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Sherrie from Florida
I had been studying Italian on my own for over three years before I began working with Lorella via Skype. I had not had the opportunity to use in conversation the things I had learned...much less expand on them. Lorella has been so patient with me...even when my Italian brain "non funziona" (does not work). Over the past months I can see that I have made a lot of progress understanding what is being said to me and being able to express myself. I have lost the nervousness I used to have at the very thought of trying to speak in Italian. Very soon I will get to meet Lorella in person on my first trip to Italy and ....non vedo l'ora!!
Thanks so much Lorella!!
Jenny, South Africa
Grazie Lorella, you have been such a help and it was really lovely meeting you.
Thank you for your kind words - you are wonderful and so patient & helpful and I feel like I have met my first Italian friend. You are a great ambassador for your country.
I will speak to you again soon.
Lessons with Lorella in Panzano are more than anything you can learn in a video, on a DVD or in a book. It's an experience and a memorable part of any vacation to the Chianti region. Her style is relaxed and non judgmental. She is welcoming and fun. We laughed a lot...and not just at my poor Italian! I will be continuing with her on Skype now that we are back in the states. My goal is fluency and I know Lorella will get me there.
Peter & Cheryl and children, Toronto
We booked a villa for two weeks near Greve in Chianti. I found Lorella's website and spoke to her about a short course for our extended family in Italian while we were on our vacation. Lorella and her assistant came to our villa and put on a series of interactive group sessions in the living room which were great fun for the whole family, everyone from from the grandparents to our children had great fun learning and laughing together. It was great family time and we really learned far more than we expected in just 2 weeks. It added a unique dimension to our trip.
Bjarne og Else Ravn
Tak for god undervisning i italiensk via Skype. Vi har haft nogle hyggelige timer og følt, at vi er blevet venner.
Samtidig har vi lært en masse italiensk sprog og kultur.
Det var naturligvis en ekstra glæde at møde dig i Panzano i det smukke Chianti. Vi glæder os til at se dig igen og til at fortsætte vores italienskundervisning.
Vi har anbefalet dig til alle vores italienertossede venner.
Else & Bjarne
Scott, New York
Lorella and her colleagues were patient, generous with their time, and provided a fun and informative experience for our group. Our Italian "crash course" was a wonderful way for us to begin our week together in Italy. Grazie mille, Lorella!!
Thank´s to Lorella, I have learnt much more italian understanding and producing the language than before in different classes. She understood immediately how I learn and what I am interested in. I miss all the conversations about philofophy, religions, human beeing, cooking, nature, birds.
Siis keskustelimme aika monesta asiasta ja opin valtavasti. Lorella on viehättävä ja innostava ihminen:)
Best result is, when people here in Panzano and Greve say, that you understand 90% (polite friends) and speak italian much more than earlier.
Mi piace. Jatkamme SKYPEssä...Kiitos, Riitta from Finland
Thank you for helping me with my last minute lessons and preparation for my job in Italy.
I'd recommend lessons with Lorella to anyone!
A big hug to you!
Remo Meier, Switzerland
Hello Lorella, just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed my Italian lessons! Knowing a bit of Italian really did increase the enjoyment of my trip around Tuscany, thanks to your enthusiastic efforts.
While I was in Panzano this summer, I enjoyed taking italian lessons with Lorella. She always had a smile for me and patience with my learning. I continue to take lessons with her on SKYPE from NY.