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Learn italian with me!

Ciao, my name is Desi Alessandrini, I was born in Trento and I teach italian as a foreign language since 1988. You can find some reviews of my work here and here. I have a Laurea in Lingua e Cultura Italiana per Stranieri and the DILS-PG, certificate of competence in teaching italian as a foreign language from Università di Perugia. I have also studied Philosophy and Photography. I love history, art history, literature, comics, cinema, themes that are an essential part of my courses.

In 2012, in Curitiba, Brazil, I opened my own school, Corso Brancaleone, where I offered language courses in which, since the first lesson – even for beginners – we followed collaborative study paths on Italian art and history. It was a great experience that made me meet so many people interested in going beyond the common language lessons. Now I live in Cagliari, Sardegna and I teach only online.

Through the programs Italiano+Arte and Italiano+Storia you can learn Italian and at the same time follow a discovery journey into italian history and/or art history. Working with images, maps and videos, we can explore Italy’s fascinating events and cultural heritage while mastering the italian language.

Since the first lesson you will be *using* the italian language and you will get in touch with authentic material even if you never studied it before. I work with all levels and learning purposes, like travel, studies, work and (inter)cultural growth. We can use a textbook and/or material specifically tailored for your needs. 

To join the next beginner class, click here.
To schedule a demo lesson or if you have any questions, check my profile on Italki https://www.italki.com/desiales (If you don’t have an italki account yet, follow this link and win a $10 bonus that you can use with any teacher there) or send me an email (In some cases, I can do a better price outside Italki). You can write to me in English, Portuguese, Spanish and French.

Para entrar na próxima turma para brasileiros, clique aqui. Para agendar uma aula teste individual ou se você tiver alguma dúvida, veja meu perfil no Italki (Se você ainda não tem uma conta no italki, siga este link e ganhe um bônus de $ 10 que você pode usar com qualquer professor lá) ou mande um e-mail (em alguns casos, posso fazer um preço melhor fora do Italki). Você pode me escrever em inglês, português, espanhol e francês.