Hi, I’m Federica, your Italian teacher

I teach students all over the world in a fun, simple way from the comfort of my couch in central Italy.

Do you want to learn too?

Here are 4 good reasons:

Federica Italian on the couch un metodo che funziona

expert and native speaker

I live in Italy and am a native speaker with over 15 years’ experience at international level.

Lezioni live di gruppo di italiano con Federica Italian on the couch

a method that works

I’ve used my teaching method successfully with over 3000 students from all over the world.

Federica Italian on the couch un metodo che funziona

learn with a smile

My lessons take place in a friendly, encouraging atmosphere that puts you immediately at ease.

Imparare a parlare un italiano attuale e vivo con Federica Italian on the couch

learn to actually speak

I help my students overcome any difficulties and learn to speak. My most advanced students learn to express themselves in fluent, up-to-date Italian.

Are you ready to start speaking Italian?

Follow me on this fascinating journey!

My courses: choose the best for you!

If you don’t know what to choose, contact me and I’ll help you find the best solution for you!

What are my courses like

  • You can choose from live group or 1-to-1 lessons, online on demand courses or tailored courses just for you
  • Live lessons take place on Zoom and focus on communication
  • Learn in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere!
  • Let me guide you step by step to overcome the difficulties of speaking Italian
  • Relax and explore with me the beauty of Italy and the Italian language

Live group Italian lessons

  • small groups: maximum 6 students
  • interactive activities for immediate practice
  • convenient weekly lessons
  • all materials included (lesson, homework, audio for practising pronunciation)

Live 1-to-1 Italian lessons

  • personalised programme
  • activities tailored to your needs
  • flexible schedule
  • 50-minute lessons

New on demand courses

  • tailored for personalised courses
  • online course to do whenever you like

Are you tired of studying grammar and doing exercises, but are struggling to speak Italian?

Join my courses, indulge your passion and get great results.

I’ve taught Italian for over 15 years and I still love it!

I must admit that many years ago, when I dropped off my CV at an Italian school in Bologna, it had not been planned at all. I had just come across the school on my way home and decided to pop in. Well, that was a memorable day for me, because that was the day I discovered the job of my life! It was love at first sight!

Teaching Italian is not just a job for me. Over time I’ve realised that my job is also my passion, my mission.

To me, teaching my language, culture and country to the rest of the world is about sharing my passion for my roots and for the place where I come from.

Every day I feel grateful for this job that I love so much and for all my students who support me in a truly wonderful way.

Contact me to begin this journey together or gift a course to someone else

What to do?

  1. Take a look at the courses that are running and find the one that suits you best.
  2. Fill in the form if you need more information on my courses and I’ll email you as soon as I can.
  3. Do you need more advice and information or a personalised course? Let’s have coffee together online and get to know one another. For an online appointment, add this message to your form: Can we have coffee together? I’ll email you to arrange a date and time.
  4. Already chosen the course for you? Already chosen the course for you? Select it in the courses and lessons section and click buy.
  5. Do you want to stay up-to-date on our promotions and receive news and info about the Italian language and Italy? You can subscribe to my newsletter Postcards from Italy which I send every now and then to share our passion.

I am based in San Benedetto del Tronto (AP): a little seaside town in central Italy, where I help people around the world learn to speak Italian.

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    ‘What my students say about me’

    I miei allievi dicono di me
    I have started learning Italian with Federica several years ago and I understood the big difference with other teachers: she knows how to help me speak. I enjoyed the process of learning and the result of that.
    Aliona - Russia
    I have been learning with Federica for over 8 years. I have learned so much! She is a very patient and qualified teacher. I would love to keep on studying with her for a long time!
    Kyosuke - Giappone
    I miei studenti dicono di me
    Every week I look forward to my lesson with Federica. We chat, we laugh and I learn so much in the comfort of my own home. it’s wonderful!
    Vicki - Australia
    I miei studenti dicono si me
    Federica is everything you desire in a teacher: she is positive and patient. Her communicative approach to teaching is encouraging and her pace eases you into each phase of learning.
    Jan - USA
    Cosa dicono i miei studenti di me
    Federica is wonderful. She is patient, engaging, accessible and endlessly positive. I would enthusiastically recommend this method for learning Italian.
    Deborah- California
    Italian on the couch was one of my best decisions this year. Your method is perfect for me. Thank you so much for all the lessons, especially for taking away my fear of speaking.
    Thomas - Germany
    Federica is an outstanding teacher of the Italian language. Not only by her knowledge of the language itself but also her passion and skill in making you want to learn. She always turns up with the biggest smile and it’s a happy lesson every time. I couldn’t recommend her enough for anyone who wants to learn Italian.
    Else-Marie - Great Britain
    I want to say a big thank you to Federica for her lessons! I studied Italian with her for almost two years. During this time, my level of language proficiency has grown significantly. It helped me a lot to overcome the language barrier, communicate with native speakers, watch movies.. And all this is thanks to Federica's high-quality methodology and approach!
    Natasha - Russia