Valenti Lingua

The Italian School Mission

Valenti Lingua, a Phoenix, Arizona based Italian language school, provides opportunities to learn Italian via private Italian lessons, online Italian tutoring via Skype, and group Italian classes in a positive-student centered environment. The Valenti Lingua Italian School has been offering Italian lessons and classes to the greater Phoenix and Scottsdale areas since 2000.

The Italian classes I’ve taken with Davide are effective and have truly helped me to understand the Italian language.  I am now entering my 3rd class with Davide, and looking forward to even more immersion and experience with speaking Italian.  The homework and Yabla assignments really push me to want to do my best and incorporate all the language I have learned so far.  I’m looking forward to going back to Italy and using my new skills!  Davide has a teaching style that is easy-going, yet effective for making the labor of learning a new language enjoyable.  He mixes in interesting facts, and modern-day information since he grew up speaking Italian and has spent much of his life in Italian homes. It’s greatly appreciated the care he takes in preparing every lesson, and the attention he provides to very student in the classroom!

Jay Glass, Scottsdale

I began meeting with Davide four years ago for private tutoring lessons after completing two years of Italian at Scottsdale Community College. I study Italian because it provides me with a challenge unrelated to my everyday job of practicing law. It forces me to utilize parts of my brain that otherwise would become stagnate. Working one on one with Davide requires me to truly learn the language. Unlike in a classroom setting, there is no other student you can hide behind nor can you pray that you won’t be called on in class because you are the class.

What I especially enjoy about my weekly lessons is that I have no special skill with languages. Every session compels me to study long and hard and I always feel a sense of accomplishment when I avoid making a total fool of myself.

Davide is an extremely skilled tutor and I especially appreciate that Davide grew up speaking Italian and therefore speaks it naturally. I intend on studying with Davide until I become completely fluent in Italian which at the current rate means we will be working together until the end of the century.

Randy Nussbaum