What we offer
At Eindhoven Italian School "La Lampadina," we recognize that children are going to have different abilities (do they speak Italian with one parent or both parents? how many langues do they speak in total?) and that families are going to have different goals (does the family just want the children to have a chance to meet other Italian children or do they also want them to gain some level of academic proficiency?). In order to meet the needs of these families, we must create a program that is both fun and effective for a mixed group of children, in the limited time per week they meet for the class.
We take all of this into consideration when creating lesson plans. Each week the children learn about a particular topic while using Italian, for instance Roman history or food groups. There is a lot of interaction between the teacher and the children to keep them engaged in the learning process.
Does your child speak Italian at home? Are you interested in registering your child for the 2019-2020 school year? Visit our course page for more information!
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In the press
Collaboration with Eindhoven Library
Italian children's book collection
The Eindhoven Library has started a pilot to include Italian and Chinese books in its children's collection. This is a wonderful opportunity for these language communities to promote reading in the home language. After six months it will be determined whether or not the international collection can continue and expand to include additional languages.
The Italian children's collection is now available at the Eindhoven library, with several hundred books for children aged 0 to 12. The books are categorized into five different age groups /types and can be checked out by children with an Eindhoven library card (free).
Voorlezen in het Italiaans / Raccontastorie
Eindhoven Italian School La Lampadina has partnered with the Eindhoven Library to offer a free reading activity in Italian. Children can listen to a story in Italian, and afterwards there is a creative activity.
This is a free activity available on Sunday afternoons from 15:00 to 16:00 for children of all ages on the dates:
Sunday, December 22 - CANCELLED
As a celebration of the Nationale Voorleesdagen in the Netherlands, the Picture Book of the Year Grumpy Duck will be read aloud in 10 different languages at the Eindhoven Library. La Lampadina has arranged a reading of Grumpy Duck in Italian on Friday, January 24, at 15:30 at the Eindhoven Library.