Employed a variety of creative teaching strategies based on a communicative approach which increased students’ reading, writing and conversational skills;
• Modified curriculum for some Learners by translating the concepts into English or by explaining the concepts in various simpler steps

Prepared Chinese people for CILS exams of the University of Siena
• Planned specific units focused on the Context-Based Learning helpful to teach grammar in context in a friendly manner

TED Conferences

TED Volunteer Translator (En/Sp<>It)