This year-round kids’ program offers comprehensive language learning and hands-on instruction in the arts to children from 2-3 / 4-5 / 6-8 / 9+. In Girotondo (“Circle”) an experienced instructor provides opportunities for kids to learn Italian through play and activities: games, songs, dances, story telling, and film (Disney movies in Italian). Participation in multiple arts and crafts projects also reinforces the children’s Italian language skills.
Children are placed in groups (max. 7 children) according to age.
15-1-hour classes, $640 (Schedule)
GIROTONDO in WALL STREET
(25 Pine Street, @ The Quad Preparatory)
GIARDINO DEI BAMBINI
Giardino dei Bambini is a morning drop-off playgroup at CI for kids ages 2-4. Children may join in on the fun every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 9-11 am or 9-12 pm on an as needed basis. Experienced instructors provide multiple opportunities for kids to learn Italian through play, while learning important socialization skills. The program offers language learning through games, activities, songs, dance, theater, and hands-on creativity (art projects.)
Lastly, La Merenda (snack time) allows children the opportunity to converse on food routines in Italiano.
Note: Space is limited. 24-hour advance reservation is required.
2 hours, $75 / 3 hours, $90 (Schedule)
NEW! YOGOLANDO!– LEARN ITALIAN THROUGH YOGA-INSPIRED TALES
Yogolando is an engaging 10-lesson program where children of all ages improve their Italian language skills through yoga related stories and activities.
Every story, narrated in Italian by the teacher, is based on simple yoga related words and posizioni.
“Il delfino e la luna” (The dolphin and the moon) will take the children on a magic journey to learn the barca (boat) and mezzaluna (half-moon) positions.
“Il gatto e la lepre” will introduce them to the gatto (cat) and lepre (hare) positions through a tale of wisdom.
Stories, exercise, and culture – Yogolando makes learning the Italian way of life fun for New York’s littlest downward dogs. Let us help your child relax and learn!
Saturday, 11:30 – 12:30pm
$350, 10-1-hour sessions
1556 Third Avenue, Suite 506A
Children love crafts; painting is a great outlet for that. Combine painting and Italian together in one class, and that’s an unbeatable combination! In an artistic/linguistic environment, children tend to be more focused, learn quicker and gain excellent developmental benefits, including increased self-confidence, enhanced creativity and awareness of their abilities. Children thrive greatly in a relaxed environment allows them to explore their creativity while learning Italian.
Saturday, 11:30 am -12:30 pm
1 hour, $45 (Schedule)
TUTORING / PRIVATE CLASSES
Private and semi-private classes in Italian. Please inquire.
Collina Italiana offers Italian tutoring in- and off-site: beginner, intermediate and advance level. Children learn, practice, and improve Italian language through age-appropriate activities in a positive, and playful environment.
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HOMEWORK HELP in Italiano
Collina Italiana is continuing its work with American children and teens, enrolled at Italian school or in Italian programs, who desire homework help in Italiano in all subjects. CI’s goal is to successfully reinforce a student’s bi-lingual education.
All requests for full refunds (minus a non-refundable deposit of $40) must be submitted to Collina Italiana by mail, email or fax and received by CI prior to the first day of class. Pro-rated refunds are allowed after the first class but no refund is given after the second class or for missed classes. There is a $20 fee for mid-semester class changes. Refunds are issued by check or credit card. The fee for Private/Semi-private lessons/Workshops/Events is charged in full if cancellation is made less than 24 hours in advance.