Valenti Lingua

Our Mission

Valenti Lingua is a Phoenix, Arizona based Italian language service. The mission of Valenti Lingua is to provide private Italian instruction and a positive student-centered learning experience to those who wish to learn to speak Italian. Valenti Lingua has been providing private Italian language lessons and Italian classes to the greater Phoenix and Scottsdale area since 2000.

I studied Italian with Davide while a Sophomore and Junior in high school (Brophy Prep). I like languages, having studied Spanish in grade school and French all four years of high school. Studying with Davide is the ideal method of learning the language. Although I met with him for only two hours a week, instead of five hours a week for high school French, and although I studied with him for only little more than a year, instead of four years of French, my Italian is better than my French (my SAT score in Italian Junior year was 740).

I went to Italy by myself for a month the summer between my Junior and Senior years to study Italian further at a school in Verona, and was able to communicate with no difficulty, often being mistaken for an Italian. Davide was an excellent teacher, and the sessions with him were a lot of fun. And the one-on-one experience was a nice contrast to the class room teaching of high school.

Jack ‘Giacomo’ Kilgard, Phoenix

I’ve been teaching myself Italian for about a year before coming to Phoenix but wasn’t where I wanted to be. I searched for tutors that could help me further my learning when I stumbled across Davide.  I can’t say enough for what he has done for my Italian.  He is always pushing me to get better and I think of him as a coach.  He is patient and very knowledgeable but best of all has the ability to explain things that open your eyes when books cannot. I personally would recommend Davide to anyone who needs help at any level in Italian.

AJ Morris, Chicago Cubs Pitcher