Ciao a tutti
Italian is a beautiful language and with the tools and resources used in the classes your Italian vocabulary will expand and improve. Groups are not too large, so students receive more individual quality time. There is homework you can undertake to extend and improve your knowledge. The use of games, songs and Italian customs and culture all serve a purpose when learning Italian.
Come along with a friend or family member and learn and have fun together.
I am proud to be Italian from Italian immigrants, who had an amazing love story.
My parents were married in Miramar, Wellington back in the 1950s. They knew each other as friends in their hometown but after the Second World War, my father decided like many other Italian soldiers, returning from war that a new life in a new country was the new future for them. An incredibly brave move, going to the other side of the world not knowing a word of English.
I am immensely proud of my culture and the way my parents and their close friends all became my adopted aunty and uncles and happy times spent with them and their children. Lifelong friends who had a common thread and looked out for one another. All of whom wanted to return to Italy one day and visit their family.
As a family, we have travelled with two pre-teen children, teenagers and without children, so I am happy to provide travel tips to everyone attending classes. My family and I have travelled abroad and very fortunately visited my homeland and other parts of Italy in 2008, 2011, 2017 & 2019.
We all exchange our experiences and learn from one another. You will learn more than the language, you will make new friends and learn about the culture, traditions, food, and lots more.
Over the years I have taught classes of primary-aged Gifted Children, teenage Gifted Children, a children’s (8-11 years) class based here in Lower Hut. I have also been a tutor in the community for three years teaching an Italian for Travellers course twice a year.
My focus is Italian Adult classes which are held on Wednesday evenings. I have thoroughly enjoyed providing these classes for the last 13 years.