I am a native Italian speaker. I was born and raised in Rome, where I lived for over 20 years and studied Italian, Latin, English, and French. I know very well what it takes to become multilingual. I moved to the United States to study economics, and worked as an Italian interpreter while in school. I traveled throughout Italy, Europe, and the United States, and moved to Westchester County, New York, nine years ago. Although I worked in financial services in the U.S. for many years, my practical knowledge of the Italian language and culture has remained strong through daily practice and frequent trips to Italy to visit my parents and siblings. I am certified by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) in Italian at the highest proficiency level for speaking and writing.
Italian is not just a language. It's an attitude.
I’d like to think that Italian is not just a language. It’s an attitude. A dialog in Italian requires not only words, but also a mix of body language, facial expressions, and idioms. To speak Italian as an Italian, one must learn about Italy’s traditions, mannerisms, and "pulse." As a native Italian speaker who has lived in Rome for over 20 years, my knowledge of Italian folklore is authentic. With me, you will learn the correct pronunciation, inflection, and word usage. I will be your language coach, your mentor, and your conversation partner.
Here in Piazza Navona in Rome, Italians and tourists can relax in one of the many restaurants and bars (the Italian version of a coffee shop). Photo: Pixabay.