I am happy to share the following press release with my readers. It's never too early or too late to start learning a second language!
INSIEME A CHICAGO SPRING SESSION BEGINS ON MARCH 19TH
Insieme a Chicago is now enrolling children for a play-based, Italian language program whose main goal is to create a space for the kids to be immersed in both the language and the culture and for the parents to form an Italian community!
Contact: Barbara De Bernardi, Program Director312 451 6880
Chicago, February 4th, 2012
“Insieme a Chicago” is an Italian language and culture program for children from birth to 6 years old. “Insieme” is Italian for “together” and as the name implies “Insieme a Chicago” gathers Italian speakers and Italianophiles “together”, in a space specifically designed for their little ones! Children will enjoy playing age appropriate games, singing songs and lullabies, listening to storytelling and participating in fun activities with their peers in a 100% Italian environment enriched with authentic Italian books, toys and songs.
The program is addressed to both native speakers and beginners! For the native families, this class is an opportunity to share their roots and to feel at home; for the non-native ones, it is a fantastic chance to learn the language within a natural, direct and fun method.
Our “Insieme” children are divided into two age-based groups hosting a maximum of 8 students each: “Il Nido” for children 0 to 3 years old and “Il Volo” for children 4 to 6 years old. In the Spring, only “Il Nido” program will be offered, which is divided into three classes: 0-2; 2-3 and Mixed Age (0-3). While they all share the same Curriculum, 100% immersion and fun, the age specific groups offer activities’ variations according to the students’ cognitive and language skills. “Il Volo” will be launched in the next season!
More program details are below!
With the goal of play-based learning and sharing of our Italian heritage, join us in creating a little piece of Italy in Chicago for our children to grow with…together!
Il Nido (0-2): Monday 9.15-10.15am (Location: 3759 N. Ravenswood, Suite #119 Chicago, IL 60613)
Il Nido (2-3): Monday 10.45-11.45am (Location: 3759 N. Ravenswood, Suite #119 Chicago, IL 60613)
Il Nido (Mixed Age): Monday 4-5pm and Saturday 8.30-9.30am (Location: 3827 N Southport Ave Chicago, Il 60613)