Elisa Polese is a professional language teacher, language coach, and author. She has studied more than 25 languages and teaches 13 of them: Italian, German, English, Spanish, Russian, French, Dutch, Catalan, Portuguese, Greek, Hindi, Arabic and Esperanto (at different levels).

She also gives presentations and lectures about language learning, multilingual teaching and learning and intercultural communication, and also conducts language workshops all round the world (Japan, Brazil, Slovenia, Slovakia, Germany, Canada, etc.) that enable students to start speaking one or more languages from the very beginning. 

Elisa specialises in multilingual teaching (up to ten languages in one course) and she is a certified language examiner for English, Italian, Russian, French, German and Spanish.

She has lived and taught in several countries (the UK, Russia, Germany, Spain, France, Italy and Switzerland) and holds an MA in International Communication from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy), an MA in Didactics from the University of Siena and Perugia (Italy), BAs in Translating and Interpreting from the University of Bologna (Italy) and the University of Grenoble (France), as well as the CELTA (Certification in English Language Teaching to Adults) from the University of Cambridge. She has taught at language schools, universities,  international schools and now she teaches online and writes language courses and books.

Her approach allows students to have their first conversations in the target language or languages after only a few minutes (click here to see a video of one of her students with no previous knowledge of Russian having a short conversation after a 10 minute lesson. For more videos, click here).

Elisa has created 7 language courses based on her unique “Smart learning” method which enables anyone to speak German (for Spanish and for Italian speakers), English (for Spanish and for Italian speakers) or Italian (for English speakers) from the first day of the course, have meaningful and useful conversations from the beginning and reach the beginning of B1 level (intermediate) in only 45 days.

She also teaches languages online and via her YouTube channels: Smart Italian for busy people, Smart German for busy people, Smart English for busy people.


Click on the following links to find out more about Elisa:


(Interview with Olly Richards, I Will Teach You a Language Podcast!)

https://actualfluency.com/138-elisa-polese-teaching-multiple-languages/ (Podcast & interview, Actual Fluency)

Elisa is also an organisers of the Polyglot Gathering since 2018  https://www.polyglotgathering.com/2020/organizers/

http://blog.mangolanguages.com/interview-with-elisa-polese (Interview, article and podcast, Mango Languages)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_X1a93F92Q (Presentation, Polyglot Gathering, Title: “How to teach and learn multiple languages at the same time”)

https://www.sprachheld.de/elisa-polese/ (Interview: Article & video, Sprachheld)

https://www.mosalingua.com/en/famous-polyglots/ (Article, Mosalingua)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ackiVtyj2GM&t=3s (Interview, LangFest)

http://joyoflanguages.com/women/ (Article, joy of languages)

Click here for a list of presentations and workshops I have given.beginnings

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