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Read Teacher Reviews - Alessandra Paganin

Review of Alessandra Paganin by Max and all follow-up messages:

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Score: 5 stars of 5
By: Max
May 10, 2018


Lead Acquired:
May 10, 2018

Hours of Instructions:
270
absolutely wonderful student!!!

I'm Max, hi everybody!
I really wanted to share my wonderful experience with Ale. I've been knowing her for a long time, we started in 2009. She guided me first with Italian, which I managed to speak quite well when I visited Italy. We've recently started French. it's amazing how Ale helps me keeping my italian and learning another language, like French, totally as a beginner. And I'm 76 now!!
I've also stayed in Italy in her village for a week last year. I loved our lesson in office, meeting her welcoming and fantastic family and speaking with people in the village.
I didn't think I would learn so much, but I'm enjoying learning and using what I've learnt. so GRAZIE ALE!! MERCI ALE!! I'd recommend her without hesitation!!!



ciao Max, bonjour Max! thanks for your nice words. :-) you're doing great and learning a lot, bravo!!
Looking forward to seeing you again next year in Italy, e parleremo molto italiano certamente!
Un caro saluto da Esino lario! Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- May 10, 2018


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Score: 4 stars of 5
By: Jude Johnson
May 9, 2018


Lead Acquired:
February 23, 2018

Hours of Instructions:
5
Proficient Teacher of French

Alessandra is very patient. I did not feel at all intimidated or anxious under her instruction. She has a vast and varied mastery of French. She will work with you from several texts at one time which helps with variety.



bonjour Jude, I've enjoyed our lessons. And I hope you'll be able to use your french while visiting France! à bientot!

- Alessandra Paganin
- May 10, 2018


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Score: 5 stars of 5
By: Michelle
May 6, 2018


Lead Acquired:
May 5, 2018

Hours of Instructions:
30
Excellent experienced teacher who makes it fun!

Alessandra made French learning easy through her easy to understand explanations and course to fit me perfectly with the ability to tailor make it to my capabilities. I was able to increase my vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation very well in such a small amount of time. Thank you Ale :)



merci Michelle, c'était un plaisir de t'avoir comme étudiante. You've learnt a lot in such a short time, and your pronunciation is also really good! Do try speaking some French when in France, you surely can! à bientot! Ale :-)

- Alessandra Paganin
- May 6, 2018


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Score: 5 stars of 5
By: Maree Roberts
January 24, 2018


Lead Acquired:
January 12, 2018

Hours of Instructions:
30
Fantastic, patient teacher who supports learning at any level

Alessandro took us on whilst we were travelling and living in Italy. We were really struggling with the language and she logically stepped us through our learning. She supported us through our ups and downs as we wrestled with the language, pacing the classes for us,focusing on things requested more time on. Her teaching style helped us to progress to basic understanding in listening, reading and conversation. Alessandra's English is at a very high level allowing her to explain concepts to us in our language which greatly aided our learning. Alessandra's flexibility allowed us to learn as we travelled around and discovered Italy.
We really appreciated our time with her and may even continue to learn on our return to New Zealand.



Ciao Maree e Nigel, thanks. I'd love our classes and I'm happy to see how much you've learnt in a short time!! we went through difficult concepts as well, and you did great!!
I'll be looking forward to continuing when you're back in Nuova Zelanda.
a presto cari!
Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- January 28, 2018


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Score: 5 stars of 5
By: Bethan
October 4, 2017


Lead Acquired:
October 4, 2017

Hours of Instructions:
3
Great teacher for spoken and Written language.

I started learning Italian with Ale to improve my understanding of classical songs in the Italian language, as an accompanist this is a big part of my job! However, the lessons have far exceeded all my expectations! Thanks to Ale's teaching, knowledge of Italian and English (to name a few), her patience and kindness, I was able to communicate and engage with locals during my last 2 visits to Italy. On the first of these visits I was travelling alone to many different destinations. I was able to understand bus & train timetables, I was particularly impressed with my knowledge when I managed to do this even when I'd missed a bus and was under serious time pressure to get my flight home!! The second visit was with 8 non-Italian speakers, that time I was the main interpreter when booking accommodation (by email, by phone and in person), ordering food or asking for directions in remote areas!! Grazie mille, Ale, per mi aiutare di parlare italiano e per l'opportunità di vedere Esino! Non vedo l'ora di tornare in italia. A presto, Bethan. xxx



ciao Bethan, it has been a pleasure having you as a student!! since 2014 you've learnt so so much!! and seeing you speaking has been the biggest reward!!! I've enjoyed our grammar, reading, funny classes!!
e speriamo di vederti presto in Italia a Esino Lario, per una cena con la mia famiglia come sempre!!

- Alessandra Paganin
- October 4, 2017


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By: Eleanor Mair
September 29, 2017


Lead Acquired:
September 28, 2017

Hours of Instructions:
30
Ale made Italian ENJOYABLE!

Ale and I did about a year of lessons, I needed to learn Italian in preparation for a move to Italy and I continued after the move too. I learned a lot from Ale, about the language of course, but also Italian culture. I like her teaching style, as something that was important to me was communicating and speaking to people, so this is what we did a lot of. Ale is very patient and creates an environment where you can make mistakes without feeling embarrassed. We also practiced grammer, but it didn't feel like such a chore(!). She is a great teacher with lots of experience and a really great person too.


Grazie Ale per tutto!





ciao Ele, grazie per le belle parole, è stato un grande piacere averti come studentessa. é bello sentire che il tuo italiano è migliorato tantissimo e sono sicura non avrai problemi qui in Italia! ci vediamo per una cena presto!!Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- September 30, 2017


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By: Jean
October 17, 2016


Lead Acquired:
October 17, 2016

Hours of Instructions:
310
un très très bon professeur!!!

I've been knowing Ale since 2010. Like her, I'm half French. But I was unlucky not to learn it as I child. Ale helped me a lot first with pronunciation and grammar, and then audio CDs, films and songs.I was a total beginner.
I have now an advanced level, and I was SO HAPPY to be able to speak with distant relatives when I visited last summer.
we had interesting classes both online and offline(In 2014 I drove to her office, a very cosy place near the lake of Como) and I spent a week end there with studying with Ale. She recommenced a very nice flat I rented close to her office.
I'm now thinking of trying the DELF, and ask for my french nationality. I'll obviously need more help from Ale. I wouldn't be able to have French lessons with anyone else. Just hearing her voice makes me calm and confident! She's such a happy and prepared teacher, with a lot of subjects of conversation as well!
Alors Ale, à la prochaine! MERCI
JEAN
de Milan




merci Jean c'est très gentil! Looking forward to start helping you preparing DELF exams. Tu as fait d'énormes progrès pendant ces années. J'en suis contente, alors à la prochaine!!
Prof Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- October 17, 2016


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Score: 5 stars of 5
By: Aggeliki
July 21, 2016


Lead Acquired:
July 21, 2016

Hours of Instructions:
220
the excellence!!! GRAZIE ALE!!

I wanted to learn the Italian language for a long time. Thankfully, I had the pleasure of meeting and having Alessandra as my Italian teacher. I highly recommend her! I knew only a few words when we first started but thanks to her lessons I now have a good foundation of the Italian grammar and vocabulary. Alessandra always made our lessons very interactive and interesting by only speaking Italian to me and forcing me to answer her in Italian, which really helped me to learn it better and faster. If you are serious about learning Italian make sure to contact Alessandra!

Volevo imparare la lingua italiana per un lungo periodo. Per fortuna, ho avuto il piacere di incontrare e avere Alessandra come la mia insegnante di italiano. Consiglio vivamente lei! Sapevo solo poche parole quando abbiamo iniziato, ma grazie alle sue lezioni ora ho una buona base della grammatica e del vocabolario italiano. Alessandra ha sempre fatto le nostre lezioni molto interattivo e interessante da solo che parla italiano e mi costringe a risponderle in italiano, che in realtà mi ha aiutato a imparare meglio e più velocemente. Se siete seriamente imparare italiano assicuratevi di contattare Alessandra!



ciao Angelica, grazie per le care parole. è stato un piacere!! I hope next year you' ll be able to visit Italy to study with me and enjoy l' Italia!! a presto per le lezioni! ciao Ale :)

- Alessandra Paganin
- July 21, 2016


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Score: 4 stars of 5
By: Jenna Ropponen
July 21, 2016


Lead Acquired:
July 21, 2016

Hours of Instructions:
15
Wide-ranging teacher with excellent teaching skills

Alessandra is very professional, friendly and helpful teacher. Just what I was looking for. Right away after first meeting knew what we should focus on (in my case, pronunciation). Wide-ranging and time in our lessons always flew too fast. She have very good excercises and homeworks truly works. I recommend Alessandra to you and all my friends I know whom ever want to learn French. Merci beaucoup Alessandra, j'espère que nous nous reverrons!



merci Jenna, j'espère nous aurons d'autres occasions pour continuer nos cours. utilise bien ton français, et à la prochaine merci!

- Alessandra Paganin
- July 21, 2016


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Score: 5 stars of 5
By: Lucas
July 1, 2016


Lead Acquired:
July 1, 2016

Hours of Instructions:
41
BEST TEACHER WE'VE EVER HAD!!!

I and my girlfriend have had the pleasure of taking online Italian language classes for beginners with Alessandra for the last month. Alessandra makes the class personable and fits it to your needs. She is very capable in explaining small subtle differences in context and nuance, something a lot of teachers lack. At the same time, she has a way of understanding the amount of progress one has achieved and respond accordingly. She has been very flexible with scheduling (very useful for someone with a busy schedule as us) and provides a wealth of resources for further studying. We have both reached a level where the language makes sense, an impressive feat after only a month. I would highly recommend anyone looking for a knowledgeable and competent teacher to strongly consider Alessandra.



Grazie Lucas, é stato un piacere aiutarvi con il vostro italiano, tanti auguri per la vostra vita in Italia! it was a pleasure teaching you, good luck for your life here in Italy!
ciao ci vediamo in Italia!Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- July 1, 2016


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By: Katia
July 1, 2016


Lead Acquired:
July 1, 2016

Hours of Instructions:
256
absolutely GREAT french and italian teacher!!!grazie merci Ale

ciao a tutti sono Katia!!

I've been learning both italian and french with Ale since 2009. (at the moment French).
Ale is a terrific teacher. She is patient and focuses lessons on her pupil's skill and interest level rather than just a standard lesson plan. She is a lot of fun to chat with and by the end of the lesson you realize you've been having a practicing the whole time in a real world situation without feeling like you were working!
It's wonderful to have such a dedicated, thorough teacher with so much experience! As an adult learner with an erratic timetable it's great that Alessandra is so willing to be flexible with lesson times. I opted for one-to-one lessons so I could learn at my own pace through topics which interest me the most and it has been a great decision! I've just returned from a visit to Italy where I felt competent in speaking the language to make appointments, buy tickets, food, ask directions and many other conversations with locals as well as visiting the beautiful village where Alessandra is from! Through the lessons I feel I've gained a wonderful teacher and friend! Grazie mille, merci bien!!
et maintenant le français!!
à bientôt Ale! Katia



ciao Katia, grazie mille! it's a pleasure having you as a student, both in French and Italian!! and of course I'm looking forward to meeting you again here in Italy or France!

a presto! à bientôt! Prof Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- July 4, 2016


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Score: 4 stars of 5
By: wu borong
July 1, 2016


Lead Acquired:
May 9, 2016

Hours of Instructions:
8
Outstanding!

This is one of the best teacher ever....I was engrossed within the first 10 minutes . you give that sigh of satisfaction from hearing a great teacher! I highly recommend...



thanks Wu for your nice feedback, it was a pleasure helping you improving your English, keep on studying hard!

- Alessandra Paganin
- July 1, 2016


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By: Norma
March 12, 2016


Lead Acquired:
March 12, 2016

Hours of Instructions:
3
Alessandra is professional and knows how to teach!

What a great personality and aptitude for teaching. This is how I would describe Alessandra. There is a certain skill that teachers must possess and that is, I believe, how to instil the vast amount of knowledge they possess into a students mind so they understand how to take small steps and build their own knowledge.
Alessandra is so good at breaking down the lessons in such a way that in just a few hours I began to grasp the pronunciation and could make some small sentences. It feels really good to work with someone who makes you work very hard but at the same time remain motivated and the end feel rewarded that you have achieved something.



ciao Norma,
it's a pleasure teaching you. Especially seeing how fast you're grasping the language!!
I also like your enthusiasm and I'm looking forward to teaching you Spanish as well.
hasta pronto!
Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- March 12, 2016


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By: Michel
March 10, 2016


Lead Acquired:
February 10, 2016

Hours of Instructions:
31
Very good teaching skills

Alessandra has very good teaching skills.
She always looks for the best way to teach a subject according to the student's level and his needs.
She is always responsive and adapts her lessons to the professional activity of the student, always with much kindness!
Thank you Alessandra.



ciao Michel,
it's a pleasure being your teacher and see that you're now understanding more italian for your job.you've worked hard and memorized a lot.
c'était un plaisir, merci!
Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- March 10, 2016


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By: Matthew Walsh
November 7, 2015


Lead Acquired:
August 21, 2015

Hours of Instructions:
1
A thoughtful and patient tutor

Alessandra is an excellent French teacher who is sensitive to and patient with the needs of her student. My lesson with her was founded upon building up strong conversation skills, and she took care to listen to my French and point out areas where I was rusty or needed other improvement. She also utilised textbook material efficiently to explain grammatical structures. Overall I was very satisfied and I look forward to my next lesson with her.



merci Matt, très gentil de ta part.c'était un plaisir pour moi aussi et une leçon vraiment intéressante. j'espère on se parlera de nouveau très bientôt.
talk to you very soon!!!Enjoy your Japanese lessons meanwhile. à bientôt!!
ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- November 8, 2015


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By: Giacomo
October 16, 2015


Lead Acquired:
October 15, 2015

Hours of Instructions:
30
One word... Excellent

After attending some lessons from Alessandra I can confirm that she is a expert teacher whit mothertongue knowledge and accent on the French language. She knows exactly how to make you feel comfortable with all the grammar rules that French has got.Her teaching method, in my opinion is never boring she creates the exact balance between grammar and spoken language.
As I have been studying french for business reasons she has introduced me into learning the right things without waste of time.

I can say she is a good teacher extremely client oriented. If I have to suggest a teacher I will definitely suggest her.




merci Giacomo pour ton feedback, très apprécié!!:-)j'espère qu'on pourra encore améliorer ton Français en utilisant notre livre "Français des affaires".
Looking forward to our next session!

- Alessandra Paganin
- October 16, 2015


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By: Saori
October 6, 2015


Lead Acquired:
October 6, 2015

Hours of Instructions:
106
merci Alessandra de tout!!

bonjour à tous! ciao a tutti!!! I met Alessandra end of last year through her website, and I was just so happy!! I couldn't believe I was learning so much online!! she sent me A LOT of materials, lessons that she wrote, pdf books, links, music...articles, recipes...
She made my learning process really fun!!
I am planning to study one more year of italian and after that start french.
I'd love next year to visit Alessandra in her nice village and stay there renting the flat she suggests or a hotel,while studying a full immersion course in her office and visit Como Lake.
I'm also going to start dutch, as my boyfriend is Dutch.
What I also want to add, is that Alessandra is a very sweet &thoughtful person, understand people more than a simple teacher would. Sometimes even my mood, as I'm quite moody ;-))
alessandra grazie sei una insegnante speciale per Saori e tante altre persone!!!!!! ci parliamo con skype!!!




Grazie a te Saori, I've always enjoyed our lessons.thanks for your lovely words!!!it really touch my heart!
a presto and yes I do hope to see you here in Italia!!


- Alessandra Paganin
- October 6, 2015


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By: Lindapag
April 23, 2015


Lead Acquired:
April 23, 2015

Hours of Instructions:
400
just wonderful!! great teacher and beautiful person

I've had lessons with Ale over skyope from Dubai since 2010. I wasn't sure about online tuition,but it proved t be just great!!!!
I've improved my French drastically, had a lot of fun times also with Ale and last time I visited France last month and I felt totally ok.
I'll of course continue French with Ale,I love our Civilisation and communication hours.
I'm planning to visit her for some lessons to meet her, her future husband and dogs.
merci Ale tu es une personne merveilleuse!!!you made my days!



bonjour Linda,
c'est un plaisir de t'avoir parmi mes étudiants.tu es une belle personne et bonne étudiante!!I really hope to meet you and family either in Italy or france.
à plus tard pour notre cours!ale :-)

- Alessandra Paganin
- April 24, 2015


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By: Stefanie W.
April 13, 2015


Lead Acquired:
July 30, 2014

Hours of Instructions:
20
Helpful instruction and materials

Ale was very helpful in providing instruction in Italian grammar, conversation, and vocabulary. I felt quite prepared to understand most of what I read in Italy, and most of what was said to me. I struggled to speak to others, but this was due to confidence in my speaking ability. I was able to have some simple conversations, however, which was such a delight in both large cities and in small rural areas. I am grateful for Ale's instruction and reading materials. Skype was a very easy format for instruction as well. Thank you, Ale, per una bella esperienza!



grazie Stefy,
I'm glad you spoke some italian, our full immersion was very successful!!!
spero a presto,
buon viaggio in Italia!
ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- April 14, 2015


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By: GHR
December 23, 2014


Lead Acquired:
December 23, 2014

Hours of Instructions:
7
Enthusiastic and helpful French teacher

She was very enthusiastic and helpful and made me feel at ease. I studied with her because I wanted some extra help with listening to French and speaking French in preparation for an upcoming trip to France. Though we only had a total of 7 class hours, I think the time was well spent. In the future, I may take additional lessons with her so that I can continue to progress. I definitely recommend her.



Merci George, c' était un plaisir pour moi aussi! Have a lovely time in France and speak a lot of french as you did with me!!
Joyeux Noël et à bientôt!
Ale (et les chiens)

- Alessandra Paganin
- December 23, 2014


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By: marybeatrice
November 16, 2014


Lead Acquired:
November 12, 2014

Hours of Instructions:
90
excellent teacher

I have been learning italian with Ale for 10 months now. I have found our lessons enjoyable and informative. Ale is very friendly, professional, patient and approachable.
I was lucky enough to stay in Ale's apartment for 3 weeks in August this year. Every day I had between 3 to 5 hours of lessons and made great progress during this time. It was also lovely to meet Ale's welcoming family.
Esino Lario is a beautiful little village, high in the hills above Il Lago di Como, 12 kms from Varenna. This is a non tourist village with friendly people, beautiful old cobblestone streets and stone houses, great walks and excellent bike riding on the roads and mountains around Il Lago di Como. It has a great market on Tuesday mornings so you can buy delicious Italian fresh produce.
It was a great experience to be able to immerse myself in italian culture, language and food for 3 weeks and connect with my italian heritage. My husband rode his bike every day, so he was also happy!!



ciao cara Mary,
it has been such a pleasure having you here last August and enjoying lessons together both online and offline!!
and of course seeing that you're now able to have conversation in italian!
looking for plenty more!!
a presto
ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- November 17, 2014


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By: J Fuller
August 24, 2014


Lead Acquired:
June 1, 2014

Hours of Instructions:
20
Ale is awesome

Ale is very effective and it is great fun to learn with her. My husband and I are making much better progress with her than we were on our own. We are learning Italian with Ale and we highly recommend her.
Jayne and Mike Fuller



ciao Mike e jaynee, è un piacere per me! Le nostre lezioni sono educative e divertenti!:-) Looking forward to next year to your full immersion here in my village, Esino lario!!! sarà divertente! a presto!Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- August 25, 2014


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By: msamkary
August 3, 2014


Lead Acquired:
June 22, 2014

Hours of Instructions:
10
Amazing tutor and instructor

I wanted to learn the Italian language for a long time I was looking for a tutor and I found this website. I never thaugt that teaching via skype but it worked out perfectly. My brothers and I took almost a month with Alessandra me and my two younger brothers we are taking 4 hours per week.

My grandmother is Italian and my father speaks the language and they have seen a great progress from this month. I am so glad and so excited to continue with this program.

I really recommend Ale for all of you boys or girls and of different ages .

Mariya Samkary



Ciao Mariya, my pleasure to teach you all and see your progress and passion for our language.
Looking forward to our next lesson! Really well done so for, you all memorize quickly both vocabulary and grammar!
A domani e grazie a voi!
ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- August 4, 2014


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By: Danielle
March 7, 2014


Lead Acquired:
March 7, 2014

Hours of Instructions:
200
merci Ale!!!

Je prends des cours d'italien depuis 2011 avec Alessandra Paganin et je ne voudrais absolument pas changer de professeur.Elle est une très bonne enseignante et les quelques jours passés à Esino lario n'ont fait que me conforter dans mon opinion.La maison est agréable,la région est belle et il est difficile d'en partir.J'espère y retourner afin d'améliorer mon italien.Merci toi Alessandra.



Merci à toi Danielle mon plaisir, j'espère te revoir aussi cette année sur le lac de Como. À bientôt pour nos cours sur Skype!! Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- March 8, 2014


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By: aclovell
February 11, 2014


Lead Acquired:
April 23, 2013

Hours of Instructions:
25
Family of 4 learns Italian together

We are a family of 4 from California, two adults and two kids, age 10 and 8. We had about 5 months of 1 hour per week lessons before a trip to Italy in October 2013. Ale was somehow able to have a class for a family of 4 with radically different language learning abilities! During our trip, we felt we could understand the language enough to navigate most interactions with Italian speaking natives, as well as get all around Italy by car without trouble. We shopped for groceries, asked about restaurants, ordered food, figured out directions all in broken Italian.

Our host at one agriturismo, who only spoke Italian, was totally impressed with the kids' ability to sing Italian children's songs without a noticeable accent!

We were able to visit Ale in her darling town of Esino Lario; I totally recommend it if you want off-the-beaten path Italy. We couldn't fit in Ale's flat, but we stayed in the flat of a friend that was perfect. We had two lessons with Ale while we were there which was fun, but what I would REALLY recommend is to take time for intensive language training with Ale when you are there. We will do that next time.

We are continuing with lessons with Ale after our trip, and now we are actually more motivated to learn and are making great strides.

Ale is professional, funny, prompt, kind, and really good at what she does. I recommend her heartily.

Anne, Tom, Maggie, Dominic



grazie Anne, che cari! I had a really great time while you were visiting Esino, enjoyed our lessons and original italian dinner together :-))
and of course it's always a pleasure talking/seeing you all each Friday!
I am really impressed by how many words and sentences from songs Maggie and Dominic are able to remember!
ci parliamo venerdi.
a presto Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- February 11, 2014


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By: Jasmien
February 9, 2014


Lead Acquired:
February 2, 2014

Hours of Instructions:
15
In only 20 lessons I learnt Italian verbs, vocabulary and prepositions

I had the pleasure of having Alessandra as my Italian teacher and would highly recommend her! I only had 20 lessons with her (+/- 15 hours) and had no knowledge of Italian but thanks to her lessons I now have a good understanding of the Italian language. I am now familiar with several Italian verb tenses, both in past, present and future. I have also learnt when to use which Italian preposition and have gained a nice Italian vocabulary. Alessandra always made our lessons very interactive and interesting which really helped me to learn better and faster. Thank you Ale!



Ciao jasmien, grazie :) i did enjoy our lessons too, happy you've learnt a lot and i hope you' ll use your really good level of italian here in Italy and for your job! A presto, Ale :)

- Alessandra Paganin
- February 9, 2014


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By: Luca
February 1, 2014


Lead Acquired:
January 29, 2014

Hours of Instructions:
60
An amazing, kind and effective teacher.

Alessandra is most probably the best language teacher I have ever learnt from... She has been teaching me French via Skype for a few months now, and I must say I am more than satisfied with it. She is serious in her job, provides a big variety of exercises, always on time, reliable, fexible and a real teacher. I can full-heartedly recommend her to everyone :)



Merci Luca, j'aime nos cours de français and it's a pleasure to see that now we can have a full conversation in French!
à bientôt!
Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- February 1, 2014


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By: David
January 31, 2014


Lead Acquired:
June 14, 2013

Hours of Instructions:
15
Excellent teacher

Since I began Italian lessons with Ale my Italian vocabulary has expanded enormously. I've studied different languages before with various teachers (though this is my first time learning Italian) and Ale is the best teacher I've had.

Her classes are structured, focusing on different parts of the language, for example; verbs, grammar, sentence structure and reading. She uses plenty of examples and exercises to help put the various language rules into practice.

Ale's teaching style is relaxed and friendly. She is flexible and punctual. She is a patient teacher who teaches step by step, building a foundation (I find this way of teaching particularly helpful).

I would highly recommend Ale as a language teacher.

Grazie



ciao davide,
you've improved so much in such a short time! we're reading books, studying the past tenses, and speaking using some Italian. Molto bene!!
looking forward to continuing! a presto!Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- January 31, 2014


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By: Max Ivey
January 30, 2014


Lead Acquired:
September 15, 2009

Hours of Instructions:
200
Alessandra is the best !

I am currently retired and learning the Italian language as a hobby. I have never felt that I had a particular gift for learning a foreign language. I have always been a “life long learner” and felt this would be enjoyable. I have a PhD from a large American University consequently I am familiar with teaching techniques and teachers.

I have been taking Italian language lessons from Alessandra for four years—with a few gaps during that period. I think Ale is a very exceptional teacher. During my lessons with Ale via Skype we converse, study grammar and most recently have read a number of novels—in Italian, of course. In addition to being an expert instructor in all aspects of Italian she is quite patient with all of my errors and very flexible in teaching different things at different times based on my interests and requests.

I was able one summer to go to Esino Lario, Italy for one month and take a more intense course of Italian from Ale. During this month my wife and I lived in the apartment that Ale has available for her students to rent. It was a very nice experience! The apartment was quite large and nice. The town of Esino Lario is very pretty. It was a very pleasant visit. Esino Lario is close to Varenna, a beautiful town on Lake Como. This close proximity gave us a chance to explore the area and use my Italian.

I am quite pleased with my learning experiences, both using Skype and in person with Ale and hope to be able to continue them into the future.

I can give my highest recommendation to Ale.




Ciao Max, grazie a te, I really enjoyed our lessons here and I'm enjoying them via Skype. You have improved a lot during these years, starting from a very simple reading with ' easy Italian Reader' to quite difficult novels we're reading now, understanding congiuntivo, passivo...bravo!
i hope also in the future to have a chance to meet you and Julie again, qui in Italia.
A più tardi, Ale :)

- Alessandra Paganin
- January 31, 2014

Ciao Max, grazie a te, I really enjoyed our lessons here and I'm enjoying them via Skype. You have improved a lot during these years, starting from a very simple reading with ' easy Italian Reader' to quite difficult novels we're reading now, understanding congiuntivo, passivo...bravo!
i hope also in the future to have a chance to meet you and Julie again, qui in Italia.
A più tardi, Ale :)

- Alessandra Paganin
- January 31, 2014


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By: David Paterson
January 28, 2014


Lead Acquired:
October 28, 2013

Hours of Instructions:
10
Absolutely top-class!

Alessandra is a patient, amusing and overall wonderful teacher! I would highly recommend her. Skype is so easy and we can easily arrange a mutually convenient time for the lessons, even though I am in Australia.



ciao David,
my pleasure.I can see that you're improving and trying more and more your italian.
"Perfetto" as you say during the lessons.:-)
grazie a presto

- Alessandra Paganin
- January 29, 2014


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By: Lina
January 28, 2014


Lead Acquired:
June 17, 2012

Hours of Instructions:
1.5
UNa buona esperienza!!

I had lesson with Ale for a year, before coming to a beautiful mountain town called Esino to meet her family. It was such an experience, infact, una buona esperienza!

It is a good experience to actually come and study with Ale in her hometown, talk and interact to her whole lovely friendly family members. I wish oneday they could all come to my country too, so I can also show them around as much too!!! Grazie a tutti in Esino!!!!



ciao Lina,
I enjoyed our lessons here and over Skype as well. and I hope you can come again this year :-) you spoke so much in Italian while here, brava!
un giorno Indonesia!
Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- January 29, 2014


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By: Pauline Seretakis
January 28, 2014


Lead Acquired:
July 28, 2009

Hours of Instructions:
30
Excellent

Ale is an excellent, flexible, but very organized teacher. I am an English speaking student interested in both french and Italian, and I have used Alessandra for both, French lessons and Italian lessons. We even had our French lessons in Italian (ie without using any English) in order for me to practice both languages. Due to lack of time, I am now only focusing on Italian. I would strongly recommend her for either French or Italian.



grazie/merci Paulina, I enjoy our conversation and grammar practice, especially taking our grammar&vocabulary tests.Very challenging! :-)
I will be happy to resume French any time, per il momento va bene l'italiano,
a presto
Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- January 28, 2014


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By: Sunflower
January 28, 2014


Lead Acquired:
June 7, 2013

Hours of Instructions:
40
Excellent Italian Language Teacher!

I have been having Italian language lesson with Ale for 10months now, via Skype. Ale is a proficient in English and explains clearly the usage of Italian during lessons very patiently. My understanding of Italian has improved tremendously. I had a chance to meet up Ale in person during a vacation in Italy in Oct13, drove to the beautiful village and Lago Como area which Ale stays, it was memorable! Thank you Ale for your dedication, I'm so fortunate to have you as my Italian teacher :-)



ciao Alice,
grazie a te- I've enjoyed every single lessons together, seeing your improvements, and of course meeting you!! next time we shall spend a full day together!!
a presto
Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- January 28, 2014


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By: Chris
January 28, 2014


Lead Acquired:
September 6, 2013

Hours of Instructions:
20
Enjoyable French conversational practice

My requirements were that I had basic French grammar and vocabulary but was short of conversational practice. Ale has tailored the lessons to fulfill this.
The lessons are based half around general conversation, and half around reading of works of classic French literature.
Our conversations always are educational and interesting and I feel I have made great progress in the language as a result. Thanks Ale!



bonsoir Chris,
reading and discussing literature with you has been really really interesting, considering we both share a great love for French literature.
you've also improved and expanded your vocabulary a lot!
talk to you soon for our "La grande Bretèche" d'Honoré de Balzac.
à plus
Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- January 28, 2014


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By: Chris
January 28, 2014


Lead Acquired:
September 6, 2013

Hours of Instructions:
20
Enjoyable French conversational practice

My requirements were that I had basic French grammar and vocabulary but was short of conversational practice. Ale has tailored the lessons to fulfill this.
The lessons are based half around general conversation, and half around reading of works of classic French literature.
Our conversations always are educational and interesting and I feel I have made great progress in the language as a result. Thanks Ale!



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By: Jian Qiu
January 28, 2014


Lead Acquired:
September 10, 2013

Hours of Instructions:
12
very professional, and cheerful, making learning language quite fun

We have been having french lessons over skype for about 3 months, one hour per week. the teaching material and the exercises are chosen thoughtfully, so as to fit the need and the level of the student. the lessons are quite enjoyable, with plenty of opportunities for me to work on my weak spot, and if I may add, plenty of laughter too.
overall, I would highly recommend Alessandra for anyone who truly wants to up his language skills.



bonjour Jian,
mon plaisir. J'aime bien nos cours aussi,and see your improvements!! ton français a amélioré en peu de temps! très bien et à samedi!
Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- January 28, 2014


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By: Tatiana
October 23, 2013


Lead Acquired:
February 2, 2012

Hours of Instructions:
144
Grazie Ale!

Ciao tutti!
My name is Tatiana, I am from Russia but I live in Italy.
I am learning Italian with Alessandra from 1 year. I met Alessandra on this website and I think it was a destiny!
I had experienced learing italian with other teacher and at school. But all those trials I thought something is wrong with me.
Alessandra is a great teacher and with her help I managed to speak italian so fast as I would never expect. Alessandra is a teacher as we say in Russia with the capital letter Teacher. Learing Italian becomes so easy, so fun and same time she makes you believe that nothing is impossible for us, she helps you to feel that step by step together we can reach the top of the mountain.
More over I found a real friend and I do believe it was a destiny!
Thank you Ale!!!



Grazie Tati!
It's a pleasure to have you as a student, and I am so happy to see we can have now a conversation almost all in Italian!
Learning French will be our next goal! thanks for a great time!!!
Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- October 23, 2013


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By: Cynthia
August 21, 2013


Lead Acquired:
March 8, 2010

Hours of Instructions:
10
Opera Singer studying for PLIDA

Excellent teacher.

Very verbally supportive and able to help me to pronounce Italian properly.

We have been working through a workbook together and mostly learning basic sentence structure and verb conjugation.

I study music and am planning to continue working with Ale once my criminal case is over. I will be doing my PLIDA eventually which is the language proficiency exam for Italian.

Paying Ale is simple and easy and organizing my time to meet with her online via Skype has proven simple and effective for me.



Grazie Cynthia, it has been a pleasure working with you. and I also hope you'll be able to come for an intensive course with me here.
looking forward to resuming my lessons and starting French as well.
Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- August 21, 2013


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By: tracey
June 17, 2013


Lead Acquired:
December 17, 2012

Hours of Instructions:
40
Grazie Ale!

I have been taking Italian lessons with Ale since January. Learning a new language is not easy for me, but Ale has made our lessons interesting and I feel that she has taught me a lot in a short time. I really enjoy our Skype lessons and look forward to meeting her in person in the near future. I would highly recommend Ale for anyone wanting to learn a new language. Grazie Ale! :)



Grazie Tracey,è stato un piacere! it's a pleasure to teach you and your Italian will help you in your new Italian life!!! and we will also meet very soon!a presto! Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- June 17, 2013


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By: Marta
June 14, 2013


Lead Acquired:
June 14, 2013

Hours of Instructions:
20
Very professional teacher and kind person

Cela fait quelques mois que je prends des cours avec Alessandra et je dois avouer que j'ADORE nos leçons!
Non seulement Alessandra est une personne extrêmement sympathique mais c'est une professeur de qualité : sérieuse, à l'écoute, patiente et vraiment impliquée dans son rôle d'enseignante.
Je recommanderais Alessandra sans aucune hésitation!!



merci Marta, cela me fait très plaisir. Je suis contente que tu sois une de mes étudiantes, et j'ai hâte de te connaître ici en Italie!
ciao cara a presto!

- Alessandra Paganin
- June 15, 2013


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By: Jadamany
February 25, 2013


Lead Acquired:
February 22, 2013

Hours of Instructions:
60
Learning French from an AMAZING Teacher!

I have been taking lessons with Ale for a few months. I moved to France knowing little to no French and feel that I have learned a great deal in a very short amount of time with Ale. Its incredible! She is a great tutor and makes learning enjoyable (which is very important)! She is not only my tutor, but has become my friend. I hope to continue taking lessons on and off with her even if I decide to move back to the USA or another english speaking country.

Thank you so much Ale for your time and understanding.

Jess



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By: Jadamany
February 25, 2013


Lead Acquired:
February 22, 2013

Hours of Instructions:
60
Learning French from an AMAZING Teacher!

I have been taking lessons with Ale for a few months. I moved to France knowing little to no French and feel that I have learned a great deal in a very short amount of time with Ale. Its incredible! She is a great tutor and makes learning enjoyable (which is very important)! She is not only my tutor, but has become my friend. I hope to continue taking lessons on and off with her even if I decide to move back to the USA or another english speaking country.

Thank you so much Ale for your time and understanding.

Jess



Chère Jess, it was and it's a pleasure to help you learning French. It's amazing how much you've learnt in such a short time! We're now having conversations mostly in French!
À très bientôt !
ale :)

- Alessandra Paganin
- February 25, 2013


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By: Bob L
December 7, 2012


Lead Acquired:
November 24, 2010

Hours of Instructions:
250
Wonderful teacher living in a very friendly community

I am a 78 year old retired American physician. I have taken Italian language lessons from Ale Paganin for almost three years on Skype. In September and October of 2012 I traveled to her village of Esino Lario, rented the apartment that she makes available for her students, and took eight weeks of intensive language training from Ale. After returning to the United States I continue to take language lessons from her on Skype.

Ale is a very pleasant young woman and a highly skilled language teacher. Learning a new language is difficult for most of us and particularly for me at my age. Ale understands this and has always been gentle but persistent in correcting my many errors. She keeps me focused on the fundamentals of the Italian language, and I am learning not only what to say or write but also why I do it, which I appreciate. Learning Italian is going to be a long journey for me, and I am happy to know that Ale will be my guide and companion on this trip.

Ale provides an apartment that is located on the ground floor of her home in Esino Lario. This home is located in a section of Esino Lario that probably dates to the medieval period with stone homes located on narrow winding streets. The Italians consider these portions of their towns and cities to be national treasures and maintain them carefully. The apartment she provides is quite spacious with a kitchen, dining and sitting area on the ground floor and a large bedroom and bath on the second floor. The apartment is comfortably furnished in the Italian style. The kitchen area is small but quite adequate for meal preparation. A pellet stove kept the apartment quite warm during the occasional days of cold weather that I experienced.

Esino Lario is a small, very clean, and well maintained village located in the mountains a short distance from the eastern shore of Lake Como. The town sits in a hilly valley surrounded by large mountains. There are sections of the village that are quite ancient and other sections that are more modern. The town has basic amenities such as a medical office, pharmacy, banks, grocery stores, small clothing store, barber, hairdresser, and a news stand. There are three nice bars in the village that I used for a coffee or a sandwich. There is an excellent and relatively inexpensive restaurant in the town that I used extensively for dinners during my stay in Esino Lario. The cook’s Italian style pizza is quite different from American pizza and is wonderful!

I came to Esino Lario to learn some more of the Italian language, which I did. I also came to Esino Lario to learn something about Italians by living with them outside the usual tourist areas of Italy. I returned to the United States very impressed with the country and with the many people that I met during my stay in Italy. Without a single exception I was treated in a warm and courteous manner by every Italian with whom I had contact in the town. Within two days of my arrival at my rented apartment three of my neighbors brought me produce from their gardens as a welcoming gesture. Everyone that I passed in the streets gave me a smile and a buon giorno. In the stores, bars, or restaurant the Italians would patiently tolerate my terrible Italian and sometimes gently correct me. Four different families invited me into their homes for a meal or a drink. The director of the local museum gave me a personal and private tour of her museum. I discovered that the attitudes and values of these Italians are very similar to those taught to me when I grew up in a small Midwestern town in the United States.

I like the people that I met in Esino Lario very much. I hope to return to the village at some future date for more personal lessons from Ale and to again see the friends that I made in the community during my recent visit.




caro Bob,

grazie per la tua visita. I've always enjoyed our Skype lessons from the first day, and I've enjoyed even more our time together here.
My family as well enjoyed a lot meeting our and the meals together.
I have learnt a lot as well, from you culture and the history of your nation.
I hope really that next year you'll be able to come again! you're welcome any time.
I am happy also to hear that you've experienced how nice can be our little villages and people living there.
grazie di cuore, a presto!
Ale


- Alessandra Paganin
- December 7, 2012


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By: Kevan Walker
October 24, 2012


Lead Acquired:
May 22, 2012

Hours of Instructions:
22
Knowledgeable, patient, and friendly, tutoring from Ale!!

For my career I was required to move to Versailles, and without Alessandra's help I would not have been as succesful as I have been.

With Alessandra's help I have really hit the ground running and picked up the language very quickly.

I would strongly recommend Alessandra to anyone! She is very patient, and always organised before lessons.

Her teaching skills enable her to suit the lessons to my needs. She has a good variation of teaching spoken and written French, as well teaching theory behind it (which has proved very important for my understanding!)

Due to my work commitments I am sometimes unable to give a difinitive time for lessons to far in advance, but this has never bothered Alessandra, and she has been very flexible.



Bonjour Kevan! Merci pour tes mots gentils, it's a pleasure to have lessons together. i have fun and I can also see your improvement! Nos leçons sont presque entièrement en français! :)
Alors à la semaine prochaine!
ale :)

- Alessandra Paganin
- October 25, 2012


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By: Ahmad & Rimas
October 19, 2012


Lead Acquired:
October 18, 2012

Hours of Instructions:
5
Such a great and value experience

Dear Alessandra

I have been attracted and motivated by your encouraging method for the Italian Language , you really have a special way to build confident for student.

For my daughter Rimas , She is also enjoying the French language with you , she likes your friendship as a professor . Rimas became more motivated through your fun teaching materials .

Though it was a distance learning through Skype , yet my daughter Rimas & I still feel that we are interacted as you are here with us .

I am so glad that I have a professor for myself and my daughter such yourself, I have a confident that I will be able speak like Italian native speakers one day by your support.

I would really recommend professor Alessandra Paganin for Italian and French language .It is been a great experience to study through Skype. Alessandra is such a joyful , encouraging , smart and patient professor.

Grazie mille.

Ahmed & Rimas : )





chers/cari Ahmes&Rimas, :-)
I am enjoying our lessons so much! and I'm really pleased to see that a little girl like Rimas is having fun even if over Skype! I think she enjoyed the letters&animals :-)

For you Ahmed, I am sure you will be learning Italian fast, as you're pronunciation as a beginner is amazing!
Looking forward to our next lessons!
Merci beaucoup/ grazie mille a voi!
Ale :-)

less

- Alessandra Paganin
- October 19, 2012


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By: Sue
October 17, 2012


Lead Acquired:
October 16, 2012

Hours of Instructions:
12
Patient helpful and reliable teacher

Alessandra is a patient and very positive teacher and is always reliable. She has a good sense of humour (which is needed at times) and is always prepared to "go the extra mile" to help the student with extra material or grammar etc. A positive learning experience.



Grazie Sue, anche per me è una bella esperienza! tu sei una persona solare e le nostre lezioni, even about verbs like piacere or subjunctive are really interesting and fun! a presto here in Italy! Looking forward to meeting you!Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- October 18, 2012


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By: AD0770
October 17, 2012


Lead Acquired:
October 17, 2012

Hours of Instructions:
15
Una insegnante meravigliosa!

I have wanted to learn Italian for a long time, and I could not have asked for a better teacher than Ale. Ale is enormously patient and has a way of explaining even the most complicated of grammatical rules that makes them understandable. Ale also incorporates interesting information about Italy into the lessons and puts each topic into real-life contexts. This way, I not only learn the language, but I also learn about the country. I can't believe how far I have come in a relatively short time. I also have to commend Ale's flexibility, I have a hectic and changeable work schedule, which can result in my having to take breaks or change the time and date of lessons - Ale is always more than accommodating and does all that she can to work around my calendar. I can't recommend Ale highly enough, I absolutely love learning with her and intend to continue to do so for a long time to come. Grazie mille Ale, non vedo l'ora di nostra prossima lezione!



ciao Anto!!grazie per il feedbck, è stato un piacere,I enjoyed a lot as well our conversation in Italian. I'm looking forward to resuming when you have more time.
Mi piace il tuo entusiasmo per l'italiano e per la nostra cultura!
A presto!!
Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- October 17, 2012


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By: Jennifer Worden
October 16, 2012


Lead Acquired:
February 4, 2012

Hours of Instructions:
30
Fantastic Teacher and Experience

My husband and I are taking French from Ale via online. We are enjoying the experience and Ale is a wonderful teacher. She presents the information in a straightforward manner that makes sense and helps with the learning. Learning a new language is challenging, but she makes is very simple. We are beginners and I was not sure how that would work - having the class online - but it has been great. I recommend her to everyone!



bonsoir Jenna&Chris,
je suis contente de vos résultats. you've learned so much in a short time!!
I enjoy our lessons and you're always working hard. I hope one day we will have the chance to meet either in France or in Italy!
Merci à vous deux!
Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- October 17, 2012


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By: Anthony
September 1, 2012


Lead Acquired:
September 1, 2012

Hours of Instructions:
32
A FANTASTIC TEACHER FOR MY FAMILY.!!

Ciao a tutti.. i visited Italy with my family in June and I thought that with our Spanish it would have been all right, but it was so difficult to reply. I was staying with my family in Bellagio (lake of Como) when i heard two Americans staying in Esino and studying with Ale. hey gave me her contact. And she was quickly available and so nice!! i drove up to Esino where Ale has her office. i was so happy after the first lesson, that my children decided to join us! We had such a nice time! Ale was also able to keep them interested, by doing games. Have gelato. GRAZIE ALE!!
E allors. Next year if I can I would love to visit her again, but this tilme I would love to stay in th flat she rents for hzr students, it would be even easier, and my children would absolutely love it!! i willalso resume our lessons over Skype soon I don't want to forget anything of such a nice language!!!
Grazie Ale. Il tuo amore per l'insegnamento é bellissimo!!!corazon grande cosi!!!
Tony



ciao Tony, che gentile che sei, thanks! Give my love to Andres y Maria. :-) I hope to see you again on our Lake of Como. it has been a pleasure, ciao a presto!
Ale :-)

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- September 2, 2012


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By: JEP
April 30, 2012


Lead Acquired:
April 29, 2012

Hours of Instructions:
30
Alessandra Paganin is an excellent, organised and friendly teacher

I have been joining Alessandra on Skype over the past few months for Italian lessons. She has been so patient and helpful and never makes me feel silly. Alessandra is most reliable and always cheerful and friendly.
I highly recommend her to anyone interested in some one on training, regardless of the level you are starting from.




Ciao Jan, grazie mille, it has been a pleasure to work with you, and I'll be happy to resume any time you're available. And maybe also meet in Italia. ciao a presto, spero il tuo cane starà meglio presto!
Ale

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- May 1, 2012


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By: Tanisa Imoto
April 9, 2012


Lead Acquired:
January 17, 2012

Hours of Instructions:
32
Phenomenal Instructor!

Alessandra has been teaching me Italian for a couple of months. While I’ve always been passionate about languages, Italian is entirely new to me. We’ve gone over the alphabet, pronunciation, grammar rules, sentence structures and vocabulary. Ale always keeps it interesting and there’s never a shortage of exercises ☺

She is always friendly, very accommodating in figuring out times to schedule class and patient (because I’m a rather slow learner). She is punctual, flexible and understanding when I’m not always able to complete my work on time, which I really appreciate.

I’m very glad to have met Ale and strongly believe she is one of a kind as she is always able to keep the class interactive and engaging, despite our sessions being over skype. Anyone can get a sense of how passionate she is about teaching languages. I look forward to continuing my lessons with her.

Thank you Ale and keep up the fantastic work!




grazie mille Tanisa,è un piacere essere la tua insegnante, and you're not a slow learner.Actually I like the fact that you analise grammar and ask me questions!!
and I hope one day we'll be able to meet in person, here in Italy, bevendo il vino :-)
a presto and enjoy your trip in Italia!
Ale :-)

- Alessandra Paganin
- April 9, 2012


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By: Mariko
April 2, 2012


Lead Acquired:
November 20, 2011

Hours of Instructions:
40
Dedicated French Teacher!

Ale is one of the best teachers I have ever had. Her pronunciation is very clear to hear, her explanation is precise and easy to understand. As she is enthusiastic on studying language methodology, all of her recommended books are excellent. I enjoyed her lesson twice a month, she is always cheerful and patient. I strongly recommended her!



Bonjour Mariko,
j'aime beaucoup nos leçons,merci!I love our lesson and you enthusiasm in learning French!!and I hope one day we'll meet in person.
Merci et Joyeuses Paques!!Happy Easter!!
Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- April 3, 2012


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By: Athena
March 26, 2012


Lead Acquired:
August 30, 2011

Hours of Instructions:
50
Distinctive teaching style and extremely approachable

Alessandra has the distinctive teaching style and patience to cater the Italian lessons and personalize them to meet my exact needs. She is very approachable and flexible and makes certain that there is a balance of listening, grammar, and speaking for an overall positive learning experience both of the language as well as the Italian culture. It is also very fun to work with her!

Sono molto fortunata ad avere ale come insegnante. Lei sa veramente lo stile di apprendimento per me e mi piace molto a lavorare insieme. Spero che possa andare anche in Italia ad imparare meglio. Ale e meravigliosa!



Grazie Athena, ti aspetto qui in Italia! I love our lessons, the love you have for my language and I hope we'll be able to have one in person one day! Looking forward to speaking just in Italian in front of a cup of coffee :-)
Grazie per le belle parole.
Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- March 26, 2012


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By: Evelyn
January 17, 2012


Lead Acquired:
January 17, 2012

Hours of Instructions:
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BRAVISSIMA INSEGNANTE!!wonderful teacher!!

Hi everyone!!!I've been learning Italian and then French with Ale, and I find his teaching style to be a brilliant match for my learning style. I've also spent 2 weeks, in Esino Lario and I loved our time together! we did 2 hours of French and 2 of Italian each ay and enjoyed a nice pizza together. She's such a welcoming and smiling person!!!

She's very good at explaining the whys and wherefores of the language in a way I can grasp, which is especially important when learning languages more complex than English.

She's a patient teacher, and always willing to go the extra mile, such as answering questions by email ASAP. It shows that she has a lot of experience, and she is aware of the pitfalls new learners encounter.

I'd highly recommend Ale as a teacher, especially if you have the kind of mind that wants to understand all aspects of the language &culture, rather than just learning it parrot fashion.

Most of all, lessons are enjoyable, informative, and the time seems to fly by.
I'm going to visit Ale again for 3 weeks this summer, to enjoy some more lessons. I love having lessons via Skype, but of course, in person is wonderful as well!!!
Grazie/ merci/thanks cara Ale!!



thanks Evelyn, for your nice words. It's a pleasure to have you as students. We've done and l learnt SO much! it's great that now we can talk in French and in Italian!!
thanks for those years together and see you very soon on Skype, and in Italy!!Ale :-)

- Alessandra Paganin
- January 17, 2012


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By: stefaniaGianola
December 21, 2011


Lead Acquired:
December 21, 2011

Hours of Instructions:
120
A FANTASTIC FRANCH TEACHER FOR CHILDREN TOO!!!!

Ciao a tutti!!! Hi everyone!!
i'm writing because I want to leave my positive feedback to Alessandra Paganin, an italian and Freanxh teacher on this website, She has been a wonderful French teacher for a goup of chilren aged 7-13 for 2 years. we had unfortunately to stop due to the economic situation of two of the children's parents of the group. but one day we will be back!

The lessons took place in her cosy office in Esino Lario (15 min from the Lake of Como).

i'm writing also from the other parents which are as pleased as I am. Ale is just so professional and at the same funny and kind. the children have learnt a lot with her, they speak only French now during their lessons.
i recommend Ale to all ages, she has such a patient and kindness that is rare nowadays.
Merci Ale tu es fantastique!!!
meilleurs voeux!!!
stefania Gianola
Grazie Ale sei fantastica!!



Ciao Stefi, grazie! it has been a pleasure to teach those little creatures, and I'm looking forward to resuming in 2012!!
merry Christmas, Meilleurs Voeux to you and little Antonella. thanks for the party on Saturday, I loved the little song they prepared!!:-))

A presto!
à bientot!

Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- December 21, 2011


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By: Anna
November 1, 2011


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November 1, 2011

Hours of Instructions:
170
très bon prof!!!!

Ale has been my teacher now for 3 years, since she moved back from the Uk. I've been driving to her lovely village in Esino Lario where we've been having lessons in her cosy office. I still remember the nice cups of tea with the a little snow outside.
Je parle un français assez bon maintenant, and although I'm having with Ale some conversation lessons, I'd like to start Chinese as well.
Merci Ale pour ton temps, I also enjoyed so much talking in French to your mum, she's as nice and kind as you are. And a very good cook as well!:-)

I hope I'll have the same wonderful experience with my future Chinese teacher.
I recommend Ale to everyone looking for a prepared, serious teacher but at the same time cheerful, nice and understanding.
Merci encore Ale de tout ce que tu as fait =again thanks for all you've done!!!
Anne



Bonjour Anna,
merci pour tes mots! J'aime nos cours,and it'such pleasure to hear that your French now is SO GOOD!! and I'm looking forward to each of our lessons.
see you Vendredi dear.on se voit vendredi.
merci and I've received your homework. merci.
Ale :-)

- Alessandra Paganin
- November 1, 2011


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By: Mina
September 1, 2011


Lead Acquired:
September 1, 2011

Hours of Instructions:
20
Very competent and reliable

I was a little bit sceptical about taking french classes online, as well as having an Italian person as a teacher. Well - I am not anymore. Taking classes online has worked wonderfully, and Alessandra is an impeccable teacher - knowledgeable, patient, understanding.

During the 20 hours we have had so far (I will continue the lessons) she has never failed to answer my questions about french grammar, and her responses are clear an understandeble. She organises the lessons well, so that I don't feel lost or overwhelmed.

She is simply a very professional and competent teacher that I would recommend anyone.



Merci Mina, j'ai bien aimé nos leçons and I'm looking forward to continuing soon! you've learned a lot and it was a pleasure to teach you something also about my culture!!:-))
We'll soon talk more about our conditionnel et plus-que-parfait :-)))
à bientôt!

Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- September 2, 2011


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By: Mary
July 29, 2011


Lead Acquired:
March 24, 2011

Hours of Instructions:
5
Teaching must be a passion and Alessandra has it

Working with Alessandra has been a pleasure. She is smart, patient, and attentive. Her style of teaching has proved to be very helpful. I have been able to learn much more than I imagined with her lesson plans and the technique she uses. I was put in a postition where I must learn a whole new language to communicate with relatives. I dont think I would be able to do this without Ale's help. I look forward to working with her and always enjoy our lessons. I highly recommend her as a language tutor,I cannot say enough good things about her.



Grazie Mary, I'm looking forward to our future lessons and also to have you here in the flat I rent in Esino Lario. I love your passion for the language and it was a pleasre to help you translating family documents. a presto cara ;-) xx

- Alessandra Paganin
- July 30, 2011


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By: Virginieb
July 18, 2011


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July 18, 2011

Hours of Instructions:
95
my wonderful Italian teacher= mon excellent professeur d'Italian

Ale has been my Italian teacher for a year, every time she comes here in France, to her grandfather's house, we have an intensive course (I don't like the pc, I love face to face).
I LOVE our time together!!ad it's wonderful to have a teacher that can speak French as well as Italan wonderfully!!! It's amazing to see how easily she can switch from one language to the other!!!
I love the way she teaches, with fun, enthusiasm and a big smile on her face.She's my blessing, as I live now alone.
merci Ale, I'm looking forward to seeing you here in France in a month.
non vedo ora di vedere te qui in Francia, per le nostre lezioni. Grazie tante Ale :-)merci ma chère Ale




Merci Virgo, c'est toujours un plaisir pour moi aussi!!! see you in a month in France :-) Hope we'll be able to enjoy our lessons outside in the garden as usual.
Grazie per le lezioni ed il tempo insieme! a presto!Ale :-)

- Alessandra Paganin
- July 18, 2011


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By: Maria
July 18, 2011


Lead Acquired:
December 23, 2010

Hours of Instructions:
20
A Great Teacher

I spend a week with Ale in Esino Lario, and had a both very educational and relaxing time. The village itself is beautiful and fantastic for either taking a trip to Como or a walk in the mountains. And my lesson with Ale was great, I have had some Italian lesson in the past but I feel that I learned more in that week then I have any of the other times combined. Ale is a great teacher that shows patience, is good at explaining and have a sense of humour. I not only came away from there with more Italian knowledge, I also came away with a new friend. And I have continued our lessons via Skype. I can recommend Ale as a teacher 100%. Grazie Cara:O)
Maria, Denmark



ciao cara Maria, it was SUCH a pleasure to have you here! I enjoyed our lessons here in Esino as well as the ones we're doing now over Skype.
I'm looking forward to having an aperitif in the future while we'll just be speaking Italan :-)
Grazie Maria per le nostre lezioni e la tua amicizia!:-)))Ale xxx

- Alessandra Paganin
- July 18, 2011


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By: Maria C
July 17, 2011


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May 3, 2011

Hours of Instructions:
22
Devoted and serious

I have spent 10 days in the fairytale village of Esino Lario while doing intensive French lessons with translation in both English and Italian. It has proved to be very effective since i am now able to sustain quite a decent conversation in French. It offered me the basis i needed. The apartment that i rented from Alessandra was very spacious and comfortable, while the area of the Lago Como is really a blast. Alessandra is a devoted, serious and always punctual professor, with the ability to switch very easily from one language to another.



merci Maria, you're welcome back here with your family any time to enjoy a holiday and our Italian/French lessons!! Talk to you over skype!Bonne journée!!Ale :-)

- Alessandra Paganin
- July 18, 2011


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By: Michael
June 9, 2011


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June 9, 2011

Hours of Instructions:
150
A WONDERFUL TEACHER!!

I was always fascinated with Italy, its culture history, wine and people. Naturally, to get to the bottom of it, I needed to learn Italian. Studied here and there in the States till finally I have decided to search the web and find someone who is native but also has advanced university training. Quick search on the line revealed that there is such person, who lives somewhere, on the moon, i.e. Esino Lario, vicino al Lago di Como. On top of that the family had an apartment to rent. So a total immersion became a reality, I had the teacher I was looking for, I had a place to live and I lived in a small place where you have to speak only Italian.

The Professoressa Alessandra is an outstanding teacher, knows perfectly Italian and French (native languages) and her English is not far behind. I stayed one month and having three hours a day, we managed to cover almost entire grammar finishing with Condizionale and Passato Remoto. I thought I am precise but her perfection is outstanding. I was on slightly higher level and it was really fun doing all the grammar with someone who was always on top and understood any of my jokes (in Italian). I assume that she has a different teaching style with someone less advanced. She is bright enough to do this.

All in all unforgettable experience and I would highly recommend doing that.

There was also fun to meet the locals in a bar which was the opposite of what Italian bar should mean. Italian bar is a café, but this was 80% bar, bar and 20% café, only because I was the 10% of the café part. However, the people were very nice and had made friends from the bottom up: jobless, workers, local intelligentsia and finally elite, the Pharmacist and the Doctor. Both had a great deal of knowledge and patience while were explaining a meaning of an Italian word.


Buon Soggiorno con la bravissima Professoressa a Esino Lario,

Michael



ciao Michael, GRAZIE. it has been a pleasure to have you here as much as I enjoy our lessons over Skype!! You're a clever and cheerful person, I enjoyed as well our conversations about italian culture&politics!!
Hope to see you again in Esino next year!!
Talk to you soon over Skype!!
a presto! Don't forget the difference between "ha senso" and "fa senso" :-)

- Alessandra Paganin
- June 9, 2011


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By: Lisa
June 8, 2011


Lead Acquired:
April 18, 2011

Hours of Instructions:
14
Great teacher and great value lessons!

Alessandra is a very competent and professional teacher. The lessons have all been well structured and focused to my level. I have been able to progress at my own pace, without feeling pressured, as her teaching style is very relaxed and friendly. Ale is able to clarify and explain the finer points of the language in a simple manner. Ale's lessons are fun and very productive. Great value for money!



grazie Lisa, it's a pleasure to be your teacher! You're a clever, bright and kind person!!
I'm happy to see your improvements and also hear that our conversations are getting longer and longer!! Your enthusiasm is contagious!!
ci parliamo la settimana prossima!!Ale :-)

- Alessandra Paganin
- June 8, 2011


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By: Hana Keric
May 28, 2011


Lead Acquired:
January 4, 2011

Hours of Instructions:
24
Great teacher, very patient and friendly!

Alessandra is a great teacher. She is very patient and friendly. I like the fact that she talks about the Italian culture as well as teaches me how to speak Italian. She is great at explaining grammar and also focuses on making sure you have the correct pronunciation, which is great!
The books she suggested for the lessons are very helpful. I thought it would be quite difficult to learn a language through Skype, but I find it really easy to learn this way. I find it very easy to understand Alessandra and I am really enjoying our lessons! I would highly recommend Alessandra to everyone!



Grazie Hana! è un piacere averti come studentessa! I love our lessons together, our laughs and conversations. I'm glad to hear that we're improving every day little by little,that's great!!!! Looking forward to our next lesson!!! ciao a presto!!!

- Alessandra Paganin
- May 30, 2011


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By: Mike
May 1, 2011


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November 12, 2010

Hours of Instructions:
40
Great!!

Ale è un buona insegnante della lingua italiana. La sua combinazione di conversazione e d'instruzione tramite libro sono molto d'aiuto per imparare l'italiano. Io raccomando Ale a chiunque vuole a imparare l'italiano.



grazie Mike, mi ha fatto piacere fare lezione con te e spero potremo riprendere molto presto!:-)
Un saluto dall'Italia e continua ad ascoltare Battisti!
Ale :-)

- Alessandra Paganin
- May 2, 2011


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By: Lewis
April 29, 2011


Lead Acquired:
March 16, 2011

Hours of Instructions:
10
Professional, knowledgable, cheerful teacher

Alessandra is not only a kind and cheerful person and an excellent teacher but a consummate professional who has patiently guided me through hours of french instruction. As this is my first European language I have found Alessandra's unique insight into French life and culture fascinating and she is always cheerfully suggesting books to read, music to listen to and ways to fully immerse myself in what I am learning. I have immensely enjoyed my experiences with Alessandra and would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone wishing to study French (although I'm sure she is just as fantastic at teaching Italian)! Thank you Ale.



Bonjour Lewis, merci pour tes mots! I'm enjoying a lot our French lessons and it's good also to hear that your pronunciation is improving lesson by lesson!As well as your grammar of course! never give up!!talk to you soon! Bon dimanche!:-) Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- May 1, 2011


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By: Antonella
April 16, 2011


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April 16, 2011

Hours of Instructions:
25
Having fun with Italian

Ciao a tutti,

I have been living in Italy for some time and I have been doing lessons with Alessandra for about three months now and since starting my lessons my whole experience of being in Italy has changed in a very positive way. In the last three months I feel like I have gained a comprehensive understanding of how Italian works and more importantly I actually feel confident to speak. Without realising it I have actually begun to have conversations with native Italians and that is exactly what I wanted. Ale is very patient and ensures that I understand difficult points and she provides many exercises and opportunities to practice.

Learning Italian hasn't felt like a chore or hard-work. Outside of my lessons I feel very motivated to engage in Italian. I enjoy my lessons and she has definitely instilled in me a desire to learn more. The intricacies and complexities of the language often have me a little confounded but she manages to clear things for me and I have really come to love the language.

She is very positive and reliable and I get the distinct impression that she really enjoys what she does. Her openness makes communication very easy and now and then she even educates me on a few Italian eccentricities which are much appreciated.

In fact I am so impressed with my progress in Italian that I may even use Alessandra again to learn French one day.

In a nutshell I highly highly recommend her, you won't be sorry!



Ciao cara Anto, GRAZIE!
I'm enjoying our lessons so much!! you're such a cheerful, clever and sunny person!! I'm so glad to hear that you're feeling more confident in speaking Italian, che bello!!!That was the point, and it's great to hear that you're replying to me in Italian!
I'd love one day to teach you French as well! c'est aussi une belle langue! Buon week end e ci parliamo dopo Pasqua!
Ale :-)))

- Alessandra Paganin
- April 16, 2011


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By: Jan
March 30, 2011


Lead Acquired:
July 27, 2010

Hours of Instructions:
30
Totally enjoyable!

Ale teaches as a friend. We laugh, chat and enjoy each others company. Somehow, she performs the miracle of making lessons and drills an absolute pleasure. Each hour goes by so fast. And I am learning!!! Which is all Ale, as I have so little time to devote outside my lessons. So, if you are contemplating her a a teacher, I heartily recommend her.



Salut Jan, merci pour tes gentils mots! I love our time together LOTS, you're a cheerful and nice person. And I'm SO glad to hear that your French is improving time after time!! à la prochaine!!Ale :)

- Alessandra Paganin
- March 30, 2011


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By: Jade
March 13, 2011


Lead Acquired:
February 3, 2011

Hours of Instructions:
11
I love her!

I love Ale! And not just because she's Italian!

I've been wanting to learn Italian since I was in primary school and only 10 years later did I have a chance to do it, with Ale. To be honest, the first reason why I chose to have lessons with her is because I couldn't afford lessons at the Italian Institute where I live (it's $80 per hour!). That, and because the reviews are good, so I decided to give it ago. And I couldn't be more satisfied with the choice I made.

As a teacher, Ale is organised and efficient, always punctual and ready to answer your questions and perfect your pronunciations. Not only that, her self-made lessons gives very clear explanations on grammatical rules, and sometimes will tell you interesting things about Italy, and that's just great.

As a person, she's cheerful and lovable. Even though I can't see her in person, I feel comfortable enough to consider her more like a friend than a teacher.

So, if you're still hesitating about whether or not online lessons are for you, I say give it a try. I'm pretty sure your initial doubts will be gone once you have a chance to see how great a teacher like Ale can be ;)



ciao Jade!! Grazie for your kind words!! I'm having a great time teaching you Italian!!
It's SO beautiful to see and feel the passion and love you have for our language and country!!!
I do also hope one day we'll be able to meet here in Italy and speak some Italian! Of course while enjoying un gelato ;-))
a presto Jade per le nostre lezioni!!
Ale :)

- Alessandra Paganin
- March 14, 2011


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By: Eliana
February 28, 2011


Lead Acquired:
December 20, 2010

Hours of Instructions:
12
Very pleasant person to have class with

Alessandra Paganin was a very nice person to have class with. Very well prepared, she provided me very good tools to start refreshing my French. She was reliable and with a very good French knowledge. I would recommend to have classes with her!




Merci Eliana, j'espère qu'on aura l'occasion de se parler encore dans le future! It was a pleasure to have French lessons with you, you're a nice, smart and cheerful person! Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- March 1, 2011


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By: Anthony
February 17, 2011


Lead Acquired:
October 10, 2010

Hours of Instructions:
10
Smart, Understanding, Courteous teacher

For anyone interested in learning Italian I would strongly recommend Ale. She was able to gauge my skill level very quickly and adapt her lessons to me. She was very good at accomodating my schedule. Furthermore, she had an exceptional ability to communicate the difficult grammatical concepts to a non-native speaker. I look forward to continued education from her!

-Anthony G.



ciao Anthony! è un piacere essere la tua insegnante and I'm looking forward to resuming our lessons as soon as you'll be available! I had a great time! a presto e grazie!
Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- February 17, 2011


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By: Sharon
February 15, 2011


Lead Acquired:
September 1, 2010

Hours of Instructions:
15
Excellent service, very efficient and friendly. Met my needs.

Very effective. Looking forward to using Italian on my trip. I am extremely satisfied and feel I have some very good basics to get along on my trip. Alessandra was most accomodating and very efficient. Proposed the right lesson materials and provided materials to me whenever I needed. Very enjoyable. Thanks.



Ciao Sharon, è stato un piacere, grazie!! I hope you'll have a wonderful trip here in Italy and you'll use all the Italian we've seen together! Buone vacanze in Italia! ciao Ale :)

- Alessandra Paganin
- February 15, 2011


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By: Silvia Gallo
January 23, 2011


Lead Acquired:
September 26, 2010

Hours of Instructions:
7
Patient and focused on the fundamentals...

Allesandra was kind, patient and very knowledgeable. I studied with her for one week of private lessons and would like to continue via Skype. She is very organized and stresses the importance of the basics. Her village is lovely and I hope to return again.
Sincerely
Silvia Gallo



ciao Silvia, it was so nice to have you here in my cosy little village and I do hope to see you here again soon!!!
I'm looking forward to starting over Skype as well!!!! a presto Silvia!
Ale




- Alessandra Paganin
- January 24, 2011


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By: Mary Kay Thomas
January 23, 2011


Lead Acquired:
November 1, 2010

Hours of Instructions:
10
She is very patient and very qualified to teach.

Alessandra is very effective and helpful and very willing to accomodate to my schedule. She was prompt and always willing to adapt to my needs for learning. I had a very good learning experience and hope to visit her one day in the future for real one on one lessons..



Grazie Mary Kay, anche a me ha fatto molto piacere fare lezione con te! and I do hope to see you in Italy as well, in my village close to the lake of Como for a one on one lesson :-). A presto, Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- January 23, 2011


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By: me
December 20, 2010


Lead Acquired:
March 26, 2010

Hours of Instructions:
7
Highly proficient teacher!

Alessandra is highly recommended as an Italian teacher. I live in Canada and received my lessons through Skype, which worked out perfectly for me. Her proficiency in languages allows for her to teach with ease. She has innovative teaching methods and makes learning fun! One of her methods that I really enjoyed was writing down recipes as I heard them in Italian and translating them into English. I also liked trying out the tasty recipes! If anyone is looking for a highly proficient teacher who is innovative and makes learning fun, make sure you contact Alessandra!!!



Ciao Juliana, thanks.I Enjoyed our lessons and I hope one day we'll resume them!!I love cooking and I try to insert that in my lessons as well! Have a fantastic Christmas! Buon Natale e Felicissimo 2011! Ale :-)

- Alessandra Paganin
- December 21, 2010


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By: Alexandra
December 15, 2010


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July 29, 2010

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20
Outstanding , kind, patient and funny teacher

Alessandra is very clear in her teachering. She is very patient and if she noticed you have some difficulties with the material she tries to find other ways to explain it to you.

I recommend everybody who wants to teach French or Italian to have your lessons with Ale.

She has a sparkling personality that makes learning easy.

Ale, thank you and we'll speak at our next session.



thanks Milka! you're a cheerful person as well,and I always enjoy our lessons!:-) It's a pleasure to see how much you've learnt!
a presto cara!!!

- Alessandra Paganin
- December 16, 2010


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By: vivi
December 14, 2010


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December 14, 2010

Hours of Instructions:
200
the best teacher!

Alessandra is not just a great teacher, but also such a kind and lovely person ! By her great language skill, patience and engcourage she is managing to teach even me some French and at the same time she gives a good insight to the French culture. I look forward to our skype-lesson every time, and even more when I occasionally have the chance to have lessons at her place, in the beautiful mountain village, Esino.

and that's from my husband, who has learnt Italian with her:
"Alessandra is a very skilled teacher who gets the most out of my abilities. She gives me different types of lessons so I am always challenged. She is very patient when I have questions and is very thorough in her explanations. I am learning not only the italian language, but italian culture. I cannot wait to go to Italy and use my new language skills thanks to my great italian teacher."



ciao Vivi&Bob! thanks for all your nice words, it's a pleasure to be your teacher! I was really pleased to see that the rules we've studied are very clear to you now Bob!!!
And please DO come both to my village! That would be great! we would meet each day for an intensive course in my office plus you'd be immersed in a nice, cosy and friendly environment, where few people can speak a good English (which is great as you'll be able to practice your Italian Bob!).And you Vivi, you'll be able to talk French with my family!:-)
I'm looking forward to many more lessons till the point we'll just use Italian/French during our lessons!
Grazie Vivi&Bob!Ale :-)

- Alessandra Paganin
- December 14, 2010


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By: David
December 12, 2010


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March 28, 2010

Hours of Instructions:
20
Patient knowledgeable tutor

All good. Easy to contact and organise lessons. Very patient teacher and also understanding on work commitments occasionally conflicting with lesson times.
I am inspired to continue with the lessons and to study between lessons.
Am learning Italian at a steady rate, not bad considering the poor quality of the student!
I recomment Ale to anyone wanting to try Italian or improve their current knowledge. A pleasureable experience.



Ciao David, grazie!! it's a pleasure to be your teacher, you're a cheerful and motivated person! Thanks for your time! I'm looking forward to plenty more lessons! a domani!:-)
Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- December 13, 2010


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By: Claire
November 20, 2010


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June 23, 2010

Hours of Instructions:
10
Thanks Ale, you're an amazing teacher

Ciao Ale,

I just want to thank you so much for the lessons we did have. It's a shame i can't keep doing them at this point in time, but if I can pick it back up with you at some point when I can, I will let you know!

Ale is a patient and very friendly, open person. she helps you feel at ease and is a great teacher for any level.

Grazie!
Claire



ciao Claire, thanks to you. Mi è piaciuto molto averti come studente, and I'll be happy to welcome you back any time!!!!
You're a cheerful and smart person, I hope to hear from you soon! ciao Claire! :-)

- Alessandra Paganin
- November 21, 2010


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By: Julie Wade
November 4, 2010


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November 4, 2010

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210
THANKS TO ALE I'M NOW SPEAKING BOTH FRENCH AND ITALIAN!!

I met Ale while she was living in the UK. We started with our Italian lessons on 2007. I was enjoying them so much!!! And in a year I found myself able in Italy to chat with the locals :-)) And I even met my husband (thanks Ale!! as my husband at the time didn't know a word in English). She made me so very passionate about learning, that we started French as well in 2009, et maintenant on se parle en Français et en Italian. :-)
Since Ale moved back to Italy we've been continuing online our French and Italian lessons.
Thanks Ale! I'll be back soon, as I don't want to forget all the things you taught me, grazie di cuore!
I'm now planning to study Spanish, as I'll be able to use it for my job, as much as I'm using French and Italian.
I recommend Ale to everyone!!! She's a fantastic teacher, and a wonderful caring person that will make you laugh and enjoy your learning experience.
Just positive words for her.
ciao Ale!



Ciao Julie,grazie a te!I've had such a great time during our lessons!!!And it's great to see how much you've learnt!!!I'll be more than happy to see you and your husband again here in Italy next summer.And of course I'm looking forward to our lessons while you're here in Esino!:-)
Thanks for all the great time we've had...and the one we'll have!!!
ciao dall'Italia!
Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- November 4, 2010


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By: helena Jonsson
October 24, 2010


Lead Acquired:
March 28, 2010

Hours of Instructions:
30
An excellent teacher

I have studied French, (beginners)
with Alessandra for about 3 months. She helps me with pronunciation and grammar. She is sensitive to what I need to practice and I've learned a lot. I can highly recommend her.



Bonsoir Helena, merci for your feedback. J'aime bien nos cours de français et nos conversations! à la prochaine avec plaisir!Ale :-)

- Alessandra Paganin
- October 24, 2010


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By: Allison
October 18, 2010


Lead Acquired:
June 12, 2010

Hours of Instructions:
30
Great Tutor!

I am still taking lessons with her and she is GREAT! She has helped me understand the language faster than I was in a normal italian class. She is flexible and works around my schedule and is ALWAYS dependable. She also goes above and beyond by sending supplemental practices and explanations after our lessons.
Overall, she is a great teacher and I would hightly recommend her to anyone who is serious about wanting to learn Italian!



Grazie Allison, è un piacere anche per me! I'm looking forward to introducing you many more subjects we haven't seen yet and keep on revising what we've done!
You can be pround of you level of Italian and use it next time you come to visit l'Italia! Speak later today ;-) ciao Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- October 19, 2010


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By: Jennifer
October 15, 2010


Lead Acquired:
June 14, 2010

Hours of Instructions:
12
Fabulous teacher - I look forward to every lesson

I am learning Italian from Alessandra via Skype - and she is an amazing teacher. I am a beginner and I have really enjoyed learning from her. Ale's knowledge of words, the history of the language, word derivation along with grammar is incredible. It is obvious that Alessandra loves languages and loves to teach and so she easily imparts that love and interest in her teaching.

Ale starts with the essentials in learning - the grammar - articles, the rules, nouns, verbs etc. I really value this as I feel it will give me the right foundations in learning Italian properly.

Alessandra is calm, patient and friendly and so thorough in her teaching. Ale ensures pronunciation is correct, and I love that she revises what you are learning until she knows you have understood properly.

Thanks Ale, I am looking forward to many more lessons! I am excited to read that you rent out a place in your village and offer a block of lessons. How amazing that would be - I will have to include that next time I visit Italy!! Grazie mille!



ciao Jen! thanks for all your nice words, it's a pleasure to be your teacher! I was really pleased to see that the rules we've studied are very clear to you now!!!
And please DO come to my village! That would be great! we would meet each day for an intensive course in my office plus you'd be immersed in a nice, cosy and friendly environment, where few people can speak a good English (which is great as you'll be able to practice your Italian!).
I'm looking forward to many more lessons till the point we'll just use Italian during our lessons!
Grazie Jen, a presto con piacere!Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- October 18, 2010


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By: Fay Ganzer
September 25, 2010


Lead Acquired:
March 6, 2010

Hours of Instructions:
15
Alessandra really knows what she is teaching.

Allessandra is an excellent tutor. She is well organised and knows exactly which stage her students are up to. As a teacher, Ale is able to pass on her unlimited ability with Italian. She ensures that pronunciation is correct as well as the grammar of the language. I am learning Italian through her. After initially learning greetings, we concentrated on nouns (masculine and feminine) and appropriate articles and verb conjugations. Ale also shows a personal interest in each student which I appreciate.



thanks Fay,it's a pleasure to be your teacher :-) I'm always enjoying our lessons and I also love talking about my culture!!!
I'm looking forward to meeting you in my village (Esino Lario) next year and having lessons in my office.
a presto for many more lessons!!!


- Alessandra Paganin
- September 28, 2010


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By: Christian
August 30, 2010


Lead Acquired:
January 27, 2010

Hours of Instructions:
25
Undeniably excellent teacher

There is no reason why anyone shouldn't find Alessandra an excellent teacher and one would find it very difficult to criticise her teaching.

Whether it's grammar I needed work on, improving my vocabulary, learning more about culture, working on speaking and listening, she is accommodating and we have been able to make quick progress with areas which I found difficult. She is very adept in her own language and knows even the most obscure words, which one can come across.

The many resources and ideas she uses to teach help greatly with the learning process. She is very friendly and easy to talk to, always trying to make the lessons interesting, and I would definitely recommend her as a teacher to anyone.

La mia esperienza era meravigliosa e molto utile; la raccomando veramente a chiunque.

Thank you Alessandra for your great tuition!



ciao Christian, thanks for your nice words. It's a pleasure having our lessons, I love analyzing words in all their meanings, translating songs, revising grammar and of course talking about our cultures and experiences.
You now seem much more confident in speaking, and I hope you'll feel even more!
You're a clever and talented student!
grazie Christian,and I'm looking forward to our next lesson!

- Alessandra Paganin
- August 31, 2010


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By: Juliet
August 22, 2010


Lead Acquired:
March 8, 2010

Hours of Instructions:
15
She combines expertise and good nature perfectly.

I began with Miss Ale back in March, when she offered me the possibility of keeping up my progressing French and loosening up my tongue in the tragically rusty Italian I'd not spoken in two years. She began our lessons with enthusiasm and an interest in finnessing the areas she saw needed most attention--and so it's gone on for five months now. Where I was logistically unable to continue my French studies in college, Miss Ale has picked up the thread, taking me through some of the more well-known French literature, conversing and enhancing my vocabulary along the way. As to the temporarily forsaken Italian, she's helping it come back, slowly but surely, recalling grammatical basics while conversing in the language, knowing I do understand her. As a plus, she is able to implement my native Spanish into both French and Italian concepts--her familiarity with language is wonderfully evident.
As far as demeanor is concerned, Miss Ale is a real joy to be around--a very down-to-earth lady, but always ready for a laugh or a comical digression. We spent a whole lesson joking on and off about the term "una miseria"--it still comes up, now and then. The rapidity with which she provides materials and explanations is a clear sign of her dedication to her students. While teaching, she is ever cheerful and supportive, especially in those moments when you're just NOT SURE what's what--she'll reinforce and encourage, ensuring you do understand. She epitomizes the good teacher--knowledgeable, open, patient and confident in what her students CAN do.
Miss Ale and I spend a mere hour a week together, and yet in that time she has become more a friend than a language coach. One does look forward to a next lesson with her. Myself, I have much for which to commend her--her willingness, her resourcefulness, her unfailingly bright disposition ... Lordy, it just goes on and on. Anyone who acquires her as a teacher will agree. Guaranteed. She is helping me remember, she is keeping me from forgetting--and she's opening doors, wouldn'tcha know. I am currently able to communicate quite fluidly with my French-speaking Arabic teacher, thanks to the time I've spent with Miss Ale. I'm sure she'll work many such miracles for her other pupils, present and future. She is truly one in a million. Vous êtes un vrai trésor, cara Ale--je vous remercie; non troverò mai una migliore insegnante. :-D



Merci-Grazie Juliet, I've been enjoying every single minute of our lessons! It's amazing having half the lesson in Italian and half in French! You're honestly so talented in languages!!!!
It was good also to revise a little bit of my Spanish!:-))
I'm always looking forward to our next lesson!
You're a clever,positive and cheerful person, always ready to laugh but to concentrate at the same time.
I've enjoyed so much reading together "Le Petit Prince" and I'm looking forward to reading together many more books I like from French Literature. And little by little we'll do that in Italian as well!!!
alla prossima lezione Juliet!!! à la prochaine avec plaisir!!!!
ciao,a presto!!!à bientôt!!!!:-)))

- Alessandra Paganin
- August 25, 2010


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By: Sara James
August 19, 2010


Lead Acquired:
April 25, 2010

Hours of Instructions:
30
She's excellent!

I write this while sitting in the apartment in Esino Lario. Treat yourself to Italian lessons with Alessandra...life is too short! She makes learning the language a great deal of fun. Her teaching skills are excellent. From Canada I used Skype, twice a week with Alessandra and I am now doing a two week intensive program in her town of Esino Lario. Alessandra makes me excited to learn the language and she has taught me a great deal of information about the culture. Esino Lario is the "real" Italy, a quaint village up in the mountains and Alessandra is an amazing gem as a teacher. She is positive, she makes me laugh,she encourages and best of all she knows how to get the information across. As I said, treat yourself!



Thanks Sara! I'm having such an AMAZING time teaching you!!! You're a clever, funny and positive person! and you'll see that little by little you'll be speaking Italian without even noticing! :-) I'm happy that you like our village, I love the peace and green we have here, a bit out of the world. See you soon for our next lesson! ciao e grazie!Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- August 20, 2010


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By: Kimberly
July 2, 2010


Lead Acquired:
March 10, 2010

Hours of Instructions:
17
Great teacher!

Ale is a great teacher! She is very patient and encouraging and you can tell she loves to teach. She makes each lesson interesting and always has an idea of something new to help with the learning process. Ale is warm and caring and I am very confident that she will be able to teach me to speak French fluently! At first I wasn’t sure about using Skype for lessons, but I have found that everything comes across loud and clear. Merci beaucoup!



Merci Kimberly, j'aime beaucoup nos leçons! I love seeing your improvements both in grammar and pronunciation, and feeling your enthusiasm for my language!!!
I'll help you with your French as long as needed,it's a pleasure for me!
looking forward to our next lessons!Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- July 6, 2010


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By: Sharna Matthews`
June 26, 2010


Lead Acquired:
March 27, 2010

Hours of Instructions:
10
A brilliant teacher!

Where do I start?! Ale is very passionate about teaching, the lessons are always fun and exciting! I am having a great time learning from Ale and she is very patient and understanding. I am quickly learning... I thought I would never be able to learn another langauge but taking lessons with Ale has made it easier and much more interesting, I plan on taking lessons with her as long as needed. Ale you are an excellent teacher and it's my pleasure to learn from you :)



Ciao Sharna, grazie mille! Le nostre lezioni mi piacciono molto!= I love our lessons and I'm determined to reach the point when we'll just be speaking Italian during our lessons!
I'm looking forward to many more lessons together!
a presto!Ale :-)

- Alessandra Paganin
- June 27, 2010


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By: Rachel
June 22, 2010


Lead Acquired:
December 7, 2009

Hours of Instructions:
30
Elle est professeur de langues par excellence

I have been studying french for about 3 years now and the best learning experience I have had so far has been with Ale. I feel completely at ease with her, she has a lovely warm and friendly approach to teaching. Nothing is too much trouble for Ale when it comes to helping her students because she has a passion for her work. I can confidently recommend Ale as a someone who is dedicated to helping others learn, and has a real interest in seeing them excel at another language. A mon avis elle est la meilleure!! Thanks Ale.




Thanks Rachel, it’s a pleasure to be your teacher. You’re a clever and lively person, I hope we’ll have many more lessons together! I can tell you’ve been improving a lot and your pronunciation is getting better and better and you’re feeling more at ease while speaking French! Bravo Rachelle, well done! On se parle dans 5 minutes :-)

- Alessandra Paganin
- June 22, 2010


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By: George80
June 20, 2010


Lead Acquired:
June 20, 2010

Hours of Instructions:
160
A WONDERFUL FRENCH TEACHER! merci Ale!!!

Bonjour à tous! My name's George, I had the chance to met Ale while she was leaving and teaching in the UK. I enjoyed immediately our evening lessons at her place, I was learning with a little group of beginners. J'adore le français, but I'd always thought it was a difficult language for me! But Ale made my learning so easy! She has always been really thoughtful, always available for an explanation even outside our lessons. She's moreover very organised, ready to send her lessons, whenever the books aren't clear enough!
Since she moved back to Italy we've been continuing online, and I'm sooo happy! Je parle maintenant un bon français, grace à Ale! I warmly recommend her to anyone wanting to start French as a beginner or just need to keep it upadated with a teacher not only knowing everything about grammar, but also really passionate on French culture and literature!
Ale tu es la meilleure! Merci!
As I'm planning to learn Russian as well, Ale suggested me this wonderful website, and I really hope I'll find a good teacher as Ale is!



Bonjour Georgie! I miss our lessons in the UK, but I'm so glad we've been continuing since then online! Hearing you speaking French so easily now makes me feel very happy with the work we've both done. Alors on discute maintenant almost only in French!!
I wish you good luck also with your Russian, and never give up!! Just consider how now you can speak French beautifully, even rolling your r!!!
speak soon for our lessons! Bonne journée à toi!Ale :-)

- Alessandra Paganin
- June 21, 2010


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By: Sandra Johnston
June 19, 2010


Lead Acquired:
March 27, 2010

Hours of Instructions:
8
Una buona insegnante

Ale is a great teacher - she is very patient and explains things well. She has helped me enormously and I really enjoy our lessons. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to learn or improve their Italian



Grazie Sandra! è un piacere essere la tua insegnante and see your improvements!!!! I'll help you with many other difficult subjects! a presto e buona domenica!

- Alessandra Paganin
- June 20, 2010


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By: Margo
June 18, 2010


Lead Acquired:
March 27, 2010

Hours of Instructions:
15
Alessandra is the best tutor!

If you need an excellent tutor for Italian, Alessandra is the tutor for you! She is very patient and thorough. She makes sure you understand a lesson before advancing to the next one. I have learned so much from Ale, and I look forward to meeting her next February. Ale, you're the best!



Ciao Margo! It was fun teaching you and I wish you a wonderful new life in Italy! we'll be close to each other and it will be GREAT to meet in Milan next year!I'm looking forward to that! ciao cara, keep on smiling!Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- June 19, 2010


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By: renana z
June 16, 2010


Lead Acquired:
April 2, 2010

Hours of Instructions:
15
my teacher is the best

before i meat Alessandra i was sure that italian language was out of reach . i was straggling with even the simple stuff and i was sure that nothing will help me.
now i can say proudly that i'm reading hard books of history , talking Italy (i was really afraid of it) , and can actually express myself in writing.
she improved my confidence in speaking , improved enormously my knowledge in grammar , help me to understand hard words and to expend my vocabulary. but' the most importent thing is from day 1 i felt improvement and that i'm not stupid or something...
i think that she is a wonderful teacher that actually care:)



Thanks Renana! I'm so happy to see your improvements! We've seen lots of difficult grammar subjects and you've been dealing with them wonderfully! It's a pleasure talking to you about my culture and I'm looking forward to meeting you in person.I hope you'll have a wonderful experience here in Italy!!!!
ciao a prestissimo!!!

- Alessandra Paganin
- June 17, 2010


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By: tony palanca
June 7, 2010


Lead Acquired:
March 2, 2010

Hours of Instructions:
10
Alessandra teaching my family

Alessandra teaches my two children aged thirteen and ten, and myself (their father) Italian once a week. We were learning Italian at a local school in a classroom but my children were not really learning very well. We have found that learning by skype in the home is much more effective. We are all together during the lesson and Alessendra is able to tailor her teaching to suit our specific needs. This means we are now learning Italian much more effectively, and it is much more convenient than going to class. Alessandra is an excellent teacher with a very sound understanding of English and grammar. We would highly recommend her.



thanks Tony,It's a pleasure to teach you and you children!I'm having always fun during our lessons, and it's so beautiful to see the passion that your children and you have for my language!!
I'm looking forward to our next next lessons and to meeting you all here in Italy one day!! per un gelato e delle lezioni!a presto!

- Alessandra Paganin
- June 7, 2010


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By: Michele (Michela)
April 11, 2010


Lead Acquired:
November 3, 2009

Hours of Instructions:
30
Fantastic!!! instructor!!!

If I could pick a number higher than 5, I would!! Ale is a fantastic instructor!! My goal is to become fluent in Italian and I have tried *many* instructors over the years. Ale is an incredible instructor; using Skype works beautifully; her flexibility is fantastic! Highly highly recommend Ale!!



cara Michela, grazie :-). It's a real pleasure to see the passion and love you have for my language and my land!!!I'm enjoying our lessons a lot as well!! Looking forward to have plenty more!!! a presto! Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- April 19, 2010


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By: Joanna
March 21, 2010


Lead Acquired:
November 19, 2009

Hours of Instructions:
16
Great teacher

Ale is a fabulous teacher, flexible, patient and always willing to explain and re-explain things with great enthusiasm.(she never makes me feel hopeless or stupid :) ) I am a slow learner but learning with ale has really helped me speed up the process of my learning of Italian. The price is perfect, she has helped to build my confidence in the language and she always responds to emails within a short amount of time. Ale is always available for me to send her an email asking her to explain something to me. I can only say good things about ale and truly recommend her to anyone. :)



Grazie Jo for your kind words! :-)) I've enjoyed and I'm enjoying a lot our lessons! And it's a pleasure to help you becoming more confident with the language! I'm sure that at the end we'll be just speaking Italian most of the time! Whenever you have doubts, you know I'm here. a presto cara!

- Alessandra Paganin
- March 25, 2010


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By: Andy Ocean
February 26, 2010


Lead Acquired:
July 28, 2009

Hours of Instructions:
48
Great teacher, structured, precise, simpatica

Alessandra is a very effective teacher with lots of teaching experience. She worked on several of my grammatical weaknesses, while still making sure that I could speak practical every-day Italian. She got me to a level, where I feel very confortable in every-day situations.

I also found her to be precise, reliable and well-structred. All lessons were very well-prepared.

A very good learning experience. Thanks a lot.



Thanks Andy, it was a pleasure having you among my students!! You're a good, friendly and hard worker student, always doing his homework!!! It's always sad to say good bye to my students, but I'm VERY happy to see your improvements and do keep on speaking Italian as much as you can!! You can speak a very good Italian! Grazie a te!ciao Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- February 26, 2010


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By: Cathal
January 25, 2010


Lead Acquired:
November 6, 2009

Hours of Instructions:
8
Learning Italian with Alessandra.

Alessandra is a very intelligent, caring tutor - her grasp of languages is excellent, but more to the point, her ability to pass on her knowledge also excels (this isn't easy to do).
I have no hesitation at all, in recommending Ale as a top-grade language tutor.



thanks Carlo! I've had a great time teaching you Italian and enjoyed our lessons and our good laughs.I've been happy to see your improvements!
Spero a presto con l'italiano.
ciao Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- January 29, 2010


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By: Trish
January 11, 2010


Lead Acquired:
September 3, 2009

Hours of Instructions:
10
A fantastic Le Prof

Alessandra is motivated young woman of numerous talents and considerable self discipline. She is fun-loving, likable, enthusiastic, trusting and trustworthy.

I have no boring days with her and I'm always looking forward for our next lesson.

I'm highly recommending her for French Lesson. She's the type of teacher who will not stop until her student learns.





Thanks Trish, It's always a pleasure to have French lessons together and I won't stop till I get you fluent and we'll have a conversation just in French!! Looking forward to our next lessons.
Trish is a serious and kind student. Keep on with the good work done till now!!!


- Alessandra Paganin
- January 15, 2010


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By: graf
September 25, 2009


Lead Acquired:
September 21, 2009

Hours of Instructions:
10
It is always a pleasure for me to talk with her

She is doing a very good job. She is able to discover every weakness in your English knowledge quickly. This allows you to perfect your spoken English in a very efficient way. Above all, she is highly dedicated and kind, it is always a pleasure for me to talk with her even if I wasn't in a good mood sometimes

Thank you for the wonderful lessons



It has been a pleasure to help you with your English oral exam and I'm glad you had a good result!! I enjoyed a lot our lessons and the subjects we spoke about.Moreover I was happy to hear you improving and correcting the little mistakes.
you're a good student,thanks for your time and for choosing me! Keep speaking your good English!!!

- Alessandra Paganin
- September 29, 2009


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By: Kyle Palmer
August 17, 2009


Lead Acquired:
June 8, 2009

Hours of Instructions:
15
I couldn't imagine a better teacher

I have found Alessandra to be an excellent teacher who provides interesting lessons, clear explanations and is very flexible.

I came to her with very particular needs given the Italian that I already knew and the other languages that I already spoke. After a couple of lessons we arrived at exactly what I needed. Her knowledge of Italian and linguistics in general is impressive and she combines this with an effective teaching style that has helped me immensely in a short time.



I just finished a great day in Venice sightseeing and felt the need to write this follow-up to my previous review.

This is my first time in Italy, and I can't believe how well things are going communicating with the locals. I haven't had to use English even once and I've had several long, meaningful conversations with Italians, with me understanding everything that they said. Everyone ends by saying that my Italian is excellent and asking how I was able to learn it so well. I only have Alessandra to thank!


- Kyle Palmer
- October 15, 2012


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By: Linda Irvine
August 11, 2009


Lead Acquired:
January 15, 2009

Hours of Instructions:
50
I enjoy every minute of every lesson with Alessandra.

Alessandra is intelligent, organized, conscientious, patient, easygoing and fun. Her love of languages shows in her enthusiasm. Her teaching methods are effective, she explains things thoroughly,and I really appreciate the flexibility in her schedule. This is something I want to continue with until I can meet Alessandra in person and spend at least one day speaking 100% Italian!



Linda is a really good student, motivated, kind and clever. It's so beautiful to see how much she loves Italian and Italy! I can't wait to meet her in person and of course to speak Italian for a whole day. :-)
I'm more than happy to continue lessons with you!!!
Keep up the good work!!

- Alessandra Paganin
- August 13, 2009


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By: Cinzia
August 1, 2009


Lead Acquired:
July 28, 2009

Hours of Instructions:
10
ottima professoressa!!!

I've recently started my lessons with Alessandra, but I'm sooo pleased!!I really need a crush course in French, as I might be leaving to France at the beginning of next year for my job. we're having a lesson every day. She sent me lots of exercises and suggested good books which in fact I found easily and I'm using with her. Thanks Ale for your help, you won't get rid of me for a while :-)
Cinzia



Cinzia is an attentive and dedicated learner, which I'm sure will reach her goal by the time she wants to leave to France. Our lessons are funny and I'm pleased also to teach her all that I know about France. It's beautiful to see that she loves my second country so much!! à bientôt Cinzia pour nos leçons!

- Alessandra Paganin
- August 3, 2009


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By: Chris Warren
July 30, 2009


Lead Acquired:
July 30, 2009

Hours of Instructions:
30
Alessandra is a wonderful teacher

Alessandra is a wonderful teacher with an incredible knowledge of Italian, French and English. For those who wish to learn a new language I believe it is important to find a native speaking teacher.

I had ‘one to one’ Italian lessons with Alessandra whilst she was living and teaching in the UK and continued those lessons via skype when she returned to live in Italy.

Alessandra is patient and kind and her Italian lessons a pleasure. I have no hesitation in recommending her services.




Chris is a cheerful and good student, I've been always enjoying our lessons but offline and online!
Your Italian is good now, You MUST speak as much as possible when you visit Italy!:-) ciao a presto Alessandra.

- Alessandra Paganin
- March 27, 2010


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By: Richard
July 28, 2009


Lead Acquired:
July 28, 2009

Hours of Instructions:
50
A very capable teacher who imparts her knowledge in a straightforward way.

Alessandra is a very capable teacher who I have no hesitation in recommending to any aspiring student of Italian or French. She is a natural teacher of languages, very knowledgeable of her subject and committed to her students. Her main strength is her ability to explain difficult areas of Italian in a very simple way. She also shows great patience when you might be struggling to grasp a difficult problem.

Alessandra can teach you on a face to face basis as well as over the internet using Skype.




Richard is a good and passionate student,especially when he has more time off, he can reach a really high level! We've started first face to face, while I was living in the UK, and we've been continuing through Skype since I moved back to Italy. The quality of our lessons hasn't changed at all and we're still enjoying them a lot!
I hope we'll continue the good work!!! Ciao Richard, a presto!


- Alessandra Paganin
- July 29, 2009


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By: Vicky
July 28, 2009


Lead Acquired:
July 28, 2009

Hours of Instructions:
31
excellent teacher!!!!!!!!!!

Alessandra est un excellent professeur, elle m'a appris l'anglais pendant une dizaine de jours, un cours intensif dans son village à Esino le mois dernier. Je regrète tellement de ne pas habiter plus proche!! Mais je vais refaire un cours comme celui là prochainement avec elle. Alessandra a été un professeur très attentif et méticuleux, elle m'a fourni gratuitement les photocopies et conseillé dautres bons livres. elle m'a enseigné des choses très intéressantes de l'Italie et de la France.On a même vu des recettes italiennes et françaises :-) et on a discuté des cultures. Elle a aussi vécu en Angleterre, donc elle est très préparée.Je la conseille vivement, ayant une préparation excellente.




Vicky is an excellent and energetic student. I had a great time teaching her in person here in my village. We've been studying English for 10 days, starting from zero more or less. we've had fun comparing different nationalities and discussing interesting aspects of both cultures. We've also been watching a couple of films in English with subtitles and listening to a few songs.
And, as you'd rather have lessons in person, than on Skype, we're welcome back any time!! Happy you also enjoy staying in my village and our Lake of Como. Keep up the good job!!Merci Vicky de tout!!

- Alessandra Paganin
- July 28, 2009


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Score: 5 stars of 5
By: Mir
July 28, 2009


Lead Acquired:
April 26, 2009

Hours of Instructions:
10
very good teaching

I liked her, she has affordable fees, which isn't a detail at all, and great time availability through the day, anothe great thing for students who work full time.
Moreover, gramma lessons and conversation were definitely effective with me as I was able to engage in conversation in Paris while I really wasn't talking french since middle school!



Mir is a really good student, talented, passionate about learning French and funny! we had a great time during our lessons and I'm happy that she could speak French during her holidays! I tried to teach her some useful aspects abour French culture. Welcome back any time Mir! Ale

- Alessandra Paganin
- July 28, 2009


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Score: 5 stars of 5
By: candy Chilton
July 27, 2009


Lead Acquired:
January 16, 2009

Hours of Instructions:
20
Alessandra makes learning fun!

Alessandra is a friendly and fun teacher..she is able to tailor her teaching methods to the individual and is always ready to help overcome any problems that you may experience. It's hard to think of her as just a teacher..she's a friend!



Candy is a lovely and cheerful student, it's a pleasure to have lessons with her, and I hope we'll continue for a long time and meet in person. For sure we'll be friends for a long long long time. Thanks Candy for our lessons!

- Alessandra Paganin
- July 27, 2009


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By: Glenn
May 19, 2009


Lead Acquired:
January 27, 2009

Hours of Instructions:
60
Una buona insegnante.

Alessandra is a great teacher and motivator. She makes learning Italian fun and easy. When you start talking in Italian with her sometimes you don't realize your learning because your just talking.



Glenn is a great student, always kind and cheerful! the time always passed so fast during our lessons!!! It's beautiful to see that someone could love Italian that much. thanks Glenn!!

- Alessandra Paganin
- July 24, 2009


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Score: 5 stars of 5
By: Mariette
May 18, 2009


Lead Acquired:
February 21, 2009

Hours of Instructions:
12
Excellent teaching, positive outlook on life and a lot of patience.

Alessandra is truly an excellent teacher! I have learnt a lot of grammar and vocabulary since started with my lessons. Previously trying to learn from cd's (which i've bought a very good one), it is not the same. I would recommend any person rather to find a teacher, especially Alessandra!, if you are serious in learning the languange effectively and to speak fluently. She made me feel comfortable from the start and my lessons with her are really great moments in time! She has motivated me in all aspects of my life! If you are serious and want fast and effective results she is the one not to be missed!!!



Mariette is AN EXCELLENT student, full of enthusiasm, positivity, determination and talent. It's so beautiful to see the passion and love she has for the Italian language and Italy. We've been talking about grammar but also about Italian culture and literature.
I'm enjoying our lessons enormously,and it's so beautiful to see how quickly and with passion she's learning and improving!!!Keep going dear Mariette!!!

- Alessandra Paganin
- July 24, 2009


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Score: 5 stars of 5
By: Carla Baeza
February 26, 2009


Lead Acquired:
January 15, 2009

Hours of Instructions:
0.8
AWSOME TEACHER!

I recommend this teacher to anyone. She is very patient, kind and organized. She will help you and try her best to help you understand the language. If your looking for not just a good teacher but an Awesome one, you can just choose Ale.



Carla is a lovely student, really diligent and she's for sure one of those students you'd love to teach.Always attentive, observant, kind and positive. Thanks Carla for a lovely time!!

- Alessandra Paganin
- July 24, 2009


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