Our Primi Passi ("First Steps") class is a "Parent and Me" style class taught in Italian for kids ages 14 to 35 months that combines singing, movement, story time, music, vocabulary games, arts & crafts, and fun interactive exercises to encourage a love for the language from a very young age.
Learning through play is the cornerstone of successful education at this age because it gives students the chance to practice what they are learning in creative ways. With this in mind, Piccoli Amici ("Little Friends"), is a child-only class for kids ages 3 to 5 years old that focuses on building vocabulary with an emphasis on communication and early writing and reading skills through games, arts and crafts, stories, songs and imaginative play.
Organized around theme-based units, songs, interactive exercises and games, our Parlo Italiano ("I Speak Italian") course emphasizes communicative abilities and vocabulary building as well as listening, reading, writing, pronunciation and basic grammar skills.
Our Ragazzi Italiani (Italian Teens) is an Italian language course is designed for middle and high students ages 12-16 years old who already have a foundation in Italian and wish to develop communicative competence in reading, listening, writing and speaking while exploring multiple aspects of the Italian society and culture. The curriculum is developed to meet the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and preparing your child for Italian language exams (Celi, Cils, Plida, & AIL)
During the School Holidays the Italian Institute offers various Italian Activities to keep our Bright Little Stars immersed in the Italian Language and Culture in Auckland and Wellington.