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Youth Language Classes (Age 3- 17)

Beginner/Pre Intermediate Courses: Saturdays from 10-11 a.m.


2024 CALENDAR

Fall Term:  Sept. 14 - Dec 14 (NO CLASS on Oct. 19 & Nov. 30)

Cost: $280 for the first child, $240 for the second (or third, etc.) child.

2025 Spring Term: TBD


Course Information:

The Beginner/Intermediate track is designed for students with little to no exposure to Italian outside of class. The 60-minute weekly lessons are conducted by university-educated instructors with native fluency in Italian and emphasize the gradual and progressive acquisition of basic speaking, listening comprehension, reading, writing, and grammar skills as students advance through the program. 



Upcoming events

    • 07 Sep 2024
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Traffic Zone Building 250 Third Avenue N, Suite 625 Minneapolis, MN 55401
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    Join us for an OPEN HOUSE to celebrate the 1st anniversary of the re-opening of the ICC Youth School in the North Loop!

    We are excited to welcome you to our vibrant community and showcase all the beautiful things we offer; this is a fantastic opportunity to:

    • Meet our dedicated team: Get to know our passionate teachers, interns and director, and hear about our course offerings. They are all committed to providing an enriching educational experience.
    • Discover our course offerings: Learn about the diverse Italian language courses available for kids and teens. Whether your child is a beginner or looking to advance their skills, we have the perfect class.
    • Connect with Italophile parents: Engage with other parents who share your love for Italian culture and language. Build a supportive network and exchange tips and experiences.
    • Enjoy Italian treats: Savor a delicious caff√® e un biscottino in one of our beautiful classrooms located in the North Loop. Experience a little taste of Italy right here in our school.
    • Explore our library: Check out our expansive collection of books and films. Our library is a treasure trove of Italian literature and cinema that can provide endless learning opportunities.
    • Register for special events: Sign up early for several exclusive family events this Fall. From cultural festivals to language workshops, we have exciting activities planned that you will want to attend.

      This is a family-friendly, inclusive, and FREE event. We are eager to answer questions about our Italian classes for kids and teens. Bring the whole family and join us in celebrating this special milestone.

      We look forward to seeing you there! 

      • 14 Sep 2024
      • 10:00 AM
      • 14 Dec 2024
      • 11:00 AM
      • Traffic Zone Building 250 Third Avenue N, Suite 625 Minneapolis, MN 55401
      • 1
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      Join us for a 60-minute in-person lesson designed for Elementary School children with little or no exposure to Italian. Students will build their confidence in speaking and listening by focusing on vocabulary and oral communication skills through interactive songs, dances, stories, games, and imaginative play. They will also explore simple reading and writing in Italian. The lessons will emphasize contemporary Italian culture, traditional holidays, and geography.

      After each lesson, families will receive a summary of the topics and activities covered, suggestions, and links for optional exercises to practice at home during the week.

      NO CLASS on October 19 and November 30
      • 14 Sep 2024
      • 10:00 AM
      • 14 Dec 2024
      • 11:00 AM
      • Traffic Zone Building 250 Third Avenue N, Suite 625 Minneapolis, MN 55401
      • 1
      Register


      Join us for a 60-minute in-person lesson designed for preschool and kindergarten children with little or no exposure to Italian. Our engaging sessions focus on vocabulary building and oral communication skills through interactive songs, stories, games, and imaginative play. Students will also learn about contemporary Italian culture around traditional holidays.

      After each lesson, families will receive an email summary of the topics and activities covered in class. We will also provide links to the music, online games, and videos used, allowing families to reinforce the material at home throughout the week.

      NO CLASS on October 19 and November 30
      • 14 Sep 2024
      • 10:00 AM
      • 14 Dec 2024
      • 11:00 AM
      • Traffic Zone Building 250 Third Avenue N, Suite 625 Minneapolis, MN 55401
      • 4
      Register


      This 60-minute in-person lesson is designed for Upper Elementary and Middle School students with little or no exposure to Italian.

      The focus will be on building vocabulary, enhancing oral communication skills, reading, writing, pronunciation, spelling, as well as cultural competency.

      Students will have a structured and progressive learning experience by engaging in dynamic activities while following an age-appropriate workbook. Our dynamic activities include role-plays, music, movement, and games, all conducted entirely in Italian. We also emphasize contemporary Italian culture, traditional holidays, and geography. 

      After each lesson, families will receive an email summary of the topics and activities covered in class. We will also provide suggestions and links for optional exercises to review and practice at home during the week.

      NO CLASS on October 19 and November 30


      • 14 Sep 2024
      • 10:00 AM
      • 14 Dec 2024
      • 11:00 AM
      • Traffic Zone Building 250 Third Avenue N, Suite 625 Minneapolis, MN 55401
      • 5
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      Explore our engaging 60-minute, in-person, full-immersion lesson for High School students with little or no previous exposure to Italian.

      Students will build their speaking and listening comprehension confidence, improve their reading and writing skills in Italian, and explore grammatical concepts while expanding their cultural competency.

      Students will have a structured and progressive learning experience by engaging in dynamic activities while following an age-appropriate materials. After each lesson, families will receive an email summary of the topics and activities covered in class, along with optional material to practice the material during the week.

      NO CLASS on October 19 and November 30

      • 28 Sep 2024
      • 11:30 AM
      • 23 Nov 2024
      • 12:15 PM
      • Traffic Zone Building 250 Third Avenue N, Suite 625 Minneapolis, MN 55401
      • 8
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      Immerse your child in the beauty of the Italian language and culture through our interactive Storytime sessions and delightful social activities!

      The Italian Cultural Center Youth School invites families, including parents and grandparents with toddlers aged 6 months to 3 years, to join us for a series of 8 informal and intergenerational gatherings on Saturday mornings from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m . (September 28 - November 23).

      Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to spark your child's curiosity and lay the foundation for multilingualism! Starting Saturday, September 28, experience Storytime and social bonding.

      Toddler Classes are FREE for all ICC Members.

      Maximum 10 children. No class on October 19 and November 30.

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