A website that came about while we were working in Italy, MilanoInglese is a website for a group of freelance English teachers working in Milan. In 2009, discouraged from the idea of creating their own language school by insane levels of local bureaucracy, a group of English teachers got together and created their own teacher's cooperative. Advertising their services as a group of individuals, sharing their marketing costs and benefits, the group needed a website, which we built.
Private individuals and businesses in the Milan area who are looking for an English teacher have no difficulty finding MilanoInglese - the website has been at the top of Google's search results almost since the day it was launched. The original group of 4 teachers now numbers over 30, most of whom are full-time freelance teachers, working almost exclusively through MilanoInglese. Visitors to the site can browse the list of teachers to see who is available in their area, read about the teacher and then contact the teacher directly. Without secretaries or middlemen involved in the process, the system is very, very effective. For individuals not wanting a private teacher but interested in practicing their language skills, there is also a language resource section, including language quizzes, grammar guides and an automated level test.
Rather than try to combine them in a single site, the MilanoInglese teacher information pages are hosted on a sister website, Milanoinglese.com. Here, teachers can read about what is on offer and apply to join the group. Open only to mother-tongue teachers, the group does not accept everybody who applies to join, preferring to concentrate on maintaining a quality pool of teachers rather that diluting the amount of work available.
MilanoInglese iwas built with HTML to ensure maximum speed, seo performance and ease of use. It's easy to navigate (if you read Italian) and pages typically load in around half a second. Fully responsive and compatible with all browser types, it's a very good example of how keeping things simple is the best policy.
We built MilanoInglese using HTMl for the reasons already stated above. The website is updated frequently, at least once a month, and as none of the teachers involved with the site have the time to do it themselves, we provide a full update and maintenance service as well as hosting the site on our server. We could easily have built the site using WordPress, which would have allowed the teachers to update their own pages at will, but this would have robbed the site of a little speed and simplicity, as well as imposing the need for site maintenance. If you are interested in getting a website like this, get in touch with us. Our prices are more than affordable and you are guaranteed a professionally-built website that will do you proud, and personal service. For more information click here to read about our website design services, or click below to request a personalised quote.