Mary Ann Wells

“I have always wanted to study Italian.  These evening classes with John are perfect for me, since I work full-time. He tries to be accommodating and understanding of students needs.  Classes are challenging, yet relaxed at the same time.  John is sensitive and caring as well as knowledgeable, engaging and perceptive.  He is clear and well-organized. He supplements his classes with songs, worksheets, activities, and games to enhance vocabulary, grammar, and cultural learning.  We have weekly homework, complete with audio assignments.  Classes are challenging, but not uncomfortable. I look forward every week to going to class.  Often it is the highlight of my week.  Assistants are native speakers and classes are small so students get a lot of attention and help.  Teachers are accessible and helpful during the week as well.   There is always time for conversation and getting to know the people you study with.  I started the classes in the Fall knowing nothing more than "mangia" and moved from the beginner level to the advanced beginner.  It is also comfortable to repeat a class without any stigma attached.  The social aspect of learning Italian with John is an unexpected surprise for me.  Classes are fun and I've made new friends.  John is a gregarious person as well as a good teacher.  He often notifies classes of Italian related cultural events happening locally -- plays, movies, concerts -- and occasionally the group attends the event and goes out to dinner together as well. I absolutely love my Italian classes!”  

Mary Ann Wells

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