Ciao, mi chiamo Maria.

I’ve helped hundreds of working men and women reach a conversational level of Italian so they can move to Italy and interact in daily Italian life.

After studying Italian for over 10 years academically, embracing my father’s Calabrese heritage, winning awards and teaching Italian for 5+ years at some of the top school districts in the nation,

In 2006, I traveled to Italy to meet my Italian family, unable to speak a word of Italian — and it was incredibly awkward! I felt so afraid to open my mouth or utter a single word, fearing they would surely laugh at me.

Still, I found that so many people learning Italian resort to feeling embarrassed, burnt-out, and lack the resources necessary to make progress.

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