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We hope you can find everything you need. Italian Summer Camp is focused on providing high-quality Italian Classes for children - we will do everything we can to meet your expectations. Italian Full Immersion program is offered upon private request and is customized to the clients needs and availability, including Italian Tour in the end of the Year to celebrate festivities in ROME or FLORENCE - to view all details, price and itinerary with flight included please click this link www.efcollegestudytours.com
Italian 1 Adults - Tuesday 5:30-7:00pm 15 sessions from 9/22/15 - 11/30/15 - $320
Italian 2 - Saturday 9:30-11:00am 16 sessions from 9/19/15 - 12/10/15 - $350
Our Italian community offers Italian language classes for adults and children and Italian Summer Camp. Classes are open to kids between the ages 5-8 in Italian Full immersion class starting in June 2016 “Campo Estivo Italiano”.
Older & Adult students can contact us for an individual full immersion language or class. We will be focusing on building vocabulary and conversational skills through the games, arts & crafts, Italian cuisine, stories, songs, dance and imaginative play and exercise. This year we will offer Full Immersion for Kids and Adults with individual private setting. The children first one week class starts June 13th - June 17th, 2016 and will continue only upon request until July 31st, 2016. We do have flexibility to extend the full immersion Italian program based on the needs of our community or families.
Our Summer list of activities includes also the Firefighters visit along with their Fire truck, we will play the Pirates games, with finding treasures in "Little Italy"; little Chefs will be preparing some of the typical foods, Creative and decorative Arts. We will not leave out Italian music, dancing and singing ("Zecchino d'Oro").
We have success stories and experience.
With a variety of offerings to choose from, we're sure you'll be happy working with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us at any time.
MULTILINGUISM: Is there Room for two or More Languages in One Brain? Yes, of course. You or your child will increase cognitive flexibility, positive effects on literacy and academic performance, increase awareness of language and the facility or learning it. Your child will be able to broaden social, economic and cultural horizons; and more with having two worlds instead of one ( friends, cultural aspects, job possibilities).
Resources for parents: Books
The following books require no linguistic background and provide plenty of research based information.
A Parent's and Teachers' Guide to Bilinguism. Baker, C.,Clevedon, England: Multilingual Matters, LTD, 2000
The Scientists in the Crib: Minds, Brains, and How Children Learn. Gopnik, A., Meltzoff, A.N., & Kuhl, P.K. New York: William Morrow.1999.
From the Academic world Highly recommended: Speech Perception and Linguistic Experience: Issues in Cross-Language research. Strange, W. ed., Timonium, Maryland: York Press. 1995
Internet resources: These are some well-informed WEB sites where you can learn more about language, bilingual children and adults, and foreign languages.
Bilingual Parenting Web site www.byu.edu (link to bilingualism/index.html)
Journal on Multiculturalism and Multilinguism: Multilingual Matters and Channel View Publications
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