Young Italian Learners

in Cambridge

Young Italian Learners

Children Courses at La Dante

10-week courses

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)

Children beginners (4-6 years old): Saturday 2-3 pm
Children beginners (6-8 years old): Saturday 11.30 am – 12.30pm

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.

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.

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.

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