We are very much enjoying leaning Italian with Flavia. She has many special qualities, among them are great patience and a good sense of humor. The lessons are always fun which makes learning Italian very pleasurable. Flavias teaching skills are excellent, she is able to tailor the sessions to our individual needs and learning abilities. We regard Flavia as a good friend as well as our teacher. If you were considering learning Italian we can highly recommend Flavia.
I have just started an Italian course with Flavia and I am enjoying it immensely. My husband is Italian and he has tried teaching me but, the scenario ends up very much the same as a Husband trying to teach his wife to drive a car, not productive! Flavia has quickly built my confidence to enable me not to be scared to ‘have a go’ at speaking, after all that’s why I joined the class in the first place! I feel relaxed enough that I can put my hand up and ask for things to be explained as many times as necessary until I understand it . Flavia presents her classes clearly with professional confidence and has the flexibility to gauge time spent on each topic so that everyone understands it before moving on to something new. I am able to work at a pace that suits me because I and everyone else are treated as individuals. The course content is good, handouts have been provided, I participate in class and I have the opportunity to practice the language I am learning with my fellow students. I have been provided with techniques and ideas on how to reinforce my learning both in and out of the classroom. This will ensure that I get as much out of my classes as I can. With Flavia’s continued support and flair for teaching , I am looking forward to being able to speak Italian confidently and fluently.
Karen from Lowestoft Suffolk (Oulton)
If you have even wanted to learn Italian but have not plucked up the courage, come along to one of Flavia’s classes. Starting with simple phrases to build confidence, Flavia takes you through the various stages of speaking, reading and writing that make learning Italian great fun.
Sally, Lowestoft Suffolk (private lesson)
We are currently attending a beginner’s course in Italian at Oulton Community Centre and feel we are very fortunate to be students of Flavia’s. We can confidently give her an unreserved recommendation to anyone wishing to learn Italian. She is a very pleasant, friendly lady who made us feel at ease from the moment we met her. She has produced a very well-structured course with a good balance of oral and written work. She is patient and very considerate towards all her students showing a keen perception of her awareness of each student as an individual. Her course is built on a strong element of repetition and reinforcement at every stage yet she still manages to sustain a good pace so that her students are gently driven forward and are aware of making progress. Homework is set and every encouragement is given for students to revise in between sessions – thereby taking responsibilty for their own progress. We feel we have made a sound start as a result of her excellent tuition and can honestly say that we look forward every week to our next lesson.
Roly and Ursula Abbott, Lowestoft, Suffolk
I have been attending Italian classes with Flavia for more than 2 years. The classes are very informative and friendly. Flavia is always on hand to help and advice. I would not hesitate to recommend Flavia’s Italian classes to anyone.
Paula King, Gorleston, Norfolk
Five weeks into Flavia’s Italian course for beginners it is obvious that she is methodical, well prepared, patient and inspirational. We are learning the basics in a very direct and participatory way and I for one am very happy that grammar is an integral part of the learning process. I am really enjoying the course and look forward to the next 13 weeks.
Inger, Lowestoft Suffolk (Oulton Community Centre)
Despite being a retired teacher I do not enjoy the pressure of a formal learning and tested environment. Learning something new should always be an enjoyable experience enabling the student to grow in confidence. The weekly Italian sessions led by Flavia are for me that enjoyable experience in a friendly group where we are encouraged to try and use our growing knowledge in the supportive environment Flavia has created.
Jenny Poulson, Gorleston Norfolk (Shrublands Community Centre)
I didn’t know what to expect when I decided to take up Italian, but with Flavia’s enthusiasm and passion for her language is difficult not be enthused too. As well as having first class teaching skills, she also has a warmth and friendliness which makes the lessons very enjoyable.Buona fortuna Flavia
Mel, Gorleston Norfolk (private lesson)
I am now in the early part of my third year of studying italian with Flavia. It is many years since I studied any language and as one of the senior students I appreciate Flavia’s skill in not only keeping the class interested, she is also able to ensure we have confidence to proceed and improve. The personal help Flavia gives us is excellent and the Italian classes are most enjoyable… I recommend the courses,there are several to suit all standards.