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.
Buon Viaggio to my Amalfi Coast group! We will be away from May 16 - 25, 2015.
As of May 26th, the gift shop will be open by appointment only. Please email or call 847/219-3678 and we will open the shop just for you!!!
The GWBA Women Clothes Drive held Saturday May 2nd was a great success. A big thank you to all who donated and came out to shop at the vendor fair!
Thank you to all who participated and donated to our Food Drive held at the St. Joseph's Table last March 19th.
Explore Sardegna trip September 11-20 2015 is sold out! A big thank you to all who joined. We will have an amazing time!
La Gabri-Elle now sells online! Click here.
We now have a Twitter account! Follow us @lagabrielleinc