Light Italian Classes for Health and Wellbeing
We believe that no matter where your starting point is, there is always progress you can make when learning a language.
Easy Italian offers Light Italian Classes specifically for those living with Dementia, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), special needs, or learning difficulties.
These are more relaxed sessions with a higher level of support for students who might feel less confident in their ability to learn a new language.
Our tailored lesson courses are suitable for both one-to-one tuition and group sessions. With a high level of visual and textual support, students can enjoy speaking Italian since the first lesson, without any pressure.
The Light Italian Classes can be delivered either online or in person.
About the Project
The founder of this initiative is Ester Cilento, an experienced teacher of Italian as a foreign language. After teaching in both Belgium and the UK for more than 15 years in universities, schools, and as a private tutor, she started working with a class of special needs students at the University of Edinburgh.
Ester also has a daughter with autism (ASD) who is bilingual and understands how difficult it is to find a class that accommodates special needs learners.
“I love teaching Italian to children and adults, to offer a fulfilling experience to everyone, no one excluded. During the first lockdown, I noticed that Zoom and many of its tools were very motivating and effective to teach my daughter, and I gathered many ideas from this experience to teach in a fun and interactive way even from a distance”.
A Parent’s View About Our “Light Italian Classes”
A chat with Marco’s mum, Angelica, about our relaxed classes, with a higher level of support for students with special needs or learning difficulties
In January this year, we started our Light Italian Classes and we are happy so see that the feedback we are receiving is very positive. Here we chat with the first parent that chose the class for her son.
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