Our 'CIAO AMICI' 10-week cultural workshop immerses children in the Italian language & culture through grammar & sentence structure, poetry, music, art projects, story time and class discussions while enabling them to make personal connections that maximize the overall learning experience. By contrasting and comparing, students gain new perspectives through worksheets, pictures, instructional videos, audio CD's, popular songs, games, and YouTube videos to provide a total immersion experience in the Italian language & culture. This language-based cultural approach to learning ensures students are grasping new language concepts as well as retaining old ones, leading to long term memory retention in the Italian language. Students are grouped by age & level of language proficiency. This is an intensive MORNING or AFTERNOON immersion program comprising 1.5 hours each WEEKDAY with varied enrichment activities spaced out every 20mins in class for ease of flow.