NOI Italian Language Program for Children

Registration for Fall Online Classes is now OPEN!
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Early exposure to a second language, not only increases the likelihood of gaining language proficiency, but it has been shown to improve a wide variety of cognitive skills. The most effective way for children to learn a second language is to put them in situations where language surrounds them. Il Punto's NOI (Not an Ordinary Italian) Program, taught by native speakers, immerses children from toddler to 12 in the Italian language through an engaging environment of play and conversation. Three classes — Semini, Germogli, and Alberelli — range from absolute beginners to proficient Italian speakers ready to work on the finer points of grammar and composition. 

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For more information about the NOI Program or to ask about placement, please contact us at noi@ilpuntoseattle.org

Semini Sprouting Seeds

This class is designed for toddlers and preschoolers to use the Italian language in creative ways, through stories, images, songs, and crafts. Parents presence will be necessary, in order to help the young students to execute the activities and interact with the class through a computer.

Age: 1 to 4 years old (Exceptions may made with instructor approval.)
Level: Absolute Beginner
Length: 30 minutes
Meets: Via Zoom, approximately every other Sunday at 9:30am
Cost: Six-classes for $60 members / $90 non-members (COVID19 hardship rate available)
$10 discount for each additional child
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Germogli Blooming Buds

This class is appropriate for children between 5 and 10 years old who have had little or no exposure to Italian. Conducted entirely in Italian, it will use interactive games and activities to help children develop an intuitive understanding of vocabulary and spoken Italian.

Age: 5 to 10 years old (Exceptions may made with instructor approval.)
Level: Beginner
Length: 60 minutes
Meets: Via Zoom, approximately every other Sunday at 10:15am
Cost: $120 members and first-time students / $170 non-members (COVID19 hardship rate available)
$20 discount for each additional child
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Alberelli Thriving Trees

This class is ideal for children that already speak some Italian and have little problems understanding it. Children will have a chance to express their thoughts in Italian conversation and will use reading, games, and simple activities to develop their understanding of Italian grammar and morphology.

Age: 7 to 12 years old (Exceptions may made with instructor approval.)
Level: Low Intermediate
Length: 60 minutes
Meets: Via Zoom, approximately every other Sunday at 11:30am
Cost: $120 members / $170 non-members (COVID19 hardship rate available
$20 discount for each additional child
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