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1556 Third Ave., Suite 602-603 ( between 87th and 88th Street)Upper East Side, Manhattan, NY 212-427-7770
Set on the Upper East Side, Collina Italiana’s classes allow children to benefit from a comprehensive approach to learning in an age-appropriate, inviting atmosphere. Children gather to share learned words and expressions through playful, skill-building activities such as games, songs, dances, and stories.
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During Girotondo, Collina Italiana’s childrens’ group class, experienced instructors provide opportunities for kids to learn Italian through play and hands-on activities: games, songs, dances, and storytelling. Children 5 and up learn the basics of Italian grammar and practice reading and writing. Classes are available for every competency level from beginner to advanced! Inquire about the possibility of Girotondo online!
Giardino dei Bambini is a morning drop-off playgroup at Collina Italiana for kids ages 2-4. Children may join in on the fun every Monday through Thursday for 2 or 3 hours per day. Experienced instructors work with kids to learn Italian through play, while gaining important socialization skills. The program offers language learning through games, songs, dance, cartoons and hands-on activities such as arts-and-crafts.
Learning Italian has never been easier! Collina Italiana offers private and semiprivate classes in-person and online for children of all ages and competency levels. Programming is flexible and customized based on the needs, goals, and age of the student!
The program includes: Giochiamo in Italiano: Learn Italian through games, music and dances. Vocabolario: Learn vocabulary with books, cards and educational activities. Arte Insieme: Unlock your creativity – make art while speaking Italian. Cinema Italiano: Study Italian through animated movies, videos and cartoons. Reading and Writing: Children 6 and up as well as bilingual kids learn and practice reading and writing. Grammatica: Grammar classes for kids 6 years and up plus bilingual kids. La scuola italiana: Learn history, geography and science for bilingual kids — all in Italian!
Collina Italiana (CI) is pleased to announce its Italian Summer in the City! It is a weekly basis mini-camp, very flexible (minimum 2 days per session). The program is designed for 3-10 year old kids who want to absorb the warm and lively culture of Italy and practice their language skills while making new friends. Discover Italy through activities, games and projects, focusing on Italian Culture and Traditions! Summer camp will be offered in-person and online. Kids will be placed in groups according to their age and level. Classes for bilingual kids are taught using Italian school textbooks and workbooks. The program includes: Giochiamo in Italiano: Learn Italian through games, music and dances. Vocabolario: Learn vocabulary with books, cards and educational activities. Arte Insieme: Unlock your creativity – make art while speaking Italian. Cinema Italiano: Study Italian through animated movies, videos and cartoons. Reading and Writing: Kids 6 years and up as well as bilingual kids will learn and practice reading and writing. Grammatica: Grammar classes for kids 6 years and up plus bilingual kids. La scuola italiana: Learn history, geography and science for bilingual kids — all in Italian! It’s like summer school but molto fun!
Meet the Director |
Patrizia Saglio, director of Collina Italiana, was born in Switzerland and grew up speaking Italian, French, and German. She graduated in political science from Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, where she worked for several years as an assistant professor and private teacher. After moving to NY, she opened an Italian Cultural Center, offering classes in an authentic cultural setting and combining them with culinary arts, wine, and film. The goal of Collina Italiana is to introduce, through conversation, both children and adults to the beautiful life and language of Italy!