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Beginner/Pre-Intermediate Courses - Basic User (A1/A2)

Beginner Courses include Beginning Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4. 
Upon completion, students will proceed to Pre-Intermediate 1 and 2. Description of content for each level is provided below.

To review the courses please scroll down the page to see descriptions. Please note they are displayed in date and time order not in level order. Classes are offered once per week for ten weeks.  The cost of the 10-week session is $294.50 with a required 1 year membership of $40 for an individual.  Membership allows us to offer you a discount on classes as well as various events throughout the year.

In addition, please take note of grammar workshops, as well as other special course offerings which may be available for beginner level students.  Tuition amounts may vary.

Upcoming events

    • 19 Jun 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • 28 Aug 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 0
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    The goal of this course is for the students to be able to speak more extensively about themselves, their profession, their likes and dislikes. Students will also learn how to handle situations related to ordering at restaurants, shops, ask about prices, clothes and daily activities. Each class will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life.

    NOTE: There will be no class the week of July 4.

    Please use this link to Applause Learning, and order a copy of your text prior to the first day of class:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-BOOK_MULTIMEDIA-DVD/productinfo/ALM549

     

    NOTE:  An optional workbook is available for purchase.  Please use this link if you are interested in obtaining a copy.

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-WORKBOOK/productinfo/ALM570/


     




     


    • 19 Jun 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • 28 Aug 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    The goal of this course is for the students to be able to speak more extensively about themselves, their profession, their likes and dislikes. Students will also learn how to handle situations related to ordering at restaurants, shops, ask about prices, clothes and daily activities. Each class will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life.

    NOTE: There will be no class the week of July 4.

    Please use this link to Applause Learning, and order a copy of your text prior to the first day of class:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-BOOK_MULTIMEDIA-DVD/productinfo/ALM549

     

    NOTE:  An optional workbook is available for purchase.  Please use this link if you are interested in obtaining a copy.

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-WORKBOOK/productinfo/ALM570/


     




     


    • 20 Jun 2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • 29 Aug 2018
    • 12:30 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 5
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    The goal of this course is to be able to talk about past events, make predictions and express probability, ask and answer questions about time, weather, locations and places.  Each class will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life. 

    NOTE: There will be no class the week of July 4.

     

    If you do not have the text used in the Beginner 1 and 2 classes, please use this link to Applause Learning, and order a copy of your text prior to the first day of class:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-BOOK_MULTIMEDIA-DVD/productinfo/ALM549/

    NOTE:  An optional workbook is available for purchase.  Please use this link if you are interested in obtaining a copy.

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-WORKBOOK/productinfo/ALM570/

     

     

     

     

    • 20 Jun 2018
    • 12:30 PM
    • 29 Aug 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 9
    Register


    L'italiano Per La Cucina

    Learn Italian through the world of food and cuisine. Practice vocabulary, phrases, and grammar needed to understand and talk about Italian food. Become familiar with traditional Italian recipes, their origin, and idiomatic expressions to enjoy food like Italians.

    Pre-requisite: Pre-intermediate 2

    NOTE: There will be no class the week of July 4.

    This class will meet for 10 weeks, from 12:30 until 2:00 p.m. Tuition will be $225, and the text may be ordered with the following link.

    Textbook:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/LITALIANO-PER-LA-CUCINA/productinfo/ALM536/

    • 20 Jun 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • 29 Aug 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    The goal of this course is for the students to be able to greet others and introduce themselves, ask for information, describe their house, family, objects, and their location. Each class will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life. 


    NOTE: There will be no class the week of July 4.

     

     

    Please use this link to Applause Learning, and order a copy of your text prior to the first day of class:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-BOOK_MULTIMEDIA-DVD/productinfo/ALM549/

     

    NOTE:  An optional workbook is available for purchase.  Please use this link if you are interested in obtaining a copy.

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-WORKBOOK/productinfo/ALM570/




     


    • 26 Jul 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • 30 Aug 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 10
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    Adults and students who wish to spend a period of time in Italy, either for tourism, cultural interest or study abroad, will benefit from a fast paced, communicative approach to the Italian language. 

    This course will allow for simple but effective communication in everyday life situations such as greetings, getting to know each other, finding out about transportation, asking for directions, reserving a room or an apartment, shopping at a coffee shop or a restaurant. 

    This course aims at reaching these abilities through simple dialogues, comprehension activities and a rich and illustrated vocabulary, all while discovering the rules of everyday life in Italy. 

    The text for class may be ordered in advance following this link:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/FACILISSIMO-CORSO-RAPIDO-DI-LINGUA-ITALIANA-BOOK_CD/productinfo/ALM297/

Past events

13 Dec 2017 AJ18GW NEW! Grammar Workshop - Imperfetto e Passato Prossimo in Musica, Wednesday, December 13
12 Dec 2017 AJ18GW NEW! Grammar Workshop - Verbo Piacere, Tuesday, December 12
05 Dec 2017 AJ18GW NEW! Grammar Workshop - Verbi al presente, Tuesday, December 5
06 Sep 2017 EF17 NEW! Italian Higher Education - A Comparative Analysis
14 Dec 2016 AJ16GW NEW! Grammar Workshop - Verbi al presente
06 Dec 2016 AJ16GW NEW! Grammar Workshop - Congiuntivo in Musica
07 Sep 2016 EF16 NEW! Fall Open House - Travelogue: A Student in Macerata
30 Mar 2016 ES16 Travelogue: A student in Perugia – Pictures and memories
25 Jun 2015 AU15B2 Beginning Adult Level 2 - Thursday Evening
23 Jun 2015 AU15B1 - FULL - Beginning Adult Level 1 - Tuesday Evenings
10 Sep 2014 AF14B1 Beginning Adult Level 1 - Wednesday Evenings
10 Sep 2014 AF14BR Beginner 1, 2, 3 Review, Beginner Conversation Wednesday Evening
09 Sep 2014 AF14B2 Beginning Adult Level 2 - Tuesday Evening
08 Sep 2014 AF14B1 Beginning Adult Level 1 - Monday Evenings
24 Jun 2014 AU14GW Grammar Workshop - Passato Prossimo e Imperfetto, Tuesday, June 24
02 Apr 2014 AS14G Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - Wednesday, April 2, 2014
14 Jan 2014 AW14B2 Beginning Adult Level 2 - Tuesday Evening
05 Dec 2013 AJ13G Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - Thursday, December 05
11 Dec 2012 AJ12G Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - Tuesday, December 11
04 Dec 2012 AJ12G Grammar Workshop - Passato Prossimo, Imperfetto,Trapassato - Tuesday, December 4
27 Nov 2012 AJ12G Grammar Workshop - Potere, Dovere, Volere e Pronunciation -Tuesday, November 27
25 Jun 2012 AU12G Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - Monday, June 25
21 Jun 2012 AU12G Grammar Workshop - Passato Prossimo e Imperfetto - Thursday, June 21
20 Jun 2012 AU12G Grammar Workshop - Potere, Dovere, Volere e Pronunciation -Wednesday, June 20
11 Apr 2011 AS Beginning Adult Level 2 - Monday Evening
06 Jul 2010 Beginning Adult Level 2 - Tuesday Evening
05 Jul 2010 Beginning Adult Level 1 - Monday Evenings
15 Apr 2010 Beginning Adult Level 1 - Thursday Evenings
13 Apr 2010 Beginning Adult Level 2 - Tuesday Evening
12 Apr 2010 Beginning Adult Level 2 - Monday Evening
12 Apr 2010 Beginning Adult Level 1 - Monday Evenings
14 Jan 2010 Beginning Adult Level 3 - Thursday Evening
14 Jan 2010 Beginning Adult Level 2 - Thursday Evening
12 Jan 2010 Beginning Adult Level 1 - Tuesday Evenings
11 Jan 2010 Beginning Adult Level 1 - Monday Evenings
05 Oct 2009 Beginning Level 3
04 Oct 2009 Beginning Level 2 -
03 Oct 2009 Beginning Level 1 - Thursday start
The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization
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