The Italian Study Group of Troy (ISGT); a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the Italian  American heritage through language and culture. The ISGT, founded by the late Luella Baron, has been in existence for over 25 years.  We are members of the Troy Chamber of Commerce and offer our support to local organizations.  The ISGT is open to all regardless of  age, nationality or religious preference.

The monies raised by the Italian Study Group of Troy in its fundraising  efforts are used to support classes in the Italian Language, choral singing  and our Special Performing Arts Club.  These classes are offered to the public at a bare minimum and are subsidized by the ISGT.  The Wayne State University Language Department accredits our language instructors.

The current Membership Board Member email sdolcevita71@yahoo.com

Individual membership per person is $20, $30 per married couple, and $50 patron membership.  The ISGT membership year is September-August.  The current Membership Board Member is   email sdolcevita71@yahoo.com

In 1997, we initiated The Luella Baron Scholarship Fund, offered to students  who are interested in the study of Italian culture and language, also accomplished by our fund-raising efforts.

ALSO:  The Italian Study Group of Troy in liaison with the Italian Consulate of  Detroit and other groups is at the forefront of an initiative to introduce  the study of the Italian language in our high schools and public school  programs.

Since 1993


Beginning Italian is perfect for those new to the language.

Conversational Italian is for those who are interested in conversational Italian and who wish to become familiar with the language prior to visiting Italy.

Intermediate Italian is for those who already studied the Italian language or who have attended the Italian for beginner class. Speaking fluently is the objective.

Advanced Italian is for those who desire to bring their knowledge of the Italian language to a higher step. Comprehension exercises and conversation on various topics are among the agenda.



For further information please contact:
Annalia Taccogna, Language Director at 248-299-5520 or email avanossi@netscape.net or

Celestina Silverio, ISGT President at 248-703-7303 or email sdolcevita71@yahoo.com