Nicole Blau

Nicole Blau



I am passionate about teaching this beautiful language and all the charm that is the Italian lifestyle . I engage my students by learning about their interests and tailoring the lessons according to who they are and what they enjoy doing.

My methods are unconventional, and I make it fun to learn incorporating various unconventional activities to bring the language alive. I visit museums and go out to Italian restaurants with my students It becomes a social exchange, so they function in the real world , in real time , using their new skills.

I have spent the best part of my life in Italy, and have been happily teaching for many years. I also do translation, having worked with award winning authors and University professors on various projects.


25 years in business
Serves New York , NY

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I first meet with them to get a sense of who they are, what their needs are, what their time frame and restrictions are. 

After that I form a sort of game plan to get them speaking and reading as soon as possible. The sooner they feel they are accomplishing something the more enthusiastic and motivated they will be. I work on the  accent and feeling of the language, not only the technical aspects .

I have lived in Italy most of my life. I have taught in schools in NYC and in Italy- . Language and also Art classes. I have also taught English to Italian children in public school in Italy-  I have  worked translating Italian to English for University texts, books and other projects.

Generally I price by the lesson, finding an hour and 15-20 minutes to be the right amount of time. I also assign homework, according to each individual's talents, interests, and capabilities.

I have always loved teaching, and began teaching art when i was in my early 20s.

Old, young, children ,  from many different cultures, backgrounds and countries.

I am very fond of cinema. i also frequent a marvelous Sicilian restaurant in my neighborhood that hosts gatherings once a month - what are called "aperitivo" in Italian.

Go with someone you actually enjoy spending time with.

Will  the teacher help me "THINK" in the language  not just recite words by rote.

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