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Mother Tongues offers Italian lessons for native speakers. This group includes children who learned Italian in Italy and children who learned it in Ireland. The aim of this course is to tackle multidisciplinary topics using the Italian language, working on oral and written skills.
Do you have any questions about our language classes? Get in touch! / 089 4642725

Playgroup (4 years old)

  • 10 Saturdays from 18th September to the 4th December (2-week break: 23rd Oct and 13th Nov)

  • from 10 to 10.30 am

  • 100 € per child (10 classes)

Description

Basato su incontri virtuali per genitori e bambini, é ideale per famiglie che vogliono tramandare la lingua italiana ai propri figli facendolo con divertimento.
Tramite giochi, canzoni, favole e filastrocche e incontri virtuali con altri bambini della stessa età potranno socializzare e immergersi nella lingua italiana.

To register your child:
1) add the course to the cart and go to the checkout to complete the order.
2)  You wil then receive an email to complete the registration
N.B.: To register 1 or more siblings, just add to the cart all the desired courses 

Level 1 (4-5 years old)

  • 10 Saturdays from 18th September to the 4th December (2-week break: 23rd Oct and 13th Nov)

  • from 11 to 11.50 am

  • 130 € per child (10 classes)

Level required:

Questo corso fa per il tuo bambino se arriva con una conoscenza base dell’italiano. Durante queste lezioni ci soffermeremo sui suoni, su pronuncia e nuovi vocaboli, attraverso canzoni, attività e giochi che possano divertire e stimolare l’apprendimento della lingua Italiana. Qui puoi trovare un esercizio tipo per le lezioni di questo livello. Ti consigliamo di farlo provare a tuo figlio per verificare che il livello del corso sia appropriato.

To register your child:
1) add the course to the cart and go to the checkout to complete the order.
2)  You wil then receive an email to complete the registration
N.B.: To register 1 or more siblings, just add to the cart all the desired courses 

Level 2 (5-6 years old)

  • 10 Saturdays from 18th September to the 4th December (2-week break: 23rd Oct and 13th Nov)

  • from 12 to 12.50 pm

  • 130 € per child (10 classes)

Level required:

Questo corso è adatto al tuo bambino se parla e comprende l’italiano e ha iniziato a leggere.
Durante le lezioni ci soffermeremo nella pronuncia, nell’ascolto, nella lettura e nella scrittura della lingua italiana. Qui puoi trovare un esempio;  se  il tuo bambino è in grado di leggere e comprendere questa filastrocca, è pronto per iniziare con noi questo corso virtuale in italiano.

To register your child:
1) add the course to the cart and go to the checkout to complete the order.
2)  You wil then receive an email to complete the registration
N.B.: To register 1 or more siblings, just add to the cart all the desired courses 

Level 3 (7-8 years old)

  • 10 Saturdays from 18th September to the 4th December (2-week break: 23rd Oct and 13th Nov)

  • from 2 to 2.50 pm

  • 130 € per child (10 classes)

Level required:

In questo corso i bambini devono essere in possesso di una discreta conoscenza della lingua italiana letta e scritta.
Lo scopo delle nostre lezioni è di sviluppare competenze orali e di ascolto; particolare attezione verrà data al parlare con disinvoltura la lingua italiana.
Qui puoi trovare una scheda didattica come esempio delle nostre lezioni. Se il tuo bambino non ha tanta difficoltà nel fare questo esercizio è pronto per poter partecipare alle lezioni virtuali di italiano.

To register your child:
1) add the course to the cart and go to the checkout to complete the order.
2)  You wil then receive an email to complete the registration
N.B.: To register 1 or more siblings, just add to the cart all the desired courses 

Level 4 A (9-11 years old)

Please note: this is the same level as Level 4B, but at a different time

  • 10 Saturdays from 18th September to the 4th December (2-week break: 23rd Oct and 13th Nov)

  • from 3 to 3.50 pm

  • 130 € per child (10 classes)

Level required:

In questo corso i bambini dovranno avere un buon livello di comprensione, lettura e proprietà di linguaggio in italiano. Affronteremo temi legati alla cultura italiana e svilupperemo le abitità di espressione orale, ascolto, pronuncia, scrittura e comprensione.
Qui puoi trovare un esempio di attività svolta nelle nostre lezioni.
Se il tuo bambino non ha difficoltà nello svolgere questo esercizio, è pronto per partecipare alle nostre lezioni virtuali di Italiano.

To register your child:
1) add the course to the cart and go to the checkout to complete the order.
2)  You wil then receive an email to complete the registration
N.B.: To register 1 or more siblings, just add to the cart all the desired courses 

Level 4 B (9-11 years old)

Please note: this is the same level as Level 4A, but at a different time

  • 10 Saturdays from 18th September to the 4th December (2-week break: 23rd Oct and 13th Nov)

  • from 4 to 4.50 pm

  • 130 € per child (10 classes)

Level required:

In questo corso i bambini dovranno avere un buon livello di comprensione, lettura e proprietà di linguaggio in italiano. Affronteremo temi legati alla cultura italiana e svilupperemo le abitità di espressione orale, ascolto, pronuncia, scrittura e comprensione.
Qui puoi trovare un esempio di attività svolta nelle nostre lezioni.
Se il tuo bambino non ha difficoltà nello svolgere questo esercizio, è pronto per partecipare alle nostre lezioni virtuali di Italiano.

To register your child:
1) add the course to the cart and go to the checkout to complete the order.
2)  You wil then receive an email to complete the registration
N.B.: To register 1 or more siblings, just add to the cart all the desired courses 

Level 5 (12-14 years old)

If your child is 12 or older and you are interested in enrolling them in our online Italian classes, leave us your expression of interest by clicking on the button below. We will be in touch by mid-September. Please note: a class will only start with a minimum of 4 pupils

Level 5 (12-14 years old)

  • Monday 12, 19, 26 April, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 May

  • from 5 to 5.50 pm

  • 120 € per child (8 classes)

Level required:

Per poter frequentare questo corso i ragazzi dovranno avere un buon livello di comprensione, lettura e proprietà di linguaggio in italiano.
Qui puoi trovare un esempio di attività svolta nelle nostre lezioni.

To register your child:
1) add the course to the cart and go to the checkout to complete the order.
2)  You wil then receive an email to complete the registration
N.B.: To register 1 or more siblings, just add to the cart all the desired courses 

How to access classes

The course will be online. After the payment, you will receive by email all the details to join the meeting on the Google Classroom platform (if you do not receive the email in your inbox, check your spam).
To access Google Classroom you will need to have a Gmail account (a parent’s account will be fine). If you don’t have a Gmail account, you can create it easily and for free here:  www.gmail.com. If you need help, you can watch this short tutorial.
The video lesson and homework will be on the same platform.

The teachers

Playgroup and Levels 1 to 4

Francesca Pintus has a degree in Education Science and Training with an approach in early childhood; she has 6 years of experience working in childcare and primary schools within multicultural environments in Italy, Australia and Ireland.
In her free time, she enjoys cooking Italian recipes, listening to music and painting; she lovestravelling around the world.

Level 5

Alessandra Di Claudio is a highly qualified and experienced teacher of Italian, having taught students from all levels and ages. She has a degree in Modern Languages and a Masters degree in Anglo-Irish literature. In 2007 she set up a mother and toddler group called PlaygroupItaliano, which was awarded the European Language Label in 2008 and subsequently  founded Divertitaliano  a non-for-profit Assosiation for children and young adults offering Italian courses and activities in Italian, most of which based in the Italian Institute of Culture in Dublin.
She is also a busy mum to Giulia and Dario, both happily bilingual.

alessandra di claudio

Booking conditions & Cancellation Policy

Courses require a minimum of 4 participants to run. In the event of a course being cancelled, participants will receive a full refund. Mother Tongues aims to contact you a week in advance if a course is cancelled. Please note that the course or event description is intended as a guide. The facilitator reserves the right to deviate somewhat from the description in order to best accommodate the needs of the participant and the dynamic of the group.

Should a participant need to cancel 2 weeks or more prior to a course or event, they will receive a refund minus the booking fee of 10% or receive credit to be used within 12 months of the date of the initial payment.

Should a participant need to cancel between 2 weeks to 1 week prior to the start of a course or event, they will receive a refund corresponding to 50% of the course fee or receive credit to be used within 12 months of the date of the initial payment.

Cancellation or transfer requests made 1 week prior or less to a course or event will not receive a refund, but may receive credit or the option to transfer to another course if booking numbers for the course from which they are transferring is currently over 6 participants. If the request is made due to illness, in advance of beginning the course, the participant will need to present a doctor’s note and will be given the option to transfer to another course or event at a later date.

or beyond this point, we cannot provide refunds, credit or transfers, nor do we provide partial refunds if participants have missed classes for any reason. 
We cannot confirm your place on a course until we have received full payment.  If you have any questions with regards to our terms of booking, please email info@mothertongues.ie

In the event that you are unhappy with any aspect of the course, please contact us immediately at info@mothertongues.ie. The sooner we receive the complaint, the sooner we can respond to it. Complaints that come to us early will be dealt with on a case by case basis according to individual circumstances.

Complaints made at the end of the course: If the complaint is about the quality of the course, we will assess the complaint on the basis of all the feedback that is given to us by attendees – if the feedback is generally positive, then individual negative feedback will be considered in the context of the course description and whether the brief was more or less adhered to by the facilitator. Unless the facilitator deviated significantly from the course outline, then we will assume the course achieved its aim.

When you purchase a course or membership through the Mother Tongues website, your name, address, data, email, and contact number will be stored in our system. We do not share your personal details with any other company.

We may provide course facilitators with your email address so that they can correspond with you in advance or provide you with materials for the duration of your course. Facilitators are not permitted to use your information for any other purpose unless given permission by you. 

We may contact you regarding your experience of the courses and resources. This feedback and information is used to improve our services and is never passed on to other organisations. 

We ask you to respect out teachers, staff and other course members. Because of the nature of our work, we ask you not to share any confidential information. Because of child protection issues, you are not allowed to record online classes or to take any screenshots or photos of the participants.

 

 

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