around the world
Monday, at 10:30am eastern
December 6, 2022
Registration Status: OPEN
Series Cost: $150 for series of 8
Join Vilma Noga as she cooks up some Italian Christmas traditions. You are welcome to join from the kitchen and simultaneously make some of your own Italian holiday delicacies. Vilma (and perhaps you) will be making some contucci and also bruschetta fegatini. So uncork your favorite vin santo or a heady red wine and get ready for the holidays. If you don't want to be in the kitchen, you are welcome to just watch.
Each session will last approximately 2 hours.
My name is Vilma, and I live near Florence, Italy. I have a bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages, Literature, and Intercultural Studies from the University of Florence. I speak fluent Italian, English, German, French, and Albanian, and I teach the Italian language.
I worked for many years as the Reception Manager in a hotel near Florence. While working with tourists from all over the world, I improved my own language skills. My day-to-day interactions with the hotel guests allowed me to better understand the difficulties that foreign speakers face while learning a new language.
I personalize my lessons according to the student's needs. I stress the importance of the spoken language, and we interact with one another in a friendly conversation–laughter included! I encourage everyone to speak immediately, from beginners to those with an advanced level of Italian. I believe that speaking another language is an enriching experience for everyone. Two years ago, I created my Italian online classes, which have been very successful. After much positive feedback from my students, I have also expanded my practice to include Italian language and culture group workshops and cooking classes. I also lead small group tours around Florence to teach about our magnificent art and architecture.
I truly enjoy teaching, and look forward to working with you!
Owner, Host, & Director
In 2008, the seed of Artful Journeys was planted in her brain, when Joan brought together all of her life's passions, her love of music, an affinity for the beautiful things in life, and an ability to organize events to give birth to Artful Journeys, a program of art education trips for the soul.
Joan was born and raised in the apple country of the Hudson River Valley in New York; her father was a gentle, very tolerant, educated land surveyor, and her mother was the efficient business administrator and home engineer. The youngest of four children, Joan was encouraged to pursue anything she wanted, but also to do her best. Sometimes that was very difficult, especially succeeding three very accomplished siblings.
$150 for the series of 8 online classes
PayPal is preferred; however, we do take checks
A Zoom link will be provided by email within 24 hours of each meeting
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A Zoom link will be provided by email within 24 hours of each meeting.