MMC – The Montessori Method to teach foreign languages to children


MMC course can be fully funded by ERASMUS +  Mobility Program and any National and International education funds.

For Italian teachers, by Carta del Docente

MM– the Montessori Method to teach foreign languages to children. can be defined as an approach based on a full immersion in a language environment with self-corrective activities, fostering autonomy and the quintessence of problem-solving learning by developing the critical ability towards a foreign language.

The full application of Montessori’s principles enables a natural language learning among young students by fostering the use of communication in the target language, communication that will become more and more familiar thanks to the acquisition of new sounds, the shaping of facial muscles and the confidence.

Language learning is not presented as a school subject, but as a communicative tool that is integrated with all other subjects and routines.

Participants will be shown how to encourage students to build up their own personal language code.

In fact, a language is made of “communicative acts” and not of single words.

As stated by Dr. Montessori, after observation of children followed by scientific research, those communicative acts should be adapted to the child’s age, personal capability and pace.

  • How to prepare teacher’s own didactical material based on the principles of MMC. The material should match not only child’s age but also his cognitive development.
  • How to foster oral production following child’s pace, considering also Montessori’s “sensitive periods”

As sub-objectives, participants will:

  • acquire a common teaching/training method, to facilitate mobility and transnational exchanges
  • improve their professionalism, increasing their career opportunities on international level
  • get effective tools for raising the motivation on foreign language learning, thanks to this accessible, adaptable and flexible method
Methodology of the course:

The course provides theoretical studies and practical application of the MMC methodology through the encounter of Montessori pedagogy in its traditional application with the application in foreign language teaching

MMC is addressed to:

  • Language teachers with children (0-14)
  • Teacher trainers
  • Students of foreign languages
  • University students and graduated
  • The staff in the field of formal, non-formal and informal education


Details on how you can participate:
  • a) Fully in-site course : 7 days of intensive course with theoretical studies, workshops for the application and practical activities.
  • b) Fully asynchronous course : Theory: in self-learning with commented video – presentations (about 30 hours) and Practical application in self-learning with commented video – presentations (about 16 hours)
  • c) In-depth live training : for clarification and possible further study of the practical application. It can only be combined with courses a) or b)
How to enrol

Fully asynchronous course:

1) access the following link: Available for computer, tablet and mobile phone.

2) choose the desired course by clicking on  “purchase MMC

3) go through the whole payment procedure

4) once you have received confirmation of the correct payment transaction, you will receive your login and password in your email inbox (check the SPAM folder)

5) return to the link above and go to “login” by entering the credentials you received. At this point you can start following the course.

Please read carefully the information about the structure course structure as written in main page “ MMC course”.

Fully in-site course and live sessions: send an email to:

Download the program:

Suitable for: Teachers
Age: Children
Class: Groups
Modality: Online
Our School
our school and/or online