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Youth Language Classes (Age 3- 17)

Bilingual/Advanced Courses: Saturdays 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.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 Advanced/Bilingual track is designed for students with previous exposure to Italian; we recommend at least one parent speak Italian in the home or have regular opportunities to interact with Italian-speaking family members, such as during the summers. The 60-minute full-immersion weekly lessons are conducted by university-educated instructors with native fluency in Italian and target improving confidence in speaking and comprehension, as well as increasing vocabulary and grammatical understanding. 



Upcoming events

    • 07 Sep 2024
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Traffic Zone Building 250 Third Avenue N, Suite 625 Minneapolis, MN 55401
    Register

    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
      • 11:15 AM
      • 14 Dec 2024
      • 12:15 PM
      • Traffic Zone Building 250 Third Avenue N, Suite 625 Minneapolis, MN 55401
      • 5
      Register


      Explore our engaging 60-minute, in-person, full-immersion lesson for high school students with exposure to Italian or the opportunity to hear Italian at home.

      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 and following an age-appropriate textbook. After each lesson, families will receive an email summary of the topics and activities covered in class, along with specific exercise suggestions to practice the material during the week.

      NO CLASS on October 19 and November 30

      • 14 Sep 2024
      • 11:15 AM
      • 14 Dec 2024
      • 12:15 PM
      • Traffic Zone Building 250 Third Avenue N, Suite 625 Minneapolis, MN 55401
      • 2
      Register

      Explore our engaging 60-minute in-person lessons, designed for early elementary school children (1st-3rd graders) who want to immerse themselves in the Italian language or who have Italian-speaking backgrounds at home.

      These sessions aim to boost students' confidence in speaking and listening comprehension while introducing them to fundamental reading and writing skills in Italian. Activities are diverse and include interactive elements such as singing, dancing, acting, role-playing, and educational games.

      Following each lesson, families will receive a comprehensive email summary detailing the topics and activities covered during class. Additionally, we provide tailored suggestions for supplementary materials to facilitate continued practice and reinforcement of learning throughout the week.

      NO CLASS on October 19 and November 30

      • 14 Sep 2024
      • 11:15 AM
      • 14 Dec 2024
      • 12:15 PM
      • Traffic Zone Building 250 Third Avenue N, Suite 625 Minneapolis, MN 55401
      • 2
      Register


      Join us for a 60-minute, in-person, full-immersion lesson designed for preschool kids and kindergarteners who have previous exposure to Italian and the opportunity to hear Italian at home.

      These lessons will focus on vocabulary building and oral communication skills through interactive songs, stories, games, and imaginative play. We will 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. This email will include links to the music, online games, or videos used in class, giving families the option to reinforce the material at home throughout the week. 

      NO CLASS on October 19 and November 30

      • 14 Sep 2024
      • 11:15 AM
      • 14 Dec 2024
      • 12:15 PM
      • Traffic Zone Building 250 Third Avenue N, Suite 625 Minneapolis, MN 55401
      • 4
      Register

      Join our 60-minute, in-person, full-immersion Italian lesson designed for Upper Elementary and Middle School students with prior exposure to Italian or the opportunity to hear Italian at home.

      In this engaging course, students will:

      • Focus on vocabulary building and oral communication skills
      • Practice reading, writing, pronunciation, and spelling
      • Expand 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

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