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What makes Italian so special?


35 per hour - Virtual OK - Posted Jan 01, 2021

Do you know why Italians can read Dante's work, which dates from 1321 without any translation and English speakers cannot read Shakespear's masterpieces at the same ease? And did you know that the origins of Italian dialects (such as Neapolitan, Sicilian etc...) are as ancient and prestigious as the actual Italian language? And did you know that the most ancient dictionary in the world was of the Italian language, printed in 1612? I will show you the main stages of my beloved mother tongue! Well, one hour might not be enough but I will do my best to give you a glimpse of this immense subject! The lesson will take place on Zoom. You can also tell me in advance which area or century would you like to focus on and I will be pleased to dive deep in what is your main interest. I can speak Italian, English and French, so you can also decide the language of our lesson.

Training & Qualifications

I am a PhD student in History of the Italian Language at the University of Naples and I wrote for both my Bachelor's and Masters' dissertations in History of the Italian Language. I am passionate about Language and Linguistics in general, but I find Italian particularly fascinating! I also assist my professor organising lessons and exams for students in this subject at University of Naples.

Availability & Preferences

Please, check my calendar here:

Trading Preference: I prefer being paid in simbi

Reviews of Valentina

August received hour of What makes Italian so special? from Valentina
Feb 28, 2021
A wonderful and informative trade with Valentina!
John left review for Valentina
Jun 09, 2023
Great professor for Italian!
John left review for Valentina
Jun 09, 2023
Valentina is an excellent Italian teacher. Highly recommend!
John received Help with Lezioni buone from Valentina
Mar 06, 2022
Valentina è un buona professoressa. Mi sono piaciute le nostre lezioni! She is a great teacher, I enjoyed our lessons!
John received hour of Italian language tutoring from Valentina
Jan 27, 2022
Valentina is a great teacher and very nice to talk with. I definitely recommend!
Anita received Help with Voice Over from Valentina
Feb 03, 2021
Very sweet person, and eager to learn.
Michael received hour of Italian language tutoring from Valentina
Jan 22, 2021
The most fun I've ever had in class, thank you so much Valentina.🙏🏼
Karolina provided session of Transformative coaching session for Valentina
Jan 13, 2021
It was a pleasure to connect with Valentina. She was so open-minded, honest and willing to explore during our first coaching session. A lovely, brilli...ant and kind young woman I feel honored to support. show more


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About Valentina Sferra

I am an Italian PhD student in Naples, in History of the Italian Language. I am passionate about Language & Linguistics in general, and in particular in Italian, English and French (which I fluently s...peak and teach). I am a very curious and open-minded person. I love learning new things, organising (travels-/time-/money-/house-management are my hobbies...), crafting. I am currently very interested in personal finance. As side-hustle, I have been doing several jobs: waitressing, baby-sitting, party organiser and entertainer for children, private tuitions (which I still do!). I also worked as a librarian at my University and as a tutor for younger students: this enhanced my organising skills, especially in time-management, since I used to work on top of studying for my Bachelor's and Masters'. show more

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