Immerse Italia: Italian Language Lessons

Immerse Italia: Italian Language Lessons

5.0 (3)
3 hires on
1 employee
6 years in business

About this pro

Singing Italian opera since age 14, I found my voice and home in Italian language and culture. I attained fluency through taking all levels (1-6 + upper division courses) at UCLA; in an intensive language program in Camerino, Italy; and through living abroad in Bologna, Italy for one year taking my Psychology and Italian cultural classes (Dante Alighieri literature, History of Italian Food, and Italian Opera) all in Italian with oral exams. Further, I have performed with Italian choral groups.

In 2016, I started an Italian language school in California. I have taught hundreds of students through group classes (from Basics to Advanced Grammar/Conversation) and individual and family lessons. I currently teach all my students online, integrating the most efficient and effective methods from all of my Italian immersion experiences. I’m confident that it is possible to attain fluency with the right approach. My passion is to connect with others through languages and music, and I would be delighted to help you do the same.

Watching my students gain confidence and joy in learning a language that they hold close to their hearts.

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Brooklyn, NY 11237
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3 Reviews


  • Arielle Musa

    Great quality lessons, with the perfect expertise, attitude and passion for Italian.

  • Rochelle Zingarelli Carr

    Ciao Tutti! I loved everything about my classes with Missy!!! I have worked for two years (on and off), and possibly longer, with Immerse Italia. I am in Rome right now writing this review, and using much of what I learned! I travel to Italy twice a year, and my lessons helped me converse with my Italian friends, order comfortably in restaurants, and small chats while out in the city. I am someone who enjoys diversity, and "hands on learning" and Missy's classes offered many different styles of teaching interspersed throughout her classes. Missy incorporates her love of the Italian language with her passion for music, and would often break out in song......I enjoyed both my private lessons, and group lessons. Missy is worth EVERY DOLLAR SPENT. She pours her heart and soul into our (online and in person), lessons! Do yourself a favor and sign up for her classes NOW! Tip: Do not forget to practice with your flash cards, and sticky notes placed around your house!

  • Betsy B.

    Melissa is an encouraging and patient teacher of the Italian language. She creatively uses flash cards, pictures, short stories and even opera lyrics to introduce words, grammar and expressions. Her passion for "la bella lingua" is contagious.

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What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Studied Italian (all levels: 1-6 and upper division courses) at UCLA. 

Tutored Italian at UCLA

Intensive Language Studies in Camerino, Italy

1 year abroad at the University of Bologna (all courses taught in Italian and received top score on all oral exams)

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How did you get started teaching?

I tutored Italian at UCLA. Then I started an Italian Immersion School, teaching group classes, family lessons, and one-on-one private tutoring, both in-person and online for students of ages ranging from 8-85.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have taught students of all ages (8-85). College students preparing for Italian exams, high school students, families, and retired individuals learning italian to connect to roots and/or for travel 

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