Rain Landscape

English Language + Critical Thinking 

A LANGUAGE LEARNING EXPERIENCE

EMPHASIZING CREATIVITY AND REFLECTION 

Improve your English fluency and expand your vocabulary while engaging in conversations about cross-cultural topics and addressing a variety of materials in English, from contemporary media sources to academic essays. 

 

By taking this course, you will:

- improve your English and grow your vocabulary;

- improve your analytical skills;

- be able to think and speak critically about complex topics that are crucial in order to navigate multicultural work and life environments.

10-hours online course

2 individual coaching sessions

 

Small groups (3 to 5 participants)

 

Personalized feedback

 

Fee: €330

The course is structured in 6 seminar-style lessons of one and half hour each, plus 2 individual coaching sessions (45 minutes each).

These are content-based language courses. They are not specifically grammar courses. I will correct and help you improve your grammar and syntax, and we’ll address specific grammar points whenever necessary; but we will mainly focus on oral and written comprehension, pronunciation, fluency, conversation, idiomatic structures, vocabulary building, expressing one's own perspective, tackling complex topics in reading and speaking.

 

Two different paths are available. If you're not sure which one best fits your goals, I'll be happy to help you decide.

CRITICAL THINKING

This path is designed for educators, scholars, researchers, university students, professionals from all fields who aim to improve their spoken and written English while honing analytical skills.

Topics will include: social identities and systems of oppression, ableism, intersectionality, mental health, emotional labour, unconscious bias and internalized prejudice, how to do research and analyze sources.

Sample texts and media:

CRITICAL THINKING FOR BUSINESS AND THE WORKPLACE

This path is for professionals who want to focus on business and cross-cultural communication, intersectionality, cross-cultural understanding in the workplace.

Topics will include: cross-cultural communication, internalized prejudice, business presentation skills, storytelling, mindfulness, work-life balance, mental health.

 

Sample texts and media:

https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_dismantle_the_stigma_of_mental_illness 

https://www.ted.com/talks/michael_c_bush_this_is_what_makes_employees_happy_at_work?language=en&referrer=playlist-the_way_we_work 

ALL COURSES INCLUDE

Syllabus and bibliography.

All materials provided by the instructor and accessible online.

Extra-materials for reading, listening, and writing outside sessions.

Prompts for optional homework, writing, self-reflection.

Individualized feedback.

Option of continuing with more advanced courses after completing the first 10-hour course.

 

SCHEDULE

Each lesson will be 1 and a half hour long. Courses will be held in the evening, between 6pm and 9pm. Several slots are available, and specific days and times will be scheduled according to the participants' availability. Please check the Enrolment Form for details. If you have any specific requests, feel free to contact me. 

About rescheduling: in order to be considerate of everybody’s needs, I put into effect the following policies:
- Lessons can be cancelled and rescheduled with a 48-hour notice.
- In order to reschedule a lesson, all group participants need to agree.
- Same-day cancellations will not be rescheduled.

Life is unpredictable, so I aim to be as flexible as possible while also respecting everybody's time and commitment. 

PREREQUISITES

All courses require at least intermediate fluency in English (high B1/B2 minimum). Before confirming your participation, we’ll have a short (15 minutes) conversation in English so that I can learn more about your goals, your availability, and make sure that these courses are a good fit for you. I’ll create each group according to each participant’s specific language level.

INTEREST FORM

If you're interested in enrolling in one of the courses, please complete this form: GOOGLE FORM. After I receive the form, I'll get in touch and we'll schedule a free call. 

PAYMENT

In order to secure your spot, I ask for a deposit of €50. If you cancel at least one week before the start of the course, I'll refund you the €50 deposit. After that, the deposit will be non refundable.

Once you've secured your spot, there are two payment options:

- One installment: full tuition by the first lesson of the course. 

- Two installments: half tuition by the first lesson of the course; half by the fourth lesson.

 

Your initial deposit will be subtracted from the total amount due.

Method: Paypal or wire transfer (bonifico bancario).

CONTACT

If you need further information, don't hesitate to contact me:

Email: marinaromaniphd@gmail.com

Phone / Whatsapp: +39 351 501 4777

MY PROFILE

I AM BLAH BLAH

Rossella Barry

Localization and Editorial Manager

LinkedIn

Marina is one of those rare individuals who combines a rigorous work ethic and detail-oriented approach with brilliant creative insights. She pours all her energy into the projects she manages, drawing from her unique experience and multiple talents to create fascinating courses for her students and elegant, rich, thoughtful content for her translation and editorial clients.

Olivia Sears

Board President and Founder, Center for the Art of Translation 
Co-Founder, Two Lines Journal

Every time I’ve encountered Marina Romani, I’ve discovered a new area of expertise and passion that she possesses. When I first met her, she was a UC Berkeley educator organizing a conference to benefit students in the Humanities. Marina demonstrated obvious organizational prowess and an acute intelligence, but her demeanor was unfailingly approachable, inclusive, and generous... Marina’s broad knowledge and experience, her professionalism, her outstanding work ethic, and her warm personality make her an ideal collaborator, whether on creative cultural projects, educational enterprises, or corporate activities. I would trust her to organize a complex multi-disciplinary conference or to tease out the intricacies of poetic language. And, in fact, I have. Marina is a true treasure.

Valentina Lungu

Inside Sales Account Manager

Dell EMC

Marina is a very competent teacher, she motivated me a lot. She has an excellent method: patient, organized, passionate, and very professional. Thanks to Marina, I filled in the gaps in my linguistic knowledge and improved my business English. Perfect!