Private Italian Classes and Tutoring for the Price of a Group Class in Los Angeles

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Private Italian Classes in Los Angeles for the Price of a Group Class

Rocco Passafaro: Italian Classes in Los Angeles

Ciao a Tutti! I was born and raised in Italy near the beautiful Lake Como. I have a degree from the Università di Bologna. Although I am an Italian native my English is perfect, so I will be able to communicate the nuances of the language and nothing will be lost in translation. While still in Italy, I volunteered for a Literacy Program helping children improve their reading skills, and tutored English and Italian to students of all ages. I also studied diction while at university, therefore my attention to your accent will be a top priority. I use the Strommen method of developing the ear so that you can correct yourself and of teaching idioms that will allow you to readily connect with your students.


Founder Garrett Strommen in Rome Italy Italian Classes in Los Angeles for the Price of a Group Class

Founder and Italian Teacher in front of il Foro Romano winter 2008

Garrett: Italian Classes in Los Feliz and Los Angeles

For the past two years I have enjoyed helping my students achieve fluency in the most logical and intuitive way possible. Having learned Italian myself at a young age, I feel that I am more able to help others along the same journey, although my circumstances were quite different. I entered Italian middle school at the age of 8 not speaking a word, and three months later I was fluent. I also attended all four years of high school in Italy, living a total of eight years in Rome. I still return to Italy for a month out of every year to visit my father who has been the Dean of Temple University Rome for over a decade; my mother is a professor so I suppose it runs in the veins. I have performed in Italian theatre productions, dubbed for Italian films, and also translated and interpreted professionally. I have a 2006 English degree with honors from UCLA, which helps me to accurately communicate the nuances of Italian language and grammar.

“A che livello stai?”

What level are you? Whether you are just beginning in Italian, or you are an advanced Italian student that wants to finally become fluent, a personalized curriculum and one-on-one attention is the most effective way to see and hear results. We offer a personalized class that is far superior to other group Italian Classes in Los Angeles, and less expensive as well.

“Parliamo, Parliamo, Parliamo!”

Let’s speak! The most important thing is speaking and listening in Italian, although that can be difficult to do here in Los Angeles. The more you speak the more confident you will become in your Italian skills. Not only will you learn ‘textbook Italian’ but also the all-important Italian idioms, slang, and colloquialisms. I find it amazing, but these terms are seldom taught even though they can be the most commonly used.  Other Italian Classes in Los Angeles, wont be able to teach you certain elements of Italian because you will be forced to have a different relationship with the teacher.

“Leggiamo, Scriviamo, e Parliamo: L’approccio ‘Multilaterale’”

Let’s read, write, and talk: the ‘multilateral’ approach. I believe in a ‘multilateral’ approach to learning languages. The most noticeable results come from learning like a native Italian student would.We will use a variety of Italian texts, from comic books to Italian literature. We will use reading exercises, unique writing exercises, and oral exercises we have developed through research and application.  Therefore we will engage your Italian ‘right brain’ through conversation and listening but we will also employ your ‘left brain’ advantageously. We also use more modern resources than other Italian classes in Los Angeles, we like to think of ourseleves as the cool Italian school; we use the internet, films, and web tv as resources.

"Ti Serve Aiuto?"

Need help? Maybe all you need is a little help -or a lot! If you are taking an Italian online course in Los Angeles, or are stuck in a group class at one of the many other language schools like Beverly Hills Lingual Institute or the Language Door, you can do the same thing many other students have done; take some private Italian classes with Strommen Tutoring. You will find that you spend less, learn more, and eventually drop out of the group class to continue exclusively with us. We understand that there are many options out there when it comes to Italian Classes in Los Angeles, you have been fortunate to find this page because we are truly unique, effective, and affordable. Take a moment and fill out our custom made Student Information Contact Page and we will contact you soon!

"A presto!"

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