Italian Program

Part of our international mindset is the recognition we give to our host country. ISBrescia aims to provide international students with an Italian experience and at the same time provide Italian students with a unique opportunity to develop a global perspective while retaining their Italian heritage.

The IB Programme recognizes the importance of the development of the mother tongue both to enhance cognitive development and to reinforce the cultural identity of the student, as well as to create a strong base on which to build additional languages.

ISBrescia is committed to supporting and challenging our native speakers of the Italian language, providing 5 lessons weekly from Grades 1 to Grade 6.

The Italian programme has been developed by the school to ensure a solid structure, rooted in the IB philosophy and enabling strong links between the learning of English and the learning of Italian, whilst ensuring the students are covering the content from the Italian state programme where appropriate.

In Grade 6, students are prepared for the state exam (esame di idoneità alla prima media) which allows them the possibility to take the Terza Media exam in MYP.

Students for whom Italian is an additional language, are supported in learning Italian from a beginner’s perspective, helping them to integrate with the host country and have deeper insight into its culture.