The Italian Cultural Society - Italian Language incentive - 2013

Mar 10, 2013 1080

Northern and Central California, Sacramento, Stockton, San Francisco and Bay Area Schools can offer their students the opportunity to study Italian. Thanks, in part, to a contribution from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) more children in Northern California, the Central Valley and the entire San Francisco BayArea have the opportunity to study Italian. The Italian Cultural Society and the Italian Consulate in San Francisco are working together to encourage the study of Italian in the United States. Directors Patrizia Cinquini and Tonia Prencipe administer this incentive funding program for elementary Italian instruction in California schools for children from preschool to ninth grade. All schools within this very large region are strongly encouraged to apply for incentive funding and give students the opportunity to learn Italian. There are so many important reasons to teach a second language in the early years of a child's life, and Italian is arguably the easiest language for children to learn. The latest research in language aquisition attests to the benefits of exposing children to even one hour a week to foreign language. This incentive funding allows schools a unique opportunity to provide their students with the benefits to learning Italian.

Fonte: BAIA

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