Intensive Italian Immersion
Mother, Father, teenage son and teenage daughter.
At William Clarence, our homeschool teachers are increasingly popular due to their vast skill levels and dedication to providing high-quality, impactful and enjoyable tutoring to their students. Typically, this tutoring is associated with children, young people and university students - however, our homeschool teachers also conduct much of their outstanding tutoring with families from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.
In this particular case study, we were approached by an international family who spend a lot of their time travelling the world with family homes in many countries. They were going to be spending six months in London, and wanted to learn Italian as a group. The motivation for this was partly as they had a home in Florence and wanted to have the skills necessary to speak to locals more fluently, but also wanted to learn Italian as an interactive family bonding experience.
We recruited a qualified native Italian private tutor to visit the family in their central London hotel daily for the entirety of their stay. At William Clarence, we and our homeschool teachers are acutely aware that, while learning as a family can be fun, it can also present a number of challenges; for example, in terms of age groups, when adults and children tend to learn in different ways. What’s more, each individual member of the family could have their own learning style, and as a result, the structuring process for group lessons needs careful consideration.
We worked with our tutor to plan the entire six-month course in a way that would enable the family to not only have a fun and enjoyable experience together, but also allow them to pick up the basic conversational Italian they needed to feel at home in their new home in Florence.
As a result of William Clarence’s input and the dedication of the allocated homeschool teacher, the family’s Italian speaking skills drastically improved, allowing them to communicate effectively with their neighbours, friends and acquaintances upon their return to Florence. What’s more, it proved to be a fantastic bonding experience for the family which all of them enjoyed.
If you are looking for a homeschool teacher, whether for yourself, your child(ren), or, like this case, as a family, get in touch with our expert team today.