Tailored Lessons

All packages are specially tailored from individual Italian lessons to full immersion programs for all levels of competence from the complete beginner to the more advanced. All  sessions are suitable for personal or business needs.

Document Translation

Accurate document translations allow for effective communication across the globe. I can offer clients a prompt and reliable translation service between English and Italian, providing the highest quality translations across a wide spectrum of subjects.

Home / Office based Tuition

Most people would agree that the most effective way of learning a language is through one-to-one tuition, where the study programme is individually designed based on your own needs, interests and weaknesses. I can provide private tuition either at your own home or office.

Group Tutoring

If there is a group of you wishing to learn Italian, then I can provide group-based tuition for organisations or companies.

About Me ...

My name is Barbara and I am a native Italian from Rome, with a wealth of experience in teaching and a passion for languages. I can cater for all levels and would be able to offer tuition locally in the Portsmouth and adjacent areas (within south of Hampshire and West Sussex, UK).

I can teach you at the most convenient location for you, at a time that best suits you.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Testimonials ...

I have been learning Italian with Barbara for a year and I thoroughly enjoy it. Barbara is friendly and adapts her learning style to suit the needs of the student. There is also a variety of teaching resources which helps to keep my interest. If anyone is thinking of starting to learn Italian I would definitely recommend Barbara as a teacher. I'm so glad that I found her!


David and I are both very happy with Barbara as our Language tutor. Barbara is extremely patient, helping us with basic Italian grammar as well as build on my vocabulary of Italian and also answer any questions I have and help me with forming sentences.

Barbara has a lovely approach to teaching, is friendly and approachable and willing to be flexible in coming to us for lessons, which is helpful for David as his time is limited. We both enjoy Barbara's lessons.

Tracy & David

Barbara's lessons offer the opportunity to learn Italian from a native speaker in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Her flexible and patient teaching method is structured using recognized text books and allows you to learn at your own pace.

The one-to-one tuition means you can spend as little or as much time as you need on each topic, without feeling pressured to move on before you are ready.

Her lessons bring together all elements of grammar, listening, reading, writing and speaking in a fun and effective way and make learning Italian really enjoyable.


Barbara is a great teacher for a beginner such as myself. I always wanted to learn from a native Italian as I believe it is the only way to learn a language properly. Her classes are tailored to suit the individual learner.

Barbara prepares her lessons for every class and tries to mix different disciplines of grammar, listening, writing, reading to keep me motivated. She is also very good at reinforcing my weaknesses.

She provides the guidance to make the learning experience enjoyable and effective. She is very easy going and I find her company very enjoyable. I'm very keen to continue my classes as I'm sure that within a short space of time I will be a confident Italian speaker.