ONLINE COURSE OFFER 2021-2022

Looking for an online course? The Internet is full with MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) also for English, so it is not easy for you to choose one. Take your time, take the ELT-TUTOR LEVEL TEST, do some of the ELT-TUTOR ONLINE EXERCISES, exchange some MESSAGES with me, ask your questions, you can always change your mind.

What I really care for is that the course you get is only yours, and respects all your needs and limits in language learning. No mass-teaching; enjoying lessons and rewarding results – without compromise.

Still living the aftermath (?) of the COVID pandemic, all courses are online:
– you only need a Skype account or just a simple browser;
– after completing the ELT-TUTOR Level Assessment Test or CONTACTing me, we schedule a first video-chat: free and no strings attached (30 min max) – to evaluate your speaking skills and discuss possible appointments/availability;
– you will follow a didactic plan for the entire course and receive continuous feedback;
– during the course, you can contact me via email any time to ask questions if something is not clear;
– you can get a discount for fixed schedule, higher intensity and multiple-packages purchased.

TOP COURSES IN 2021-2022:

COD-ENGLISH: Coding & English course for 9-11-year-old boys and girls

Age: 9-11 year old boys and girls
Course type: group-course
Mode of delivery:online (Skype – account set up and monitored by parents)
Starting date: from the 18th October 2021 (days and time to agreed on)
Length: until May 2022
Intensity: once a week, 90 minutes
Aim of the course:
– teaching A1-A2 level English to kids (project-based);
– teaching basic coding to kids in English.
Materials: no books required, projects are online/digital
Parents are strictly and closely involved into every phase of the course

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PREPARING FOR ONLINE/PHONE JOB INTERVIEWS

Age: adults (Mind: the course might be useful also for university students/young adults before facing exams or applying for scholarships/internships, etc.
Course type: individual
Starting date: any time
Length: 5 hours
Intensity: decided by the student
Course content: CV revision, portfolio presentation, protocol of professional correspondence and messaging, background research on the target company, preparing for typical questions in the given sector and simulation of a job interview (online or on the phone)
Materials: no books required

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COURSES ANY TIME, ANYWHERE:

CORSO DI INGLESE PER PRINCIPIANTI

Età: 16-120 anni
Tipologia del corso: individuale
Durata: 30 ore (20 x 90 minuti)
Modalità: online – avete bisogno solo Skype o un semplicissimo browser
Pre-requisiti: niente basi in inglese necessari
Contenuti del corso:
Vocabolario: family, jobs, daily routine, free-time, house and rooms, food and drinks, etc.
Grammatica: articles, singular/plural forms, (un)countable nouns, adjectives, quantifiers, present simple/continuous, simple past, etc.
esercizio di conversazione e pronuncia dalla prima lezione
Materiali: potete scegliere di usare un libro e/o solo materiali digitali
Registrazione: Dopo aver completato il MODULO DI CONTATTO, sarete contattati per fissare un primo incontro via video-chat (massimo 30 minuti): gratuito e senza impegno

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GENERAL ENGLISH COURSES

Age: teens, adults
Course type: group or individual
Length: 30 hours (20×90 min)
Intensity: once or twice a week
Course content: You will follow a personalized syllabus (considering your entry level and target). Every lesson teaches a grammar point or vocabulary field, based on a listening or reading task. The lessons are conversational. Writing is also trained, but can be done also at home (self-study).
These courses can be combined with an exam-preparation course to finalize a level.
For details, look at the skill-based mini courses (Conversation, Listening, Reading, Writing, Grammar, Vocabulary).
Materials: You can choose to follow a course book or use exclusively online materials. The course can be combined with an introduction to useful Apps and websites, ways to practise English outside class, in order to enable the student to maintain and improve their English even after the course.

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EXAM PREP COURSES

Age: teens, adults
Course Type: group or individual
Intensity: schedule to fix considering exam registration deadline and exam date
Course content: Online preparation for computer- based or paper-based Cambridge Key (A2), Preliminary (B1), First (B2) or IELTS Band up to 6.5. Continuous simulations keep you up-to-date about your progress.
Length: depends on entry level, an exam training for Cambridge Key A2 is around 10-15 hours, Preliminary B1 requires a minimum of 20 hours just for training and simulation (no General English). Cambridge First B2 requires about 30-50 hours of proper preparation.
Materials: for computer-based exams, we only use digitalized and online materials. When preparing for a paper-based exam, a book will be required.

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ENGLISH JUST FOR FUN

Age: teens, adults
Course type: group or individual
Length: 20 hours
Intensity: once a week
Course content: this is a personalized video-watching and conversation course, including at least 5 possible films and/or videos to watch, understand, analyze and discuss.
Watching/listening to the video-audio materials happens at home (with comprehension questions), in the lesson we work on the language: vocabulary training, listening comprehension check, conversation discussing possible interpretations.
Follow-up tasks in written form if requested (writing reviews about films, commenting videos, etc.).
This course is ideal to familiarize with everyday colloquial English (phrasal verbs, idioms, set phrases).
Any variety of English on demand (American, British, Australian, etc.);
Extra: there is a special version for teenagers discussing high school and university issues based on 5 films.

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SPECIAL COURSE: PRESENTATION SKILLS IN ENGLISH

Age: teens and adults
Course type: individual
Length: 5-10 hours
Intensity: student’s decision
Course content: This course has two parts following a standard course plan tailored to your professional needs. It starts with two lessons analyzing presentations and their typical language use. Then you can practice your next presentation you need to give at the university or your slides for the next business meeting or a conference. Perfect for preparing for your dissertation talk (international PhD courses) or in case you are invited to talk at a TED conference.
We will discuss what you want to say, how you want to do it, who you are going to talk to, your visuals (slides, pictures, graphs, etc.), pronunciation and intonation, body language and appearance, finally, you will rehearse and re-rehearse the presentation.
Materials: your slides

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SPECIAL COURSE – ELT-TUTOR’S INNOVATIVE ENGLISH COURSE: LESSONS ON THE PHONE

Age: adults
Course type: individual
Length: 10 hours
Intensity: student’s decision
Course content: this course follows a personalized syllabus (considering your level and the situations you need to talk on the phone). You can rehearse at least 5 possible phone situations you need to be prepared for (booking appointments, placing orders, taking messages, contacting clients, organizing events, dealing with international clientele etc.).
The lessons include: vocabulary training, pronunciation drill, listening tasks and simulation of phone conversations in every lesson (simulations will be repeated to get more confidence in talking on the phone). Mind: at least one third of the course is conducted on the phone or in video conference with the camera off;
Materials: your phone; all other materials are digital.

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MINI COURSES TO REFRESH/IMPROVE WHAT YOU ALREADY KNOW:

Conversation Course

MINI COURSE: CONVERSATION IN ENGLISH

Age: teens, adults
Course type: group or individual
Starting date: mid October 2021
Length: 20 hours
Intensity: once a week
Course content: this course also follows a personalized course plan, based on your personal abilities and interests, topics and techniques are chosen together. 
A conversation lesson is always based on vocabulary training and often grammar revision;
Pronunciation and intonation drill is part of every lesson.
Materials: no book required

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Listening Course

MINI COURSE: LISTENING LAB

Age: teens, adults
Course type: individual
Starting date: any time
Length: 20 hours
Intensity: once or twice a week
Course content: this course is similar to English Just for FUN, however, here you listen to audio materials (no visual input) instead of watching videos. You will follow a personalized course plan, based on your personal abilities and interests. We choose the topics and techniques together. 
Listening training also includes vocabulary work and follow-up conversation;
Materials: no book required

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Reading Course

MINI COURSE: READING RALLEY

Age: teens, adults
Course type: individual
Starting date: any time
Length: 10 hours
Intensity: once a week
Course content: You will follow a personalized course plan, based on your personal abilities and interests, we choose 10 short texts/songs or 1 novel to read (at home) and analyze (in the lesson). We can talk about poems, screenplays, classical literature, modern writings, university lecture notes or transcript of lectures, blogs, websites, language used in chats/messages and generally online, etc. Reading comprehension also includes vocabulary work and follow-up conversations.
Materials: no book required, we discover appropriate materials together.

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Writing Course

MINI COURSE: WRITING LAB

Age: teens, adults
Course type: individual
Starting date: any time
Length: 10 hours
Intensity: once a week
Course content: Every lesson is based on a written assignment given before (and after) the lesson. During the course, you are going to text, write posts, reviews and comments based on your interests (about hotels, restaurants, amazon deliveries, companies, etc.). You can change genres over the course if you want.
You might opt for exam preparation and practice text types requested at certain exams: A2 (email and texts), B1 (posts and stories), B2 (reports and reviews), etc.
You will learn about text types, style, register, layout and netiquette, and so on.

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Vocabulary Revision Course

MINI COURSE: VOCABULARY REVISION

Age: teens, adults
Course type: group or individual
Starting date: any time
Length: 10 hours
Intensity: once a week
Course content: You decide about 5 topics you want or need to revise or learn.
This course is perfect before an exam preparation course and to overcome any language-related problems in your job (e.g. talking about Italian food if you are a waiter/waitress, talking about traffic if you are a police officer in a touristic city, etc.).
You can change the topics if necessary.
In every topic, you will learn a wide range of vocabulary with proper pronunciation (speaking) and spelling (writing).
You will be taught memo techniques to remember words.
Materials: we use online materials.

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Grammar Course

MINI COURSE: GRAMMAR PRACTICE

Age: teens, adults
Course type: group or individual
Starting date: any time
Length: 10 hours
Intensity: once a week
Course content: In a first chat, we can establish what grammar points we need to revise (based on your LEVEL TEST and a getting-to-know-you chat.
In the lessons, we will discuss a systematic overview of the English grammar.
You will be given then English grammar exercises to do online and offline, during or after a lesson.
Also this course is perfect before an exam preparation course and in particular for Italian high school students where rules of the English grammar are explicitly asked in interrogations (often in Italian).
Materials: purchasing a book is possible, but not necessary

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