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.