Co.As.It and Rete Italia launch free Italian educational content for students at home during COVID-19 pandemic

By April 21, 2020 May 15th, 2020 No Comments

Co.As.It. Sydney in partnership with Rete Italia is launching a new Italian educational radio program “Ascolta e impara!” to encourage students to “Listen Up” and continue to learn Italian at home, while in isolation as a result of the coronavirus.

Co.As.It.’s Language Services team has designed the content to engage all students and to enhance its current Italian educational programs, including Story time per bambini, Insertion, Out of School Hour Program, Adult Italian Program and its primary school, the Italian Bilingual School.

“We have thousands of students studying Italian at home and we are doing all we can to ensure they receive the education they need. This educational radio program will complement the Italian curriculum we currently offer in our online classes across Sydney,” said Thomas Camporeale, General Manager of Co.As.It.

The “Ascolta e impara!” radio program will commence on Monday 20 April. The carefully curated educational content will be featured in 25-50 minute segments, with six specialised programs to engage students from as young as 3 years old, all the way up to adult students.

“Learning from home is becoming the new norm and as an innovative education provider we must evolve with the times. It’s fantastic to partner with the Rete Italia in expanding our educational services to the Italian community,” said Thomas Camporeale, General Manager of Co.As.It.

The teacher-led lessons will ensure that students, parents and teachers have plenty of trusted, and quality content to explore the Italian language and culture.

“We are excited to collaborate with Co.As.It. as the media platform for this Italian educational radio program. Co.As.It, in every State where it operates, is recognised as the leading provider of Italian education in Australia and we are the principal Italian media outlet in Australia. Together we form the perfect partnership for this program,” said Dario Nelli, Group Managing Editor of Il Globo/La Fiamma/Rete Italia

“This new on-air educational content builds on the foundations of “In classe”, an initiative of Il Globo & La Fiamma, to support and nurture the teaching of Italian across Australia via print media,” said Dario Nelli, Group Managing Editor of Il Globo/La Fiamma/Rete Italia.

To access “Ascolta e impara!”, tune in to Rete Italia, stream online or download the Rete Italia app from the App Store or Google Play.

To continue your Italian studies online, visit the Language Services section of our website.

Co.As.It. offers a wide range of Italian courses for all ages, to allow you to continue learning the Italian language during this difficult time.

The weekly schedule for “Ascolta e impara!” on Rete Italia

  • Monday, 11:00 am – Story time per bambini (for students aged between 3 and 6)
  • Tuesday, 11:00 am – Amici in palestra (for students aged between 9 and 11)
  • Wednesday, 11:00 am – Bilingual Express (for students aged between 10 and 11)
  • Thursday, 11:00 am – Support for HSC (NSW)
  • Friday, 11:00 am – Ragazzi, via! (For students aged between 12 and 16)
  • Friday, 12:00 pm – In giro per l’Italia (For adults)

Tune in to Rete Italia on the following frequencies:


  • 1593AM Melbourne
  • 1629AM Shepparton
  • 87.6FM Swan Hill
  • 1620AM Wangaratta

New South Wales

  • 1539AM Sydney


  • 1620AM Brisbane
  • 1620AM Sunshine Coast