Our Programs

ITALIAN GROUP COURSES FOR CHILDREN

SPRING 2023 PROGRAMS 
Full Term 16 weeks (excluding national holidays)

February 7th – June 24th

Age 1-3

Giardino dei Piccolissimi

We introduce children below the age of 4 to the Italian language through a natural way of activities.  Our Italian lessons for young learners include Song’s book with illustrations, musical instruments, and Art and Craft project based on the Montessori method. With songs, language games, and creative activities, the Italian language becomes engaging and interesting. Children have a natural flair for picking up the accent naturally, a lot more easily than adults.

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON/ MANHATTAN

  • Mondays for Italianissimi* 10-12PM Drop Off (2-5 yo) 
  • Mondays 3-3:50PM Course 
  • Fridays 3-3:50PM Course
  • Saturdays 9:30-10:30AM Course

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON/ BROOKLYN

  • Mondays for Italianissimi* 10-12PM Drop Off (2-5 yo) 
  • Mondays 3-3:50PM Course 
  • Fridays 3-3:50PM Course

ITALIAN COURSES ONLINE

  • Tuesdays 10-11AM (Music)
  • Wednesdays 4:45-5:45 PM (Music)

EXTRA FUN ACTIVITIES MANHATTAN | Learn More

EXTRA FUN ACTIVITIES BROOKLYN | Learn More

AGE 6 MONTHS - 3 YEARS OLD

Mommy & Me

Taught in Italian for kids ages 6 months to 3 years old that combines singing, movement, storytime, music, vocabulary games, arts & crafts, and fun exercises to encourage a love for the language from a very young age. Using Italian melodies, popular children’s songs, art and craft, storytelling, and cooking class we introduce children below the age of 4 to the Italian language. Captivating props, and activities that advance with children as they grow and develop their cognitive skills. Topics from prior lessons are reviewed at the beginning of each session. A new topic is introduced every week.  

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON/ MANHATTAN

  • Tuesdays 9:30-10:30AM Music and Story Time 
  • Wednesdays 10-11AM Art & Craft 
  • Bundle: Thursdays 9:30-11 AM Music and Story Time

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON/ BROOKLYN

  • Tuesdays 9:30-10:30AM Music and Story Time 
  • Wednesdays 10-11AM Art & Craft 
  • Bundle: Thursdays 9:30-11 AM Music and Story Time
  • Fridays 9:45-11AM Cooking for Toddlers | Learn More

ITALIAN COURSES ONLINE

(Contact us to request)

EXTRA FUN ACTIVITIES MANHATTAN | Learn More

EXTRA FUN ACTIVITIES BROOKLYN | Learn More

AGE 4-5

Giardino dei Piccoli

Experiment Italian through a wide range of engaging activities and start speaking in a very natural way. The curriculum builds upon a balance between activities led by our teachers and by the interests of our children who are encouraged to actively influence the course and format of their learning.  The projects form the Essential Curriculum (the Body, Colors, Shapes, Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy, Introduction to Writing and Reading), and every year the school develops specific projects which arise within the class groups, such as Cooking, Creativity Art and Craft, Storytelling and Music. 

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON / MANHATTAN

  • Mondays for Italianissimi 10-12PM Drop Off 
  • Mondays 4-4:45PM (Native Speakers) 
  • Thursdays 4:45-5:30PM Course

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON / BROOKLYN

  • Mondays for Italianissimi 10-12PM Drop Off 
  • Mondays 4-4:45PM (Native Speakers) 
  • Thursdays 4:45-5:30PM Course

ITALIAN COURSES ONLINE

  • Mondays 3:45-4:45PM 
  • Tuesdays 3:45-4:45PM 
  • Thursdays 4-5PM
  • Tuesdays 10-11AM (Music) | Learn More
  • Wednesdays 4:45-5:45PM (Music) | Learn More

 

EXTRA FUN ACTIVITIES MANHATTAN | Learn More

EXTRA FUN ACTIVITIES BROOKLYN | Learn More

AGE 6-7

Giardino dei Mezzani

Our class is designed to help your children improve their writing skills, gain a better understanding of grammar, and play with other Italian-speaking children. (4 to 6 participants).  Organized around theme-based units, interactive exercises, and games, our course emphasizes communicative abilities and vocabulary building as well as listening, reading, writing, pronunciation, and basic grammar skills.  Enrolling students must already be able to read and write.

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON / MANHATTAN

  • Tuesdays for Italianissimi 3:45-5:15PM 
  • Wednesdays 4:45-5:45PM Course
  • Thursdays 3:45-4:45PM (Beginner Level)

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON / BROOKLYN

  • Tuesdays for Italianissimi 3:45-5:15PM 
  • Wednesdays 4:45-5:45PM Course
  • Thursdays 3:45-4:45PM (Beginner Level)

ITALIAN COURSES ONLINE

  • Mondays 4:45-5:45PM 
  • Tuesdays 4:45-5:45PM 
  • Wednesdays 3:45-4:45PM (Beginner Level)
  • Tuesdays 10-11AM (Music) | Learn More
  • Wednesdays 4:45-5:45PM (Music) | Learn More

EXTRA FUN ACTIVITIES MANHATTAN | Learn More

EXTRA FUN ACTIVITIES BROOKLYN | Learn More

AGE 8-10

Giardino dei Mezzi-Grandi

Our class is designed to help your children to learn and understand grammar, write and read in Italian. (4 to 6 participants). Keeping students who are 6-12 years old focused can be challenging so we are doing our best to make every lesson engaging. Organized around theme-based units, interactive exercises, and games, our course emphasizes communicative abilities and vocabulary building as well as listening, reading, writing, pronunciation, and basic grammar skills.

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON / MANHATTAN

  • Tuesdays 5-6PM 
  • Fridays 4-5PM (Beginner Level)

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON / BROOKLYN

  • Tuesdays 5-6PM 
  • Fridays 4-5PM (Beginner Level)

ITALIAN COURSES ONLINE

  • Mondays 3:45-4:45PM 
  • Thursdays 5-6PM 

EXTRA FUN ACTIVITIES MANHATTAN | Learn More

EXTRA FUN ACTIVITIES BROOKLYN | Learn More

AGE 11-13

Giardino dei Grandi

Our class is designed to help your children to learn and understand grammar, write and read in Italian. The group class  (4 to 6 participants) is also a great opportunity to communicate with other students in Italian and start to feel comfortable having simple conversations.  The structure of the class will be organized around theme-based units, interactive exercises, and games, our course emphasizes communicative abilities and vocabulary building as well as listening, reading, writing, pronunciation, and basic grammar skills.

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON / MANHATTAN

  • Mondays 4:50-5:50PM 

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON / BROOKLYN

  • Mondays 4:50-5:50PM 

ITALIAN COURSES ONLINE

  • Mondays 5:45-6:45PM 
  • Wednesdays 3:45-4:45PM (Beginner Level)

EXTRA FUN ACTIVITIES MANHATTAN | Learn More

EXTRA FUN ACTIVITIES BROOKLYN | Learn More

AGE 14-16

Giardino dei Teens

Our class is designed to help your children to learn and understand grammar, write and read in Italian. The group class  (4 to 6 participants) is also a great opportunity to communicate with other students in Italian and start to feel comfortable having simple conversations. The structure of the class will be organized around theme-based units, interactive exercises, and games. Our course emphasizes communicative abilities and vocabulary building as well as listening, reading, writing, pronunciation, and grammar skills.

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON / MANHATTAN

  • Thursdays 5:45-6:45PM Course

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON / BROOKLYN

  • Thursdays 5:45-6:45PM Course

ITALIAN COURSES ONLINE

  • Mondays 4:30-5:30PM
  • Thursdays 4-5PM 

EXTRA FUN ACTIVITIES MANHATTAN | Learn More

EXTRA FUN ACTIVITIES BROOKLYN | Learn More

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Age 6-10

Saturday Morning Drop Off

Saturdays 10:30AM-1:30PM
It’s like a summer camp but runs all year round. You drop your child off at 10:30 and you’ll pick them up happier at 1:30PM. We will read, sing, do artistic or culinary activities, and much more. All in Italian of course!

AGE 4-16

Saturday Afternoon Drop Off

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Our Italian Saturday Drop Off is a mix of activities for all ages and levels.  In the Afternoon we will only offer fun activities, so the kids can spend time with us and have fun cooking and make some cool art and craft projects. 

MANHATTAN

  • Cooking Class 2PM-3:30PM / AGE 4-16 | SIGN UP
  • Afternoon Italiano 2PM-5PM / AGE 4-10 | SIGN UP

BROOKLYN

  • Cooking Class 2PM-3:30PM / AGE 4-16 | SIGN UP
  • Afternoon Italiano 2PM-5PM / AGE 4-10 | SIGN UP
Age 4-10

Day Camp

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.  Our Day Camp is for all levels and for kids of age between 4 and 10 yo. If your child speaks Italian or is learning Italian that would be a plus, but since our activities will be very creative all levels are welcome. 

age 6+

Latin Courses and Tutoring

Basic course of Latin aimed at the knowledge of the Latin language.

Available Online, in Person in Manhattan & Brooklyn.

 

LANGUAGE LEVELS FOR GROUP COURSES:

Absolute Beginner – Introduction to Italian. This group class is for absolute beginners. Your child has never studied Italian. He/She will be exposed to the Italian Language through the basics of our Italian Grammar through writing, reading, and comprehension. 

Beginner – Your child knows some Italian vocabulary but despite a good understanding, he/she still struggles to communicate orally in a spontaneous way. In this class, the teacher will speak only in Italian to allow your child to get more and more familiar with the language and help him/her to eventually respond/speak in Italian.

High Beginner Your child already knows the basics of Italian grammar for beginners and we will help them to improve it more. 

Native Level – If your child is a (like) native Italian speaker, this is the right class.

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