La Gabri-Elle’s goal is to promote the Italian language, as well as Italy’s rich culture, by various means including classes in the Italian language, guided tours to Italy, and imported Italian gifts and foods.
Classes are taught in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, where interaction between the instructor and students is encouraged and emphasized. Although a book is used, it mainly serves as a reference and guideline. Supplemental materials — such as handouts, short videos, and Italian music — offer interesting insights into the Italian culture while expanding students’ knowledge of the language.
In addition to classroom instruction, guided tours to Italy are offered for La Gabri-Elle’s students and their family and friends. These tours provide the students with an opportunity to use their newly learned language skills in actual conversations with local Italians, to read restaurant menus and order in Italian, to barter at local Italian markets, and much more! It is truly an enriching experience.
Gifts and specialty items are imported directly from Italy and are available a la carte or artfully packaged in handmade gift baskets of various types and sizes for all occasions.
The Southern Italy Coast to Coast trip Sep5-14, 2014 is now SOLD OUT! A big thank you to all the group members who joined the tour. We will have a fabulous time!!!!
We are back!!! A Grand Merci to my Paris passengers for making my first group to Paris an amazing success !!!!
On behalf of myself and the Gurnee Women's Business Association, a big thank you to all who donated at the Women's Clothing Drive held Saturday May 10th. Your generosity was greatly appreciated.
Grazie to my Amalfi Culinary group for making this trip a great success!
A big thank you to all who attended the fundraiser A Brain Tumor and a Dream. For those who could not attend but donated, thank you for your support! It was greatly appreciated.
The shop is open weekdays by appointment only. Please email or call 847/219-3678 and we will open the shop just for you!!!
La Gabri-Elle now sells online! Click here.
We now have a Twitter account! Follow us @lagabrielleinc