During the middle school years, we focus on building a solid foundation in all areas of Italian grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and reading. By focusing on developing solid study skills, we guide middle school students to success on the Benchmark and other exams.
WHY LEARN ITALIAN?
Italian is the language of the arts, business, culture and much more! Six of the biggest global countries have their headquarters in Italy, and Italy is the word’s fifth largest industrial producer of goods. An estimated 7,500 American companies do business with Italy and more than 1,000 U.S. firms have offices in Italy. For anyone with an interest in fashion, architecture, film, opera , gastronomy and more, it is essential to be able to communicate effectively in Italian. If you are one of the 17 million Americans who can claim Italian ancestry, learning Italian is a way to honor your heritage.
The Italian language is closest to Latin, the common ancestor of all Romance languages. Italian developed from Latin and an estimated 60% of the English vocabulary also comes from Latin. Knowing Italian will help on the SAT and ACT exams. For over 30 successful years, Lurie Languag has remained committed to helping hundreds of students excel in their rigorous Italian language classes and improve their scores on standardized tests. Whether you are preparing for the FLACS, SAT II , AP or Italian National Exam, you will progress at a remarkably fast rate and reap the lifelong benefits in both your educational career and personal life as you prepare to enter today’s global marketplace. Most importantly, you will learn to express your own thoughts in Italian using the exclusive Lurie Language Method™, which breaks the language down into its component parts, then reconstructs it. For those students who are preparing to study abroad, we help you with your Italian so you can arrive and communicate with confidence. We also help you understand the culture, geography, history, film and literature of Italy. We take the stress and fear out of learning Italian and replace it with joy and confidence!
Elementary school children have an innate and powerful drive to learn a second language. Learning Italian should be exciting, rich in culture, and most of all it should be fun! It is every child's right to experience the sense of accomplishment and joy that comes with learning Italian at the earliest possible age. Children learn all the basic components of Italian grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary and begin to form simple sentences from the very first lesson. Parents play a key role in nurturing their child’s linguistic development. Through periodic meetings, we discuss ways to supplement your child’s language learning process at home. Using authentic materials from Italy, children are exposed to both the language and rich culture of the Italian world.
In "Boost your Brain: The New Art and Science Behind Brain Performance," Neurologist Majid Fotuhi, M.D. highlights the benefit of learning a second language to stay vibrant at any age. A multilingual lifestyle is exciting, and it can help strengthen and preserve your memory. Feel confident while traveling overseas communicating in Italian for business or personal enrichment. Lurie Language prepares you both linguistically and culturally for your trip to Italy. This includes history, geography, film, cuisine, literature, art, and much more, allowing you to get the most out of your travels.
Educators now recognize that foreign language study should begin in the early formative years. Children of pre-school age are excellent mimics and enjoy learning a new sound system. Learning a second language with us is a joyful experience filled with crafts, songs, culture, stories and plenty of fun. In private and small group coaching sessions, children learn the joy of expressing themselves in French through doing, not memorizing: finger plays, songs, crafts, games, stories. cooking, authentic holiday celebrations and much more. As a parent, you play a key role in your child’s successful learning experience. We meet periodically with parents to discuss both your child’s progress and present productive techniques to encourage language learning at home.