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.
A big thank you to my Amalfi group for making this trip a great success!
The shop is open weekdays by appointment. Please email or call 847/219-3678 and we will open the shop just for you!!!
The group Italian language classes will resume the week of September 26, 2016. Private classes are available throughout the year.
Thank you to all the women who donated their used clothing this past weekend. The Clothing Drive was a big success!
Our second annual trip to Israel will be February 11-19, 2017. Details for the informational meeting will be given shortly.
La Gabri-Elle now sells online! Click here.
We now have a Twitter account! Follow us @lagabrielleinc