Italian Courses

in Cambridge

Pinocchio Bilingual Group

Pinocchio at La Dante

10-week Course

On Saturdays (10-12 noon) –  22nd September till 1st December  2018 (Half term 22nd- 28th Oct)


Spring Term 2019: 19th Jan – 30th Mar (Half term 18th – 22nd Feb – Easter break 13th-22nd April 2019)
Summer Term 2019: 11th May – 20th Jul (Half term 27th May- 2nd June)

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 15th December, 10-11 am

Free taster class: Saturday 12th January, 10-11 am


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.