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Explore Italy Around Chicago
By llaria Piani, Italian Teacher in Chicago
Are you interested in taking Italian lessons in Chicago? Taking a vacation to explore Italy is a dream of most Americans. You don’t have to travel thousands of miles or spend a lot of money, however, to get a taste of the Italy. Chicago has many points of interest for students to explore and practice their Italian from museums to restaurants and more. Start by visiting the “Little Italy” neighborhood, just south of the Eisenhower Expressway. Taylor St. has popularly been known as Chicago’s Little Italy. Little Italy is home to the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, a nonprofit organization that recognizes outstanding American athletes of Italian descent. If you love sports and Italy, this is an amazing place for you to go.
What’s more, every August, the neighborhood hosts the Chicago Festa Italiana, an Italian festival that celebrates Italian history and heritage. Longtime family-owned restaurants and neighborhood newcomers serve up some of the best food in the city, while native Italian and Italian-American singers perform classic songs. Festival-goers have the opportunity to play Italian card games, compete in contests, and buy Italian-themed art and other merchandises. This is a great place to put what Italian vocabulary you’ve learned to good use and even work on your pronunciation.
There are several other areas that have significant Italian populations, such as “Little Sicily,” “Heart of Italy,” and “Grand Avenue.” Even in the Loop (Chicago’s central business district) you can detect the fragrance and spirit of Italy. For example, “Eataly” is a huge and fabulous Italian market located close to the Magnificent Mile. Eataly is not only a market where you can buy real Italian products and dine on some authentic pizza or pasta, but it’s also a square where you can speak Italian with natives.
After you’ve explored the Italian culture and food in Little Italy, you might want to consider joining a meetup. There are a handful of groups that get together to practice speaking Italian, while also exploring the culture. The Chicago Italian Language Meetup Group, for example, welcomes people of all skill levels from beginner to advance. Joining a group like this is a great way to supplement your current Italian lessons and practice your language and pronunciation skills.
Before our tour of the common Italian spots in Chicago is finished, I would like to say one more thing. Spend some time walking around, and keep your eyes open and you will discover more and more opportunities to learn Italian. You never know when you’ll strike up a conversation with an Italian-native.
I love giving Italian lessons in Chicago. My students are amazing because of their progress. Despite the difficulties of the Italian language, they’re improving their skills day in and day out. I am proud of them and I’m happy to be teaching my language in such a wonderful city. So, what are you waiting for? Start taking Italian lessons today!
Helping students learn this wonderful language through reading, writing, speaking, listening, and singing! Also learning abut the history and culture of Italy.
Trained in Classical, Jazz and Musical Theatre her warm voice, playful attitude, and vibrant inner beauty come alive on the stage and in the classroom. With International and Cabaret influences, she performs and writes deeply from the heart, and is never afraid to pour out heart felt emotions on stage.
She has additionally studied Arts Administration at NYU and has also worked behind the scenes at the professional level in Arts Administration at Berklee College
World class venues include: Carnegie Hall, The Vatican, Notre Dame Cathedral, Palau de les artes de Regina Sofia, and Symphony Space. Liz has also performed with the Amore Opera, NY Lyric Opera and Regina Opera companies of New York City.
Favorite Theatrical Credits include: The International Tour of Disney Live! (Feld Entertainment), Nickelodeon at Sea (Norwegian Cruise lines), Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (NBC), RWS and Associates, Carnival Cruise lines and legendary summer stock theaters including Ogunquit Playhouse, ME and the Granbury Opera house, TX .
Past NYC Music Venues include (Select): The Metropolitan Room, The Cutting Room, Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar, Toshi's Living Room, The Shrine, Silvana, The Bitter End, The Path Cafe.
Past TV/Film Selections Include: Orange is the New Black, Elementary, Law and Order SVU, Mozart in the Jungle, Grown ups 2, Labor Day, The Makeover, Nurse Jackie, The Knick, Blue Bloods, The Following, The Woody Allen Summer Project, Madame Secretary, Mysteries of Laura, Royal Pains, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, The Heat, The Carrie Diaries, Vinyl, Public Morals,The Tap, The Only Boy in New York, Irreplaceable you,The Leftovers, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Bull.
She has a passion for singing jingles, and recording voice overs all around the world for clients in India, New Zealand, France, Israel, Philippines, and Russia to name a few, be on the lookout as you never know where you may hear her Voice!
Her writing has been published by the Vail Jazz Festival, Lessonface, Takelessons, NewMusicalTheatre, Onstageblog, New Victory Theater Blog and with Dance, Laugh, Learn LLC.
She has had the pleasure of Musical Directing with various inner city schools with young, at risk students including Inside Broadway, Brooklyn Arts Council, Mainstages, The Queens Theater, Long Lake Camp for the Arts, Berklee City Music Program, Boston Bridge Charter School, and St. Joseph's Regional Catholic School. Past shows she has musical directed have included Annie, Legally Blonde, The Wizard of Oz, Seussical, Oliver, Shrek, and Chicago. Liz also serves on the Berklee Alumni Audition Committee, and was recently named Berklee Alumni Ambassador of the Year. (2017)
Currently she is working on her original musical Ciao Bambino, which debuted it's first staged reading at the Midtown International Theater Festival in the Fall of 2016, and Off-Off Broadway at the 13th Street Repertory Theater! At MITF Ciao Bambino was recognized with an award for Best Staged Reading. "Give me the stage" an original song from the musical also won first place in competitions at the Bunol Symphony Orchestra in Spain and Hampton Beach talent show in New Hampshire.
YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAMS
Verona, Italy June-July 2018
Coaches: Dr. Madelyn Gearheart, Dr. Lisa Sylvester, Catherine Ciesinski, Joyce Fieldsend, David Walsh, Laura Athey-Janka, Darrell Babidge, Gerardo Felisatti and Gordon Ostrowski.
Miss. Turner is a member of the following professional organizations: SAG-AFTRA, The Dramatists Guild, BMI, Society of Composers and Lyricists, The Drama League, The Manhattan Association of Cabaret Performers, AFM Local 802, Actor's Equity Membership Candidate, Theater Resources Unlimited, The Off-Broadway Alliance, Women in Music, National Italian American Foundation, National Organization of Italian American Women, International Women's Jazz Association and The League of Independent Theatre.
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I like to work with students at all levels, whether you sing for your own enjoyment or are serious about pursuing a career in performing, I want to help you be the best performer! Please send me a message before you sign up for lessons so we can coordinate time difference/scheduling, Thank you!
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Voice, Piano, Clarinet, Music Theory, Songwriting, College Audition Prep. (Past students have been accepted to Berklee College of Music, Laguardia High School, Frank Sinatra High School of Performing Arts, PPAS, Murrow High School)
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Pasta. Pizza. Spaghetti. As Americans, we're pretty familiar with Italian food. But do any of us know the language? Do you know the difference between when you should say "bravo" or "brava" in a concert? Whether you need help for an exam, or are about to study abroad, I'll help you learn Italian and improve your pronunciation so that you're ready to go!
Nicole has been a young artist for Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, Metropolitan International Music Festival, and for Tiroler Opern Programm, under international instructors, including Elizabeth Bachman (from the Metropolitan Opera), Kim Josephson (Metropolitan Opera), Sharon Cheng (Caramoor),
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Being a native Italian and having lived in Rome for over 30 years gives me the necessary knowledge to know what is needed in order to learn the Italian language and get deeper into the Italian culture. Also having over 20 years of teaching experience allows me to tailor my knowledge to the need of every particular student. I really enjoy to transfer my knowledge and solve the unique problems that every student encounter during their path.
As a current faculty member of the New York Jazz Workshop, Andrea Veneziani is a dedicated educator. He has taught master classes at the National Institute of Music and the National University of Costa Rica, at the Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey and at the Olav Duun Videregående Skole in Namsos, Norway. He also served as an adjunct professor at New York University, where he graduated i
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Rena has studied Italian for over 7 years. She has taken university-level courses and has studied abroad in Italy. Rena can help you achieve your goals in Italian, be they to learn how to order food from a menu or to communicate with Italian relatives. She will tailor the lessons to your schedule and lifestyle, while making sure that you achieve your goals.
Rena has nearly five years of tutoring experience in a variety of academic subjects. In her first year at UChicago, she taught an ACT Reading and Writing Prep course as part of a university outreach program.
Rena has guided numerous students through the sometimes nerve-wracking college admissions process. She regularly edits admissions-related essays, as well as written work for academic disciplines.
She is a native speaker of Russian and English and ha
I feel that learning in general and learning a foreign language in particular is about repetition and I ask my students to repeat everything I teach over and over again until they know it by heart. I keep my lessons simple to avoid overwhelming the students and to allow time for them to repeat what they learned earlier. I teach the words that form part of the so called core vocabulary; words that are chosen according to frequency and range (in the sense that they “occur across a wide variety of texts”) It is often said that the first 2000 most frequent words cover approximately 90% of the vocabulary used by native-speakers in daily conversations. This means that for a student they represent the basic resource to be able to communicate.
Ciao a tutti! I am offering beginner and intermediate Italian lessons and tutoring in a warm and supportive environment. I believe that conversation is the best way to becoming proficient in a new language, and supporting you and encouraging you to take risks is my number one priority. I promise we'll only focus on grammar 30% of the time! The rest we can spend chatting with one another (you will be able to sooner than you think) and drinking espresso. Andiamo!
Italian students can expect to improve drastically week to week as their vocabulary builds. Learning a new language can be daunting, but I'm here to open the doors to Italian culture and show you the enjoyable side of language. I'm also here to help you build confidence in your speaking skills and to revel in the beauty of the Italian language.
I teach students of all different ages and experience levels. I studied French for four years, after which I learned Italian at university and have been practicing for six years. I can teach students how to create habits that will help them to slowly build on their knowledge over time.
I also have a passion for I
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Hello! I am passionate about languages and culture, Italian mother language speaker and enthusiastic about sharing my culture . I have a good formal education in Italian and previous experience teaching italian to foreign learners. I offer introduction courses on language, conversation, business, culture, linguistics and history.
I am a native Italian speaker new to the U.S. and I am very passionate about sharing my culture and language with anyone interested.
I have been teaching Italian language to foreign students for years and I am confortable with learners of all levels. I can customize classes to be more focused into grammar, daily conversation, business and formal language, specific slang or linguistics according to your preference. I can also share my knowledge on Italian history, culture, and cooking ( which are all my passions! )
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Ciao! I hope you are as enthusiastic as me about everything Italian: the country, the art, the food, the music, and of course - the beautiful language. I have taught Italian at all levels, including advanced college courses. Beginners classes concentrate on pronunciation and essential phrases for communication and travel. Intermediate classes build on this but also include lessons on Italian culture and life. Advanced classes would include a survey of Italian literature and its influence on Western culture. Send me an email if you are interested!
Teaching is my one great passion - I want to share my love of languages and literature with learners of all ages. I have taught elementary school children, high school students, college students and adults - including Franciscan brothers in a monastery!
My other interests include music, reading, gardening and travel. This year I hope to visit Portugal for the first time, and to also learn how to draw and do watercolors.
I am active in our local community including volunteering and mentoring in various organizations .
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