I have been studying Italian on and off for about 5 years. I initially did a lot of self studying but found this didn’t have the structure I was looking for. 3 years ago I did my Italian GCSE which I passed and for the last 2 years I have been studying post GCSE Italian with Raffaella. I must say I have thoroughly enjoyed being taught Italian by Raffaella and can honestly say that she is the best Italian teacher I have ever had. One of her exceptional skills is she can explain Italian from a foreign language perspective and distance herself from it (even though it is her native language) where I have found other Italian teachers are unable to do this. After this year I am hoping to start A level Italian and hope Raffaella is able to teach me as I wouldn’t want anybody else to teach me.