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  • About Lingo

    Who is Federica?


    Federica Marchesini, originally from Verona – the Italian city of Romeo and Juliette, has been living in Cape Town for 15 years. She has a twin sister who lives in the UK. The rest of her family is still in Verona – which she visits annually.

    Federica founded her own language school “LINGO” in Cape Town in 2007 after being a language student herself for quite a few years. Federica decided to create an unconventional way of learning/teaching where fun and conversation are more important than grammar.

    Federica speaks Italian, English, French, Spanish and German.

    Federica is a very creative person. When she’s not teaching languages, she writes (she’s just finished her first novel and her first collection of poems); she collects words and expressions she particularly likes; she makes all types of creative things with her hands (birthday cards, lamps, decos) and she entertains – a lot!

    I Love Italy Community Meetup

    I Love Italy

    Federica loves bringing the Italian community in Cape Town together and is often organising cultural events.

    Even though Federica is Italian, she is not famous for her culinary skills. Yet, her “risotto con la salsiccia” seems to be a hit, even for her “fussy” Italian friends.

    If you wish to read further about this Italian lady, click on Meet the Author and feel free to contact her for any feedback or comments.

    Intervista RAI

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    The Lingo Way

    The Lingo Way is the way we teach at Lingo School

    No matter what language you choose, we want you to have fun and learn in an easy, practical and flexible manner.

    Our method is based on teaching a combination of learning skills. The Lingo Way encourages you to learn with the teacher and on your own, turning a language experience into a lifestyle where surviving in everyday situations is more important than grammar.

    Here a taste of what and how you will learn Italian at Lingo with our Combo Learning Packages


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    Learn more on how the COMBO package works.

    BONUS: Our Lingo Italian REWARD Program is there to encourage you to excel. Find out more about our rewards.

    Our focus is on making the learning more dynamic and more engaging.

    Please email us to find out about the packages and the cost of our courses.

    Here is what our students have to say about the Lingo Way

    Contact Us

    Contact Details

    The teacher: Federica
    Mobile: +27 (0)72 342 0494
    Email: learn@lingo-sa.com
    Website: www.lingo-sa.com
    Skype: lingo.school1

    Lingo School Studio Cape Town

    Lingo School Studio


    Studio @ Congregational Church
    cnr Kloof Street and Eaton Road (entrance Eaton Road)
    Tamboerskloof, 8001, Cape Town, South Africa

    Lingo School @ Cape Town Union Congregational Church

    Money Matters

    South African Payment

    Banking Details

    Account Holder: Federica Marchesini
    Bank: ABSA Bank
    Branch Code: 632005
    Account Number: 4059098771

    Reference: Student Name and Surname

    Proof of Payment must be sent to learn@lingo-sa.com

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  • Word of the Month: mammone
    Italian meaning: Bambino o adulto che è eccessivamente attaccato alla madre
    English meaning: mama’s boy