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Popular Italian Teachers in Chicago, IL

Stefania P.

6 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $60
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Stefania P.

6 Reviews
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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

(AVAILABLE ONLINE AND LIVE IN CHICAGO - teacher's site - neutral place) 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 pa

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Lawrence C.
Awesome first lesson! Stefania e bravissima!
Nick S.
Outstanding! Went slow, and steady with the pace that I needed. Also very thorough.
Sam
Excellent teacher. Recommend highly

Mya B.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mya B.

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I'm an experienced Italian teacher - I was born and raised in Italy and I graduated from the University "La Sapienza" in Rome with a Master Degree in Italian Literature and History. I've been teaching Italian and Italian history for the past 10 years of my career. Both in Colleges here in the U.S.A. and online.
I offer a very proficient method of learning. Part of the lesson would be focused on the grammar and writing, part of the lesson would consist in one to one conversation. Depending on the level of my students, we would develop the vocabulary on a daily basis and I can guarantee my students will be able to have a conversation in Italian within just a few lessons!

About Mya

I'm an experienced Italian teacher, music composer and violinist - I was born and raised in Italy and I graduated from the Italian Conservatory "G. Verdi" with a violin and music composition and music technology diploma - then a Master Degree in Italian Literature and History. I've been teaching It

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Richard L.
Maya is awesome! She's really easy and fun to work with, patient and really, really knows her stuff. I am an actor and she gave me exactly what I needed for my current project, and I plan to work with her more to develop accurate dialects/accents. Thrilled with her work!
Janai H.
Mya is a good teacher. I hate we had technical issues. Overall it was a good lesson and I learned a lot
Haaris N.
Very skilled and talented. I learned a lot from my first violin lesson!

Luisa M.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
  • Music Business and Songwriting from University of Miami
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Luisa M.

3 Reviews
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I am fully Italian and grew up here in Miami so I speak English and Spanish fluently as well. I can give lessons from English and from Spanish to Italian.

About Luisa

Hi! I am a singer/songwriter and actress. I am graduating from Berklee College of Music, after studying at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami for 3 years (I majored in Music Business with a minor in song writing). I just moved back to Miami from living in Los Angeles for 2 yea

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Johnny
5 stars
Gwenyth
Luisa is an amazing teacher! She made the class fun and comfortable.
Talia D.
Luisa is delightful!

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Maria D.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Italian, Montenegrin (Serbo-Croatian), Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2012
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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 sin

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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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Sabrina I.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Italian, French, English
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Doctor of Modern Languages (D.M.L.) Italian and French from Middlebury College Language Schools
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Sabrina I.

22 Reviews
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Speak beautiful, authentic Italian, and enjoy every moment of the learning process! I enjoy helping and inspiring students of all ages. As both a certified teacher and private tutor, I offer highly individualized, fun and engaging lessons to meet your personal goals, interests and learning styles. I use a variety of materials, including conversational dialogues, practical role-plays, music, videos, cartoons, and more. I hold a B.A., M.A. and Doctorate in Modern Languages and specialize in language instruction. We always infuse culture into each language lesson, and you will see I cater to your specific interests or future travel plans. I have been told my passion for Italian language and culture is contagious. I am patient, personable, knowledgeable, creative and fun-loving, and above all l will quickly figure out how you learn best and what motivates you. Thanks for reading!

About Sabrina

Buon giorno! I'm Sabrina. I specialize in language instruction (Italian and French) and have spent the past 15+ years working with students of all ages, as both a classroom teacher and a private tutor. I hold a Doctorate in Modern Languages, and offer highly individualized and engaging lessons to

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Patricia A.
Sabrina is patient with trying to understand your abilities and is able to work with you.
This is important in a teacher as she is really teaching you as an individual and not just using a standardize format.
Marianna
Sabrina is a delightful instructor. She’s an experienced teacher and her fluency is impeccable. Her knowledge of the language and teaching ability are excellent. Lessons with Sabrina are fun, informative and perfectly tailored to your language level, goals and learning style. I highly recommend her for your Italian lessons!
Phyllis
Sabrina is wonderful. She's exactly what I hoped to find in my teacher. I speak some Italian, but I have gaps in my understanding correct usage of pronouns and several basic verbs. Our conversations bring those gaps out, and we work on correcting them. Sabrina is Patient, funny, calm, and professional. She manages to make me feel good about where I am, how far I have come, and where I am going with this beautiful language. Bravissima!

Benedetta O.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $80
  • Speaks Spanish, Latin, Italian, English
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Benedetta O.

4 Reviews
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Online Italian Teacher

I'm a native Italian, now base in St. Louis are. I'm teaching Italian to private students since 2015 with great result. We can discuss together the different way I teach to learn this beautiful language.

About Benedetta

Hi, my name is Benedetta and I am an Italian Opera Singer now based in USA. I always loved music from an early age and I began performing at the age of 14 and continued my education at the Conservatory of Music and Philharmonic Academy in my country. I have a bachelor degree and a master in voice.

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Angelica
An amazing woman who works to help you achieve perfection. So kind and professional.
Byron L.
Unfortunately there was a network problem and we had to finish to lesson by phone
Ash
She really took the time to understand what I need and worked with me to help me with my breathing and technique. I am definitely taking more lessons from Benedetta.

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Average Cost of Italian Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute Italian lessons in Chicago is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $60 and $86 per hour.
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$56 average
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$68 average

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"1st lesson and she was great! Great energy and starting with basics just like we needed. My boys and I are pumped to keep going and improve before our trip to Italy!! Looking forward to our weekly sessions!!"
Sean
Took Italian lessons from Yulia K.
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"Simona is a very patient and insightful teacher. She develops a lesson plan that works for her specific students needs. Excellent-I highly recommend her!"
Aaron
Took Italian lessons from Simona B.
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"Great teacher! Each lesson so far has been fun and I feel that I have learned a lot. I am looking forward to our future lessons."
Sierra
Took Italian lessons from Cynthia V.
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"I purchased few lessons with Yulia in order to get ready for my italian exam... and i passed !!! thanks to her and her awesome lessons. she is dynamic, friendly and full of resources to built great lessons. I highly recommend her.
Grazie Yulia"
Remi
Took Italian lessons from Yulia K.
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"Our lessons with Ginevra always start and end on time , she is always well prepared and we are learning a lot!"
Jana
Took Italian lessons from Ginevra P.
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"I have had 2 lessons so far. I have found Valentina to be personable and professional. She is very helpful in customizing the lessons to my needs. I look forward to my future lessons."
Ralph
Took Italian lessons from Valentina S.
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"Nice lesson, very attentive to my needs"
joanne
Took Italian lessons from Simona B.
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"Francesca is patient understanding and very informative. I’ve only taken two lessons and have already begun to express myself in Italian. In short I have one word for Francesca. Bravo!!!"
Vincent
Took Italian lessons from Francesca S.
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"Delia is great and I highly recommend her. She is patient, helpful and professional. I am very happy with her lessons"
Giuliano
Took Italian lessons from Delia D.
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"Our first lesson with Silvana was intense, fun and very informative. Looking forward to future lessons."
Nina & Joe
Took Italian lessons from Silvana Saber A.
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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.

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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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