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Subjects: Italian


Marianna - Burbank, Los Feliz, Hollywood, Silver Lake, Los Angeles Area Eccomi qua! Ciao ragazzi! Mi chiamo Marianna e vivo a Los Angeles da 7 anni. Ho una grande passione per la mia lingua: l’italiano. That’s easy to understand, giusto? If not, you’d better get into my Italian classes as soon as possible! I am from Bologna, “casa” of Ducati Motors, mortadella, lasagna, and all the best food you can find in Italia! When I was in high school my language teachers used to tell me that I’d become a “croupier” for my ability to speak languages well and fast and communicate easily with everybody. It was good to know that I might have had a future in Vegas. After graduating from “Liceo Turistico Rosa Luxemburg” I studied sociology at the “Università di Bologna”, the oldest university in Europe. At the same time I took a 2-year theatre course where I learned to act and speak in perfect diction (si, Italiano of course!). I am about to graduate from Occidental College with an English and Comparative Literary Studies bachelor. I have worked privately as a translator and interpreter for the past 3 years and Italian teacher for the past 4 years with Strommen and their method. I have taught little kids and adults. I am very open-minded and I take my job seriously with a little sprinkle of fun. The best satisfaction I’ve ever had? The pride I have meeting my students week after week and seeing how much they improve their Italiano. Everybody can say buongiorno , buonasera, arrivederci, pasta, pizza e ciao but I would like to work with you and make you fall in love with the most beautiful romantic language in the world.

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Ann S.
"My Italian classes with Marianna were great. I had a specific intention: to improve my conversation skills and our lessons did just that. They were geared toward my level of expertise and were fun and interesting. We had some great talks during which I was able to improve my level of fluency. Thank you Marianna!"

Sky K.
"Marianna's relaxed style combined with her very informative instruction is the perfect combo. Honestly, for someone so young I was very pleasantly surprised how knowledgeable she is and what a thoughtful teacher she is."

Emily F.
"Marianna is easily one of the best Italian instructors I've ever had. Her lessons are lively and fun, dynamic and effective. She clearly understood my own learning needs (conversation and vocabulary), and each lesson is focused on getting me to talk as much as possible! I couldn't recommend Marianna enough to any Italian language learner who wants a fun and effective way to significantly improve! My lessons are the highlight of my week!"

Sarah L.
"She is FABulous! And really knows her stuff. She helps you to learn the proper pronunciation without making you feel dumb about it. Such a great experience."

Lauren B.
"Marianna is absolutely incredible! I look forward to my weekly lessons! If I am not understanding something she will keep giving me examples until I understand. Not all teachers would take the time to do that and I appreciate it so much! If you want the best Italian teacher go to Marianna! You won't regret it!"

Lisa B.
"Marianna is pure fun. She makes our Italian class enjoyable by tailoring it to our level and specific needs. We all have our problem areas and our strengths. She used this in our semi-private class so we help each other. (My classmate rocks too!) Marianna is creative and gives us many ways to express ourselves in this beautiful language. Try a class. Learn a new language! Thanks, Marianna. Thanks, Strommen."

Lori B.
Marianna is a wonderful teacher. She explains things in a way that make it easy to understand. Class is always challenging, but also fun! I highly recommend Marianna to anyone who wants to learn Italian.   

Locations & Map:

Private classes available at your home, office, or for a better rate at our teacher's location in Burbank, Los Angeles, skype (see map below.) Don't live close to Burbank, Los Angeles, skype but want to work with Marianna? Take private classes online!

More Info & Rates

Rates as low as $35 per hour for private classes, or $18 per hour for group classes. Check out our Italian page(s) for more info including rates, approach, and more.


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