Language Maintenance 2016-2017

The ICCW started in March 2016 at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff a programme of Italian language courses for the children and teenagers of Italian families , or of Italian descent, residing in Wales.

This programme is supported by Mazzini-Garibaldi Charitable Foundation.

We believe that linguistic diversity is an essential part of being human. If we lose that, we lose a part of our humanity. The aim of our language maintenance courses is to encourage bilingualism/plurilingualism and give our students the tools to live among two or more languages and cultures without feeling that these are separate entities.

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We are pleased to announce that the ICCW  Language Maintenance Courses will resume Saturday  24 September.

Our first lesson will be held at Cardiff Central Library from 10 to 11 am to celebrate European Languages Day with our friends of Europe direct.

Our second lesson will be at Chapter on Saturday 1 October 10-11 am and author Fabio Geda will be joining us reading from his amazing book In the Sea there are Crocodiles.

Last but not least, the 22 October we will celebrate Italian Language World Week  in our Language Maintenance classes. This open class will be centred on our current topic ‘Viaggio in Italia’. There will be the opportunity for all parents to hear  about the importance of Language Maintenance and the philosophy behind it.

Italian Language World Week

To celebrate the XVI week of Italian Language in the World the ICCW organized a bilingual meeting on language maintenance and our 2016-2017 programme.

Our LM programme is formed of 4 groups. We meet on Saturday morning at Chapter from 10 to 11:

  1. Primary School: Year 2 (age 6-7) – Key Stage 1 Year 3 (age 7-8), Year 4 (  age 8-9 ), Year 5 (age  9-10), Year 6 (age 10-11)  Key Stage 2
  2. Secondary School: Year 7 (age 11-12), Year 8 (age 12-13), Year 9 (age 13-14) – Key Stage 3
  3. GCSE: Year 10 (age 14-15), Year 11 (age 15-16) – Key Stage 4

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  1. A Level: Year 12 (age 16-17), Year 13 (age 17-18).

Here is the calendar for Autumn ans Winter Terms:

Saturday 24/09 10:00-11:00  @ Cardiff Central Library
Saturday 1/10 10:00- 11:00  Special Guest  celebrated YA author Fabio Geda
Saturday 8/10 10:00- 11:00
Saturday 15/10 10:00- 11:00
Saturday 22/10 10:00- 11:00
Saturday 5/11 10:00- 11:00
Saturday 12/11 10:00- 11:00
Saturday 19/11 10:00- 11:00
Saturday 26/11 10:00- 11:00
Saturday 3/12 10:00- 11:00


The cost for the above lessons is £160 and £120 for a second brother/sister.

For further information please contact: