The primary years are ideal for children to develop bilingual skills because of their facility to absorb language.
Although most of our emphasis is focused on the development of English, the Italian programme is given ample space in the Elementary school timetable in order to provide native italians with a solid base for the correct development of their mother tongue.
Italian Mother Tongue classes begin in Grade 1, developing language skills (speaking, reading and writing) throughout the entire school curriculum.
During the Italian classes, children follow the “Programma Ministeriale”; work is based on programs, textbooks and contents designed for the Italian Primary School (Scuola Primaria Statale).
The aim of this class is to provide the necessary competences that will enable, if needed, the transition to an Italian public school.
ISBergamo will offer the preparation for the 5° Elementare (idoneità) and the Licenza Media with courses that are integrated into the IB framework.[/highlights]