Welcome to Speakitaly

Italian Language & Culture for Children

Our programs are for both children who are being introduced to a new foreign language and for those who need the practice to improve what they already know. This journey is going to be such a fun and positive experience that it will leave a mark on your child’s life. Our lessons are stimulating and entertaining and children end up learning without even realizing it. They are encouraged to experience the language through a wide range of fun activities which means that they will start speaking and using Italian in a very natural way. Our Italian language teaching method is anchored in the Common European Framework of Reference and is driven by a didactic method that is the result of the director’s almost two decades of experience in the field. 

We use a combination of activities based on the communicative approach with active learning (group work, role plays, etc.) and practice exercises to improve listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Based on the age group, we do teach grammar because we believe that clarity in the structure, will help the child eventually to understand the language, use patterns, and re-create new ones. 

Our goal is to support multilingual families who want to pass along their heritage and culture. We are here to serve our community and we see language awareness and intercultural sensitivity as the milestones for an inclusive society. Italian, like all other languages, is an enrichment and a growth in every way. 
 
Small classes capped at 6 students to make sure each one gets the needed attention and facilitate learners' progress. If you like it, picture your child! Vi aspettiamo!
Vitor Ribeiro
Vitor Ribeiro
2024-04-29
Raffaella translated the documents necessary for our mortgage application in Italy. She was very cordial, responsive and kept us informed throughout the process. 10/10 would recommend.
Dana Greco
Dana Greco
2024-04-15
Raffaella was expedient, highly professional, personable, and helped me get my documents prepared for citizenship.highly recommend her!
mathew scire
mathew scire
2024-04-10
Awesome service. The agency quickly obtained apostilles needed for applying for dual citizenship, and provided helpful advice as I navigate the process. Sono molto contento!!
David Rufo
David Rufo
2024-02-27
Raffaela was fantastic help in my family, 13 people, winning a Rule 48 case for our Italian citizenship. If she is doing work for you, I promise you won’t be disappointed. She is great. Molto Grazie Raffaella!
Gabriela Davies
Gabriela Davies
2024-01-31
Raffaella e SpeakItaly foram rápidos e eficientes na minha demanda, conseguindo organizar toda a documentação necessária em menos de uma semana.
Shane Egizi
Shane Egizi
2024-01-07
Raffaella and SpeakItaly have been so amazing at helping me get my documents translated and legalized. I even used her service while I am living overseas. She has been prompt, transparent and very good at her job. Would recommend her service if you are going for Italian Dual citizenship.
Patricia Kavanagh
Patricia Kavanagh
2023-12-20
Eleonora is a gifted tutor. She understands my immediate and longer term goals in studying Italian language and culture and has adapted to both. She moves as quickly as I can but is also patient when I need to go over things from earlier lessons. The school space in Dumbo is bright and pleasant.
john mendiola
john mendiola
2023-08-23
I needed help with translations and apostilizations of documents for my Italian citizenship application. I am so glad I found this place!! Rafaella was so knowledgeable and had precious insights for the process (which if you have tried it in the past can be tedious and frustrating). She was very responsive and communicative and stays with you all the way. Thanks for your help!!
Our Offer

ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE FOR CHILDREN

FALL/WINTER 2024

Our children’s program is designed to actively involve our little students using a wide variety of learning tools to ensure the children have fun while learning through three important approaches: Discovery, Creativity, Body.
Study 1-on-1 lessons with certified and experienced teachers. Classes designed to give the kids a chance to focus on vocabulary, pronunciation, and consistently practice speaking in Italian. Online, at school, or at your home.
We offer Italian Language Themed classes for all levels and age. We work with a wide range of engaging activities and start speaking Italian in a very natural way through an interactive approach. Sessions are held online or in person.
We understand that the school holiday calendar doesn’t necessarily reflect the days off we adults have so: SpeakItaly comes in help! Leave your kid(s) in a safe place where you can have peace of mind and keep working.
We offer Kids Private Cooking Classes for any occasion for your children! Depending on what your event is meant for, we can offer mommy & me, drop off (at one of our locations), or off-site Private Cooking Classes for children aged 1 to 16.
Let’s discover the beauties of Italy and Italian Culture through fun and educational activities, including cooking! This is a bilingual camp but no prior knowledge is required as we will be alternating languages when needed.
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