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, however we are unable to offer them ourselves for this academic year, please check the IAASD website for more information. We are planning to work with the San Diego Unified School district this fall to begin the certification process so that we might be able to offer accredited classes in the future.
Classrooms of the Our Mother of Confidence church, at 3131 Governor Dr in San Diego. All in-person classes require both students and instructors to wear masks, independently of vaccination status, see more details about our COVID-19 protocol.
In-person classes are 2 hours per week, 4-6pm on Thursdays, first class on September 9th, last class on June 2nd 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, 5-10 in-person. All in-person classes require both students and instructors to wear masks, independently of vaccination status, see more details about our COVID-19 protocol.
For kids in grade K to 8 we offer 2-hour in-person classes or 1.5-hour Zoom classes once a week:
For older kids and adults, we offer 1 hour and 30 minutes classes once a week:
please specify your preference at pre-enrollment.
Once we receive all pre-enrollments, we will group the students by age, assign a teacher, decide the most suitable time-slot and notify the students, they will then have until August 27th to confirm their enrollment by paying the invoice.
If none of the classes we offer suits your needs, please still submit the pre-enrollment form and specify in the last field named “Custom request” what your are looking for. We will contact you back to discuss solutions.
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!.