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 team, which consists of CCI-NC President Dr. Valentina Cecchi, and community members Simona Baldini and Sara Pasquali, has been busy planning for the opening of CCI-NC's Italian Weekend School for Children, to be taught by certified, professional Italian teachers.

If you missed our Open House, you can see the presentation here

and watch the Zoom call!

Updated Information:

NEW Online Class (Beginners Only)


We are pleased to announce that, given the requests we have been receiving, our school will be offering online courses for children, young adults, and adults at a beginner level (with minimal or no prior knowledge of the Italian language).


Tentative start of the course: mid to end of April


Course duration: 8 classes, once a week. Each class will be 1 hour for children and young adults, and 1.5 hours for adults.


Groups (each with 3 to 6 students):

BAMBINI 7-10 years old (Friday 5-6 pm)

RAGAZZI 11-15 years old (Tuesday 4:30-5:30 pm)

ADULTI 16 - adults  (Wednesdays 4:30-6 pm)  

*Days and times are tentative


Bambini course content:

  • Basic alphabet & pronunciation

  • Greetings

  • Numbers

  • Days of the Week/Months/Festivities

  • House and its rooms 

  • Clothing / parts of the body

  • Food

  • Animal kingdom and nature

  • Emotions


Ragazzi and Adulti course content:

  • Greetings – Basic expressions – Italian pronunciation 

  • Nouns

  • Articles

  • Present tense (to be – to have – regular verbs – some irregular verbs)

  • Adjectives

  • Time and numbers

  • Practice for travelers (hotel – bar – restaurant - directions)


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

Tuition fee - Adulti (12 hours of lessons): $220

In-Person Class Information

Class Dates: Classes began on Sunday, February 21.

Class Times:

  • Gruppo Scoiattoli and Gruppo Ricci: 2 - 4 PM

  • Gruppo Leoni: 3:30 - 5:30 PM

  • Note: Classes will now have a duration of 2 hours to make up for the lost time 

Remaining Classes:

  • April 25

  • May 2, 9,16, 23   (No class on May 30th - Memorial Day)

  • June 6,13


Virtual Option: On the first Sunday of every month, there will be an option to join classes via Zoom for a synchronous virtual class.

Tuition: $280 per child per term


Deposit: $50 per child, due upon registration

(Refundable minus processing fees)

Deposit will be applied to the tuition total.

The tuition balance will be due on the first day of class and must be paid by a check made out to: Casa della Cultura Italiana -North Carolina. "School" and the name of the child(ren) should be included in the memo line

Ages: 4 classes based on age and Italian language proficiency. Tentatively, the breakdown will be:

  • Gli Scoiattoli (Pre-K and Kindergarten)

  • I Ricci (1st & 2nd grades)

  • I Panda (3rd-5th grades)

  • I Leoni (6th-8th grades)

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: Click here to learn more about the teachers of our school


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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