Our Programs

ITALIAN GROUP COURSES FOR CHILDREN

WINTER/SPRING 2024 PROGRAM

February 26th - June 22nd*

Full Term 11/14 weeks 

(See specific courses for full calendar)

*No classes: Feb 19-23rd /March 18-21/March 29-April 1/April 22-30/May 25-27/June 6-7/June 17/June 19
AGE 6 MONTHS - 3 YEARS OLD

You & Me

Designed for children aged 6 months to 2 years, our enchanting sessions blend singing, movement, storytelling, music, vocabulary games, art & crafts, and fun exercises to create a playful learning environment. Led by experienced Italian instructors, our classes respect each child’s individual pace while involving parents and caregivers. Join us in nurturing your child’s linguistic potential, fostering cultural awareness, and laying the foundation for a lifelong passion for Italian.

*Parents and/or caregivers must stay during this class.

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON/ MANHATTAN

  • Mondays 9-9:45 AM – Open Book / Age 6 months-3yo 
  • Mondays / Friday 9AM-12PMBundle You and Me Classes / Age 6 months-3yo 
  • Mondays 10-10:45 AMCanta e Balla (Sing and Dance) / Age 6 months-3yo 
  • Mondays 11AM-12PM – Esplora i sensi (Sensory Playtime) / Age 6 months-3yo 
  • Thursday 10:30-11:30 AM – Laboratorio D’arte (Art Lab) / Age 1-3yo 
  • Fridays  9-9:45 AM – Esplora i sensi (Sensory Playtime) / Age 6 months-3yo 
  • Fridays 11AM-12PM – Cooking for Toddlers / Age 1-3yo |Learn more

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON/ BROOKLYN

  • Tuesday 9-9:45 AM – Open Book / Age 6 months-3yo  
  • Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 AM – Canta e Balla (Sing and Dance) / Age 6 months-3yo 
  • Tuesday 11AM-12PM – Esplora i sensi (Sensory Playtime) / Age 6 months-3yo 
  • Thursday 9-10 AM – Laboratorio D’arte (Art Lab) / Age 1-3yo  
  • Thursday 11:15 AM -12 PM – Open Book / Age 6 months-3yo  
  • Fridays 10-10:45 AM – Laboratorio D’arte (Art Lab) / Age 1-3yo 
  • Fridays  9:45-10:45 AM – Esplora i sensi (Sensory Playtime) / Age 6 months-3yo  
  • NEW Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday  9AM-12PM – Italian EduXPlay / Age 6 months-3yo | Learn More
  • Fridays 11AM-12PM – Cooking for Toddlers / Age 1-3yo | Learn More
  • NEW Saturday 9AM- 12PM – Weekend Family Fun/ Age 6 months-3yo | Learn More

ITALIAN COURSES ONLINE

  • Thursday 4:45-5:45 PM – Sing, Read, and Color in Italian  

EXTRA FUN ACTIVITIES | Learn More

Age 2-3

Giardino dei Piccolissimi

Introducing children under the age of 4 to the captivating world of Italian. Through a seamless flow of engaging activities, we make language learning a natural and joyous experience. With the enchantment of songs, the magic of musical instruments, the excitement of language games, and the freedom of creative activities, children are drawn into a world where Italian comes alive. Each week, children and their parents/caregivers will not only create beautiful art projects together but also forge cherished memories while learning new vocabulary.

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON/ MANHATTAN

  • Saturdays 9:30-10:30 AM  

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON/ BROOKLYN

  • Tuesday 3:30-4:30PM 
  • Thursday 10-11 AM 

ITALIAN COURSES ONLINE

  • Thursday 4:45-5:45 PM – Sing, Read, and Color in Italian  

EXTRA FUN ACTIVITIES MANHATTAN | Learn More

EXTRA FUN ACTIVITIES BROOKLYN | Learn More

AGE 4-5

Giardino dei Piccoli

Start an exciting Italian language journey through a diverse range of engaging activities that naturally foster language acquisition. Our curriculum strikes a harmonious balance between teacher-led activities and the unique interests of our children, empowering them to actively shape the course and format of their learning. Recognizing that children up to the age of 4 spend the majority of their time playing, we seize this valuable opportunity to create a cognitive and social experience that seamlessly integrates language development. As advocates of holistic education, we also promote enriching extracurricular activities, including cooking and creativity, art, which further enhance language learning in a fun and interactive manner. At this tender age, learning through play becomes the cornerstone of successful education, offering students the chance to practice what they are learning in imaginative and creative ways. Join us today and discover how we transform language learning into an immersive and joy-filled adventure.

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON / MANHATTAN

  • Monday 3:45-4:45 PM 
  • Wednesday 3:45-4:45 PM  
  • Thursday 4-5 PM

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON / BROOKLYN

  • Monday 3:45-4:45 PM 
  • Wednesday 3:45-4:45 PM / (Beginner Level)  
  • Thursday 4-5 PM 

ITALIAN COURSES ONLINE

  • Monday 4-5PM
  • Thursday 3:45-4:45 PM

 

EXTRA FUN ACTIVITIES MANHATTAN | Learn More

EXTRA FUN ACTIVITIES BROOKLYN | Learn More

AGE 6-7

Giardino dei Mezzani

Elevate your children’s Italian language skills to new heights with our dynamic and interactive classes. Our carefully crafted curriculum is designed to enhance their writing abilities, deepen their understanding of grammar, and provide opportunities to engage with other Italian-speaking children. With a strong emphasis on making each lesson engaging and enjoyable, we incorporate a variety of exercises and games to keep the learning experience vibrant and stimulating. Our comprehensive approach focuses on developing communicative abilities, expanding vocabulary, and honing crucial language skills such as listening, reading, writing, pronunciation, and basic grammar. To ensure continuity, we review topics from previous lessons at the beginning of each session while introducing a new topic every week.

*Please note that enrolling students should already possess the ability to read and write.

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON / MANHATTAN

  • Monday 4:45-5:45 PM 
  • Tuesday 3:45-5:15 PM 
  • Wednesday 5-6PM 
  • Friday 3:45-4:45 PM 

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON / BROOKLYN

  • Monday 4:45-5:45 PM 
  • Tuesday 3:45-5:15 pm / (High Beginner / Native) 
  • Wednesday 5-6PM / (Beginner Level)  
  • Friday 3:45-4:45 PM 

ITALIAN COURSES ONLINE

  • Monday 5-6PM 
  • Wednesday 5:30-6:30 PM 

EXTRA FUN ACTIVITIES MANHATTAN | Learn More

EXTRA FUN ACTIVITIES BROOKLYN | Learn More

AGE 8-10

Giardino dei Mezzi-Grandi

Ignite your child’s language potential with our specialized Italian class designed for children aged 8-10. Our curriculum focuses on building a solid foundation in grammar, enhancing writing skills, and fostering reading comprehension in Italian. Beyond individual progress, our group classes provide a wonderful opportunity for students to engage in meaningful conversations with their peers, creating a supportive and encouraging environment that bolsters their confidence in speaking Italian. Through interactive activities and guided discussions, children will gradually develop the skills and fluency needed to comfortably communicate in Italian.

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON / MANHATTAN

  • Tuesday 3:45-5:15 PM 
  • Friday 4:45-5:45 PM / (High Beginner) 

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON / BROOKLYN

  • Tuesday 3:45-5:15 PM / (High Beginner / Native Level) 
  • Friday 4:45-5:45 PM 

ITALIAN COURSES ONLINE

  • Tuesday 4-5PM / (Beginner Level)  
  • Thursday 4:45-5:45 PM 

EXTRA FUN ACTIVITIES MANHATTAN | Learn More

EXTRA FUN ACTIVITIES BROOKLYN | Learn More

AGE 11-13

Giardino dei Grandi

Start a transformative language journey for your children as they learn to comprehend, write, and read Italian with our classes designed to provide a comprehensive language experience, our small group classes (4 to 6 participants). We offer a dynamic platform for students to communicate with their peers in Italian, fostering a comfortable environment for engaging in simple conversations. Structured around theme-based units, our classes incorporate interactive exercises, games, and a range of engaging activities that prioritize the development of communicative abilities, vocabulary building, listening skills, reading comprehension, writing proficiency, pronunciation refinement, and basic grammar comprehension. Join us today and witness your child’s Italian language skills flourish as they actively engage in meaningful discussions and activities with their fellow students.

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON / MANHATTAN

  • Wednesday 5:45-6:45 PM  

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON / BROOKLYN

  • Wednesday 5:45-6:45 PM 

ITALIAN COURSES ONLINE

  • Tuesday 6-7 PM

EXTRA FUN ACTIVITIES MANHATTAN | Learn More

EXTRA FUN ACTIVITIES BROOKLYN | Learn More

AGE 14-16

Giardino dei Teens

Unlock the world of Italian language mastery for teenagers with our comprehensive program. Designed to help teens learn and understand grammar, develop strong writing skills, and enhance reading comprehension, our course provides a solid foundation in Italian. Students also have the invaluable opportunity to communicate with their peers in Italian, gradually building confidence in engaging in simple conversations. With a structured approach centered around theme-based units, our classes incorporate interactive exercises and games that make learning enjoyable and immersive. Our curriculum emphasizes the development of communicative abilities, vocabulary expansion, listening comprehension, reading proficiency, writing excellence, as well as honing pronunciation and grammar skills. 

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON / MANHATTAN

  • Thursday 5:15-6:15 PM / (Native Speaker Level)  

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON / BROOKLYN

  • Thursday 5:15-6:15 PM  

ITALIAN COURSES ONLINE

  • Mondays 6-7 PM  
  • Tuesday 5-6 PM 

EXTRA FUN ACTIVITIES MANHATTAN | Learn More

EXTRA FUN ACTIVITIES BROOKLYN | Learn More

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Age 3-10

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 4-10

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 by 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.

**For all levels: Topics from prior lessons are reviewed at the beginning of each session. A new topic is introduced every week.

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