“I highly recommend The Italian School NJ.”
“As a native Italian, making sure my kids speak and are connected to Italian culture is a priority. The Italian School NJ has been a wonderful resource for us! The classes have improved our kid’s comprehension and they love attending. The School has also provided me with resources and recommendations for keeping up Italian instruction at home. I highly recommend The Italian School NJ."
— Nadina G. (Mom of 2 youth students for 2 years)
“Prior to enrolling, I was required to take a placement test. Even though it was challenging for me, I was impressed with the level of professionalism displayed at this new school."
“For many years I have wanted to learn the Italian language. Two and one half years ago, I enrolled in a language school in NJ. However, there were several reasons that prompted me to search for a new school. I have been enrolled in the Italian School NJ since October, 2016. Prior to enrolling, I was required to take a placement test. Even though it was challenging for me, I was impressed with the level of professionalism displayed at this new school. Upon placement, I was warmly welcomed by my new instructor and my fellow classmates. The class size is small which is beneficial. We all received a book and a new tote bag the first day of class. My instructor plans her lessons and presents her instructions using several different modalities. We also review conjugations at every class. The next day, we receive an email reviewing the previous lesson and our homework assignment. Our instructor also encourages us to email her with any questions we may have. I am very pleased with Italian School NJ, especially knowing that Marilisa and Natalia have a strong presence there, and a sincere interest in our learning the Italian language and culture.
-Kathleen Ingargiola (Adult student for 1 year)
"I can't wait to visit Italy and put my skills to practice!”
“I have been a student at The Italian School of NJ since October 2015 and they have helped dramatically with my language acquisition. They are all highly skilled professionals, mostly native speakers. The adult classes are small in order to receive very specialized attention and we use authentic books from Italy. It's been very satisfying to see how one can slowly master a foreign language, in a supportive atmosphere and at the same time having fun. I can't wait to visit Italy and put my skills to practice!”
—María Inmaculada Serrano (Adult student for 2 years)
“Consiglio la ISNJ agli italiani con figli bilingue”
“Sono felicissima di aver trovato una scuola come la ISNJ. Da italiana che vive all'estero ho sempre ritenuto importante che mia figlia imparasse la mia lingua madre. Conoscere più lingue, specialmente fin da piccoli, offre molti vantaggi, come molti studi comprovano. È un grande regalo che un genitore può fare ai propri figli. Con la ISNJ sono sicura di dare a mia figlia delle solide basi e un curriculum di studi appropriato. La conoscenza della cultura di una nazione è altrettanto importante e la ISNJ garantisce questa esposizione. Inoltre, fare parte di questo gruppo è un modo per conoscere connazionali che vivono nella propria zona. Consiglio la ISNJ agli italiani con figli bilingue, ma anche alle famiglie interessate a conoscere una lingua straniera.”
-Michela B. (Mom of 1 youth student for 1 year)
"Cristina makes it fun and I really like the curriculum."
“I am attending the Monday morning class with Cristina. I have taken classes at other schools, (Berlitz, Princeton adult school, private instruction and even tried the Rosetta Stone). In the last 5 weeks with Cristina, I have learned more about the language and understanding the basics better than with all previous schools combined. Cristina makes it fun and I really like the curriculum. She follows up with the students via email at the end of each class to review what was covered in that session. That follow up helps a lot and I now look forward to Monday mornings to discover what we will learn. I thought you would like to receive some positive comments and I look forward to continuing with my study of this beautiful language. Thank you,
“Thank you for all the personal attention and for sharing with us the gift of language and communication”
“My daughter has been attending class at the Italian School NJ for a year and a half. It amazes me the amount of enthusiasm she has going to school every Saturday to learn a new language since the age of 4. I attribute her continued desire to learn to the directors, the teachers and the engaging environment that they create. The curriculum is fun and exciting and keeps my six-year-old daughter involved. Her progression has far exceeded all my expectations. Its been a pleasure to be part of the the school as I've had the opportunity to become involved in classes myself. We have an unique mother daughter bond when we study and practice the Italian language together. Thank you for all the personal attention and for sharing with us the gift of language and communication.”
–Dana Withrow (Mom of 1 youth student for 2.5 years)
“We are very satisfied with the program. We have been happy with the instructors. They are knowledgeable, warm, and pleasant mannered. The location is ideal. Chatham Day School is a secure, fully equipped, modern school building.”
“As an Italian-American family we deeply believe in the preservation of our heritage, language, and culture. For this reason, we were so happy to find the Italian School NJ. ISNJ sets itself apart for our family particularly because it offers specialized classes for bilingual children. It was important for us to enroll in a language program in which our son could continue to utilize, expand, and perfect his knowledge of Italian. This is our third semester at Italian School of New Jersey and we are very satisfied with the program. We have been happy with the instructors. Their language background is extensive, and allows the students to be fully immersed in the language. They are knowledgeable, warm, and pleasant mannered. The location is ideal. Chatham Day School is a secure, fully equipped, modern school building. It has a lovely campus, with beautiful classrooms and facilities. It is so wonderful that our son has the opportunity to get together, learn, and socialize with other children who share his Italian language and culture. The combined soccer program aspect has been a great bonus. We have also had a very positive experience with the program directors. Both Marilisa and Natalia have been kind, polite, professional, attentive, and helpful. They have taken the time to care about our son throughout his time in the program. We are grateful for the efforts made by the ISNJ to offer this unique program and opportunity for bilingual families such as ours. We certainly hope that this program will continue to be available, and look forward to enrolling our younger child in ISNJ in the future.”
Frank, New Jersey (Father of 1 youth student for 2 years)