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goal

Our Goal is to offer a wide array of dynamic, interactive, immersive, and cultural educational programs and activities that focus on the Italian language and the art, the culture, and the history of Italy.   We aim to serve diverse student populations and to make our courses accessible to all who have a desire and an interest to learn more about the richness and the beauty of the Italian language and Italy, as well as those who want to travel abroad, and who want to be in touch with their Italian origins and to feel more Italian.  In time, we hope to offer many more programs in Italian, including a summer camp for children, a daycare, and much much more.

 

In this process, we hope to regain a lost culture in the Pittsburgh area and to offer something unique and wonderful to the community. 

Additional Goals

We realize the importance of studying, learning, and speaking a second language or a third language in the modern world of today. Not only does it increase brain development in young children, but it is also an excellent skill to have in business, art, music, opera, science, and many other fields or while traveling abroad.


Unfortunately, Italian has been a much desired language of study in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas, and yet, is lacking in schools and can only be found in rare occasions or at different Universities in the area. There are not much options for Parents who would like their children to learn Italian.


Through the years, many Italian Americans have lost their language, while strongly trying to hold onto their culture and heritage and many Children of Italians as well are fighting to keep their language and culture, while desiring to be American as well. We would like to bring back the Italian language (culture, history, art, etc) to the lost and future generations of Italians and Italian Americans here in Pittsburgh.


Along with the desire to spread the Italian Language and Culture, we also realize that it is necessary for those who are from Italy or other countries to adapt to the Pittsburgh language, lifestyle, and American way of life. We want to give them a helping hand, by offering to them ESL Language Courses of all levels and types.

Mission

The mission of La Scuola d'Italia Galileo Galilei, Inc., a non-profit organization, is to create a K-12 International Italian Language School in Pittsburgh that is recognized, both by the Italian and International Governments as well as the United States and the State of Pennsylvania, that will promote and preserve the study and spread of Italian art, culture, history, and language through academic instruction, research, and extracurricular opportunities for personal enrichment and exploration in the Pittsburgh area.

Objectives

Through its comprehensive, dynamic, and multifaceted courses and its use of effective and interactive teaching methods, La Scuola d’Italia Galileo Galilei endeavors to achieve the following objectives while contemporaneously furthering its mission:
  • To provide a positive learning evironment
  • To provide substantive knowledge
  • To impart practical skills
  • To create socio-cultural competencies
  • To provide students with a global prospective and to increase awareness
  • To have fun while learning

Distinguishing features

La Scuola d’Italia Galileo Galilei's staff and educational opportunities set themselves apart because:
  • The teachers are native speakers or linguists with perfect fluency
  • All teachers have gone through extensive training and will have weekly meetings in order to create a uniform coherent method where all curriculum will be standard across the board in all the same courses and subject matters.
  • The instructors have extensive teaching experience
  • The teachers have accreditation, certification, or other relevant qualifications
  • All non-native Italian Instructors have passed the ACTFL Oral Proficiency exam in Italian with an Advanced High or above
  • The courses are intensive, immersive, and fully interactive with personal attention
  • Many different course options are offered to appeal to different types of students of all ages
  • Specific courses are being offered for children with fluent level of Italians by a native speaker
  • The staff is exceptionally passionate about teaching and makes learning enjoyable

About us

La Scuola d'Italia Galileo Galilei, Inc. is a non profit corporation with 501 (c)(3) approval, and considered a public charity.

All gifts, donations or other offers to us are tax-deductable for those who gift them. 


​Proudly included in the Network of Italian Cultural Associations listed by The Italian Consulate of Philadelphia


On May 22, 2014, La Scuola d'Italia Galileo Galilei was founded by three professionals, with exceptionally strong ties to Italy and to the Italian and Italian-American Communities in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas.  We are Instructors, Educators, a Lawyer, Scientist and Researcher who are deeply passionate about spreading the Italian Culture and Language in the Pittsburgh area and throughout the United States.  We are Italian and Italian American Citizens, who want to create a new opportunity for the Community and for the surrounding areas, allowing Italian to finally make it's mark in the Pittsburgh area! 


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