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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 (A1-A2)

Pre-Intermediate 1 (A2)

Pre-Intermediate 2 (A2)

Pre-Intermediate 3 (A2)


2024  CALENDAR

SUMMER TERM: June 24 through August 28

Theme-based and reading classes

Registration is open!



FALL TERM: September 16 through November 20




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.  











    • 24 Jun 2024
    • 4:15 PM
    • 26 Aug 2024
    • 5:15 PM
    • Traffic Zone Building, 250 Third Avenue N., Suite 625, Minneapolis MN 55401
    • 7
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    This class offers the opportunity to read an accessible Italian text and talk about the story. We will look at structures and colloquial expressions that enrich the knowledge of Italian and will use them in conversation.

    Prerequisite: pre-intermediate proficiency level (A2)

    Purchase the book  before beginning of class through Amazon or Libreria Pino:

     Una canzone per cinque: Love, music and fame!








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


    Those 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, intended for BEGINNER students, 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. 

    Please order the text prior the first class:

    "Facilissimo" is available on Amazon or Applause Learning (paper version)

     Facilissimo (ebook version)



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


    Those 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, intended for BEGINNER students, 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. 

    Please order the text prior the first class:

    "Facilissimo" is available on Amazon or Applause Learning (paper version)

     Facilissimo (ebook version)



    • 25 Jun 2024
    • 5:30 PM
    • 27 Aug 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • Traffic Zone Building 250 Third Avenue N, Suite 625 Minneapolis, MN 55401
    • 0


    Are you looking to unlock the melodic beauty of Italian? Want to wow your friends with flawless Italian pronunciation?

    Look no further! Introducing our entertaining and immersive Italian pronunciation class, where learning becomes an enchanting adventure! 

    Immerse yourself in this 10-week phonetic mastery and accent refinement journey, designed to guide students toward speaking Italian with remarkable authenticity!

    Prerequisite: Beginner Level 3 and above

    Use this link and purchase the textbook prior to beginning of class:

    Fonetica pratica della lingua italiana


    • 26 Jun 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Traffic Zone Building 250 Third Ave N., Suite 625, Minneapolis, MN 55401
    • 4
    Register

     How to describe current events

    Join us for a two hour workshop focused on how to express yourself when  describing current events and plans by reviewing verbi al presente. Led by a native instructor, students will practice regular/irregular, as well as modal verbs in meaningful contexts.

    Prerequisite: Beginning Level 1


    All courses must be cancelled at least 72 hours in advance to qualify for a refund, less an administrative fee.



     










    • 26 Jun 2024
    • 5:30 PM
    • 28 Aug 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • ZOOM meeting
    • 7
    Register


    Rinascimento, Risorgimento, Boom economico. The course is for students at Pre-Intermediate/Intermediate level. Practice vocabulary, phrases, and grammar through stories depicting some of the most important periods of Italian history. 

    Prerequisite: Completion of Pre-intermediate 3 (A2)

    Please use this link and order a copy of your text prior to the first day of class. 

    Storie italiane                    


    • 26 Jun 2024
    • 5:30 PM
    • 28 Aug 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • Traffic Zone Building 250 Third Avenue N, Suite 625 Minneapolis, MN 55401
    • 6
    Register


    Are you looking to unlock the melodic beauty of Italian? Want to wow your friends with flawless Italian pronunciation?

    Look no further! Introducing our entertaining and immersive Italian pronunciation class, where learning becomes an enchanting adventure! 

    Immerse yourself in this 10-week phonetic mastery and accent refinement journey, designed to guide students toward speaking Italian with remarkable authenticity!

    Prerequisite: Beginner Level 3 and above

    Use this link and purchase the textbook prior to beginning of class:

    Fonetica pratica della lingua italiana


    • 11 Jul 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Traffic Zone Building 250 Third Avenue N. Suite 625 Minneapolis MN. 55401
    • 8
    Register



    Una serata italiana

     Italian Language Full Immersion 


    Join us for an evening of full immersion into the Italian language!  On Thursday, July 11th, from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm a native instructor  will instruct a small group of students (max.8 people) who wish to review and practice the language in an informal and fun atmosphere.

    The hours of instruction will include grammar reviews, conversation practice, and games

    Schedule:

    Giovedì/Thursday, July 11, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

    5:30-7:00 pm:  grammar in communicative contexts

    7:00-7:30 am:  aperitivo and conversation

    7:30 am-8:30 pm:  conversation and games in Italian

    This full immersion evening is intended for students who have completed the ICC's Beginner 4 (A1) level up to Pre-Intermediate 3 (A2).  Please contact the school before registering if you have not taken any other courses at the ICC.  An instructor will assess your level.

    Tuition includes the instruction materials.

    Please write us at contact@theitalianculturalcenter.org with your questions.

    Minimum number of participants: 4

    Maximum number of participants: 8

    This event must be cancelled a minimum of 72 hours in advance to receive a refund, less an administrative fee.


     


    • 17 Jul 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Traffic Zone Building 250 Third Avenue N., Suite 625, Minneapolis, MN 55401
    • 5
    Register


     Passato Prossimo

    How to Tell Stories in the Past

    Join us for a two-hour workshop focused on how to tell stories in the past. Led by a native instructor, students will practice how the passato prossimo is used in Italian in comparison to the use of the past tense in English.

    By the end of the workshop, you will be a great storyteller in Italian and have a full understanding of this tricky grammatical element of Italian!

    Prerequisite: Beginning Level 2

    All courses must be cancelled at least 72 hours in advance to qualify for a refund, less an administrative fee.

    For any questions, email us at contact@theitalianculturalcenter.org




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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