Italian Classes for Children & Youth

The Italian School offers separate levels of classes for children and youth based on age, maturity level and knowledge of Italian. Our objective is to inspire a strong passion for our language, culture and traditions.

Classes are held at Il Centro on Saturday morning or afternoon and on weekdays at our Outreach locations throughout the Lower Mainland.

Two specialized programs for children aged 18 to 36 months: Italian for Toddlers class on Tuesday morning or Filastrocche on Saturday.

We also offer a 2.5 to 5 years old program, which is held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning.

In addition to the Italian classes, our weekly activities entertain our students, who, while having tons of fun, experience a full language immersion. For example

To stay updated with our events, please check our Calendar.

Upcoming Children & Youth Classes

Italian for Toddlers Course – (April 23-June 25, 2019)

  • April 23, 2019 - June 25, 2019
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Description

April 23 - June 25, 2019

Tuesday morning from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

Held  in the Kids’ Corner in the Library, this class has been created upon request as a replica of our successful Saturday morning “Filastrocche” drop-in class. The little ones accompanied by their parents or grandparents get together for one hour to revive Italian traditional children songs and stories, while having lots of fun.

Note: Parental/guardian presence is required for the whole class.

 

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Details Price Qty
Annual ICC Membershipshow details + $25.00 (CAD)  

Details Price Qty
Regular priceshow details + $145.00 (CAD)  
Member Priceshow details + $115.00 (CAD)  

Vacanze in Italiano for 6-11 years old (July 8-12 & July15 -19)

  • Summer camp 1 week
    July 8, 2019 - July 12, 2019
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Summer camp 2 weeks
    July 15, 2019 - July 19, 2019
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Description

First week: July 8-12

Second week: July 15 -19

Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Age group: 6 - 11 years

Description:

“Vacanze in Italiano” is back this summer at Il Centro, for two exciting weeks in July!

 The program includes cooking, art, craft, music, sport, outdoor activities, games, and, of course, tons of fun.

The main focus of our students is the continuous development of the Italian language and culture, through our full immersion program.

Children are given the opportunity to advance their vocabulary through various games, songs, and fun outdoor activities. The treats prepared by the children belong to the traditional Italian cuisine: biscotti, pasta, bread, crostatine and pizza, which they enjoy for lunch on Friday.

 

Purchase or renewal of the ICC Annual Membership is available on line.

***Refund Policy: Membership Fees are non-refundable.
No refunds after the first class. An administration fee of $10.00 will apply to all credits, $25.00 to all refunds.
No refunds prior 2 working days before the starting of the course.

 

Purchase an Il Centro Annual Membership Today

Interested in purchasing an Il Centro Annual Membership? Add one to your order to take advantage of Il Centro Member pricing for school programs. Learn more about additional benefits here.

Details Price Qty
Annual ICC Membershipshow details + $25.00 (CAD)  

Details Price Qty
ICC member price one weekshow details + $270.00 (CAD)  
Regular price one weekshow details + $300.00 (CAD)  
ICC member price two weeksshow details + $540.00 (CAD)  
Regular price two weeksshow details + $600.00 (CAD)  

Film-making summer camp – Visioni Italiane

  • July 8, 2019 - July 12, 2019
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Description

Join this unique Summer Camp realized in collaboration with the Cinematheque open to youth from 12 to 16. This is a youth lead project, which will offer youth the opportunity of exploring their connection with the Italian language & culture through film-making.

The participants will produce high-quality videos, with extensive professional support and mentorship provided by filmmaker educators. While the Cinematheque’s facilitators will provide technical assistance, the creative process will be driven by the youth. The youth will define the style and the tone of each video. The final videos will not necessary be a polished and glossy product, but an authentic and inspirational work created by young filmmakers. The final videos could be officially screened at ICC, immediately after the camp or during another public event, to show the participants that the ICC values their works and opinions.

Day 1
Project introduction / Visual storytelling workshop, with the viewing and debriefing of selected short films / Camera Tech workshop / Conceptual development: preliminary pitch session and feedback
Day 2
Script-writing workshop and group writing session / Casting discussion and decisions /Sound Tech workshop & Working as a crew guidelines / Creation of production package (production schedule, shot lists/storyboards, “to bring” lists, release forms)
Day 3
Filming and footage uploading
Day 4
Editing workshop (basics) / Editing session
Day 5
Editing workshop (intermediate visual editing skills, basic sound design) / Editing session
Royalty-free music (procurement/licensing as needed) / Sound design session / Screening /
Camp Wrap-up and Debrief

Purchase an Il Centro Annual Membership Today

Interested in purchasing an Il Centro Annual Membership? Add one to your order to take advantage of Il Centro Member pricing for school programs. Learn more about additional benefits here.

Details Price Qty
Annual ICC Membershipshow details + $25.00 (CAD)  

Details Price Qty
ICC Member priceshow details + $370.00 (CAD)  
Regular priceshow details + $400.00 (CAD)  

Italian classes for children for 2.5 to 5 year old

  • September 4, 2018 - July 27, 2019
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Description

Description:

September 4, 2018 - June 27, 2019

Tuesday Wednesday & Thursday from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.

Description:

Held three times a week, this class was designed to enhance Italian language acquisition at an early age within a more articulated curriculum which includes stories, singing, and playing. Italian full immersion will be our main focus.

***Please note that prices are per month.

By registering to this class, you authorize the ICCS to charge your credit card on the first day of the month for the amount of your tuition fee.

A two week notice is required in case of withdrawal. 

Please be advised that on line registration is required only at the time of enrollment. Further payments for the remaining months of the year will be automatically charged to your credit card.

Purchase an Il Centro Annual Membership Today

Interested in purchasing an Il Centro Annual Membership? Add one to your order to take advantage of Il Centro Member pricing for school programs. Learn more about additional benefits here.

Details Price Qty
Annual ICC Membershipshow details + $25.00 (CAD)  

Details Price Qty
ICC Member price for 1 dayshow details + $100.00 (CAD)  
ICC Member price for 2 daysshow details + $200.00 (CAD)  

Italian School for 3-5 years old or 6-11 years old at St. Helen’s (Burnaby)

  • September 16, 2019 - June 8, 2020
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • September 16, 2019 - June 8, 2020
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Description

September 16, 2018 - June 8, 2019

Monday afternoon from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

3-5 years old or 6-11 years old class

Annual membership can be purchased for $25.00

Purchase or renewal of the ICC Annual Membership is also available on line. You will be prompted to purchase a membership in Checkout.

***Refund policy: No refunds will be given after the first two sessions. Credit shall be granted after this period to be used within one year.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all credits, $25 fee to all refund. Membership fee is not refundable.

Purchase an Il Centro Annual Membership Today

Interested in purchasing an Il Centro Annual Membership? Add one to your order to take advantage of Il Centro Member pricing for school programs. Learn more about additional benefits here.

Details Price Qty
Annual ICC Membershipshow details + $25.00 (CAD)  

Details Price Qty
Regular price one child (3-5 years old)show details + $435.00 (CAD)  
Regular price Additionalshow details + $290.00 (CAD)  
ICC Member Price one child (3-5 years old)show details + $370.00 (CAD)  
ICC Member Price Additional Childshow details + $270.00 (CAD)  
Regular price one child (6-11 years old class)show details + $435.00 (CAD)  
ICC Member Price one child (6-11 years old class)show details + $370.00 (CAD)  

Italian School on Saturday morning for 12-16 years old at Il Centro (September 21-June 13, 2019)

  • September 21, 2019 - June 13, 2020
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • September 21, 2019 - June 13, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Description

September 21-June 13, 2019

Saturday morning from 9:30 am to 11:30 pm or 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

This program provides a fun and nurturing environment, along with academic preparation. Our program is a blend of play, free exploring  and teacher-led activities for learning  Italian language in the most funny and natural way.

Purchase or renewal of the ICC Annual Membership is also available on line. You will be prompted to purchase a membership in Checkout.

***Refund policy: No refunds will be given after the first two sessions. Credit shall be granted after this period to be used within one year.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all credits, $25 fee to all refund. Membership fee is not refundable.

Purchase an Il Centro Annual Membership Today

Interested in purchasing an Il Centro Annual Membership? Add one to your order to take advantage of Il Centro Member pricing for school programs. Learn more about additional benefits here.

Details Price Qty
Annual ICC Membershipshow details + $25.00 (CAD)  

Details Price Qty
Regular price one child (Morning)show details + $435.00 (CAD)  
Regular price Additional Child (Morning)show details + $290.00 (CAD)  
ICC Member price one child (Morning)show details + $370.00 (CAD)  
ICC Member price Additional Child (Morning)show details + $270.00 (CAD)  
Regular price one child (Afternoon)show details + $435.00 (CAD)  
Regular price Additional Child (Afternoon)show details + $290.00 (CAD)  
ICC Member price one child (Afternoon)show details + $370.00 (CAD)  
ICC Member price Additional Child (Afternoon)show details + $270.00 (CAD)  

Italian School on Saturday morning for 3-5 years old at Il Centro (September 21-June 13, 2019)

  • September 21, 2019 - June 13, 2020
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Description

September 21-June 13, 2019

Saturday morning from 9:30 am to 11:30 pm.

This program provides a fun and nurturing environment, along with academic preparation. Our program is a blend of play, free exploring  and teacher-led activities for learning  Italian language in the most funny and natural way.

Please be advised that for better managing the kids and providing a customized program, this class is actually split in two. One for kids 3 to 4 years old, another for kids 4 to 5 years old.

Purchase or renewal of the ICC Annual Membership is also available on line. You will be prompted to purchase a membership in Checkout.

***Refund policy: No refunds will be given after the first two sessions. Credit shall be granted after this period to be used within one year.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all credits, $25 fee to all refund. Membership fee is not refundable.

Purchase an Il Centro Annual Membership Today

Interested in purchasing an Il Centro Annual Membership? Add one to your order to take advantage of Il Centro Member pricing for school programs. Learn more about additional benefits here.

Details Price Qty
Annual ICC Membershipshow details + $25.00 (CAD)  

Details Price Qty
Regular price one childshow details + $435.00 (CAD)  
Regular price Additional Childshow details + $290.00 (CAD)  
ICC Member price one childshow details + $370.00 (CAD)  
ICC Member price Additional Childshow details + $270.00 (CAD)  

Italian School for 3-5 year old or 6-11 years old at Holy Cross (Burnaby)

  • September 25, 2019 - May 20, 2020
    3:00 pm
  • September 25, 2019 - May 20, 2020
    3:00 pm
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Description

September 25, 2019 - May 20, 2019

Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

3-5 year old or 6-11 years old

Annual membership can be purchased for $25.00.

Purchase or renewal of the ICC Annual Membership is also available on line. You will be prompted to purchase a membership in Checkout.

***Refund policy: No refunds will be given after the first two sessions. Credit shall be granted after this period to be used within one year.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all credits, $25 fee to all refund. Membership fee is not refundable.

Purchase an Il Centro Annual Membership Today

Interested in purchasing an Il Centro Annual Membership? Add one to your order to take advantage of Il Centro Member pricing for school programs. Learn more about additional benefits here.

Details Price Qty
Annual ICC Membershipshow details + $25.00 (CAD)  

Details Price Qty
Regular price one child (3-5 year old)show details + $435.00 (CAD)  
Regular price Additional Childshow details + $290.00 (CAD)  
ICC Member price one child (3-5 year old)show details + $370.00 (CAD)  
ICC Member Additional Childshow details + $270.00 (CAD)  
Regular price one child (6-11 years old)show details + $435.00 (CAD)  
ICC Member price one child (6-11 years old)show details + $370.00 (CAD)