this is not hyperbole
Daiana is the Director and Founding Partner of the Academy of Foreign Languages. Born in the Tuscany region of Italy, Daiana graduated from the University of Pisa where she studied Political Science, Psycho-sociology, and Linguistics. In addition to her native Italian, Daiana is fluent in English, French, and Spanish, and has a working knowledge of Latin and German. She immigrated to the United States in 1983 and has taught and trained teachers since 1981. In addition to teaching and running the Academy of Foreign Languages, Daiana does interpretation work across Southern California. She is an expert in Italian cinema and regional Italian cuisine and holds a degree in fashion from FIDM.
Lei “Fiorella” is the President and Founding Partner of the Academy of Foreign Languages. Born in Southern California, Lei is a graduate of Pepperdine University.
“My passion for foreign languages started when, as a girl, I read a book about a young woman who worked as an interpreter at the United Nations. That was what I wanted to be! However, the difficulties I encountered learning Spanish in middle school took my career in another direction. Passions being what they are, I decided to learn a foreign language as an adult, and have spent time in the U.S. and abroad studying Italian. Along the way, I made many false starts (language books and CDs), hit many speed bumps (large group classes), and have experienced the same challenges and frustrations you may have felt.”
“It is the unique multicultural partnership Daiana and I have, and our dual perspective, that brings the best foreign language education to you. We have one vision: to provide everyone with the opportunity to speak a foreign language.”
Teachers at the Academy of Foreign Languages are The Best In The Business. This is not hyperbole — unlike other language schools, the majority of your fee goes to the teacher. Only highly educated and well-trained teachers can provide superior instruction in grammar, pronunciation, and conversation.
All Of Our Teachers are teaching their native tongue, are fluent in English, and have had years of experience in education. They are trained to adapt their teaching methods to your needs, accelerating the learning process, and optimizing your investment. There is no catchall method for teaching a foreign language; there are as many ways to teach as there are students to learn.