Thanks to our collaboration with Auser Cittadini del Mondo volunteers, we offer free literacy and Italian language classes. They are a direct result of Talking Hands’ participatory consultation process and are taken up by approximately 15 students. Classes occur in the Talking Hands studio twice a week. They focus on basic literacy as well as technical terminology used in relevant professional contexts. We find that because this project responds to a specific and tangible need, participants are highly motivated and learn the language easily.