Temple Rome is thrilled to announce an initiative for students who wish to improve their Italian or meet their local peers.

Italian university students from Istituto Gregorio VII, a nearby school for Interpreters and Translators, are available for free individual sessions to help in any way you may need: to practice conversation, to review class notes, or to reinforce and widen your vocabulary. Finally, it’s a great opportunity to learn about contemporary Rome and its inhabitants, and even make new friends.

How can I make an appointment?

Head to the Library to check the most updated Help Desk Schedule. You’ll find a calendar complete with names and phone numbers for each tutor, as well as their availability.

Choose a tutor according to the time slot which best suits you, and send a message by SMS or WhatsApp to make your appointment.

If you need to cancel an appointment, please inform your tutor with at least 24 hours notice. Rome is not always an easy city to commute within – don’t make your tutor waste a trip!

Where will my appointment be held?

You’ll need to find a quiet spot on campus to work with your tutor. Popular choices include:

  • The Library Back Room or Library Annex (check with the Librarians for availability)
  • The new student lounge, downstairs by the computer lab
  • The Jelly Bean Lounge, on the top floor outside the Fresco Room

If none of the above spaces are available, perhaps try a nearby café!

Italian Tutors for Temple Rome Faculty

Besides offering support for Italian language courses, Italian Tutors can be invaluable in exposing study-abroad students to cross-cultural perspectives. Faculty from all disciplines are welcomed and encouraged to include Italian Tutors in their lesson planning. As students of interpretation, Italian Tutors typically speak English at a high level, so they’ll be able to follow along no matter the language of instruction.

If you’d like to invite a group of Italian Tutors to participate in a classroom discussion or other activity, please write the program coordinator, Prof. Daniela Curioso, at daniela.curioso@temple.edu.