Percorso di Lingua e Cultura Italiana per Bambini

The “Percorso di Lingua e Cultura Italiana per Bambini” focuses on bringing children closer to the Italian language and culture through narration, reading, and writing. We will present stories, activities, games, and songs aimed at developing each child’s language competency and confidence. For the older children, topics will also include history, geography, and the sciences, with points of reflection on Italian culture and traditions. 

Il “Percorso di Lingua e Cultura Italiana per Bambini” ha l'obiettivo di avvicinare i bambini alla lingua e cultura italiana attraverso la narrazione, lettura e scrittura. Presenteremo storie, attività, giochi, canzoni ed esercizi che mirano a sviluppare le competenze e abilità linguistiche del bambino. Per i più grandi gli argomenti riguarderanno anche Storia, Geografia e Scienze con spunti di riflessione su aspetti relativi a tradizioni della nostra cultura.

Our school co-directors include CCI-NC President Dr. Valentina Cecchi, and community member Sara Pasquali. The Italian Weekend School for Children is taught by certified, professional Italian teachers.

Updated Information:


Online Courses:

The start date of the online courses is the first week of August, 2021. Classes are for LEVEL 2: students who took our classes in the Spring, or have some experience learning the Italian language.

Course Information:

  • 8 classes, meeting once per week

  • 1 hour classes for children and young adults

  • 1.5 hour classes for adults.

    • BAMBINI Fridays, from 5-6pm

    • RAGAZZI Fridays, from 4-5pm

    • ADULTI Wednesdays, from 4:30-6pm

*Days and times are subject to change with notice


Groups (each with 3 to 6 students):

BAMBINI 7-10 years old

RAGAZZI 11-15 years old

ADULTI 16 - adults


Bambini e Ragazzi (8 hours of lessons): $160

Adulti (12 hours of lessons): $220

Bambini course content:

  • Review Nouns and adjectives

  • Present tense

  • Adjectives

  • Speaking and telling stories

  • Past tense

Ragazzi  course content:

  • Review Nouns and adjectives

  • Present tense Regular verbs

  • Articles

  • Questions

  • Likes


Adulti course content:

  • Possessive adjectives and pronouns

  • Prepositions

  • Future tense

  • Direct Object pronouns

  • Past Participle

  • Past (passato prossimo)

If you are registering adults and children, please do so separately:




In-Person Courses:


Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 in-person classes will be held on

Sundays from 3-5pm! See below for the details on both semesters.


Dates:        September 19 - December 19, 2021

(No classes Nov. 28)

Fall Tuition:      $280

Location:   Salice America

                    2123 Crown Centre Drive

                    Charlotte, NC 28227


Dates:        January 23 - June 5, 2022

(No classes April 10, 17, May 29)

Spring Tuition:      $320

Location:   Salice America

                    2123 Crown Centre Drive

                    Charlotte, NC 28227

Discounted rate of $570 if both Fall and Spring registration are completed at the same time.

Class Groups:

  • Gli Scoiattoli (3 and 4 years old)

  • I Ricci (K-2nd grade)

  • I Panda (3rd-5th grade)

  • I Leoni (6th-8th grade)

**The number of class groups and the ages of the children within them may change depending on the number of students and their level of Italian proficiency. It is likely that within the individual groups there will be subgroups (advanced and beginner).**

Curriculum: Please download this PDF for more information on the curriculum. A "lesson packet" will be distributed every week with the contents and materials for that week's lesson so that absent students do not fall behind.

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Teachers: Information about the teachers will be posted soon.


Location: Salice America, Inc., 2123 Crown Centre Drive, Charlotte, NC 28227

(Special Thank You to Corporate Rosso Sponsor Salice America for providing the space, free of charge.)

COVID-19 Safety Measures:

  • Parents will have to complete a student health screener prior to every class for every child in attendance

  • No parents will be allowed inside the building--drop-off and pickup must occur outside

  • Face masks will be required for the entire class

  • Temperatures will be checked prior to entrance. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will be sent home

  • Children will be kept spaced from each other while in the classroom

  • Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance and in the classrooms and will be required to be used prior to entry

  • In the event in-person classes must stop due to COVID-19, online classes will begin in their place

  • Classes will move outdoors whenever possible

Questions? Please email

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