Give your kids the gift of a new language
Italian classes for toddlers and kids from 3 years old to 10 years old
At The Language Hub, we believe kids should start learning a language as soon as possible, even babies can learn a foreign language if they get exposed to it! Never too early and never too late is our motto! So, whatever your kid's age is, don't delay it any further! Enrol him/her in one of our courses now!
Our Italian classes are the most popular in between the languages we offer! We have been running these classes since 2011 here in Manly and our little students keep returning term after term with outstanding results.
The main reasons why parents are enrolling their kids into our Italian classes are
- Italian background : Most of the Italians who came in the 50's didn't want their kids to speak Italian because they all had to concentrate on English. Understandable but possibly not the right choise as if they kept talking Italian to the kids, they would have learnt both languages without any effort. We have a large number of students who are coming to our school because they feel sad they can't speak Italian and they want to learn! Parents have now changed and have understood the benefits of being bilingual. They know that the kids will be grateful forever for giving them to chance to learn their family language.
- Travelling to Italy : More and more families have fallen in love with Italy during a holiday and from that moment they have made Italy as their main destination for their yearly trips. They have figured out that knowing the language is essential in order to enjoy their holiday more and embrace the culture in full.
- Benefits of learning languages : They know that learning a language is like having an extra power. It is an asset to individuals, families, and our entire society. Bilingual children develop better communications skills and are more likely to empathise with others; they develop a strong sense of their cultural identity which can improve their mental health and establish a strong sense of self worth and they have a vast range of career opportunities not available to monolingual speakers.
Our classes are very casual, friendly and fun! Italian is taught through fun activities, songs and games. Groups are small and every child receive full attention and care. Classes run for 8 weeks and follow school terms.; one class per week.
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3 to 5 years old classes run for 8 weeks for 45 minutes each. Kids are involved in fun activities, drawings, coloring , games and songs.
Our groups are small, no more than 5 students per class. Term 3 is starting on 31st July
5 to 10 years old classes run for 8 weeks for one hour each.
The Monday class is for kids who are just starting to learn the language or who have little knowledge.
The Wednesday class is for kids who can already speak some Italian. Children with Italian parents/background are welcome to join this class.
Speaking, reading and writing are all part of both programs.
Our groups are small, no more than 7 kids per class. Term 3 is starting on 29th July
can parents, carers be in class with the kids
For small kids, if necessary, we encorauge parents/carers to stay in class for awhile, especially the first and second class. After that, when kids feel comfortable with the teacher and the other children we suggest to wait in our reception room, just outside the classroom, as we find that kids listen and focus more without the parents/carers in class. For older kids, you are welcome to wait at the reception or to go out and come back when class is finished.
Do we need to buy material?
No, material is included. We give handouts to take home so you can practise with your kids at your own time.
WHAT HAPPENS IF WE MISS A CLASS?
We offer discounts in case you are missing 3 or more classes in a term, provided you tell us before term starts. If it is a one off, you are welcome to join another class at any time, provided we offer the same age group class at any other time.
ARE THE TEACHERS ITALIAN MOTHERTONGUE?
Yes, all our teachers are mother tongue.
Do teachers have a wwcc?
Yes, all teachers have their WWCC
Some of the songs we teach and that your kids can practise at home