Located at 42 Pleasant Street in Stoneham, classes are held on Saturday mornings. Beginning with children 6 years old and up, the basics are taught in a learning atmosphere with a touch of culture tossed in to give them an appreciation of their Italian heritage.
Each year, the child progresses to a higher level through a four year process. The class is one hour long for twenty weeks. Class size is small, conversational and informal – a truly great learning environment.
Through all these years, the instructor has been Sandra DiRenzo, recently retired Medford elementary school teacher. Sandra takes great pride in teaching the youngsters and seeing their Italian knowledge grow. The children are treated to homemade cookies, each week a different cookie from each region of Italy. Admittedly, sometimes the most lasting impression on the child after twenty weeks of instruction are the cookies.
Registration takes place at the Appian Club on Saturday, September 8 from 9 am to 12 noon, with first class on September 15. Cost is $100/child and you can contact coordinator John Nocella at 781-438-5687 or email [email protected].
The class is sponsored by the Appian Club, a non-profit social, charitable 501(c) (7) organization, established in 1982, whose mission is to promote Italian culture and heritage. The Italian class is a way of giving back to the community the pride of our language.