Testimonials

Davide strives to help each student exceed their own expectations in the study of the Italian language. See below what some of his students have to say regarding their experience studying with Davide in both the classroom and through private Italian instruction.

I’m a retired pediatric anesthesiologist wanting to learn Italian to communicate with our granddaughter who is bilingual English-Italian and for our upcoming trip to Italy. Davide Valenti is exceptional! His materials are plentiful and forthcoming, making learning easy. He is so interesting retelling stories of growing up in Sicily as we practice difficult grammar, rules of the language and conjugations. This is my first virtual Zoom class and he made it seem like my classmates and I were actually sitting in his living room with him. I can’t say enough about Davide’s excellent offering as a teacher, and great man to spend your time with. I’m looking forward to our next class together! Thank you Professor Valenti!

Lisa Dado MD, Phoenix, Arizona

My wife and I began taking private Italian lessons as a couple in June 2022 and have absolutely loved getting to learn together. Davide customizes the learning approach to meet our needs and is a fantastic teacher. Private lessons provide a great environment to really learn, ask questions, and go at your own pace. If you’re looking for something fun to do with your significant other, then I’d highly recommend Davide’s private lessons.

Patrick McLean, Phoenix, Arizona

Davide is an exceptional instructor and an amazing person. He is kind, knowledgeable, and understanding. Despite my busy schedule, I always look forward to attending his classes and find each lesson and homework assignment beneficial. Moreover, Davide has an incredible sense of humor that makes his lessons both entertaining and engaging. I can’t wait to continue learning with him in Italian 102 and beyond. If you’re looking to learn Italian, I highly recommend Davide’s courses. You won’t regret it. Grazie mille, Davide!

Michael Gray, Glendale, Arizona

My husband and I wanted to learn Italian together to challenge ourselves and bond over a new goal. We have been working with Davide for about 8 months and we have both repeatedly said that is one of our favorite things we have ever done in our marriage! Davide is a fantastic teacher – he is patient and positive and flexible with our pace and learning styles. We are learning so much and having a blast doing it together!! 10/10 we would recommend private lessons with Davide and would encourage any couple to do it!! It’s often the highlight of our week and we love speaking Italian around the house and dreaming about future trips to Italy!

Madelyn McLean, Phoenix, Arizona

Valenti Lingua is a great way to learn the Italian language. Davide has real life experiences through his roots and multiple visits to Italy. Not only does he teach out of the textbook, he ties the lessons into real life scenarios such as proper etiquette in conversations or ordering in restaurants while visiting Italy. He creates a positive learning environment through his great attitude, passion, and welcoming personality . It is very obvious that he wants his studens to be successful. I’m going to definitely continue learning from Davide. Grazie Davide! 

Santino Novelli, Phoenix, Arizona

Davide is an excellent teacher and extremely knowledgeable in the Italian language. My grandparents are Italian and I have always wanted to learn the language. When I had my son, I decided to take lessons so I could teach him and speak Italian in our home. I’m so glad I found Davide. He is extremely accommodating to my busy and ever changing schedule and really tailors the experience and class. I am very pleased with the progress we’ve made in a relatively short amount of time and enjoy my classes each week. If I could give more than 5 stars, I would.

Krista LaBruzzo, Phoenix, Arizona

I’ve attempted studying Italian before, but had little success. Studying with Davide has proven to be very rewarding because his teaching method is well-structured, and because he is patient and thorough. Private lessons motivate me to study hard and be prepared for class. Davide is an excellent teacher, and he takes his role seriously…I highly recommend Davide and Valenti Lingua.

Virginia Pirrone, Fountain Hills, Arizona

I highly recommend Davide Valenti to anyone who is interested in learning to speak the Italian language. Davide offers group and individual lessons. He is highly qualified and knowledgeable of the Italian language. My wife and I have been studying with Davide for several months. Our vocabulary and confidence in understanding and using the language have greatly increased. 

Anthony Pirrone, Fountain Hills, Arizona

Where to start?! My husband and I are so lucky to have found Davide! We decided to take up Italian as we want to move there for a few years. Learning a new language sounded so daunting until we met Davide. He makes learning fun and accessible to all and he has become more like a friend than a teacher to us. We look forward to meeting with him every week! There’s no other way I would want to learn another language and it has brought new excitement to my marriage too! I highly recommended taking lessons with him.

Nakeesia Kann & TJ Blandford, Scottsdale, Arizona

The number one reason to study with Davide is that the classes are accessible to adult learners who have competing demands on their time. Unlike traditional college classes, Davide’s classes are one weekday evening per week and held over Zoom, so I can participate from anywhere. On the rare occasion when I have to miss a class, Davide has a recording of my live class that I can watch over the weekend. The pace and workload are very manageable for students engaged in full-time, or even more than full-time, employment. I wouldn’t be able to learn Italian if I had to take college classes. Davide enables me to learn the language of my ancestors.

Michael Vincent, Phoenix, Arizona