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How can I help you?
I offer bespoke language services in my working languages to help you achieve your goals in communicating with your clients and prospects abroad.
I have more that 23 years’ experience as a qualified translator, interpreter and language coach, working with international corporations worldwide, so you can be sure of getting top-quality, appropriate advice and coaching.
I tailor language solutions to your needs, specialising mainly in German<>Italian communication. With a bilingual and bicultural background, I am equally at ease in both languages and cultures and can help you feel the same.
I also provide translation and interpreting services in the following language combinations:
German<>English (only for liaison (B2B) interpreting).
My goal is to give you top-quality service as well as expert social and cross-cultural skills in your relevant target language.
I will accompany you on your language learning adventure and support you from the start via a dedicated needs analysis to make sure you effectively achieve the goals you have set.
I was awarded a BA in Culture and Linguistic Mediation in Italian, German and
English (2006) as well as a First level degree in Interpreting and Translating specializing in simultaneous and consecutive interpreting (July 2000) by the Italian University of Applied Sciences SSML S.Pellegrino.
I am a passionate learner, always trying to broaden my horizons by attending regular CPD courses, specialising further in online teaching, interpreting, diversity, inclusiveness and intercultural studies, as well as in resilience and mindfulness.
I also regularly attend professional workshops organised by the main Associations of interpreters and translators and teaching institutions, in order to improve the professional skills I offer.
I have been a member of the German Association of Interpreters and Translators (BDÜ e. V.) since 2001.
If you would like to know more about recent CPDs I have attended so far, please feel free to email me to learn more.
Me as a teacher…
Always wanted to learn a new language but unsure which approach to take?
My main goal is to accompany my students on this fantastic journey of language learning.
I have been teaching for 23+ years in different settings (corporate and academic). I’m a dynamic and result-orientated language instructor committed to instilling a passion for languages and foreign cultures, and creating multicultural awareness.
My mission is to empower my students to succeed and realise their goals.
I take pride in delivering customised courses, putting the student at the very centre of my communication-driven approach.
The courses can be 1-to-1, group courses, webinars, or intensive/extensive mode according to your own time-schedule and needs.
To learn more about the different course types, browse through my teaching FAQs and get in touch for any further queries.
Looking forward to discussing your teaching needs.
I have worked as an interpreter since my first trade show assignment back in 1995. Since then I have interpreted in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Taiwan, on different projects and in different situations.
I provide interpreting services in the following language combinations:
The main interpreting techniques I use are
Liaison (B2B interpreting), used during business negotiations and company visits;
Chuchotage (whispered interpreting), used in Law Courts, Public Service settings (ceremonies, weddings), group meetings (e.g. European Works Council meetings) and workshops when you have one client, or at most two, to attend to.
Sworn interpreting: I am a sworn interpreter for Italian and entitled to act as a Public Service Interpreter during weddings, meetings with notaries, police hearings etc.
AREAS OF INTERPRETING EXPERTISE:
TRANSLATIONWhy choose me?
I offer specialised translation to present your business professionally to your international customers and prospects.
Since 2000 I have regularly translated from Italian and English into German for international companies, specialising mainly in technical and legal translations.
I offer translations in the following areas:
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What type of courses and languages do you offer?
I offer 1-to-1 and group courses.
I also offer intercultural workshops and seminars to international expats (executives) who have been sent to Germany or Italy on a temporary contract or companies that want to learn about the German or Italian corporate culture of their respective customers/suppliers.
At beginner level, a consistent approach is highly recommended in order to achieve a realistic goal and keep the knowledge acquired updated. I recommend having one session (90 minutes) per week.
Available courses are:
German for Beginners
German for International Expats and Executives
German for the Workplace
German Public Speaking
Preparation courses for international students wishing to enroll at a German university
Improve your English grammar
Business English communication intensive course (small talk, meetings, emailing, telephoning, public speaking)
Italian for beginners (A1-A2)
Italian for intermediate students (B1/B2)
Italian for advanced students (C1/C2)
Italian for academic study
Italian for senior citizens
Preparation courses for international students wishing to enroll at an Italian university
Please get in touch to learn more about my detailed course content!!!
Do you prepare for official exams like Goethe, TELC, LCCI etc?
Do you offer special packages?
I do have special packages starting with my “taster course”, comprising 10 units x 45 mins, to give you a basic language input and make you want more.
I take pride in creating tailored courses and packages to match everyone’s target. Feel free to contact me for a personalised quotation.
Where do the sessions take place?
I only offer remote language courses, using mainly the
following videoconferencing tools:
Skype, Zoom, Teams, Webex.
What are your terms of payment?
Please message me via the contact form or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss payment terms
Which type of materials do you use?
Please get back by email to discuss your needs and to find out which textbook would be the best fit, if any.
However, in most cases I use free resources as, especially for intermediate and advanced level courses, I do not see the need to stick to a coursebook.