Taking Italian lessons in Tuscany has meant I haven't posted for a while. I did an intensive course with Lorella Federico who is a professional Italian language teacher based in Panzano in Chianti. She was great! I learnt basic Italian years ago using tapes (there were no CDs at that time) and then became fluent in Italian talking to my neighbours, workmen etc. However, my grammer really left a lot to be desired so I took this Italian course and the results have been dramatic. It was one-on-one and Lorella is a skilled teacher - no doubt about that.
If you're coming here on vacation, you can even take a single lesson with her so that you can pronounce places names correctly and use a few useful phrases. Those are her beginner-level Italian lessons. She has a good programme where you can continue your Italian lessons back home via Skype.
Author: Anna Maria Baldini