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Discover Italy in the Heart of New York

By Nadia B. - New York City Italian Teacher

New York City is a bustling center of Italian activity. The city is full of options to practice your Italian, experience the culture and increase your knowledge of Italian literature, history and art. New York City holds particular meaning for me in relationship to Italy, as I finished my undergraduate degree in Italian language and literature at New York University and made many Italian friends residing in the city along the way. If you're interested in taking Italian lessons in New York City, then here are a few recommendations of places and events that will inspire your exploration of this amazing language and culture!

  1. New York University's Casa Italiana My Italian home in the city will always be New York University’s Casa Italiana. Located on a quiet street in the Village, the residence of the Italian Department is chock full of film screenings, lectures, roundtables, art openings and more. Most of the offerings are totally free and are a way to deepen your understanding of Italian culture and history. It’s also a way to see what it means to be Italian, as the Casa Italiana is staffed by the Italian department, which is largely composed of Italian-born professors, administrators and graduate students. Further uptown, another option in the city is Columbia University’s Casa Italiana, which also features a variety of events.

  2. San Gennaro Every September, the streets of Little Italy (which is, itself, a place to visit for a dose of Italian-American culture!) transform into the vibrant street festival San Gennaro (www.sangennaro.org). This is an exciting festival because it is an authentic Italian celebration observed by Italians around the world. You can witness the processional, try some delicious foods and bask in the plethora of events that allow you to explore, learn and discover. I highly recommend this festival as a fun and easy way to become better acquainted with Italian culture.

  3. Arthur Avenue In addition to Little Italy, Arthur Avenue in the Bronx is is another authentic neighborhood where you can experience the feel and look of Italian culture. Convenient and close to Manhattan, you will see and hear Italians congregating in the streets and the market. You can browse the shops, ask questions and meet the purveyors and creators of authentic Italian goods. These experiences will increase your understanding of typical Italian foods, daily activities and the pride of Italian immigrants, which allows for the creation and sustainability of authentic enclaves of Italian culture.

  4. Eataly Traveling back downtown to the Flatiron district, Eataly is a gigantic food emporium and is an eye-widening way to get to know Italy. Enormous, and fully stocked with Italian foods, you can have an espresso, taste traditional dolci (sweets), sit down for a classy meal at one of the several restaurants located inside, and even stop by the Nutella shop, which focuses exclusively on the deliciously addictive Italian treat. Eataly is a unique Italian experience that will educate you on the practices and appreciation of food in Italy. Originally founded in Turin, Italy, it is also connected to the Slow Food Movement, which originated in Italy, as well. Visiting Eataly will give you an experience that is hard to find outside Italy - that of the art of enjoyment, pleasure and shared eating.

These suggestions are only the beginning of exploring Italian culture while taking Italian lessons in New York City. Taste, discover, speak and travel to another world, and, as you meet the individuals in each location, you will make friends, learn new words and discover a whole other experience of Italy, rooted in tradition, authenticity and cross-cultural discovery.

About Enrico C.

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I am a native Italian speaker who has been teaching and tutoring for several years.

I love to teach and to guide my students on a journey that is not only about grammar, language, but also a cultural and idiomatic one.

Join me in this learning adventure of my language and country.

About ENRICO
I am a native Italian speaker with a several years of experience in teaching Italian and English. I am a very easy-going, open-minded, professional person. I like to teach because it gives me the opportunity to meet new students, share my knowledge as well as my culture and experience.

I started tutoring back when I was attending the university in Verona, Italy. I was tutoring English, Math and some other subjects. Later on, I continued teaching English while I was working in other fields. In 2009 I moved to Los Angeles. For a couple of years, I taught ESL in a college, and in the meantime I tutored Italian to private students. Since 2009 I have been tutoring students both on the English and Italian subjects.

I really believe that in teaching, a language a primary focus should be on life skills. Not being an English native-speaker,
I learned how important it is to be able to express basic needs and to perform primary activities. However, it is important to consider other points like grammar, reading, writing. I also think that no matter what a teacher should always take into account the needs of the students and subsequently I plan my classes reflecting on the student's demands.

As to the different approaches and materials that I use, I suppose that it is important to change them frequently in order to keep the classes more interesting. Of course, there are some exceptions. For instance, in the past I taught for a while TOEFL and for that type of classes I used more traditionalist and academic methods and materials.

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Customized lessons to the students' needs and goals.

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- T.E.F.L. Certificate for Teaching English as a Foreign Language

- Italian Native Speaker with a several year experience in teaching Italian

- M.A in Foreign Languages and Literature (English and French)

One of my greatest passion is to cook. I was extremely lucky to be taught and introduced to the art of cooking by my grandmother. She was born at the beginning of the previous century and she lived in different cities so she got accustomed to different traditions and shared them with me. I love to cook for smaller groups, using traditional Italian ingredients to prepare simple, but exquisite dishes that belong to the tradition of my native country. If you want to experience some real Italian food, you are definitely in the right hands. Just sit back, relax sip a glass of Italian wine while I cook for you and I share my art.
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Dan O. January 12, 2018
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Enrico is fantastic!
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Elvia G. September 23, 2016
· Italian · Online
Enrico is a fantastic professor of the Italian language, he's advanced in his teachings, if you like to cook Italian food Enrico shares that in common.
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Elvia G. March 22, 2016
· Italian · Online
From the get go I knew I had found the perfect teacher,
Enrico is a motivating teacher.
He challenges you to learn what you need by reading and discussing interesting materials he sends .it isn't just not doing verbs exercises and tenses but actually participating in actual situations as if you were in Italy .
Enrico quickly helps you get over the nervousness that students experience when reading out loud and discussing the meaning of words in sentences and their uses.
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About Arianna G.

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I am a graduate of Brown University with honors in Italian Studies and Performance Studies. I am a fluent speaker, having lived in Florence, Rome, and Sicily. I work with students to improve their understanding of grammar, their pronunciation, reading comprehension, vocabulary, conversation skills, and writing. I also have an extensive knowledge of Italian culture, history, and literature from my studies and research and am happy to share this with interested students. At Brown, I tutored students in the Italian Department through the dean of the college's tutoring center, and I have worked as a tutor with students of all levels in Providence and New York.

About Arianna
Hello! I'm a recent graduate of Brown University with honors in Italian Studies and Performance Studies. Having dedicated the last four years to studying Italian language, literature, history, and culture, I decided to share my knowledge with other Italian enthusiasts out there. I tutor Italian students of all levels and am happy to teach grammar, work on reading comprehension and writing, give conversation practice, and share knowledge of the culture and its rich literary and artistic traditions! During college, I had opportunities to live in Florence, Rome, and Sicily, and in my senior year I became a tutor of Italian for the dean of the college.
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Arianna G.

New York, NY 10027
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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, watch videos, talk to each other. No need to buy any book with me, I will send you everything.

Are you ready to learn? Because I am happy to teach you.
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Stephenie G. November 12, 2018
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Excellent first lesson! Simona is kind and patient and has you using sentences right away.
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Keira M. November 10, 2018
· Italian · Online
Simona is a great teacher. My kids are really enjoying her classes. It has been a really good experience for us.
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Jeff November 2, 2018
· Italian · Online
Simona è stata paziente e più interessata a ciò che voglio dalle nostre lezioni.
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About Andrea V.

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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.

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 in New York City, his work as an instrumentalist and composer can be regularly heard at the top jazz clubs in the city and around the globe.

As a current faculty member of the New York Jazz Workshop, Andrea 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 in 2011 with a Master
of Music Degree in Performance with a Concentration in Jazz as a Fulbright scholarship recipient.
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Nadya November 25, 2018
· Italian · In home
Andrea is a great instructor who made the lessons personal and useful to encourage me to practice regularly.
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Marisa November 16, 2018
· Italian · Online
Andrea is a very friendly, supportive and concise teacher. He has a great understanding of the language and is a pleasure to work with.
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Alex C. October 12, 2018
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Andrea V.

New York, NY 10039
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About 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 have been working in Customer Service for an American Bank in Italy for the last 10 years. In addition to that, I have been tutoring students of different ages, Elementary School all the way to High School, since I was in college. The subjects I covered were for the most part English, Italian and Math. I was also tutoring adults who wanted to learn English as beginners or improve their conversation skills. I loved my job at the bank, but at the same time there was nothing more satisfying than seeing my students succeed: I have always enjoyed helping people improve their communication skills and improve ...

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I was born and raised in Vicenza, an hour west from Venice. My husband is American, we met in Italy and after living together there for 15 years, we decided to move back to the US last Summer. We have two kids, 7 and 4, who are perfectly bilingual.
I have always enjoyed teaching English to little kids and adult friends in Italy, so I can only enjoy teaching Italian even more. Although I'm enjoying this adventure in the US, I miss my country tremendously and teaching and speaking my own language is one of the things that excites me the most. I have also travelled Italy and most of Europe extensively, and I love discussing about all the different cultural environments that I've experienced.
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Stephanie November 2, 2018
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Francesca was an absolutely professional and passionate language teacher from the start. I was very happy with our sessions together and would recommend her to anyone looking to begin learning Italian or to improve and grow on their already existing skills! Arrivederci!
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Lawrence October 7, 2018
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Francesca is a fantastic teacher! I highly recommend her, whether you are beginner or have some experience speaking Italian.
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Lawrence June 3, 2018
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I have had 3 lessons so far with Francesca and they have been fantastic! She is an excellent and very dedicated teacher. I highly recommend her.
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I am passionate about helping people communicate and understand each other in other languages.

I was born and raised in Rome, Italy and lived around the world for the past 10 years. I have a Master in Global Management and work in the Translation industry.

Are you preparing the speech at your wedding with an Italian partner? Are you planning a trip to Italy? Do you want your kids to grow bi-lingual? I am here to engage you and make this a fun learning journey.

I think one of best ways to learn a language is through music. Let's pick a song and figure out the rest! I also love to travel and will be happy to prepare you for your next trip ( tips, restaurants, local sayings, etc).
I am looking forward to meeting you!

About Sara
I help people communicate in different languages everyday, my biggest passions are to help people learn Italian and to help students in succeeding no matter if it is for a test, exam or college/ school application.

Born and raised in Rome, Italy I graduated from John Cabot University in Business Administration and Marketing and I earned a Master Degree in Global Management from Fordham University in NY.

I am a native Italian speaker and speak English and Spanish. One of my favorite ways to learn a language is through songs. We can pick a song you like and take it from there. My approach is to find something that you are interested in and build a program around it: travel, workout, fashion, food, business etc.

I have tutored children and adults at different age levels for the past 10 years in English, Test Prep, College Applications, S
cholarship Applications, Business, Marketing and Math. I have guided students and helped to get through exams, admission papers, applications, resume building and worked with students ( including myself) to win thousands of dollars in scholarships.

I can tailor the classes according to your needs:

Italian: general knowledge, trip preparation, wedding speeches, business language.

Admission/ College and Test Prep: we will put together a plan that takes into account where you stand now, deadlines, grade or goal, your availability and I will make sure to push you to get where you want to be.
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Sara R.

Sara R.

New York, NY 10022
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$42 / 30-min

About Marco D.

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I'm an Italian teacher in my 30's. I teached Italian in Italy (Milan) at primary school, thus I know very well what could be the troubles for the beginners and how to fix it as quick as students can. In addition, I'm a graduated in Economics and Management (M. Sc.).

About Marco
Hi all,

I'm a 30 years old teacher, Italian native speaker with +4 years of experience teaching Italian at primary school and to immigrants / refugees that would like to learn Italian. I base my approach on Student levels, aims and needs.

I'd like to star with my student from the beginning of my beautiful language and I prefer conversation and common examples to teach Italian in a really pragmatic way.

We have fun! :-)

Marco
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Danilo August 31, 2018
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Marco is a great support for those who wants to learn or practise their Italian skills.
He's patient, polite and structured... very suggested!

Marco ist eine wertvolle Unterstützung für all die Jenigen die Italienisch lernen bzw. verbessern möchten.
Er ist geduldig, nett und strukturiert... sehr warm empfohlen!
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Deniece Radus August 30, 2018
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Marco is a great Italian teacher. He's very professional and patient. His pragmatic approach is perfect for a beginner.
Highly recommend!
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Marco D.

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About Stephen G. P.

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Lessons shouldn't be boring or stressful.

With this belief in mind, I will teach you or help you perfect Italian by building our lesson around conversations and real-life situations you would likely find yourself in if you were in Italy!
And, when needed, we'll integrate the grammar while we progress through the lesson.

I guarantee you this: solo 100% vero italiano.

About Stephen G.
Ciao,

I was born, completed my studies and have lived in Milan, Italy, my whole life.
While completing my graduate degree in business, among other things, I tutored a variety of subjects to students of all different ages (from elementary school up to adults).

I strongly believe the most effective way of learning a new language, once you got the grammar basics, is through conversation. Consistent, gradual conversations, simulating real-life situations, will make anyone learn a new language in a fun way, and will also help break the shyness of speaking a foreign language right from the start. I believe the same applies for those interested in perfecting any language they've learned in the past.

My lessons will therefore mainly focus on conversations (obviously based on your starting level), on teaching you true Italian expressions, and w
hen to apply them, and on making the grammar-learning process much less tedious!

I look forward to meeting you and helping you become an Italian pro!

Ciao,

Steph
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Stephen G. P.

Cranford, NJ 07016
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$60 / 60-min

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Love Italian language? Do you plan to visit Italy and to be able to have a conversation with local people in their own language? I'm here to help you. I lived in Italy two times, for over a year, in three different parts of Italy: Firenze (Florance), Roma (Rome) and Terni, Umbria. Beside the language I can teach you about Italian culture as well.

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I have experience of 20+ years in coaching and training athletes. I have coached students of age 8+ years old and trained athletes of 16+ years old. I have coached and trained individuals starting from level 1 (teaching how to run and kick the ball) to the highest level of teaching strategy and stamina on the field).
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Average Cost of Italian Lessons in New York, NY

The average cost of 60-minute Italian lessons in New York is $82. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $50 and $150 per hour.

30-min $25
 
$40 average
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$59 average
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For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute Italian lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute Italian lessons are 29% less expensive at $59, and 30-minute lessons cost 52% less at $40.

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