Italian Young Learner courses cater for young people aged 10 to 18 and are specifically designed with the younger person in mind.
Young learners can choose the language of their choice Italian, Italian, Spanish and French and the type of language they require.
Italian options include General Italian, Italian Exam Preparation or Academic Italian.
As with all our courses students choose how long they wish to study and for how long. This type of course is ideal if you wish to improve your grades at school or if you wish to attend an Italian speaking school or university.
Our teachers are very much aware that it may be the first time a young learner is away from home and take great care in gently introducing students to their environment, the Italian culture and the Italian language.
European Homestay teachers are not only well experienced, highly qualified and professional at all times but have all been checked by the relevant authorities. As always, security is a priority and your child will be constantly supervised in caring environment and comfortable home with a kind and caring teacher and friendly family. Our top priority with young learners is to ensure that these young students do not only thrive and make rapid progress in the Italian language but also enjoy a highly stimulating but safe holiday in a safe, caring and homely supervised environment. Choosing this type of study vacation course with personally chosen teachers will ensure your rapid progression in your child’s knowledge of the Italian language.
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Not only will your child be speaking to his or her teacher in Italian during lessons but also with family and friends during meal times, relaxing in the evenings and on outings and excursions. This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to improve on his or her fluency in the Italian language in a friendly environment.
The programme of lessons will incorporate a range of skills including reading, writing, listening and speaking. Grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation will also be covered as well as culture and the environment. If your child needs more emphasis on certain skills then the teacher will adapt the course to suit his or her needs. A complete needs analysis and assessment will be carried out at the very beginning of the course and a personalised study plan will be created. Further to this the teacher will continually liaise with your child to find out whether he or she is happy with the programme.
Outings and excursions will be designed around your child’s interests and requests.
All activities and outings will be fully supervised by the teacher and family. Activities include visits to museums, nature reserves, historic places, and days out to local places of interests or cities within travelling distance, cinema or theatre. Sporting activities include swimming, horse riding or tennis.
Costs for excursions are included in the course fees.