Mother Tongue English Teacher in Lecco, Italy


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English teacher, Lecco, Italy


LECCO, ITALY | Celia Abernethy, Cambridge University C.E.L.T.A. certified English Teacher. I’ve been in Italy since 1994 and now living in Lecco (LC). C.E.L.T.A. is the Certificate of English Teaching to Adults.

Course offered

  • ESL English courses
  • Courses for adults
  • One-to-one courses
  • Corporate groups and small groups
  • Business English
  • Advanced courses for pronunciation and conversation
  • Customized courses suited to your individual or group needs
  • Translations; occasionally I do translations from Italian to English for the internet, fashion or tourism industries.

(Sorry, I do not offer lessons for children)


I was born and grew up on Long Island, New York and have been in Italy since 1994. I now live in Lecco , on lake Como. I have worked in the fields of fashion, graphic design and website and data integration programming  as well as online marketing.  I have been a full time teacher since 2006 with C.E.L.T.A.certification. My hobbies and interests include painting, design, and hand crafts. I also love sports, in particular running and tennis.

My goal: I hope to satisfy the needs and help improve the communication skills of each student and make learning English simple, easy and enjoyable.



In Lecco, Via dell ‘Isola, I have created a study space in my home where I can host one-to-one or small group lessons. Otherwise, I can come to your office, for individual or group lessons. In which case,  we should study in a conference room or office far from the distractions of others. Continue reading for more information.

icon_skype_128Online via Skype,  30 minute mini-lessons are a perfect way to improve your English conversation. Courses are online via Skype .  Click here for more information on English ESL lessons via Skype


Textbooks and study material are selected according to the student’s needs and goals which will be evaluated at the first meeting.


Every lessons is 60 minutes or 90 minutes. Lessons can be held once or twice a week, special schedules can be accommodated. Time and frequency will be determined according to the student’s needs and goals.

Lessons via Skype are 30 minutes;  Click here for more information on English ESL lessons via Skype


Individual: € 30,00 /hour (at my office, +vat)
Corporate or group lessons: from € 40,00 /hour (+vat, please call for an estimate)
I have an Italian tax code and vat umber.

Lessons via Skype have different rates;  Click here for more information on English ESL lessons via Skype.


Lecco: I’m available Monday to Friday for lessons in Lecco, please contact me to set up an appointment.
Online: Lessons via Skype; Click here for more information on English ESL lessons via Skype.


Telephone or send an sms +39 339-528-7143

( ! ) If I don’t answer, I am probably busy with a lesson. The best time to call is at lunch time (12:30-13:30) or send an sms. Thanks. :-)

Email: contact me 

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