Centre of Italian Studies

Centre of Italian Studies

Melbourne, VIC

Italian for Kids : 9-14 Year Olds

What to Bring

  • 'Sempre Avanti' is used for this Advanced course. Available at CIS Bookshop for $52.
  • Notebook and pen

What to Wear

  • Casual

Italian for Kids : 9-14 Year Olds

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Term 2: Tuesday 18th April - Saturday 1st July (11 weeks)
  • Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:30pm
  • Saturdays 11:30 - 12:30pm

What You Will Learn

  • Ask and say how much something costs
  • Be able to express likes and dislikes
  • Learn how to follow a recipe

What You Get

  • A lively program that encourages children to speak in Italian from the very beginning
  • Total immersion in an Italian environment
  • Expert teachers
  • A wide range of activities (games, songs, role-plays etc) relevant to each age level
  • Information about the Italian speaking world
  • Small class sizes which ensure that children receive lots of individual attention


Reminders for Parents

This class runs on Wednesdays (4:30-5:30 PM, $199.00) and Saturdays (11:30 AM-1:00 PM, $299.00).

When booking this course, please take note for the "Registration Information" section:

  • First & Last Name: Please enter your child's full name. 
  • Emergency Contact: Details: Please enter your full name.

Enrolling more than 1 child? Avail of our special sibling rates!

  • $378 for 2 kids in regular courses
  • $557 for 3 kids in regular courses
  • $736 for 4 kids in regular courses
  • $915 for 5 kids in regular courses
  • $478 for 1 kid in an advanced course, 1 kid in a regular course
  • $568 for 2 kids in advanced courses

To enrol 2 or more kids, select PRIVATE/GROUP BOOKING or email us on cis@italianstudies.com.au to learn more.

About Italian for Children: 9 to 14 Year Olds (Advanced)


To expand students' knowledge of the Italian language and provide them with the skills and the opportunity to speak in Italian as much as possible. To expand their vocabulary and extend their reading, writing and grammatical skills in Italian.


At this level, the class is conducted entirely in Italian. Students are encouraged to use the language in as many different situations as possible. Whilst conversation remains the main focus of this level, grammar, reading and writing are also covered thoroughly. Students will examine contemporary Italy through various cultural units and their language studies may extend to other subject areas such as History, Geography, Art etc. Small class sizes ensure students receive lots of individual attention.


Students are encouraged to learn new vocabulary and practice various phrases at home. Written exercises and cultural assignments will be set.

Possible communicative tasks:

  • Understand and carry out commands
  • Talk about where you live
  • Ask and tell the time
  • Ask for and give permission
  • Express likes and dislikes
  • Ask and say how much something costs
  • Ask for and give directions
  • Buy and order food
  • Follow a recipe

Possible themes:

  • Environment
  • Sport and leisure
  • History of Italy
  • Geography of Italy
  • Shops and shopping
  • The home
  • School
  • Family
  • Food
  • And much, much more
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