What people say

I have taken many Italian courses including with private tutors. This first course has not only held my interest, but it’s also made me look forward to part two! My confidence in reading and speaking Italian has increased greatly and

Rashna Bhadha-Ryan, Southgate N14

We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our Italian classes so far, and feel that we’ve learnt a huge amount in a short space of time. Laura is a wonderful teacher – patient and encouraging, she is able to communicate new learning clearly and

Zoe Boyd-Clack and Simon Jones

The course and teaching methods are excellent. Each session is well structured with elements of both revision and new material. Teaching methods vary widely and generally incorporate fun exercises, listening and language practice. The atmosphere is encouraging and light with

Jackie Bishop, Palmers Green N13

The course has been really enjoyable. As an adult learner I was unsure of what to expect and what format a lesson would take (It’s a long time since I was at school!) the variety of topics covered and the

Jackie Farrell, Palmers Green N13

I have been working with Laura and her language business, Parla Italiano, for over 3 years. In my dealings with Laura, she has not only shown to be very professional, reliable and approachable but also she understands the business and

Luca Piccini, Country Manger, Lavazza UK (now Asia Pacific Director at Luigi Lavazza S.p.a.)

Laura is a fantastic teacher who has contagious energy, passion and enthusiasm. Her lessons are demanding and always great fun. Conversation is easy – she is bright and intelligent and always interesting to talk to. You learn fast. Brava Professoressa!

Rory Conwell, Chairman, BeautySpotter

I took classes with Laura for almost a year. She is an excellent teacher, very passionate and enthusiastic about the Italian language. She always brings fun into the lessons, making it very enjoyable. She motivates all her students through her

Emile Laubscher

Laura always makes the lesson interesting by doing different things. She teaches using examples that will come useful in everyday situations. I used to be worried about listening comprehension but with Laura I like doing this activity as I realise

Hannah Roberts

Laura inspires with her infectious enthusiasm. I always finish a lesson feeling upbeat about my progress having often started feeling dim. Her emphasis on understanding and being understood is not at the expense of developing a grasp of the technicalities.

Dr Gregory Battle (beginner student)

The main problem with most private teaching lessons is the tedium they can create and the fact that they are usually exam-oriented. Yet, Laura manages to avoid all the barriers that can hinder the learning process. Having had quite long

Nicolas Sakiotis (beginner student)

I have been studying Italian with Laura for about a year. She is an extremely effective teacher. Her approach was consistent from the beginning and prompted me to speak Italian as much as I could. Over time with her support

Jason Maratos (beginner student)

Laura is a great teacher. The lesson are both fun and structured and my confidence speaking the language has increased a lot on account of her enthusiasm and support. Although the lessons are structured, she ensures that we don’t just

Megan Schuster (intermediate student)

Laura is an understanding, helpful, and very cheerful teacher! She manages to adapt herself to the student’s individual needs and learning abilities. She is always prepared for the lesson and emphasizes the importance of variety during the teaching hour by

Milena Pappas (advanced student)

I started taking lessons from Laura after completing a one month immersion course for beginners  in Italian.  I work and travel with my work and I find it difficult to attend regular, scheduled lessons.  Laura is very flexible with the

Ann Gordon (beginner student)

I have been studying Italian with Laura for one year now, after having a break from the language for over 10 years Laura was great in tailoring the lesson to my needs, revisiting long forgotten grammar and building confidence speaking

Olivia Erby (beginner student)

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