In September 2018 SIAL.courses was appointed by the Italian Consulate to run all the Italian courses for children in schools in the South of England under its patronage.
The courses are organised with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
The ordinary activity of the charity as Managing Body takes place with the support and supervision of the General Consulate of Italy in London and of its School Office, and consists in the management of two types of courses: integrated courses and extracurricular courses.
Integrated Italian language and culture courses
The integrated Italian language and culture courses take place during school hours and the teaching is included in the English school system.
Currently there are collaborations with several educational institutions both in the London area and in the Cardiff area (as part of a project promoted by the Welsh Government, called “Global Features”).
Parents who wish to register a school interested in introducing integrated courses (Italian in the school curriculum during school hours) can get in touch with the School Office of the General Consulate of Italy in London by visiting their website.
Extracurricular Italian courses
Our extracurricular courses run in more than 40 venues in London and the South of England, after school and on Saturdays.
These Italian language and culture courses are aimed at children attending Primary and Secondary schools and run under the patronage of the Consulate General of Italy in London.