Italian for children & teenager

Italian for Children & Teenagers

Young Italian Learners (Children courses)

Online Children’s  Courses with La Dante teachers

12-week courses on Saturday

Summer term 2020 2nd May until 25th July  (Half term 25th -30th May) –Autumn term 2020 19th  September 2020 until 12th December 2020 (Half term 26th Oct – 1st Nov 2020) – Spring term 2021 16th Jan 2021 – 24th Apr 2021 ( Half-term 15th – 20th Feb 2021 – Easter holiday 2nd April – 11th Apr 2021)

Children beginners (5-6 years old): Saturday 1-2 pm
Children False beginners (7-10 years old): Saturday 12.30 am – 13.30pm

———————————————————————————————  New courses L’ITALIANO GIOCANDO on Monday or Wednesday afternoon

NEW courses for children either on Monday or on Wednesday afternoon, 4.15 pm – 5.15 pm – Contact us 0122331 5191

Isn’t it wonderful to learn new languages? At La Dante learning Italian is fun!

Children’s classes – BEGINNER LEVEL
Ideal for young children starting to learn the language for the first time. The children will be learning through role-playing, visiting museums with the teacher, active learning through gardening projects, cooking sessions, songs as well as learning how to introduce themselves, day to day actions: from getting washed to shopping. We use a unique Mary Poppins bag method which has been developed by the director at La Dante.

Teaching method:

  • Combination of lessons based on the communicative approach with active learning (group work, role plays, etc.) and practice exercises to improve listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills;
  • Small class sizes which facilitate learners’ progress;
  • Native teacher.

With songs, language games and creative activities, Italian language becomes engaging and interesting. Our teachers get the children involved in activities such as role play, snippets of videos, rhymes, board games, books and cartoons. Children have a natural flair for picking up the accent naturally, a lot more easily than adults.

Our Italian lessons for young learners include:

  • Games like hangman, hide and seek, snakes & ladders, dominos, role play.
  • Songs like Volevo un gatto nero and Ci vuole un fiore.
Teenager GCSE Italian courses

GCSE Italian classes for high achievers

10-week Course

On Wednesdays (4.30-6 pm) – Starting on the 12th October 2018!

Our Italian native teachers will help you with GCSE exam preparation (AQA and Edexcel). They cover all aspects of the course including written, spoken, grammar and help with pronunciation and exam techniques.

Lessons at La Dante are tailored to our students’ needs and we will help you develop all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing), and express yourself in the Italian language clearly and effectively.

Using past papers and interesting audiovisual resources we will help increase knowledge and skills and boost your confidence for your exams.

DBS checked & Public liability insurance.

Please, find out more about everything you need to prepare for GCSE Italian from 2017 here

‘We just received the exam results for Elea’s GCSE Italian and she got A*. Congratulations to the Italian teachers at La Dante who helpedachieving this excellent result.‘ Massimiliano Polli
(Elea is a trilingual teenager whose Italian is her third language)


Our library is open Monday to Friday from 10am-5pm! So why not drop in and borrow a book, DVD or cartoon, so you can carry on learning and absorbing Italian at home.

Pinocchio Bilingual groups

Pinocchio Bilingual Group

Pinocchio at La Dante

12-week Course

On Saturdays, 10-11 noon 

Autumn term 21st September 2019 until 14th December 2019 (Half term 21st October – 27th October) – Spring term 2020 18th Jan until 11th Apr  (Half term 17th – 23rd February) – Summer term 2020 25th Apr until 18th July  (Half term 25th -30th May)

Our Italian Bilingual Group is a unique initiative in Cambridge. It is suitable for bilingual young Italian learners who have a good understanding and confidence in speaking the language.

About the course:

Classes will be taught exclusively in Italian. It will mainly focus on Italian Language, History, Arts, and Geography.

  • Learn and consolidate advanced grammar knowledge;
  • Cover Italian primary schools’ programme
  • Improve knowledge of Italian culture;
  • Make Italian friends!

During the course, we will study fairy tales by Collodi and  Rodari, we will cover key facts of Italian history, elements of geography, local traditions. Children will learn rhymes and do little research projects together. They will definitely consolidate their Italian speaking skills.

Free taster class: Saturday 18th January 2020

Teaching method:

  • Combination of lessons based on the communicative approach with active learning (group work, role plays, etc.) and practice exercises to improve listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills;
  • Small class sizes which facilitate learners’ progress;
  • Native teacher;
  • Pre- and post-course tests to evaluate students’ improvement.

What parents think

Could I have the text for your songs please, my son sings along in Italian on his way home

A. Taylor

When we were in Italy Annabella talked a lot in Italian and it was a pleasure to listen to

B. Swan

I love seeing my daughter starting to learn songs and numbers in Italian. All children like sticking and making things

A. Catalano

Excellent teaching that suited really well to the needs of children. The teacher had an excellent way of interacting with our children. Themes chosen were interesting and fun. The teacher has always valued the participation of each student. The atmosphere was lively and joyful.

Dr Maurizia Iezzi

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