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Learning Italian

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Limited Series Class
with Roberto Alvarez

The BEST vacation preparation and introduction to the Italian language and culture! Are you traveling to Italy? I'll raise your comfort level by sharing everything I've experienced since my first visit to Italia in 1978. I'll share the latest on dining, shopping, traveling plus provide the "hook-ups" you'll need to have a vacation that is enjoyable, memorable and relaxing. In other words, a GOOD time! Are you of Italian descent? You know your upbringing was different than the rest of the kids on the block! I will reintroduce and reconnect you to your Italian roots and all those memories of growing up Italian.

Students are encouraged to bring a pen and a smile!

6-Week Class Series

Level: Beginner
Supply Fee: None
Supply List: None
Class Fee: $110 (for all 6 classes)

Class Sessions (2022): 

APR/MAY: 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, (2 week break), 5/19, 5/26, 6/2 - (Registration Closed)

SEP/OCT: 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20

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St Petersburg, Florida

I’ve been teaching Italian for the last 20 years, but the foundation was there at birth. Mia mamma, my mom is an Italian immigrant from Naples, Italy. 

My interest in perfecting my Italian language skills led me to both the Department of Italian Studies at Indiana University and L’Università di Bologna in Bologna, Italy. After completing my studies with two degrees, Italian and Communications I enjoyed a 25-year career as a Television Sports Director and Anchor/Reporter in major markets across the United States. 

Never losing sight of my real interest, in 1990 I began yearly visits to Italy. In 1999, I retired from the TV business and began focusing on my passion for all things Italian including designing and conducting tours to Italy and of course, teaching.  As an adult learner you'll have questions and I'll have the answers. I’ve developed a curriculum that begins with a solid foundation of basic language skills and continues with a logical progression that allows each lesson to build upon your ability to speak Italian. Naturally, you’ll also learn about Italian culture and this will help you understand the customs and traditions many have followed throughout their lives. 

I guarantee you’ll enjoy learning and speaking la bella lingua italiana and it will happen quicker than you think! 

A presto, see you soon. Roberto

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