Italian for Children & Teenagers

Italian for Children & Teenagers

Terms Calendar


 12-week course

15th January   – 28th April 2024 (Half-term: 19th – 25th Feb 2024 – Easter holiday 29th March – 7th April 2024 )


 10-week course

11th May  to  20th July 2024 ( Half-term 27/5  – 2/6 2024)


 12-week course

 21st  September 2024 –  14th December 2024 ( Half-term 28th October – 1st November 2024) 

Face-to-Face Classes


We run face-to-face classes at the St Matthew’s Church Cambridge (30 St Matthew’s St, Cambridge CB1 2LT)

Young Italian Learners (Children courses)

Italian courses for children on Saturdays  at St Matthew Church – 12-week course

Lessons are held at St Matthew’s Church Cambridge (30 St Matthew’s St, Cambridge CB1 2LT)

2.30pm to 3.30 (5-year-old to 7- year- old)

3.30pm to 4.30pm (8-year old to 11-year-old)

 Autumn term 2023: 23rd  Sep  – 16th Dec  ( Half-term 23rd Oct– 30th Oct ) – Spring term 2024  15th Jan 2024 – 28th Ap 2024 (Half-term: 26/2 until 3/3 – Easter holiday 29/3 – 7/4 )

Italian courses for children on Wednesday at St Matthew’s School – 12-week course

Children beginners at St. Matthew School: Wednesday 3:20 pm – 4:20 pm Autumn term 2023 starting on Wed  20th September for twelve weeks until 16th Dec ( Half-term 23rd October – 30th Oct 2023)

Contact us: – Tel/WhatsApp +44  7822 010718 

Isn’t it wonderful to learn new languages? At La Dante learning Italian is fun! Our Children’s classes  (Beginner and Improver levels) are 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.
Contact us!  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

one-to-one tuition

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 Italianhere

‘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

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.

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

My son D. and his friend B. were the only two in their class this Term, and that was really a bonus for them as Federica is a wonderfully engaged teacher who has picks up really well on what the boys in her class are and aren’t understanding. So two main things: a fantastic teacher (thank you, Federica!) and the class size.


Thanks for the term’s report. My daughter has enjoyed the course thouroughly and even though we do not speak Italian as a regular language at home, she has developed increased interest for Italian computer games and shows, and even started to create her own sentences. Thanks so much to Federica and Luana, both excellent and highly skilled teachers.



“It was very refreshing that the first sentence I heard when I went to pick up Luca was “I had so much fun today “.



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