Italian with Adina

Salve! My name is Adina Galan, and I was born and raised in Romania. Shortly after graduating from the University of Bucharest, I came to the United States and I continued my studies at the University of Virginia. I received a Master’s degree in Italian Language and Literature in 1999, and I have been teaching Italian ever since. I taught in various academic settings: at the University of Virginia, at Sweet Briar College, and at Piedmont Virginia Community College.

I have also been teaching Italian private lessons to students of all ages and proficiency levels. My lessons are custom designed to match the student’s interests, abilities, and learning style. I take pride in each success story associated with my students’ progress in Italian, many of whom started from the very basics and gradually bloomed into fluent speakers.
(434) 882-1888


Children & Adults • 10-Week Group Classes • Small Group Lessons • Ongoing One-on-One Lessons • In-person or Virtual


1020 Carrington Place
Charlottesville, VA 22901


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My guiding principle in teaching Italian is to help you build confidence in speaking the language.