I have to take a minute and acknowledge awesomeness when I see it.
I have been taking some lessons at a local school here in Verona. Veronetta129 is a wee school that only teaches Italian. They are organized, have private classes as well as group classes, and their prices are very reasonable. The instructors are patient and knowledgeable. They have a mix of a basic understanding of English (to understand what I’m trying to say), a resolve NOT to use English to explain ideas (unless it’s absolutely necessary), they have a cultural awareness not many people (anywhere) possess of their own country, and they make learning easy by engaging the learner in conversation about . . . the learner. The BEST way to get people to invest in learning is to make it relevant to them. Bravo!
If you are coming to Italy, specifically Verona (but not only Verona as they do Skype lessons), I highly recommend these guys! They laugh, they offer help with local stuff, they help decode the culture and the people, and they are incredibly patient (I have been making the same mistakes since day one and they haven’t thrown anything at me yet!). I have nothing but wonderful things to say about them.
Emanuele e Alice, se state leggendo questo post, vorrei dirvi, “GRAZIE MILLE!” Siete molto bravi!! Ho imparato qualche regola e sto usando la lingua più! Penso che ci sentiremo ancora.
Their contact details:
FB: Corsi di Italian a Verona – veronetta129
via Gaetano Trezza, 64
37129, Verona, VR Italy
PH: +39 045 221 0317