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Beginner/Pre Intermediate Courses

Beginner/Pre Intermediate (Basic User A1, A2) Click on the link  for definitions of proficiency levels

Course sequence:

Beginner 1 (A1)

Beginner 2 (A1)

Beginner 3 (A1)

Beginner 4 (A1)

Beginner 5 (NEW!) (A1-A2)

Pre-Intermediate 1 (A2)

Pre-Intermediate 2 (A2)

Pre-Intermediate 3 (A2)


2024  CALENDAR

SPRING TERM: April 8 through June 12

Registration is open!



Upcoming events

    • 01 Jan 2022
    • 31 Dec 2024
    • ONLINE
    Register

    Placement Test

    Not sure in which class to register? Complete this placement test.*

    We offer a professional Italian language proficiency evaluation for a refundable $25 charge. The amount will be deducted from tuition when you enroll in our classes.

    Register and email the completed test to: annaolivero@theitalianculturalcenter.org, Director of Adult Language Program. You will be contacted to schedule a Zoom meeting to discuss the results of the test, your oral skills, and which class best fits your language needs.

    * This test is recommended for those who have some knowledge of Italian and are registering for our classes for the first time. Students registering for Beginner 1 and current students don't need to take this test.  











    • 08 Apr 2024
    • 5:30 PM
    • 10 Jun 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • Traffic Zone Building, 250 Third Avenue N. Suite 625, Minneapolis, MN 55401
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    The goal of the course is for 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: NO CLASS ON MAY 27 (MEMORIAL DAY). THE LESSON WILL TAKE PLACE ON THURSDAY MAY 30


    Use these links and order a copy of your text and workbook prior to the first day of class:


    Textbook: NEW ITALIAN ESPRESSO UPDATED EDITION -BOOK + E-BOOK INTERATTIVO

                            The E-BOOK contains audios and videos.

                            Please note: duration of access to E-book 14 months                                                  

    Workbook:  NEW ITALIAN ESPRESSO UPDATED EDITION







     


    • 08 Apr 2024
    • 5:30 PM
    • 10 Jun 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • Traffic Zone Building 250 Third Avenue N. Suite 625, Minneapolis, MN 55401
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    The goal of the course is for 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.

    Prerequisite: Beginner Level 1

    Please contact the school if you have not taken any other classes at ICC before registering. An instructor will assess your level.

    NOTE: NO CLASS ON MAY 27 (MEMORIAL DAY). THE LESSON WILL TAKE PLACE ON THURSDAY MAY 30

    Use these links and order a copy of your text and workbook prior to the first day of class:

    Textbook: NEW ITALIAN ESPRESSO UPDATED EDITION -BOOK + E-BOOK INTERATTIVO

                            The E-BOOK contains audios and videos.

                            Please note: duration of access to E-book 14 months                                                         

    Workbook:  NEW ITALIAN ESPRESSO UPDATED EDITION





     




     


    • 08 Apr 2024
    • 5:30 PM
    • 10 Jun 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • Traffic Zone Building 250 Third Avenue N, Suite 625, Minneapolis, MN 55401
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    The goal of the course is for students to talk about future events, recall events that have repeated in the past, discuss one's eating habits, and express opinions on use of technology in daily life.  Each session will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life.

    Prerequisite: Beginner Level 3

    Please contact the school if you have not taken any other classes at ICC before registering. An instructor will assess your level.

    NOTE: NO CLASS ON MAY 27 (MEMORIAL DAY). THE LESSON WILL TAKE PLACE ON THURSDAY MAY 30

    Use these links and order copies of your text and workbook prior to the first day of class: 

    Textbook: NEW ITALIAN ESPRESSO UPDATED EDITION -BOOK + E-BOOK INTERATTIVO

                            The E-BOOK contains audios and videos.

                            Please note: duration of access to E-book 14 months                                                  

    Workbook:  NEW ITALIAN ESPRESSO UPDATED EDITION









    • 08 Apr 2024
    • 5:30 PM
    • 10 Jun 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • Traffic Zone Building, 250 Third Avenue N. Suite 625, Minneapolis, MN 55401
    • 6
    Register

    The goal of the course is for students to be able to talk about memories and past habits, ask/give advice, compare people and objects, and make formal requests. Each class will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life.

    Please contact the school if you have not taken any other classes at ICC before registering. An instructor will assess your level.

    NOTE: NO CLASS ON MAY 27 (MEMORIAL DAY). THE LESSON WILL TAKE PLACE ON THURSDAY MAY 30

    Use these links and order a copy of your textbooks prior to the first day of class:

    Textbook: NUOVO ESPRESSO 2 (BOOK + INTERACTIVE E-BOOK)

    The E-Book contains audios and videos. 

    Duration of access to E-book: 14 months 

    Note: the textbook includes the workbook (with keys)

    For additional practice: 

    NUOVO ESPRESSO 2 - Esercizi supplementari 






    • 09 Apr 2024
    • 5:30 PM
    • 11 Jun 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • Traffic Zone Building 250 Third Avenue N. Suite 625, Minneapolis, MN 55401
    • 4
    Register

    The goal of the course is for students 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. 

    Prerequisite: Beginner Level 2

    Please contact the school if you have not taken any other classes at ICC before registering. An instructor will assess your level.


    Use these links and order a copy of your text and workbook prior to the first day of class:

    Textbook:  NEW ITALIAN ESPRESSO UPDATED EDITION (BOOK+E-BOOK)

                         The E-BOOK contains audios and videos.

                         Please note: duration of access to E-book 14 months                                                                                

    Workbook: NEW ITALIAN ESPRESSO UPDATED EDITION









     

     

     

     

    • 09 Apr 2024
    • 5:30 PM
    • 11 Jun 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • Traffic Zone Building, 250 Third Avenue N., Suite 625, Minneapolis, MN 55401
    • 8
    Register

    The goal of this course is for the student to be able to communicate about future plans, make assumptions, articulate pros and cons in a discussion, and discuss work related topics.  Each class will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life.

    Prerequisite: completion of Pre-Intermediate 2

    Please contact the school if you have not taken any other classes at ICC before registering. An instructor will assess your level.

    Use these links and order a copy of your text prior to the first day of class:

    NUOVO ESPRESSO 2 (BOOK + INTERACTIVE E-BOOK) 

            The E-Book contains all audios and videos.

             Duration of access to E-book: 14 months 

    Note: The textbook includes homework exercises (with keys) 

    For additional practice: 

    NUOVO ESPRESSO 2 - Esercizi supplementari 









    • 09 Apr 2024
    • 5:30 PM
    • 11 Jun 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • Traffic Zone Building 250 Third Avenue N, Suite 625, Minneapolis, MN 55401
    • 8
    Register

    The goal of the course is for students to be able to describe personalities, accept and  refuse invitations, discuss and compare Italian social habits, understand and give recommendations and instructions. Each session will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life.

    Prerequisite: Beginner Level 4

    Please contact the school if you have not taken any other classes at ICC before registering. An instructor will assess your level.

    Use these links and order copies of your text and workbook prior to the first day of class: 

    Textbook: NEW ITALIAN ESPRESSO UPDATED EDITION -BOOK + E-BOOK INTERATTIVO

                            The E-BOOK contains audios and videos.

                            Please note: duration of access to E-book 14 months                                                  

    Workbook:  NEW ITALIAN ESPRESSO UPDATED EDITION









    • 09 Apr 2024
    • 5:30 PM
    • 11 Jun 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • ZOOM online course
    • 6
    Register

    In the third course of the "Practice and Consolidation" series, students continue to review and reinforce their language skills at the upper Intermediate level while working on cultural topics related to contemporary Italy. Grammar structures previously studied will be addressed in their nuances and practiced more in depth.

    Prerequisite: Practice and Consolidation#2

    Please contact the school if you have not taken any other classes at the ICC before registering. An instructor will assess your level.

    Use this link and order your text prior to the first day of class:

    Nuovissimo Progetto Italiano 2b

                                                




    • 10 Apr 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • 12 Jun 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Traffic Zone Building, 250 Third Avenue N. Suite 625, Minneapolis, MN 55401
    • 8
    Register

    The goal of the course is for 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. 


    Use these links and order a copy of your text and workbook prior to the first day of class:


    Textbook: NEW ITALIAN ESPRESSO UPDATED EDITION -BOOK + E-BOOK INTERATTIVO

                            The E-BOOK contains audios and videos.

                            Please note: duration of access to E-book 14 months                                                  

    Workbook:  NEW ITALIAN ESPRESSO UPDATED EDITION







     


    • 10 Apr 2024
    • 5:30 PM
    • 12 Jun 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • Traffic Zone Building 250 Third Avenue N. Suite 625, Minneapolis, MN 55401
    • 3
    Register

    The goal of the course is for 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.

    Prerequisite: Beginner Level 1

    Please contact the school if you have not taken any other classes at ICC before registering. An instructor will assess your level.

    Use these links and order a copy of your text and workbook prior to the first day of class:

    Textbook: NEW ITALIAN ESPRESSO UPDATED EDITION -BOOK + E-BOOK INTERATTIVO

                            The E-BOOK contains audios and videos.

                            Please note: duration of access to E-book 14 months                                                         

    Workbook:  NEW ITALIAN ESPRESSO UPDATED EDITION





     




     


    • 10 Apr 2024
    • 5:30 PM
    • 12 Jun 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • Traffic Zone Building 250 Third Avenue N, Suite 625, Minneapolis, MN 55401
    • 7
    Register

    The goal of the course is for students to talk about future events, recall events that have repeated in the past, discuss one's eating habits, and express opinions on use of technology in daily life.  Each session will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life.

    Prerequisite: Beginner Level 3

    Please contact the school if you have not taken any other classes at ICC before registering. An instructor will assess your level.

    Use these links and order copies of your text and workbook prior to the first day of class: 

    Textbook: NEW ITALIAN ESPRESSO UPDATED EDITION -BOOK + E-BOOK INTERATTIVO

                            The E-BOOK contains audios and videos.

                            Please note: duration of access to E-book 14 months                                                  

    Workbook:  NEW ITALIAN ESPRESSO UPDATED EDITION









    • 10 Apr 2024
    • 5:30 PM
    • 12 Jun 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • Traffic Zone Building 250 Third Avenue N. Suite 625, Minneapolis, MN 55401
    • 6
    Register

    The goal of the course is for students 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. 

    Prerequisite: Beginner Level 2

    Please contact the school if you have not taken any other classes at ICC before registering. An instructor will assess your level.


    Use these links and order a copy of your text and workbook prior to the first day of class:

    Textbook:  NEW ITALIAN ESPRESSO UPDATED EDITION (BOOK+E-BOOK)

                         The E-BOOK contains audios and videos.

                         Please note: duration of access to E-book 14 months                                                                                

    Workbook: NEW ITALIAN ESPRESSO UPDATED EDITION









     

     

     

     

    • 10 Apr 2024
    • 5:30 PM
    • 12 Jun 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • ZOOM online course
    • 8
    Register

    The goal of the course is for the students to be able to report and connect events in the past, obtain information, provide explanations, and express hypotheses in the pastEach class will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life.

    Prerequisite: Intermediate Level 2

    Please contact the school before registering if you haven't taken any other courses at ICC. An instructor will assess your level.

    Use this link and order a copy of your text prior to the first day of class:

     NUOVO ESPRESSO 3 (BOOK + INTERACTIVE E-BOOK)

                  The E-Book contains all audios and videos.

                   Duration of access to E-book: 14 months 

    The textbook includes homework exercises (with keys) for each chapter







Course Information:
  • Classes are offered once per week for ten weeks. Cost: $330
  • All students must hold active ICC memberships.
  • Adult classes are for students who are 18 or older.
  • Attendance of 70% of the classes and the passing of a test are required to continue to the next level
  • Punctuality towards class starting time is kindly required to avoid class disruption
  • The ICC requires a minimum of 4 students in any group class. When enrollment drops below this number, students are offered the option of remitting a tuition supplement. If all involved students agree to the supplement, the class can materialize.
  • All tuition is due in full prior to the first class.
  • Class registration is not transferable to another person.
  • All group classes will close after the first week of class, and no new students will be added.
  • No discounts apply to private, semi-private, customized classes or workshops.
  • Cancellations of private or semi-private lessons, made less than 24 hours in advance, will be charged at the normal rate of tuition
For online classes:
  • If you do not receive a Zoom link, and class details, by the day before your first class session, please check your spam folder.
  • Language sessions are not recorded for students who miss a class.
  • Active participation is key. Video and audio must be turned on, auditing the class without interaction affects the class dynamic and is ultimately not conducive to learning 
  • Zoom group classes are limited to 8 students per class. However, ICC reserves the right to adjust the number as necessary.
For in-person classes:
  • Joining a session via Zoom is not an option. The instructor will send information about the missed class to all students before the following session.
Refund Policy:
  • Students will receive a full refund of course tuition, less a $10 registration fee, prior to the start of the first lesson in the session.
  • Students can withdraw from the course prior to the second week of class. An administrative fee of $50 will be retained.
  • No refunds will be issued after the second week of group classes.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Regular class attendance is strongly advised. If a student must miss class, for any reason, s/he will not qualify for reimbursement or an individual makeup class.

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