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Fare La Scarpetta means to wipe your plate clean with a piece of bread.

What else could you ask for?

Italian Language Classes

La vita e’ bella! Why not learn Italian?

After private or small-group lessons, you will be able to hold simple conversations in Italian, order vino rosso with confidence and write short paragraphs.

If you are further along in your studies, I can tailor a program based on your level and interests.

I lived and worked for an American study abroad program in Florence, Italy, for four years. I have taught Italian at the university and high school level. I was an Italian language and literature major in college and I hold a masters degree.

You might be interested in purchasing a gift certificate for someone who is interested in learning or practicing Italian.

If you are interested in combining a language class with a cooking class, please click here.

Email for more information regarding reasonable rates and flexible meeting times: chloemiller(at)gmail(dot)com. I am in the Glover Park neighborhood of Washington, D.C. If we are not located in the same city, I am happy to offer lessons on the phone or via Skype.

Prefer to study on your own? You might find this post on Resources & Tips helpful.


Another thank you for such well-grounded teaching last fall. I was able to hear familiar words, greet shopkeepers and even pretend to be Italian on occasion. Because Keli's village (Sacile) is so small, I went to the same coffee shops and restaurants enough so that I became known and was offered a lot of help with my Italian in exchange for help with English! In Venice, I was thought to be French, but that was cool as well.

I've now become a pizza snob, as well as a lover of Italian wines, as if I needed a new cuisine with which to become enchanted.
Thanks again,
Silvia Jones
(Rec & Ed student, Ann Arbor, MI)