A 60 minute full-immersion lesson followed by a snack for pre-school to Kindergarten students. Students will prepare for reading and writing (becoming familiar with the sounds of the Italian alphabet and syllables) and develop vocabulary and basic oral communication skills through interactive songs, stories, games and imaginative play that introduce aspects of contemporary Italian culture.
Students will use the "Raccontami 1" textbook and a series of workbooks developed by Anna Maria Jaker for the course of the two to three year cycle. The workbooks are included in the tuition, but the textbook should be purchased by parents before the first day of class. Used books may be sold and/or purchased through the ICC forum.
12-week semester: September 15 - December 15, 2012; no classes on October 20 (Education Minnesota Conference); November 24 (Thanksgiving)
Holiday party (Festa di Natale) is scheduled for Saturday, December 22, from 10:00 AM -12:00 Noon.