Collina Italiana is an Italian Language and Cultural Center that offers different programs through which children learn the language in a playful environment.
This year-round kids' program offers comprehensive language learning and hands-on instruction in the arts to children ages 2-3 (Girotondo Giallo) / 4-5 (Girotondo Rosso) / 6-8 (Girotondo Blu) / 9+ (Girotondo Viola).
In Girontondo ("Circle") an experienced instructor provides opportunities for kids to learn Italian through play and activities: games, songs, dances, storytelling, and film (Disney movies in Italian). Participation in multiple arts and crafts projects also reinforces the children's Italian language skills.
Children are placed in groups (max. 7 children) according to age.
Giardino dei bambini
Giardino dei Bambini is a morning drop-off playgroup at CI for kids ages 2-4. Children may join in on the fun every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9-12pm on an as needed basis. Experienced instructors provide multiple opportunities for kids to learn Italian through play, while learning important socialization skills. The program offers language learning through games, activities, songs, dance, theater, and hands-on creativity (art projects).
Note: Space is limited. 24-hour advance reservation is required.
Private and semi-private classes
Collina Italiana offers Italian private and semiprivate classes both on- and off-site for children all ages.
Homework help in Italiano
Tutoring / Group and Private Classes
Collina Italiana is continuing its work with American children and teens, enrolled at Italian school or in Italian programs, who desire homework help in Italiano in all subjects. CI addresses the needs of many Italian students in New York who seek reading, grammar, writing, and pronunciation support in English. CI's goal is to successfully reinforce a student's bi-lingual education. Private and semi-private tutoring in both Italian and English are forming. Please inquire.
Italian Summer in the City 2017
Collina Italiana (CI) is pleased to announce its Italian Summer in the City 2017 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The program is designed for kids (and parents) who want to absorb the warm and lively culture of Italy. Have fun Italian style: learn and practice Italian, meet new friends, and enjoy a unique summer in the city!
The program includes:
Giochiamo in Italiano: learn Italian through play–music, theater, and games.
Cinema Italiano: study Italian through animated movies and cartoons.
Arte Insieme: be creative –make art and speak Italian.
Paint With Italian: Combine painting and Italian together in one class
Le Uscite: outings to museums to discover Italian art
Summer Mini Camp session #1: June 13 – July 13
Summer Mini Camp session #2: August 15 – August 31
Option 1: $600/w - Mon-Thurs 9.00 am - 3.00 pm & Fri 9 am – 12.00 pm
Option 2: $450/w - Tues-Thurs 9.00 am - 3.00 pm
Option 3: $320/w - Tues/Thurs 9.00 am - 3.00 pm
Option 4: $270/w - Tues -Thurs 9.00 am - 12.00 pm
Option 5: $190/w - Tues/Thurs 9.00 am - 12.00 pm
10% Discount for siblings
Collina Italiana (CI) is pleased to announce its Italian Summer in the City 2017 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The program is designed for kids ages 3-6 (and parents) who want to absorb the warm and lively culture of Italy. Have fun Italian style: learn and practice Italian, meet new friends, and enjoy a unique summer in the city. Summer Mini Camp session No. 1 from June 13–July 13, Summer Mini Camp session No. 2 from Aug. 15–31.
Meet the Camp Director
ALESSANDRA GRECO, Children's Program Director for 3 years at CI, was born and raised in Rome. She earned a degree in Foreign Languages and Literature from the Universita' degli Studi Roma Tre. Her studies included: linguistics, philology of Germanic languages, Italian literature, and English literature. In addition to mastering English, Alessandra has learned Spanish and French. An Instructor of Italian for more than ten years both in Italy and abroad (England-Ireland-USA), Alessandra is an experienced instructor, especially adept with children, and working forever with programming. She teaches adult classes at CI too.
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