Italian is offered to non-Italian speakers (usually mother-tongue English) from Year 1. From Year 2 onwards all children study Italian.
Each class is divided into two groups: mother tongue and foreign language. Each group is taught by a specialist teacher and has its own programme.
Year 1 & Year 2 receive two lessons of 30 minutes a week, Years 3 & 4 receive two lessons of 45 minutes a week and Years 5 & 6 receive two lessons of one hour a week.
Erica & Paola