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Cynthia V.

9 Reviews
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  • Speaks Italian and English, Italian
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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About Cynthia V. 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 ha

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Marissa E.
Cynthia is amazing and it is an honor to work with her! 💖
Angela W.
Cindy is fantastic. I had a great time. I look forward to more classes.
Carletto
I have known and worked with Cindy for well over a year to sharpen/maintain speaking skills and to improve my writing. Prior to Covid, we met weekly in a bookstore cafe and during 2020 we have continued via Zoom. As I have been a student of Italian for quite some time, we simply jumped in at an advanced level. Her everyday awareness of spoken Italian is a perfect way to achieve my goals. We have kept the meetings informal and conversational, with homework that varies from text book segments to writing letters to just having conversations about everyday things. I know Cindy also provides a more structured set of lessons and has worked with students of all ages. The best "testimonial" I can give is that I plan to continue to work with Cindy. Any questions, feel free to send me an e-mail.
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Aliaksandra P.

21 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Belarusian, Russian, English, French, Italian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2001
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Aliaksandra P.

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I've been teaching Italian since 2003 and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of its culture, travel abroad, and make new friends. Within the first few lessons, you'll understand why Italian is one of the most beautiful languages of the world, and as time goes on you’ll love it forever. I lived in Italy for almost a year and I would like to share my experience about it with you. I love working with students of all ages and levels and I can't wait to meet you! Ti aspetto. A presto)

About Aliaksandra

Hi, there! My name is Aliaksandra and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2001 and have loved helping my students communicate in the language they want, make new foreign friends, and travel and study abroad. I went to Minsk State Linguistic University (Republic of Bel

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Mary Grace
Madame is incredible! We will definitely be continuing!
Mary Grace G.
Wonderful instructor; my daughter and I loved it. Can't wait for our next lesson.
Paul
Great instructor!! Has an in depth understanding of the language and a positive attitude.
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Beatrice S.

37 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BA in Interpretation & Communication from IULM
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Beatrice S.

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I was born in Italy in a bilingual family. I grew up speaking Italian and Spanish, I then start learning English and German in school. When it was time to decide my education I had no doubts, I wanted to perfect my knowledge of English and Spanish. I decided to move to Milan to get my BA in Interpreting and Translation at IULM University. Becoming a translator gave me a unique insight of what languages and words are all about, what learning a language really means, and the realization that it is a lifelong process and commitment.

There's always something to improve, there's always something to learn, and that's the beauty about it.

I've tutored many people in the past 5 years and they all decided to start learning Italian or Spanish for different reasons. Depending on that reason I was able to create a specific program for them, something that would really make them reach their goals.

I have a lot of patience, I'm fun, I'm precise, and I take tutoring very seriously. Learning

About Beatrice

My name is Beatrice and I come from Northern Italy. I have a bachelor's degree in interpreting and translation (English-Spanish) and a master's degree in journalism and PR. I've studied languages all my life, and have more than five years of teaching experience to all levels and backgrounds. I know

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Just perfect! Loved my first lesson.
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I am currently in my fifth week of Spanish lessons with Beatrice. Beatrice is always well prepared for the lessons, and incredibly organized. She is super responsive to any questions I have between classes, and is always professional. If you are looking for a teacher who truly cares about your learning you can’t go wrong by choosing Beatrice.
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Andrea V.

14 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Francesca S.

21 Reviews
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  • Speaks Italian, English, French, German
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2001
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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 a

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Francesca is a great teacher!
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Francesca is a fantastic teacher! My daughter takes lessons with her and is having a great experience. She has a lot of patience and knows how to customize the program to the individual. Highly recommended!
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Simona B.

59 Reviews
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  • Speaks Italian, French, Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Simona B.

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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.
It has been almost a year since I started Italian with Simona. She is the most patient teacher. My lessons are varied and very enjoyable!
Ron B.
Simona is an amazing instructor. She challenges me to learn. I feel like she knows exactly how much to introduce to me without making it confusing. She’s patient and very thorough. Her knowledge extends beyond Italian and she understands how to truly educate. Grazie!
Carlene B.
Loved it! I learned SO much already.

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Average Cost of Italian Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute Italian lessons is $57. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $34 and $75 per hour.
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"Unfortunately there was a network problem and we had to finish to lesson by phone"
Byron
Took Italian lessons from Benedetta O.
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"Sabrina is not only fluent in Italian, she's an outstanding and enthusiastic teacher. She pushes you when you're feeling hesitant, and in so doing builds your confidence. She makes the experience both productive and fun."
Tina
Took Italian lessons from Sabrina I.
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"The best! The price for 1 Italian lesson with Yulia is very low compared to the other students, but the quality is awsome! She is very funny and she makes me feel so comfortable! I can’t wait for my next lessons with her!!!"
Sophia
Took Italian lessons from Yulia K.
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"Sabrina is a delightful and exceptionally skilled teacher. Her passion for the Italian language and her genuine, caring attitude help create a wonderful learning experience."
Tom
Took Italian lessons from Sabrina I.
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"Wet helpful and patient."
Joseph
Took Italian lessons from Delia D.
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"Simona e' meraviglioso! I've had only three lessons but she has been so patient and is a great teacher. I'm looking forward to having conversations in Italian!"
Stevie
Took Italian lessons from Simona B.
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"So patient, helpful and informative! I've never enjoyed homework as much as I do now!"
Jim
Took Italian lessons from Maria O.
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"Very patient and very good teacher."
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Took Italian lessons from Delia D.
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"wonderful teacher, very professional. it was easy to arrange a lesson with andrea. he arrived on time and my daughter enjoyed her lesson very much."
Tiziana
Took Italian lessons from Andrea V.
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"Great experience looking forward to more lessons"
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Took Italian lessons from Simona B.
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Italian Lessons Near You and Online

With over 64 million native speakers worldwide, the Italian language has a rich heritage that provides a historical window into the past. Much of the Italian language rules were actually taken from Dante Alighieri's writings in the 14th century. (Dante is most known for his work in the "Divine Comedy”).

If you're already an English speaker, you'll find Italian easier to learn than nearly all other foreign languages. Many find that Italian’s sentence structure and grammar rules are easier to learn than English.In addition, there are plenty of English-Italian cognates, which are words that sound similar and share the same meaning. This makes it fun to connect the dots between the two languages!

Taking Italian lessons is a rewarding experience, whether you’re just starting out or you’re already a seasoned speaker. Although everyone has their own unique reasons for approaching this beautiful language, there may be some benefits that you’re not aware of yet. Let’s dive into the reasons you should learn to speak Italian, and then explore some sample curriculum!

Reasons to Learn to Speak Italian

Ready to dive into the world of Italian classes? If so, you or your child will enjoy numerous mental and professional benefits. As we'll see, learning a new language like Italian can give you increased confidence and more opportunities in life.

Private Italian Lessons for Kids

There are plenty of reasons for children to take Italian language classes. They’ll develop a deeper appreciation for other cultures, have the opportunity to make new friends, and down the road, they’ll have some exciting career options. That could include being a translator, immigration specialist or pursuing any career where bilingual skills are coveted.

There are a few convincing academic benefits as well. Studies show that students who have learned a foreign language score better on the ACT for Mathematics and English. They also perform better on the SAT when it comes to their verbal scores than monolingual students do. 

Other studies discovered increased brain matter where executive functioning takes place, resulting in improved memory, internal dialogue and the ability to persevere through obstacles.

Italian Language Classes for Adults

If you're an adult, it's never too late to start taking Italian language lessons. You'll experience many of the same benefits children do, along with a deeper appreciation for the classical arts. Since so many words are similar between English and Italian, the learning curve can be faster for adults. Hope to be a polyglot someday? After mastering Italian, you'll find it even easier to learn a third language in the future.

Additionally, you'll be able to immediately take your newfound language into a career with a potentially higher paying salary. If you're already retired and planning to travel, Italian lessons can enhance your experience immensely. Finally, science has shown that learning a new language can delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease by up to four and a half years!

Topics Covered When You Learn to Speak Italian 

Regardless of your age, Italian language classes are an excellent way to build up your skills. While online videos and lesson books can be helpful, having a teacher who can give you personalized advice and feedback will make all the difference. You'll accelerate your learning speed and efficiently develop conversational skills. What are the specifics you can expect to learn based on the skill level you already possess? Let's take a look!

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Italian Lessons

Want to learn basic Italian for beginners? You might have a mix of goals. This could include understanding your genealogical background better or preparing for an upcoming trip to Rome. Either way, here's a summary of what you can expect to learn at this level.

  • Basic Italian greetings
  • Beginner vocabulary words
  • Intro to Italian culture
  • Italian language pronunciation

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Italian Classes

Are you somewhere who has learned some basic Italian before, but wants to take their skills to the next level? If so, intermediate Italian classes are perfect for you. With every lesson, you’ll be one step closer to becoming an expert! Here's some of what you can expect at this stage.

  • Reading and writing in Italian
  • Complex grammar rules
  • Comprehension of native Italian speakers
  • Italian conversational skills

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Italian Lessons

Maybe you already have a strong grasp of Italian but want to expand on your skills. In that case, advanced Italian lessons make sense. You’ll put yourself on the fast track to using your language skills professionally and make your way around Italy with ease. Here are the highlights of what you'll cover at this level.

  • Moods and tenses
  • Italian idioms
  • Regional language differences
  • Accent reduction

While this is a summary of what to expect at each skill level, these lists are by no means exhaustive. Your Italian tutor will factor in details unique to your learning style, background and interests to help you reach your greatest potential!

Finding the Perfect Italian Tutor Near You

At TakeLessons, we've eliminated the stress of searching for an Italian teacher. We provide background checks for all of our tutors and work hard to ensure you receive only the best learning experience possible. You can easily browse through our teachers online, check out reviews left by previous students, view teacher credentials, and even send out an introductory message.

Besides in-person Italian language classes, you can also connect with your teacher online. This convenient option works especially well for busy students (and parents) with unique schedules. Simply choose a tutor from any US time zone and sign up for classes whenever it works best for you.

No matter what your reasons are for learning Italian, you’ll find that studying with the right teacher can make all the difference. Our Student Support team is at-the-ready to connect you with the perfect Italian teacher, whether they’re down the street or across the globe. We look forward to assisting you and are cheering you on in your new language pursuits!

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