✔ My magic numbers: 1 home address in Wales, 2 little girls, 4 languages, 4 cities in my heart (Venice, Milan, Prague, London), 100 interests.
✔ My favourite colour: I change my mind every week (now it’s emerald green!)
✔ I spend all my money on: theatre and circus shows, art, books, hand-made soaps (and, of course, shoes!)
✔ I love: yoga, aerial silks, dancing, hiking, indie rock music, growing my own veggies, zero-waste shops, shopping local and independent, vintage clothing.
✔ Forever on my to-do-list: learning to play the ukulele, climbing the Mont Blanc, visiting Mongolia.
✔ Me, in 3 short sentences: I come from Venice. I moved to the UK for love. I love my red hair!
I was 21 years old. On my diary I wrote I wanted to become an expert in language teaching and to run my own innovative learning centre.
Today, that’s what I do.
I’m a certified suggestopedic language teacher for adult learners. I have a Bachelor Degree in Languages and Linguistics. I’m a qualified Italian as a foreign language teacher.
Since I was a university student I’ve been teaching languages. When I was 23 years old I started to work in the Learning & Development industry as a trainer and training designer. I trained hundreds of people, from teenagers to retirees. Training so many people, from so many different backgrounds, gave me the experience I needed to be able to help adults to learn better, in a more efficient, brain-friendly and enjoyable way.
I had the honour to get trained by Dr. Georgi Lozanov (father of Suggestopedia). Since 2014 I run Fast Learning School, suggestopedic learning centre. I train language teachers in innovative language teaching methods. Also, I teach Italian through Suggestopedia.
“Learning Italian with Daniela is an amazing experience. Daniela is always supportive, patient and encouraging.” – Katia, teacher (Italian learner)
Suggestopedia is a methodology recommended by UNESCO as a superior method for teaching and learning. Do you know when, as children, we learnt our own mother tongue(s) naturally, spontaneously, effortlessly, mainly by playing? Suggestopedia enables adult learners to learn a foreign language like we learnt our first language when we were children. Adults learn through art, drama, music and games. They learn while they are immersed in a stimulating learning environment, packed with compelling content and interesting insights.
Suggestopedia enables adults to learn a language at least 6 times faster, by enjoying themselves, without homework.
“There is consensus that suggestopedia is a generally superior teaching method for many subjects and for many types of students, compared with traditional methods.” – Excerpt of the recommendations made by the UNESCO experts (December 11th-17th, 1978)
I love seeing my Italian students learning Italian, without feeling frustrated, while they enjoy themselves.
I love helping my Italian learners to stay motivated and engaged without effort, while they become more and more confident in speaking Italian.
I love researching Suggestopedia and making my contribution in the development of this unique learning and teaching methodology.
I love it when I receive messages from my students telling they feel free to express themselves, free from the fear of making mistakes, free to enjoy speaking Italian and communicating with Italian people.
“When I learn Italian with Daniela I feel free and relaxed, like a child: always open for absorbing more.” – Sofia, full time mum (Italian learner)
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