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Learn English Florence

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Hourly rates:
1 student: EUR €15.00
2 students: EUR €10.00
3+ students: EUR €7.00
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Learn English



Course description:

Casual English conversation to start lessons (10 min). PREACTIVITY: Introduce topic/target language, elicitation questions for comp checks and vocabulary (10-15 min). ACTIVITY: Relevant articles, students read and do activity to check comprehension, review TL/vocal. POST ACT: Writing, grammar.

Teaching approach:

My dynamic personality! I am passionate about making English learning FUN! I use real life examples and activities and teach language that is meaningful to the students. I use the communicative learning theory. I want my students to be able to go into the real world right away and practice their new English skills!

Places where you can take this course:

English classes, Florence
Coffee shop: Il Vinini
Via Dante Alighieri, 10, 50122 Firenze
English classes, Florence
Coffee shop: Red Florence
Piazza della Repubblica, 26, Firenze
English classes, Florence
Library: Florence National Central Library
Piazza Dei Cavalleggeri, 1 Firenze
English classes, Florence
Library: Biblio Laboratorio Centrale di Restauro
Piazza Sant'Ambrogio, 2, Firenze FI

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Hourly rates:

1 student:EUR €15.00*
2 students:EUR €10.00 per student*
3+ students:EUR €7.00 per student*

* Plus EUR €3.00 administration fee per class (per student)
* Single-class purchase fee: EUR €3.00 (per student)

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In person: 60, 90, 120, 180 minutes

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Tracy Lawlor

City / Country of origin: San Diego, California

Mother language: English

Spoken languages: English, Spanish


My name is Tracy. I am from San Diego, California. I am passionate about learning and teaching foreign languages. I love people and enjoy immersing myself in other cultures. I am a runner and also go to the gym regularly. I love to read and talk with new people. I am a "people person" and get along well with people from all backgrounds and cultures.


TEFL Certified - course through Via Lingua in Firenze August 2015 (graduated August 28th 2015).
Masters Degree in Social Work from San Diego State University.
Bachelors Degree in Psychology from University of Colorado at Boulder.


As a school counselor, I taught groups with children and teens. These lessons were focused on social issues. I facilitated cognitive-behavioral therapy groups, process groups, mindfulness/meditation, groups on divorce, bereavement, social skills, bullying, making friends, substance use/abuse, self-harm and many more. I also taught parent education trainings. As the program manager for a domestic violence program on Maui, HI, I taught anger management classes and classes to the perpetrators of domestic violence.

Courses by this teacher:

Learn English: Inglese

Proficiency level

Your English proficiency level will be evaluated by the teacher according to this framework:

A1 - Beginner:

  • Understands familiar English expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of concrete needs.
  • Can introduce him/herself and answer questions about personal details such as the place of residence and belongings.
  • Can hold a simple conversation in English if the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 - Elementary:

  • Understands frequently used expressions related to areas of immediate relevance like personal and family information.
  • Can communicate in routine situations requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and immediate needs.

B1 - Intermediate:

  • Understands the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in everyday situations.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where English is spoken.
  • Can produce simple, connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 - Independent:

  • Understands the main ideas of complex English text on both concrete and abstract topics.
  • Interaction with native English speakers can happen with fluency and spontaineity and without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear text on a wide variety of subjects and expose a point of view given the various options.

C1 - Advanced:

  • Understands a wide range of demanding, longer English texts, and recognizes implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use English flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce detailed, well-structured text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns and connectors.

C2 - Proficient:

  • Easily understands virtually everything heard or read in English.
  • Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources and reconstruct arguments in a coherent presentation.
  • Expresses him/herself spontaneously, fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in complex situations.

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