Italian Immersion School Holiday Program for Kids in Melbourne at CIS
Want your kids to learn Italian? The Centre of Italian Studies have a school holiday program in Melbourne where children are immersed in the Italian language, through music, arts and crafts, food and culture. Perfect for both children who already speak some Italian, and also those who are new to the language. With an early morning drop off and late afternoon pick up, it is also suitable for working families!
Centre of Italian Studies
Centre of Italian Studies, or “CIS” has been around for over 40 years providing students of all ages with quality Italian language and culture courses.
With classes for all ages and levels, CIS gives everyone young or old the opportunity to learn one of the worlds most charming languages.
Italian School Holiday Program in Melbourne
Looking for a school holiday program with more? CIS provides an Italian immersion school holiday program for children of all ages and levels.
This Italian school holiday program is perfect not only for Italian families, but also for families who would like to introduce the Italian language.
With the numerous benefits of being bilingual, many parents are opting for their kids to learn a second language. And an immersion program such as this one is a great start.
How it works
The day starts early so it is great for working parents. Just drop the kids, and come back at the end of the day. (There is also a half day option as well).
As the children arrive, there is some free time to meet and greet one another. There are some group activities throughout the day, then there are times where the children are split up into two groups, 3-6 yrs and 7-10 yrs. This is so they can concentrate on age appropriate activities which include singing songs, playing games, some fun worksheets, and of course lots of talking in Italian.
Some activities vary with each program. The day we attended, the children learned about typical Italian food, they played games, and learned to sing the Italian national anthem as well as many other popular Italian songs. They watched a short Italian film after lunch to relax, and then planted their own sunflowers in the afternoon to take home.
The primary focus with these activities, is not only learning about the Italian culture, but having the children communicate with one another using the Italian language. While not all children who attend the holiday program are fluent in Italian, the teachers do their best to communicate with the children without using English, which has proved to be one of the best ways to learn a language.
Because the children are there for the full day, there are various breaks where the children get to try some typical Italian food. Lunch is of course some pasta, snacks include fruit and gelati!
247-249 Cardigan Street, Carlton VIC 3053
Next Holiday Program Dates:
Thursday 16th Jan
Tuesday 21st Jan
For more school holiday inspiration make sure to check out our main post: School Holiday Activities in Melbourne.