Ciao! Hello there!

I'm Elena, an Italian native teacher and language learner.

It's great to have you here :)

Living abroad for many years now (5 and counting!) taught me much about the struggles of moving to another country, learning a language and adapting to a whole new life. I realised that you need more than fluency to communicate with, and not just talk to, native speakers. That is why I want to help you to learn languages hand in hand with cultures.

When I moved to Japan I started to understand and appreciate my own country's culture in its uniqueness. I began teaching Italian as a second language and through my students' love for Italy I fell in love with it too.
Since 2015 I live in London where I got my Certificate of Language Teaching to Adults and I teach Italian both online and in presence.

Why hitoritabi?

Hitoritabi 一人旅 is a Japanese word that means solitary journey, travelling alone. Like having a one woman business, living abroad, learning something new. This is the place where my online teaching, my passion for Japan and my experience as a language learner get together.

I speak English, Japanese, some French and I'm currently studying Swedish, but my language wishlist is endless :)
In the blog you can read about Italy, Japan, Sweden and find language learning tricks, resources and inspiration.

If you want to get in touch you can write me at elena@hitoritabi.it, I'm always happy to hear from you!

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