Tutors for Italian

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Italian language and culture tutor

Aug 2013

Our family (three adults and two kids, ages 5 and 9) are going to Italy next summer. We thought it would be fun to have someone teach us a bit of Italian and teach the kids a little about Italian culture (the adults have all been there before). Please let me know if you have any recommendations. Thanks! Excited for Italy

I would contact the Italian cultural institute in sf. Ask diletta the director for some recommendations. Arbella

Greetings! I think you'll find someone who can help you, here: http://www.florentia.com./Florentia_Walking_Tours/Introduction.html This is a Florence walking tour company that is based in Florence and Berkeley. I know one of the owners and he's the most wonderful font of Italian culture, food and language you could ever wish to meet! Good luck - wish I was going there myself! Italian art lover

Italian tutor for teen

Sept 2010

My 15 year old son, who has been taking French for several years, is interested in learning Italian as well, with an eye to spending some time abroad. Anybody know any good Italian classes or (preferably) tutors? Berkeley mama

The Italian Department at UC Berkeley keeps a list of tutors in Italian; you can write to issahr [at] berkeley.edu to get in touch with the staff person who keeps the list, Moriah van Vliet. buona fortuna! Linda

If your teen wants to learn ''la bella lingua'' I highly recommend the Italingua Institute (www.italingua.com) which has evening classes in Berkeley and San Francisco. I've been taking classes for over a year now with mostly adults but there have been a few high school students as well. You can arrange private lessons. The teachers are delightful, knowledgable, native Italians. Also Albany Adult School has Italian classes but I haven't taken any there. In bocca al lupo... Brenda