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Italian Kids Classes



For Single class registration: If you are registering for only one Italian kids course, select “Add To Cart” under your desired course, and then select “View Cart” to increase the number of students per class, if desired, and to check out. For Multiple class registrations: If you are registering for more than one course, select “Add to Cart” for all of the courses you will be enrolling family members in. Once you have finished adding your courses, select “View Cart” to check out.

Payment Method: At the end of the registration process you will be given the option to pay by credit card or check/money order. If you choose to pay by check/money order, you will receive a registration confirmation by email to be printed out and mailed to us along with your payment. Please note: if you choose to purchase a textbook the cost is not included in the course fee.

Cancellations: For all online classes if you need to cancel your registration by the first day of the course we will provide a refund or credit towards a future online or traditional group class. We need a minimum of 4 students to have a course. If there are 3 students enrolled we can give students the option to continue at a reduced schedule. No refunds will be given after the first class.

01 Pinocchio Art Workshop for Kids

Price: $20.00

Start Date: October 15, 2022

On the occasion of 2022 Week of Italian Language in the World, and in anticipation of the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles' next exhibit, "A Real Boy: The Many Lives of Pinocchio," Fondazione Italia is offering a Pinocchio guided painting art workshop for kids ages 5+. During the workshop, Italian teacher Maestra Ylenia, will discuss cultural origins and the story of Pinocchio followed by leading a guided painting of one of the most popular characters in children’s literature. This presentation will be in Italian (English will be used when necessary).

Did you know that "The Adventures of Pinocchio" by Carlo Collodi, published as a book in 1883, is the second most translated book in the world (after the Bible)?

 

Date: Saturday, October 15
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST

Available Spaces: 21

01 Primi Passi - Online

Price: $140.00

Start Date: September 10, 2022

This Class is Sold-Out - Please contact lbignamini@fondazione-italia.org to start a second class.

Primi Passi (“First Steps”) is a fun-filled 30-minute "Parent & Me" style online language immersion class for toddlers that includes songs, movement, and story-telling to engage children while teaching them Italian. Only Italian will be spoken in class. Your teacher is Ylenia.

Class Dates:  Sept. 10, 17, 24 - Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Nov. 5, 12, 19 - Dec. 3, 10, 17 - No Class Nov. 26

Time: Saturdays from 9:30 am to 10:00 am (PST)

Available Spaces: 0

02 Piccoli Amici - Online

Price: $210.00

Start Date: September 10, 2022

 

Piccoli Amici (“Little Friends”) is an immersion-style course designed to teach Italian to Pre-K and Kinder students through fun vocabulary-building activities, songs, and storytelling! Each 45-minute online lesson will be taught in Italian. Your teacher is Agata.

Class Dates: Sept. 10, 17, 24 - Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Nov. 5, 12, 19 - Dec. 3, 10, 17 - No Class Nov. 26

Time: Saturdays from 10:00 am to 10:45 am (PST)

Available Spaces: 1

02a Piccoli Amici - Online

Price: $210.00

Start Date: September 10, 2022

Piccoli Amici (“Little Friends”) is an immersion-style course designed to teach Italian to Pre-K and Kinder students through fun vocabulary-building activities, songs, and storytelling! Each 45-minute online lesson will be taught in Italian. Your teacher is Agata.

Class Dates: Sept. 10, 17, 24 - Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Nov. 5, 12, 19 - Dec. 3, 10, 17 - No Class Nov. 26

Time: Saturdays from 9:00 am to 9:45 am (PST)

Available Spaces: 3

02b Piccoli Amici PLUS - Online - NEW CLASS

Price: $300.00

Start Date: October 4, 2022

 

Piccoli Amici Plus(“Little Friends”) is an immersion-style course designed to teach Italian to 5 to 6-year-old students through fun vocabulary-building activities and songs! In this class, offered twice a week, Kindergarten and First-grade students will be introduced to written words and short stories. Each 45-minute online lesson will be taught in Italian. Your teacher is Agata.

Class Dates: Oct. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 - Nov. 1, 3,  8, 10, 15, 17, 29 - Dec. 1, 6, 8, 13, 15 - No Class Nov. 22 and Nov. 24

Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15 pm to 5:00 pm (PST)

Available Spaces: 6

03 Parlo Italiano 1A - Online

Price: $280.00

Start Date: September 10, 2022

Parlo Italiano 1A (“I Speak Italian”) is the first of 2 beginning-level Italian immersion courses designed for kids 7 to 12 years old. Italian students focus on developing communication skills (including reading and writing) through fun activities and games. Only Italian is spoken in class. Enrolling students must already be able to read and write in English. Your teacher is Caterina.

Class Dates: Sept. 10, 17, 24 - Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Nov. 5, 12, 19 - Dec. 3, 10, 17 - No Class Nov. 26

Time: Saturdays from 10:00 am to 11:00 am (PST)

Available Spaces: 3

05 Parlo Italiano 2A - Online

Price: $280.00

Start Date: September 10, 2022

Parlo Italiano 2A is the first of 2 intermediate-level Italian immersion courses for kids 7 to 12 years old. The course is designed for Italian students who have already taken Parlo Italiano 1a and 1b or for students who have knowledge of Italian. The course is designed to focus on conversation and reading comprehension skills through fun activities. Only Italian is spoken in class. Enrolling students must already be able to read and write in English. Your teacher is Antonella.

Class Dates:  Sept. 10, 17, 24 - Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Nov. 5, 12, 19 - Dec. 3, 10, 17 - No Class Nov. 26

Time: Saturdays 10:00 am - 11:00 am (PST)

Available Spaces: 2

06 Parlo Italiano 3A - Online

Price: $280.00

Start Date: September 10, 2022

Parlo Italiano 3A (“I Speak Italian”), is the first of 2 high-level immersion courses for kids 7 to 12 years old who have completed  Parlo Italiano 2a and 2b, are currently enrolled in an Italian dual-immersion elementary program, or have prior approval from the teacher. This course builds on increased exposure to grammatical structures in order to build confidence in communicative abilities, grow vocabulary, and improve listening, reading, writing, and pronunciation. Only Italian will be spoken in class. Your teacher is Valeria.

Class Dates: Sept. 10, 17, 24 - Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Nov. 5, 12, 19 - Dec. 3, 10, 17 - No Class Nov. 26

Time: Saturdays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (PST)

Available Spaces: 7

07 Ciao Amici - Online - NEW COURSE

Price: $280.00

Start Date: September 12, 2022

CIAO AMICI (Hello Friends!) is a BRAND NEW, highly engaging course, designed for kids ages 9 to 13 years old, that focuses on developing communication skills through interactive activities including videos, cartoons, games, click and tell, quizzes and songs. Only Italian is spoken in class. Your teacher is Valeria.

Class Dates:  Sept. 12, 19, 26 - Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  - Nov. 7, 14, 28 - Dec. 5, 12, 17 - No class  Nov. 21 

Time: Mondays from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm (PST)

Available Spaces: 0

09 Ragazzi Italiani 2 - Pre-Intermediate - Online

Price: $280.00

Start Date: September 8, 2022

Our Ragazzi Italiani 2 (Italian Teens) course is designed for middle and high school students, ages 12 to 16 years, who already have a foundation in Italian at a pre-intermediate level and wish to develop communicative competence in speaking, listening, reading, and writing while exploring multiple aspects of  Italian society, literature, history, and culture. Your teacher is Ylenia.

Class Dates: Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29 - Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 - Nov. 3, 10, 17 - Dec. 1, 8, 15 - No Class Nov. 24

Time: Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (PST)

Available Spaces: 4

10 Ragazzi Italiani 3 - Intermediate - Online

Price: $280.00

Start Date: September 8, 2022

THIS CLASS IS SOLD-OUT. Please, contact lbignamini@fondazione-italia.org to be added to our wait list.

Ragazzi Italiani 3 (Italian Teens) is specifically designed for middle and high school students who already have an intermediate proficiency level in Italian (B1 level or above) and who are interested in taking the Path to the AP® Italian Exam course in the future. During this course, students will work to strengthen advanced grammar and language structure skills to improve their writing, comprehension, and conversation skills. Your teacher is Consuelo.

Class Dates: Sept. 13, 20, 27 - Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 - Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29 - Dec. 6, 13, 20 (No class Nov. 22)

Time: Tuesdays from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm (PST)

Available Spaces: 0

11 Ragazzi Italiani - Heritage/Advanced Speakers - Online

Price: $280.00

Start Date: September 10, 2022

THIS CLASS IS SOLD-OUT. Please, contact lbignamini@fondazione-italia.org to be added to our wait list.

This advanced-level Italian language course is designed for middle/high school students who are heritage speakers which means they are already fluent in spoken Italian because they speak Italian at home with their parents and family members. With a referral from the teacher, non-heritage speakers are also welcome to take this course. During this course, students will work to strengthen and deepen their knowledge of advanced grammar and language structures and improve their writing, comprehension, and conversation skills. Only Italian is spoken in class and the textbook is the same used in middle schools in Italy. This course is the perfect gateway for students who wish to take the AP® Italian Language & Culture exam course when they will be in 9th or 10th grade. Your teacher is Antonella.

Class Dates: Sept. 10, 17, 24 - Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Nov. 5, 12, 19 - Dec. 3, 10, 17 - No Class Nov. 26

Time: Saturdays 9 am - 10 am (PST)

Available Spaces: 0

12 Path to the AP® Italian and Culture Exam - Online

Price: $240.00

Start Date: September 21, 2022

This 12-week course is designed for high school students who already have a foundation in Italian and plan to take the Italian AP® Italian & Culture exam in May 2023. The curriculum is designed to review the grammar structures students needed to do well on the exam. This course is the precursor to our Italian AP®  prep course that begins in January 2022 that will teach to the test but does not focus on reviewing grammar. Your teacher is Valeria.

Class Dates: Sept. 21, 28 - Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 - Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30 - Dec. 7, 14

Time: Wednesdays from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (PST)

*AP® is a registered trademark of The College Board which is not affiliated with this course.

Available Spaces: 2