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It's time to start your new year's resolution to learn/practice/perfect your italiano skills and meet new amici con una passione per la bella lingua!

Love Italy and all things Italian? Come meet up with other Italian learners/speakers/appassionati for a guided conversation class in a casual, friendly setting right in the heart of North Beach/Little Italy in SF. And enjoy the best espresso outside of Italy (or a nice vino) for a relaxing, fun and interactive Italian language group.

Class/Group Details:This Meetup is for people who have a basic understanding of Italian (we will adapt to your level), looking to get conversation practice, build vocabulary, and feel more confident/fluent when speakingWe will cover various conversation scenarios, cultural topics, grammar concepts - All will be italiano (that's the only way to truly learn, is to leave your English at home and immerse, just like you would when traveling in Italy!)If you are a total beginner and/or interested in private lessons, feel free to message me here.

You will receive lesson materials on topics covered and review exercises to practice at homeThe caffe' is quiet and there is always space for our group on Wednesday afternoons, and conversation in italiano at a caffe' is the real Italian way!In order to plan and have a stable/dependable group, a pre-paid class fee is required, which includes class materials, homework exercises and allegria!Minimum of 4 students/RSVP required weekly for class to go - walk-ins welcome (but will need to pay $15 in cash on arrival)No refunds sorry!

*About the Professoressa:
Kelly received her BA in Art History and Fine Art, and her MA in Italian Studies and Museology, in Firenze, Italia She has been a Language Educator for 15 years, as well as an Intercultural Trainer and a Higher Education Management professional at Stanford University, where she also taught Italian. With an extensive background working within the arts, education, tourism, professional training and translation fields, she brings together all of these amazing experiences together to develop and lead programs that open infinite opportunities to cultivate your language, professional and cultural skills all in one!

Kelly uses the communicative teaching approach, in which students realize their strengths and build on them through her supporting an open dialogue/interaction and allowing students to apply their knowledge daily through guided practice and realistic situations. She also encourages her students to attend local events and cultural groups throughout the Bay Area, as she is the Principal Organizer of the largest Italian language Meetup group on the west coast - the San Francisco Italian Language Meetup Group.

A presto amici!

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