I teach Italian through Ann Arbor’s Rec and Ed program. Next semester I will be teaching Italian I and Italian II on Wednesday evenings. Recently, students have been asking me for more local resources. I thought I’d share a few with you:
The Dante Alighieri Society offers children’s language classes and various events, like an annual spring film festival. Last year I enjoyed a few free movies hosted by the University of Michigan.
The Michigan Italian Tribune is published weekly. I enjoy reading about local events, from religious festivals to cheese sales.
These two restaurants in town that have some language-related events:
Silvio’s Pizzeria – look for Silvio, the chef and owner from Abruzzo. Don’t miss the Sweet Dreams dessert pizza (a stuffed pizza with nutella and cream. Wow!)
Paesano’s Restaurant - see Isabella, the chef from Venice. She periodically gives cooking presentations through the Ann Arbor library. You can also pick up a copy of her cookbook and try the recipes at home.
The University of Michgan’s Language Resource Center pairs tutors and conversation partners via the internet. This is a great resource.
If you are interested in private tutoring, please contact me directly (chloemiller(at)gmail(dot)com.)