Dr. Kathryn Occhipinti is a radiologist of Italian-American descent who has been teaching the Italian in the Peoria and Chicago areas for about 10 years. During that time, she founded Stella Lucente, LLC, a publishing company focused on instructional language books designed to make learning a second language easy and enjoyable for the adult audience.
Using her experiences as a teacher and frequent traveler to Italy, she wrote the Conversational Italian for Travelers series of books, which follow the character Caterina on her travels through Italy, while at the same time introducing the fundamentals of the Italian language.
Blogs by Kathryn Occhipinti with more useful tips on Italian language and culture include:
Facebook: Stella Lucente Italian https://www.facebook.com/Stella.LearnItalian/?ref=hl
Conversational Italian! open group to discuss all things Italian and Italian-American https://www.facebook.com/groups/conversationalitalian/
Twitter: StellaLucente@travelitalian1 https://twitter.com/travelitalian1