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Andrea V.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $100
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Master of Music Degree in Performance with a Concentration in Jazz from New York University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Andrea V.

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As a native Italian who has lived in several Italian cities including Rome for over 30 years, I have a comprehensive understanding of the Italian language and culture. Along with my knowledge and experience as a native Italian speaker, I also have over 20 years of activity as an educator, which allows me to tailor to the needs of my students. I really enjoy sharing my knowledge and helping my students along their path of learning the Italian language.

About Andrea

Bassist and composer Andrea performs extensively within the improvised music scene, across a broad spectrum of genres. His instrumental tone, sensitivity and imagination, and melodic approach to a supposedly clumsy instrument brought him to perform and record with many established musicians. Based

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Glen F.
The first lesson was great
Gabriela
I am truly happy to have chosen Andrea as my teacher. Not only he has an intelligent approach on how to introduce and teach the Italian language, he is also very polite, friendly and accommodating. It’s a real pleasure to learn from him!
Marta
I had my first English lesson with Andrea and it was very useful for me. I think that he pointed on my problem. He's a keen observer.
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Gina G.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Portuguese, French, Spanish, Italian
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • MA Romance Languages and Literature from University of Connecticut
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Gina G.

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Gina has a BA and MA in Italian language and literature. She grew up with the Italian language in her family and is currently very active with Italian language groups in her community - including participating in Italian conversation groups, Italian film clubs and Italian music festivals. She travels extensively throughout Italy and is very happy to share her passion for the Italian language.

About Gina

Hello! I am Gina and I am a specialist in Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and French. I have been teaching and tutoring foreign languages since 1990. I teach adults, college students, high school and elementary students. I have taught in schools, community programs, language classes for businesses,

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Jenene Portune
Really enjoyed "meeting" Gina and we had a very productive and fun first lesson. Me gusta mucho!
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Eva
Great first class . Gina is lovely and very clear and helpful.

Cynthia V.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Italian and English, Italian
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Cynthia V.

3 Reviews
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Ciao a tutti! Hello everyone! My name is Cindy and I'm Italian. I've been teaching Italian in schools and privately for many years now...I was raised in Rome where I have lived and worked for most of my life.

Do you want to learn Italian in a natural way, outside the bounds of a traditional language school? Studying a foreign language is an absorbing, complex experience.

It involves not only mastering new words, but also gaining a deeper understanding of the culture in which the language is rooted. To achieve this goal I devote all my enthusiasm, my skill at communication, and a sense of humor which makes for a relaxed study environment.

About Cynthia

Certified Italian language teacher. works with students of all levels, from very beginners to advanced. An accomplished educator with demonstrated ability to teach, motivate, and direct students while maintaining high interest and achievement. Articulate communicator able to effectively interact wi

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Gina
Cynthia is truly a great teacher. She understands what it is that i want to achieve from my lessons and then helps me achieve it. Great balance of conversation, learning new words/phrases and grammar. I highly recommend her.
Melissa T.
I loved Cynthia and the lesson plan!
Rafael S.
I was so impressed with Cynthia's teaching style in my first lesson and her keen ability to pace the lessons with what I know and need to know. I am very much looking forward to our future lessons and know that with her teaching, I can reach my goal to speak Italian.

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Elisa P.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Speaks Italian, Spanish, French, English
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Language Mediation and Cultural Communication from Mediazione Linguistica e Culturale, Universitá degli Studi di Milano, Italia
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Elisa P.

19 Reviews
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Online Italian Teacher

Want to learn Italian and/or Spanish?
Do you want to know more about the Italian culture and cuisine?
I am here to help you reaching your goals no matter if you start from the beginning or you are intermediate. I am an Italian teacher with a degree in foreign languages and tutoring has always been my passion.
My lessons are customized to your needs and interests. When you reach your goal, I’d reach mine too.
E’ ora di iniziare.. Io sono pronta e tu ?
Let's get started!

ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS!
Taking a trip to Italy and want to learn Italian? If you want to have a great experience and be prepared for every situation you'll find yourself in, basic Italian is a must.
Going to Italy knowing more than Ciao and Buongiorno, would make everybody feel more comfortable.
If you want to improve your Italian before your trip, have some lessons with me.
My lessons are focused on conversation in contexts, vocabulary and phrases you need to know if you travel there. I'll be sure you ...

About Elisa

Hey! My name is Elisa and I am Italian. I have a degree in Foreign Languages and Intercultural communications in English, Spanish and Italian. I started tutoring 5 years ago in Italy. I helped students to learn Spanish, English and Italian. I volunteered for my library teaching Italian to foreigns.

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Katherine
Even from the first lesson it's clear that Elisa is a great teacher. She was well prepared, friendly, professional and focused on identifying my language-learning goals and needs. I liked her method of noting corrections and sending them after the lesson, so I have a record for revision.
Marisa
Wonderful teacher and looking forward to continuing lessons!
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Simona B.

57 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Italian, French, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Simona B.

57 Reviews
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Online Italian Teacher

I was born and raise in Italy, moved to the US few years ago.
I have been an Italian teacher for many years.
I can teach you from the basic to an advanced level

About Simona

I was born and raised in Italy. When I moved to the States in 2005, I barely spoke English. That's why I decided to start teaching Italian. I know how difficult it is to go to a foreign country and not be able to buy something as simple as bread. I will send you links, we will read together,

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Carlene B.
Loved it! I learned SO much already.
gene K.
I really appreciate her patience! Grazie mille
gene K.
I love her patience. I was very much at ease with her and her instructing. Brava!

Valentina S.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, English, Spanish, French
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Valentina S.

31 Reviews
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Online Italian Teacher

I'm Valentina and I'm Italian, born and raised in Torino, Italy. I've just moved here in Michigan and I'm very excited to share my language and tradition here! I have been teaching Italian for the past 3 years. As far as my teaching experience goes, I have previously tutored Italian for young students ranging in age from elementary school to adults while I still lived in Turin.
I’m outgoing, versatile and enthusiastic to share everything about my language, culture and traditions.

About Valentina

Hello everyone!I am Italian mother tongue and I have been teaching Italian for the past 3 years. While in college I acquired my Master's degree in Architecture from the Polytechnic of Turin. Currently I live in the Detroit and I would love to continue my passion for my Italian heritage by showing i

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Lorna S.
So far I'm really enjoying my lessons! She is very patient with me as she's a native speaker and I'm just learning. I like the fact that she included a downloadable lesson plan. Thanks!
Carlos Victoria
Valentina is an excellent instructor/Teacher.
I highly recommend her for any Auto Cad tutorial
Sandra Z.
My first experience with Valentina. She was engaging and was interested in learning what level I was at and how she could help. Should be a fun experience.

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Average Cost of Italian Lessons in San Francisco, CA

The average cost of 60-minute Italian lessons in San Francisco is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $38 and $130 per hour.
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$46 average
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"Very involved with his students and their learning.

Gives great encouragement and creates a terrific learning environment."
Elwin
Took Italian lessons from Enrico C.
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"Elisa was wonderful. I had issues with my computer and she was patient while I resolved it. She was able to evaluate where I needed additional support and accommodated it. I'm very happy with my first lesson and look forward to coming back for more!"
Patty
Took Italian lessons from Elisa P.
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"Alex was very patient and encouraging for my first lesson."
Art
Took Italian lessons from Alessandro D.
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"Simona is amazing! I’m picking italian up faster than I thought because of how well she teaches it. My 2 kids are joining in every other session and are loving it! My younger son takes the first 15 minutes because his attention span is shorter. Then my 10 year old daughter and I finish the session together. I couldn’t be happier!"
melissa
Took Italian lessons from Simona B.
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"I have been taking Italian lesson with Maria for 7 months now. She is a wonderful teacher who is patient and always in a happy mood. I highly recommend her. I look forward to our lesson every week."
Francine
Took Italian lessons from Maria O.
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"Excellent teacher: flexible, very patient and creative when working to teach my son Italian for his upcoming trip. I highly recommend."
Ruby
Took Italian lessons from Simona B.
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"Loved it! I learned SO much already."
Carlene
Took Italian lessons from Simona B.
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"Simona is very patient & genuinely cares about her students learning Italian"
Mario
Took Italian lessons from Simona B.
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"Has thought out lesson plans and she helps a lot with pronunciation since she is a native speaker. I've definitely enjoyed my lessons!"
Megan
Took Italian lessons from Valentina S.
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"Great experience looking forward to more lessons"
Domenica
Took Italian lessons from Simona B.
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Italian Language Classes in San Francisco

Interested in learning Italian? 63 million people across the globe speak this beautiful language. It’s no wonder that many of the best writing and art forms have come from Italy, and that both Dante and Michelangelo are still household names after centuries.

If you learn Italian in San Francisco, you'll develop a better understanding of the origins of civilization and gain a love for the romantic language. You'll also have better travel experiences and a richer appreciation for the Italian culture.

Why Italian Language Classes in San Francisco Make the Perfect Setting

With over 800,000 people, San Francisco is the fourth-most populated city in the Golden State of California. Its hilly scenery overlooking the San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge are truly stunning. This gorgeous setting provides a fitting place to study a language also known for its beauty.

Because of the diversity in San Francisco, you'll find plenty of native Italian speakers right where you live. You'll also be able to build friendships with Italian Americans, learning more about their language and culture. But conversing with local Italian speakers is only part of the equation. Italian language tutors in San Francisco, CA are a vital part of learning the language too.

Finding an Italian Tutor in San Francisco

If you want to learn Italian in San Francisco, you'll need a great tutor. Finding a teacher to meet with in-person is key because one-on-one guidance will help you learn the language quickly, and motivate you to keep going.

One local teacher, Eva R., has quite the cultural background to offer. She's currently an art professor and fashion designer but hails from Florence, Italy. Eva R. uses a combination of conversation and grammar lessons to help students start speaking right away. She'll also introduce you to the world-famous Italian culture.

Our directory currently includes more than 50 Italian instructors like Eva, and that number continues to grow daily. While some teachers may not live close enough to meet in-person, you can always take online lessons with your preferred tutor.

When and Where to Take Italian Classes in San Francisco

Once you've decided on a teacher, you'll need to figure out the logistics of your Italian classes in San Francisco. You'll want to look at your schedule and decide on a good lesson time. Our instructors are very flexible. If you end up needing a class time at "odd hours" because of your work schedule, an online instructor might be the perfect solution.

When deciding where to take lessons, you have a few options. You can take classes at your instructor's studio, at your home, or at a public location. You may want to consider meeting at a local park like Crissy Field, if the weather is nice. Another great option is a nearby cafe such as Cafe Francisco on Powell Street.

You can go underground on the Muni Metro to arrive at your Italian classes in SF. Or, if you want to take in the sights (such as Chinatown and AT&T Park) you can take a Muni Bus. Of course, if you decide to go the online route,  you can take Italian classes in the comfort of your home without ever having to step outside!

Making the Most Of Italian Lessons in San Francisco, CA

Although a tutor is essential, there are some additional steps you can take to ensure studying the Italian language in San Francisco is a success. Discovering the local Italian culture and immersing yourself is key.

This could be as easy as locating an authentic Italian restaurant, such as Ristorante Franchino where the owners are native speakers. You can also become a part of the San Francisco Italian Language Meetup Group, which currently has over 2,000 members. There, you'll find other Italian language enthusiasts at every skill level. They'll be excited to learn with you and help you on your journey.

Another key to supplementing Italian lessons in San Francisco is to visit your local library and bookstores. Try the Park Branch Library or another one close by for dictionaries and other resources. When purchasing new and used materials, consider Dog Eared Books or try the Alexander Book Company on 2nd Street.

As you begin your lessons, it's important to have all of your supplies stocked up. Some of those items could be flashcards, notebooks, pens and pencils. Gables Office Supplies and Stationery or a similar store should have all you need for your Italian classes in SF.

Also, be sure to check out the city's cultural events. San Francisco's annual Italian Heritage Parade is the city's oldest civic event at 150 years and counting. Another must-visit event is the annual Festa Coloniale Italiana "Italian Festival". There, you'll find live music, dancing, authentic Italian cuisine, wine tasting and much more. As you can see, taking Italian lessons in San Francisco, CA is a fun, exciting and worthwhile venture!

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