Italian Courses

in Cambridge

Pinocchio Bilingual Group

Pinocchio at La Dante

12-week Course

On Saturdays (10-12 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 21st September

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

Pinocchio Project at La Dante – Overcoming the challenges of raising bilingual children

At La Dante, we strive to make children and parents who come here feel that we are an enlarged Italian family in the heart of Cambridge, where learning comes naturally.