Sabrina Infante

Sabrina I.

Minneapolis, MN
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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 I.

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 meet your personal goals, interests and above all, learning styles. I provide extensive feedback and encouraging guidance to help students continue to succeed independently.

I love sharing my knowledge of and passion for the Italian language and culture with others. I infuse a variety of cultural topics into each language lesson, depending on your personal interests and/or travel plans. You will certainly find my passion contagious! But I realize learning a language isn't easy for everyone, and it can be quite intimidating to feel confident while speaking. That's why you need a teacher who can figure out what works for you, how you learn, and what motivates you. Everyone can speak beautiful Italian, and engage in conversations for business or pleasure, but it takes a knowledgeable instructor to help get you there efficiently. I can quickly assess and pinpoint your strengths to design activities that help you precisely where and how you need it, and have plenty of effective tricks up my sleeve.

I lived and worked in Italy for about 10 years, in educational tourism, and since moving back to the US I have taught Italian at both the High School and University/College levels for about 4 years each, as well as Community and Continuing Adult Education classes for the past 6 years, and I have training in AP exam prep. Although I have native-fluency, I have myself been a student of foreign languages, and know the struggles that come along with this exciting adventure. I know how to help you get past those hurdles, and have fun along the way.

To learn more about me, my lessons, or to ask me any questions, do not hesitate to send me a message and I will respond within a few hours. I look forward to hearing from you. A presto! (Talk to you soon.)

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Michael S.
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Sabrina is great; giving lot's of background to help frame things for me, and is very patience. I am over 65 and this is the first (other) language that I have ever tried to learn, so it's hard. But with Sabrina's help, I may just get there...

Posted Feb 6, 2020
Abby
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Posted Aug 29, 2019
Tom
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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.

Posted Aug 14, 2019
Molly
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Great time!

Posted May 14, 2019
Stuart

Sabrina was quite patient ,encouraging , and quickly able to tailor lessons to my particular circumstances and learning style.
I highly recommend her

Posted May 9, 2019
Erin
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I had a great first lesson; Sabrina was organized and knowledgeable and tailored it to my needs!

Posted Feb 14, 2019
Lisa
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I've been taking lessons with Sabrina now for almost a year. Our lesson location varies depending on our schedules, sometimes we meet at a local coffee shop, other times we meet virtually. Sabrina is a fabulous teacher, but she's also just a super great person. She has a great sense of humor and makes the challenge of learning a second language enjoyable and fun. I cannot recommend her enough!

Posted Jan 31, 2019
Denise
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I took lessons with Sabrina over several years in small group settings. She always made the meetings fun and addressed the group's individual needs. She was always prepared with great ideas. Sabrina gave me confidence to engage in conversation in Italy on my early trips and then helped me prepare for a 2-week course at a language school in Italy. I was able to get into one of the more advanced classes, thanks in large part to Sabrina's tutoring. I was sad to move away from Sabrina's location and the opportunity for classes but am happy to see the online option.

Posted Jan 24, 2019
Denise
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I took lessons with Sabrina over several years in small group settings. She always made the meetings fun and addressed the group's individual needs. She was always prepared with great ideas. Sabrina gave me confidence to engage in conversation in Italy on my early trips and then helped me prepare for a 2-week course at a language school in Italy. I was able to get into one of the more advanced classes, thanks in large part to Sabrina's tutoring. I was sad to move away from Sabrina's location and the opportunity for classes but am happy to see the online option.

Posted Jan 24, 2019
Faith
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Sabrina is an excellent teacher. She is responsive, knowledgable, organized, and kind. My husband and I began our instruction in the classroom setting, and we were so impressed with her skill that we migrated to private lessons. We enjoyed our lessons, and were assisted in our instruction with relevant handouts, homework, and of course, our emailed questions were always promptly answered. Highly recommended.

Posted Jan 23, 2019
Tina
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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.

Posted Jan 23, 2019

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Experience

Italian Instructor
Sep 2018 - Present

Italian Cultural Center

I love teaching these students (age 6-10 years). It’s such a different approach than teaching high school, university, or Communiry Education, and has helped my lessons be even more playful and creative!

Adjunct Professor
Sep 2017 - Dec 2017

University of St. Thomas

Italian Instructor
Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

Penn State University

Education

Doctor of Modern Languages (D.M.L.) Italian and French
Jun 2007 - Aug 2013

Middlebury College Language Schools

M.A. Italian Language and Literature
Jun 1999 - Aug 2001

Middlebury College Language Schools

B.A. Italian Language and Literature
Sep 1992 - May 1996

Smith College

Diploma
Sep 1986 - Jun 1992

Hunter College High School

Languages

Italian, French, English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Teaching License, Grades 5-12
Jan 2004

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Awards

Davy Carozza Memorial Prize for Academic Excellence
Aug 1999

Middlebury College

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