Our Programs

ITALIAN GROUP COURSES FOR CHILDREN

FALL/WINTER 2024 PROGRAM

September 16th - February 1st*

Full Term 15/17 weeks

(See specific courses for full calendar)

*No classes: Oct 3-4-12-14-31/Nov 1-5-11-27-28-29/From Dec 21 to Jan 4/Jan 20
AGE 6 MONTHS - 3 YEARS OLD

Open Play by EduxPlay

Our Open Play Time by EduXPlay is designed exclusively for children aged 6 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregiver. This nurturing space is carefully crafted to provide a stimulating environment where children can engage in a variety of enriching activities while being guided by a dedicated educator. Our unique learning environment sparks growth and discovery while our creative curriculum supports each student’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development introducing them to new words, sounds, and concepts.

**Price includes one make up class

IN PERSON/ BROOKLYN

  • Tuesday 10:30AM-12:30PM –  starting 9/17
  • Wednesday 9-11AM –  starting 9/18
  • Thursday 10:30AM-12:30PM –  starting 9/19
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.

**Price includes one make up class

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON/ MANHATTAN

  • Tuesdays 10-11 AM Esplora i sensi con l’arte (Sensory & Art Lab) / Age 6 months-3yo –  starting 9/17 
  • Wednesdays 11AM-12PMLaboratorio D’arte (Art Lab) / Age  6 months-3yo –  starting 9/18
  • Thursday 10:30-11:30AM – Canta e Leggi (Music + Book Time) / Age 6 months-3yo – starting 9/19 
  • Monday 11AM-12PM / Cooking for Toddlers / Age 1-3yo |Learn more

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON/ BROOKLYN

  • Tuesday 9:30-10:30AM – Esplora i sensi con l’arte (Sensory & Art Lab) / Age 6 months-3yo | starting 9/17 
  • Wednesdays 11AM-12PM Laboratorio D’arte (Art Lab) / Age  6 months-3yo | starting 9/18 (17 Weeks)
  • Thursday 9:30-10:30AM Canta e Leggi (Music + Book Time) / Age 6 months-3yo | starting 9/19
  • Friday 9:45AM-12PMBabies and Toddlers Morning / Age 6 months-3yo | starting 9/20
  • Fridays 11AM-12PM / Cooking for Toddlers / Age 1-3yo | Learn More

ITALIAN COURSES ONLINE

  • Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 PM – Sing, Read and Color in Italian / Age 6 months-3yo | starting 9/18

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.

**Price includes one make up class

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON/ MANHATTAN

  • Tuesday 3:30-4:20PM  – starting 9/17 
  • Thursday 3:30-4:20PM – starting 9/19
  • Saturdays 9:30-10:30AM – starting 9/21

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON/ BROOKLYN

  • Tuesday 3:30-4:20PM  – starting 9/17
  • Thursday 3:30-4:20PM – starting 9/19

ITALIAN COURSES ONLINE

  • Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 PM / Sing, Read & Color in Italian – starting 9/18

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.

**Price includes one make up class

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON / MANHATTAN

  • Tuesday 4:30-5:30PM – starting 9/17
  • Thursday  4:30-5:30PM – starting 9/19

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON / BROOKLYN

  • Tuesday 4:30-5:30PM – starting 9/17
  • Thursday  4:30-5:30PM – starting 9/19

ITALIAN COURSES ONLINE

  • Monday 4-5PM – starting 9/16
  • Thursday 3:45-4:45PM – starting 9/19

 

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.

**Price includes one make up class

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON / MANHATTAN

  • Tuesday 5:30-6:30PM – starting 9/17 
  • Wednesday 3:30-5PM – starting 9/18 – (High Beginner-Native)
  • Thursday 5:30-6:30PM – starting 9/19
  • Friday 5-6 PM – starting 9/20

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON / BROOKLYN

  • Tuesday 5:30-6:30PM – starting 9/17 
  • Wednesday 3:30-5PM – starting 9/18  (High Beginner-Native)
  • Thursday 5:30-6:30PM – starting 9/19
  • Friday 5-6 PM – starting 9/20

ITALIAN COURSES ONLINE

  • Monday 5-6PM – starting 9/16
  • Wednesday 5:30-6:30PM – starting 9/18

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. Here children will gradually develop the skills and fluency needed to comfortably communicate in Italian.

**Price includes one make up class

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON / MANHATTAN

  • Wednesday 3:30-5PM – starting 9/18 – (High Beginner-Native)
  • Thursday 5:30-6:30PM – starting 9/19

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON / BROOKLYN

  • Wednesday 3:30-5PM – starting 9/18  (High Beginner-Native)
  • Thursday 5:30-6:30PM – starting 9/19

ITALIAN COURSES ONLINE

  • Tuesday 4-5PM – starting 9/17
  • Thursday 4-5PM – starting 9/19

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. 

**Price includes one make up class

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON / MANHATTAN

  • Wednesday 5:15-6:15 PM – starting 9/17

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON / BROOKLYN

  • Wednesday 5:15-6:15 PM – starting 9/17

ITALIAN COURSES ONLINE

  • Thursday 5-6 PM starting 9/19

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. 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. 

**Price includes one make up class

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON / MANHATTAN

  • Wednesday 6:15-7:15 PM starting 9/18 – (Native)

ITALIAN COURSES IN PERSON / BROOKLYN

  • Wednesday 6:15-7:15 PM starting 9/18

ITALIAN COURSES ONLINE

  • Tuesday 5-6 PM starting 9/17
  • Thursday 4:45-5:45 PM starting 9/19

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 4-10

Afternoon Italian Club

  • Monday 3:30-5:30PM -  starting 9/16 
  • Tuesday 3:30-5:30PM   -  starting 9/17
  • Wednesday 3:30-5:30PM -  starting 9/18

Our Afternoon Italian Club is designed for children between 4 and 10 yo and with a high/native level, but we can make some exceptions, depending on the age. The Club is a 2h group class where children will do different kinds of creative recreational activities, such as reading stories, drawing and painting, free play, and games. 

age 6-10

Spazio Compiti

Thursday 3:30-5:30PM - starting 9/19

“Spazio Compiti”, is a place where your children can come for 2 hours and do their homework with our teachers.  The teachers will help and support your children during this time, but they will also make sure to have fun and enjoy the time together!  We will also offer a little snack during the break, just to have a little more energy and stay focused until the end.

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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