Josefina spent her formative years living in Venezuela and Italy. She earned her Juris Doctor degree at Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas and practiced family law there before going on to practice international private law in Italy. She moved with her family to Seattle in 1999.
With more than 15 years of experience teaching Italian in all levels in the Seattle area, Josefina has designed effective Italian classes for a variety of groups and individuals with needs ranging from casual travel to professional development.
She is passionate about music, cinema, travel, and loves to engage curious learners interested in the Italian language.
Teaching Style and Approach
Josefina's fun and lively classes focus on Italian grammar and offer insights into Italian culture. She incorporates songs, visual aids and videos to encourage lively group discussions about the topics covered in the lessons.
Her students feel comfortable participating actively thanks to her classes’ relaxed atmosphere and their light and often humorous tone.
"Josefina is an incredible teacher. I have taken Italian classes before and I have never enjoyed them--nor learned as much--as I have from her and her teaching!!!!”
"Josefina is an excellent teacher and was great at getting us all engaged even online."