Italian-heritage classes allow kids that are already advanced or fluent in Italian, not necessarily mother-tongue, to deepen their knowledge of the Italian language and learn many of the topics taught to their peers in Italy, starting from the four basic language skills: comprehension, reading , writing and oral production. Beginning in 3rd grade, the program will be enriched with the study of history and geography topics from the Italian public school curriculum. All classes are taught in Italian by a mother-tongue Italian instructor.
Classes initially will follow programs based on those previously offered by the Italian American Academy of San Diego.
Classes will have between 5 and 10 students and held in person. Our classes are suitable to prepare the students for accredited classes, which generally start in 7th grade, see the dedicated page on our website
Classrooms of the Language Door language school , at 7380 Clairemont Mesa Blvd in Kearny Mesa, whose location we entirely sublease on Thursday afternoons. As last year, we will follow the same COVID-19 precautions as San Diego Unified School district, we will update our COVID-19 protocol page after August 29th with the latest guidelines.
In-person classes are 2 hours per week, 4-6pm on Thursdays, first class on September 8th, last class on June 1st for a total of 34 weeks of instruction.
See the Italian school of San Diego calendar for our Google Calendar schedule.
Italian-learners classes are devoted to prospective students which haven’t started to learn Italian yet or are beginners. Instruction will be in English, it will first cover the basics of Italian, using a conversation-first approach and engaging the students through language-reinforcing activities.
Classes will have between 4 and 8 students online or in-person.
For kids in grade K to 8 we offer 2-hour in-person classes or 1.5-hour Zoom classes once a week, please click the button below to submit a pre-enrollment, we will get back to you with more details.
For older kids and adults, we offer 1 hour and 30 minutes classes once a week, we have classes starting based on requests, please fill in the “Adult Italian lesson interest form” clicking on the button below, we will get back to you once we have enough people to start a class:
Do you already have a group of people you like to hangout with interested in learning Italian?
We can offer custom classes, more easily online via Zoom, for groups of 5+ people, customized to your level and to your interests, contact us!.