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Cynthia V.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1998
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Cynthia V.

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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.

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Are you going on holiday to Italy? Would you like to learn the language? Do you think it is too hard to learn a language as an adult? Do you think you won't have time to study? There are many ways to learn a language. It doesn't have to be all that complicated or hard. Everyone has a personal way to

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Francesca S.

23 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks German, English, French, Italian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BACHELOR DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND TRADE from Universita' degli Studi di Verona
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Francesca S.

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I was born in Italy and lived there for 36 years. I went to school there and I have a Bachelor Degree from one of the oldest Universities in Europe, the University of Verona. Before college, I attended the Liceo Linguistico, where I extensively studied Italian Grammar in connection to Latin, French and German. I can honestly say I master the Italian grammar in all of its structures.
I am professional, flexible and I strive to meet my students’ goals no matter what level that they are at. I plan, prepare, and deliver lessons tailored to a range of age groups, levels, individual goals and interests. I myself speak 4 languages and studied Latin in addition to that, and I believe that exposure is the only way to really learn another language. This is why I use conversation on regular basis during my lessons, to make sure my students can actively use what they are learning with confidence, starting with simple phrases and then gradually build up to more complex ones.

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About Francesca

I was born in Italy and lived there for 36 years. I went to school there and I have a Bachelor Degree from one of the oldest Universities in Europe, the University of Verona. Before college, I attended the Liceo Linguistico, where I extensively studied Italian Grammar in addition to Latin, French an

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Beatriz
Liked very much!! Has a good method, is native speaker and the lessons are fun and interesting.
Savanna
Francesca is fantastic! She is dedicated, patient and fun. I highly recommend her for your Italian lessons!
Catherine T.
Francesca is a great teacher!
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Elisa P.

36 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Italian, French
  • Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication from Mediazione Linguistica e Culturale, Universitá degli Studi di Milano, Italia
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Elisa P.

36 Reviews
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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 ?
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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

Ciao! My name is Elisa and I am a native Italian speaker. I was born and raised in Italy and now I live in Portland, Oregon. I have a bachelor degree in Foreign languages (Minor: Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication) at the University of Milan, Italy. I am also in the process of gett

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MaryJean
Elisa is a great teacher! She is very observant and picks up on your needs easily. She provides just the right amount of review to assure you have grasped the lesson with the perfect amount of new information to keep you challenged. Brava!
Sofia B.
I purchased a package of lessons with Elisa. My daughter really enjoyed her first Italian lesson. Elisa kept her engaged and interested during their session. I highly recommend her!
Emma H.
I just had my second lesson with Elisa and I am really enjoying her classes. She is organized and creates nice lesson plans for each class that are easy to follow along. I am looking forward to learning more Italian! Grazie, Elisa!
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Raphael T.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks
  • Linguistics and Japanese from The University of Edinburgh
  • Teaches students 16 and up
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Raphael T.

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My lessons build beginners from a point of zero or basic knowledge of Italian to the point at which they will feel comfortable reading intermediate texts, chatting with native speakers, and understanding the majority of content they find online such as YouTube videos or podcasts. We will use a communicative approach founded upon comprehensible input, which research has shown is the most effective method for true acquisition of a language, as opposed to simply learning about the language. We will mostly be working through l'Italiano Secondo il Metodo Natura, which is perfect both for people with no prior Italian experience or for people who have studied Italian previously through more traditional methods and wish to fill the gaps in their knowledge. Upon completion of this text and other supplementary materials, you will be at a solid intermediate level.

In addition, for students who are interested, using my linguistics background, I can train you to pronounce Italian with a ...

About Raphael

I’m a polyglot, language enthusiast, occasional content creator, and TEFL certified language teacher with several years of experience. I graduated with a double major in Linguistics and Japanese from the University of Edinburgh. My interests include historical linguistics, historical phonology, an

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Aedan
Raphael is a fantastic instructor who provides informative, effective, and highly enjoyable lessons.

He's a master of languages, which means that he is able to easily and comprehensibly explain even complex language functions, and provide interesting facts and explanations about the origins of words and grammatical features, and the links between different languages, drawing on his wealth of knowledge.

Most importantly, the lessons are incredibly engaging, and Raphael ensures that the way in which you go through the material and learn is matched to your ability, whilst teaching you practical use of the language.

I was initially somewhat apprehensive about learning languages online, and about the somewhat different "immersion" approach suggested by Raphael, but after a little while now I can say that with Raphael as my teacher, it has been far more effective in a shorter period than any extended period of university study or self-directed study has been for me before!
Luke
One of the best teachers I’ve ever met! Incredibly knowledgeable in phonetics, and a natural master of the language. I’ve learned more from Raphael than any teacher in my life.
Araceli
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Yes! I finally get it, all thanks to Raphael Turrigiano. I’ve learned more from Raphael in only a few weeks than I’ve ever had in years of trying to self-teach and even taking college courses.

Trust in his process. With Raphael’s lesson plans, guidance, and support, he will help you build a strong foundation in your Italian language learning skills.

My first day meeting with Raphael, I was nervous and not sure if I was going to be able to learn much since I have failed many times before, but he was so kind, friendly, professional, informative, and fun. I instantly felt comfortable with him. He assured me that I was going to learn the Italian language and all was going to be okay. It’s been a pleasure working with him since.

My lessons with Raphael are very informative. He is extremely knowledgeable, observant, has quickly mastered how I learn and explains the language to me to where I understand it. In addition, he shares fun facts, culture, and history about the language along the way. Plus, he is teaching me how to speak like a native. Raphael an amazing teacher and will help you.
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Maria D.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, Montenegrin (Serbo-Croatian), Italian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Master's Degree from IU Jacobs School of Music
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Maria D.

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I'm a first-generation Italian American from Brooklyn, NY. Growing up we would always have Sunday lunch at my Nonna's house and I took every opportunity I could to learn more about my family's culture and language. I'm passionate about Italian, and whether you are learning to prepare for an upcoming trip, for a specific event, or just for fun, I am here to help you reach your goals.

About Maria

I teach cellists of all ages and abilities and tailor the lesson to the individual. Lessons include standard repertoire, and if requested, non-traditional styles as well. I have experience with solo repertoire, orchestra, chamber music, and folk music, and can help you develop your ear and even sing

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Dorothy P.
Maria is wonderful. She is enthusiastic, patient, and motivates me with positive feedback.
She inspires me to work hard toward my next lesson.
Jaclyn
Maria is an excellent teacher. She is kind, patient, flexible, and fun! She truly cares about her students learning experience and is committed to her teaching. Highly recommend you snag some lessons with this lovely lady!
Layla M.
Even though learning to play the cello is quite challenging, I feel very relaxed and happily engaged with Maria as my instructor. I always look forward to my lessons!
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Delia D.

45 Reviews
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  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Business Administration from university of West of Florida
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Delia D.

45 Reviews
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Piacere, mi chiamo Delia. Born and raised in Sicily, I love to share my passion for all things Italian. This is why in all of my language lessons I will bring you on a virtual journey to Italy: we will learn using tips for your trips, listening to songs and watching movies, cooking authentic Italian food, discussing together and appreciating the artistic beauties that you can find all over Italy

PS. Of course, Italian food and recipes are included in the classes!

About Delia

Buongiorno a tutti! I am Delia, a native Italian speaker from Sicily. Born and raised in Catania, I am very passionate about Italy and Italian culture. I use a variety of materials in my classes to give my students the chance to learn according to their skills. My main goal is that you’ll beco

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Sienna
So far, Delia has been amazing. We love learning from an Italian living in Italy/Sicily. Plus she makes the lessons fun & interesting for my rising 6th grader. Excited to continue lessons with Delia and see how my daughter progresses.
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The average cost of 60-minute Italian lessons in Santa Monica is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $86 per hour.
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"Isabel is very sweet, knowledgeable and thorough. Looking forward to more lesson with her!"
Jennifer
Took Italian lessons from Isabel S.
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"This was a really good experience for me. Silvana loves to teach Italian and her enthusiasm shows which is a great motivator. She is extremely knowledgeable. I look forward to continued lessons."
Glen
Took Italian lessons from Silvana Saber A.
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"Yulia is very personable. I liked that she had a lesson plan, as well as spending a good part of the lesson in conversation (which I requested.) I felt very comfortable trying to speak in Italian to her, and didn't feel at all nervous or embarrassed about making mistakes."
Susan Pugliese
Took Italian lessons from Yulia K.
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"Excellent teacher. Recommend highly"
Sam
Took Italian lessons from Stefania P.
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"Awesome first lesson! Stefania e bravissima!"
Lawrence
Took Italian lessons from Stefania P.
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"Very patient and supportive. She explained everything very clearly and had a natural flowing teaching format. The homework was always very helpful to keep learning outside of class. Very much recommend!"
Madison
Took Italian lessons from Simona B.
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"Andrea is a patient, and very good Italian language teacher. He is teaching my 6 year old and keeps the lesson very engaging and easy to follow. She learned a lot in just 30 minutes and had fun doing so. I highly recommend him for children and adults."
Emma
Took Italian lessons from Andrea V.
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"Very helpful, very patient, thoughtful feedback and provided supporting info"
Lisa
Took Italian lessons from Delia D.
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"Francesca is a fabulous teacher. We are an adult upper intermediate level class who have been with Francesca for several years. Her classes are small and we are all totally engaged. She takes a keen interest in each of us and our individual
needs. In addition to grammar, dictation, homework, Francesca focuses on advanced readings from Italian stories to newspaper articles, and on only speaking Italian. To improve our speaking we start with students telling about their week and/or making oral presentations to the class based on an Italian news article a student has found of interest. These presentations provide an opening for more conversation and for identification of lots of new vocabulary. Francesca is patient and makes sure we each participate. The environment she creates is one where it's OK to make mistakes and where we can have fun learning and laugh with each other. Francesca's sense of humor makes our classes even more fun."
Diane
Took Italian lessons from Francesca B.
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"Outstanding! Went slow, and steady with the pace that I needed. Also very thorough."
Nick
Took Italian lessons from Stefania P.
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