A different language is a different vision of life.
Federico Fellini

The Italian School



Announcing another Convivio innovation for the Italian community of San Diego…

Donation-based, no-fee, no-money-up-front Italian classes! That’s right—because we are a nonprofit, we can make you happy first and then you can help us cover our costs if you’re satisfied (you will be!).

Our model is simple: Come take our Italian course—at the end of the 8-week session, if you are satisfied, if you have learned something, if you are pleased with your experience, consider paying our suggested donation (ranging from $72 to $126) depending on your level of satisfaction. It works out to less than $10 an hour!

Who doesn’t want to learn Italian? Who doesn’t want to be a part of Italian culture through its lyrical language? Come to Convivio where you will learn Italian in a fun and nurturing environment with native speakers as your instructors and guides.

Role Playing  |  No Books  |  Total Immersion

At the end of the course you will also enjoy a convivial reception!

Make new friends. Immerse yourself in culture. Learn something new.
Enjoy now, donate later!

We will have more information coming soon on our next session!


8 weeks

Tue or Thu, 6:40 pm – 8:15 pm

(subject to availability)

Ci vediamo!

This workshop will use complete immersion in the Italian language through role playing and multimedia presentations. Throw away your notes and jump right in. You will naturally develop speaking and comprehension skills in a fun and nurturing environment.

Enrollment is limited for our immersion course. Once you are registered, we will contact you about placement. Please note: Schedule is tentative and may change.

About the Instructor

Livia Nuzzo-Funkhouser is an Italian attorney living in San Diego, California. Born in Naples, she studied and practiced law in Rome, where she also served as Vice President of the Italian branch of the European Law Students Association. Before arriving in San Diego, Livia worked as an instructor of Italian language at Fayetteville (NC) Community College and as Director of Development for United Way in Colorado Springs. She now works as a freelance teacher and interpreter and also collaborates with several nonprofits. She dedicates her free time to hobbies such as art, reading, traveling, and volunteering.

Kids and Culture Language Workshop
(ages 4-8)

New sessions coming soon!
8-Week Session
Saturdays / 11 am – 12 pm

This workshop builds on children’s innate ability to acquire language by introducing vocabulary contextually through images, then providing practical applications to put it to use in real-world settings. Your child will naturally develop speaking and comprehension skills in a fun and nurturing environment.

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