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Stefania P.

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Chicago, IL
Starting at $60
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
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Stefania P.

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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.

About Stefania

I am Italian. I moved to Canada first and the US next in my thirties. I love teaching. I own a retail training and consulting company. I have taught Italian on and off over the years and have always loved doing it. I am very passionate about the topics I teach and have a clear understanding of the

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Nick S.
Outstanding! Went slow, and steady with the pace that I needed. Also very thorough.
Sam
Excellent teacher. Recommend highly
Sam
Excellent teacher.

Margaret L.

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Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 1985
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Margaret L.

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I use a communicative approach.

About Margaret

Buongiorno! I would like to be your Italian teacher. Ciao, Margaret

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Valentina S.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, English, Spanish, French
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Valentina S.

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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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Elisa P.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Speaks Italian, Spanish, French, English
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Elisa P.

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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

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!
Anne H.

Valentina S.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, English, Spanish, French
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Master's Degree in Architecture from Polytechnic of Turin
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Valentina S.

31 Reviews
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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

Recent Reviews
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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Laura Z.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Italian, French, Russian
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Russian Language and Literature from Wellesley College
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Laura Z.

5 Reviews
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Italian is one of the best starter languages for an English speaker. Whether you're just interested in learning a few phrases or are looking to spend some time in Italy (once quarantine is over!), I'll help you find your way not just to speaking the language but to enjoying it. Even if you've never studied a language before, or perhaps feel it's too late to start, don't be afraid! I specialize in tailoring your learning experience to your individual needs and will create a customized lesson plan.

About Laura

Hi there! I’m Laura. I’m a multi-lingual teacher, performer, and musician, and I’ve been teaching students of all ages for nearly a decade. I am a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, hold a B.A. in Russian Language and Literature from Wellesley College, studied Shakespeare at the London Academy of

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Nicki
My daughter loves the lesson. She enjoyed learning about violin with Laura.
Shannon V.
Laura is very nice to my daughter. She is so patient. She always gives homework and email me the notes for daughter to practice after. I am glad to have Laura.

Shannon's mom.
Daisy H.
Laura was amazing! Daisy really learned so much in the first lesson. Laura has a fun and engaging way about her and delivers her lesson with such clarity that I, as a parent who does not play an instrument, will be able to make sure she is doing the correct thing in practice. Thank you Laura!

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Average Cost of Italian Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute Italian lessons in Chicago 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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"She is nice and encouraging you to speak Italian. This is my first class but I learned a lot, the hour we spent were totally worth it! Bravo!"
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Took Italian lessons from Yulia K.
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"Valentina is very personable and friendly, my husband and I are taking a trip to Italy next year and we wanted to learn mainly some basic words to get by, but she has helped us even beyond the basics. I recommend Valentina highly, you will not be disappointed."
Jill
Took Italian lessons from Valentina S.
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"Just had my first lesson and I really liked it. Simona made it seem easy and non intimidating. Looking forward to keep going!
Grazie Simona!"
Janet
Took Italian lessons from Simona B.
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"I had my first lesson with Simona today and was very impressed with her instruction style. I think I will be learning a lot from her over the next few months!"
Sally
Took Italian lessons from Simona B.
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"Silvana is very professional yet friendly and easy to work with. I have been studying Italian on my own for some time and it is so helpful to have a native speaker to work with. She has lessons organized in various categories as well as general conversation. She also assigns homework with email links to the resources to make it easy. I would highly recommend Silvana to anyone wanting to learn or improve their language skills."
Priscilla
Took Italian lessons from Silvana Saber A.
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"Delia is a great teacher. She has helped me understand what to expect in certain situations and how to ask for things. For example, when I go to order a drink in a special way, or when not to order certain things, etc. She is providing me with very relevant words and phrases that I will use a lot while visiting Italy. This is going to help me a lot. I'm looking forward to our next lesson!"
Corey
Took Italian lessons from Delia D.
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"I'm so glad I found Mya. I'm second generation Italian in California and I needed someone to help me improving my Italian as I decided to spend some time in Italy for my studies. She helped me so much that I felt so confident when I arrived in Milan! Than you Mya"
Michael
Took Italian lessons from Mya B.
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"Francesco is an approachable and enthusiastic person. I was an absolute beginner when I started and now I am able to have basic conversations. I am really happy with my progress and our lessons together. He is a great teacher who is very attentive and wants you to succeed. I would highly recommend having him as your teacher, you will not be disappointed."
Claudia
Took Italian lessons from Francesco S.
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"Maria is fantastic! She is patient and kind. When you think you are lost she will gently steer you back on course and reassure you.
I took Italian lessons from Maria before I went to Italy.
Knowing the language basics helped enhance my appreciation of this beautiful country. Italians really appreciate your attempt to speak their language!"
Victoria
Took Italian lessons from Maria O.
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"I have been studying Italian with Professoressa Maria for almost a year! She is an excellent teacher who explains the language concepts clearly and she always makes sure to clarify anything I don't understand. I like how she encourages me to speak Italian even when I am unsure of how to say something!"
Stella
Took Italian lessons from Maria O.
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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!

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