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    • 01 Jan 2022
    • 31 Dec 2024
    • ONLINE
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    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.  











    • 01 Dec 2023
    • 31 Dec 2024
    • ONLINE
    Register

    Give the Gift of Italian Culture!

    Italian Cultural Center Gift Certificates

    We are  happy to offer gift certificates for membership and classes at the ICC. 

    Giving a membership or language class as a present to your close friends and family is a unique and wonderful way to spread the joy of the Italian experience and to introduce them to a vibrant community of Italian native speakers, Italophiles  and millennia of Italian art, literature, culture and daily life. It truly is a gift that keeps on giving.

    Certificates available include:

    -> Individual Membership

    -> Family Membership

    -> One term language class at any level (ages 18 and older). Membership is required to enroll in language classes.

    A perfect gift at any time of the year, and for any occasion, to say "Benvenuto" to the singular experience of all things Italian.

    Grazie mille!

    • 20 Jan 2024
    • 15 Sep 2024
    • Torino
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    ...

    This year, ICC will take you to Torino, a hidden gem off-the-beaten path. Nested in the northwestern region of Piedmont, famous for its alpine ski resorts and home of the white truffle and some of the best red Italian wines (Barolo, Barbaresco, Dolcetto, Barbera),  Torino offers a unique blend of art, culture and quality food experiences. 


    Torino has been described as Italy’s most elegant city, with its Baroque and Art Deco architecture featuring a fascinating historic center with grand squares, cobbled streets, and art nouveau cafes. For centuries, Torino was the seat of the royal Savoy family and from 1861 to 1865 it was Italy’s first capital. Torino is also known for its amazing museums and for being the birthplace of Italian Cinema and the Aperitivo!


    Astrid Garino, President of ICC and a native of Torino will accompany you on the journey.


    DATES:  October 12 to October 26, 2024

    Our package includes:  

    • Accomodation in a 4-star boutique hotel in historic downtown Torino (14 nights) 
    • Italian language lessons 15h/|week at an accredited language school
    • Two extra 1.5h special sessions on Italian Cinema 
    • Historic downtown city tour with guide
    • Aperitivi, Pranzi e Cene as described 
    • Wine Tastings
    • Chocolate Tasting 
    • Guided visits to select museums and royal residences 
    • Excursion to the ancient abbey Sacra di San Michele
    • Day trip to the Langhe region 

    For a detailed description of the program click here 

    RATES

       DOUBLE occupancy  SINGLE occupancy
     CLASSIC room  $4,135  $4,830
     DELUXE room  $4,370  $5,140


    (Single occupancy includes a $695 supplement fee for a Classic room and a $850 supplement fee for aDeluxe room ) 


    REGISTRATION OPENS  January 20, 2024

    Registration fee:  $500 (non refundable)

    First half of the balance due by March 1st, 2024

    Balance due by June 15, 2024

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     A presentation of the program will be offered on

     Sunday 18 February 2023, 2:00 -3:30 PM 

     At the Italian Cultural Center

    To register for the presentation click here 

    • 10 Feb 2024
    • 18 May 2024
    • 12 sessions
    • IN PERSON @ ICC - 250 Third Ave N. (Suite 625)
    • 2
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    --- FOR ENGLISH VERSION SCROLL DOWN ---

    LA SCUOLA DEI RAGAZZI

    Età 3-6 anni - bilingue/avanzati


    CALENDARIO

    dal 10 febbraio al 18 maggio (12 sabati in totale)*

    dalle 11:15am - 12:15pm

    *Non c'è lezione il 2 marzo, il 30 marzo e il 6 aprile

    Corso di italiano per bambini bilingue
    o di livello avanzato - Età: dai 3 ai 6 anni

    (max 10 bambini)

    Dodici lezioni di 60 minuti in presenza e di immersione totale in italiano per bambini bilingue o avanzati in età pre-scolastica. Gli studenti amplieranno il vocabolario e le capacità comunicative orali e scritte attraverso giochi, canzoni, drammatizzazioni, storie e libri interattive. Particolare attenzione sarà data alla cultura italiana, alla geografia d'Italia e alle festività italiane.

    Prima di ogni lezione, dalle 11:00 alle 11:15am, gli studenti avranno l'occasione di  interagire con gli altri studenti delle altre classi e di altri livelli, facendo una merenda insieme. Poi, ci divideremo per età e svolgeremo la lezione. Alla fine di ogni lezione, una ricapitolazione verrà mandata via email alle famiglie in modo da poter rivisitare a casa le attività svolte. Verranno suggeriti anche degli esercizi per praticare il materiale a casa durante la settimana.


    --- ENGLISH VERSION BELOW ---


    YOUTH SCHOOL

    Age 3-6 years - bilingual/advanced


    CALENDAR

    February 10 through May 18 (12 Saturdays)*

    from 11:15am - 12:15pm

    *NO CLASS on March 2, March 30 and April 6


     

    Bilingual / Advanced -  Age: 3-6

    (max 10 kids)

    A 60 minute in-person full-immersion lesson for bilingual pre-school children. Students will expand vocabulary and oral/written communication skills through interactive songs, stories, games, and imaginative play. Contemporary Italian culture, traditional holidays, and geography will be emphasized.  

    Before each lesson, from 11-11:15 am, students will have the opportunity to interact with students from other classes and levels during a group snack. After each lesson, families will receive (via email) a summary of the topics and activities worked on in class. Suggestions will be given for optional exercises to practice the material at home during the week.


    ---FOR ITALIAN VERSION SCROLL TO TOP---


    Important information        

    MEMBERSHIP
    ICC's Membership 
    Committee
     has adopted a policy requiring membership for all language classes. Membership allows lower rates on classes than previously charged for non-member registration. Plus, membership includes discounts on other classes and events, as well as other benefits. Family membership is recommended, which covers parents and children. However, it is possible to purchase an individual membership for a child. Follow this link to became a member http://www.theitalianculturalcenter.org/jointoday

    PARKING
    Convenient on-street parking is available in front of the building and in nearby parking lots.

    QUESTIONS
    For questions
     regarding our schedule and program, please contact the Youth School Director at sabrina@theitalianculturalcenter.org.



    • 24 Feb 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Traffic Zone Building, 250 Third Ave N., Suite 625, Minneapolis, MN 55401
    • 1
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    The Book Club Edition

    Six Characters in Search of an Author

    "Sei personaggi in cerca d'autore" of Luigi Pirandello


    This Book Club Edition of the Circolo Letterario is an excellent opportunity to familiarize yourself with the life and works of Pirandello before attending the screening of Roberto Andò’s movie La Stranezza (Strangeness, 2022), which portrays Pirandello at a momentous time of his life, during the 15th Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis / St. Paul (February 29 - March 3, The Main Cinema).


    - The conversation will be ENGLISH

    with the opportunity to continue in Italian if desired -

    Welcome to The Book Club Edition of the Circolo Letterario!

    We invite you to read the comedy "Sei personaggi in cerca d’autore" (Six Characters in Search of an Author, 80 pages) by Luigi Pirandello in English or Italian.

    On Saturday, February 24, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., we will meet in person to discuss this book in a laid-back atmosphere. Pieranna Garavaso, Professor Emerita of Philosophy, University of Minnesota, Morris, will lead the discussion.  The conversation will be in Italian or in English as appropriate for participants.

    The book may be ordered in English at Magers & Quinn BooksellersMoon Palace BooksBig Hill Books or Next Chapter Booksellers, or in Italian at Libreria Pino or IBS la Feltrinelli.

    To learn more about Pirandello's life and works prior to this Book Club Edition, make sure to sign up for Prof. Garavaso presentation on February 3.

    Read more here.



    Pieranna Garavaso is native Italian and came to the US to earn a PhD in Philosophy (at the U of Nebraska Lincoln). She taught Philosophy at the University of Minnesota Morris for 34 years. She was awarded the UMN Morris Alumni Association Teaching Award (2003), the Horace T. Morse Alumni Association Undergraduate Teaching Award (2004) and the UMN Morris Faculty Research Award (2017). Her areas of research include History of Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Mathematics, and Feminist Philosophies.  She has published articles in Italian and English and authored, co-authored or edited several books; the last collection she has edited is the Bloomsbury Companion to Analytic Feminism (2018).  As Emerita/retired she plans to devote more time to reading and discussing Italian literature.



    In 2021, ICC was appointed Presidio Letterario of the Società Dante Alighieri (DA), one of the most important Italian institutions for the promotion and appreciation of Italian language and culture since 1889. ICC is now part of a network of cultural centers in Italy and abroad promoting events and initiatives related to Italian literature.


    • 29 Feb 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • 03 Mar 2024
    • 10:00 PM
    • The Main Cinema in Minneapolis




    12 FILMS


    10 of the best contemporary films
    2 timeless classics

     In person
    From Thursday, February 29 through Sunday, March 3, 2024

    At The Main Cinema in Minneapolis
    With easy parking access!


    LIVE Q&As


    All films presented in Italian with English subtitles.



    Following the request of most film distributors
    and the importance of bringing audiences back to the theaters for a collective and inspiring experience, this year's festival will not include online screenings. 



    CLICK HERE to support the festival and learn more about sponsorship opportunities.





    The Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis / St. Paul
    is presented in partnership with
     MSP Film Society and The Main Cinema


              

               



    Grazie ai nostri sponsor e sostenitori!


    Produttore d’Élite

    Produttore Esecutivo



    Luigi Bernardi


    Produttore




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    Assistente di Produzione


    Albert and Susan Colianni 

    Astrid Garino e Massimo Costalonga



    Regista



    Catherine Allan

    Vito Bongiorno

    Riggs-DeMay Family 



    Aiuto Regista


    Anna Olivero & Craig Agney

    Brian Balleria and Joan Bechtold

    Ann Burns

    Ron Curran

    Giacomo and Denise D'Aurora

    Corby Kistler

    Luisa O'Gara

    Francesco & Giulia Perugini

    Nancy & Gary Schaefer

    Kathy Moe & Jonathan Watson

    Laurie Zenner




    Community Partners











    • 29 Feb 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • 03 Mar 2024
    • 10:00 PM
    Register



    Contribute to the Vibrant Arts and Cultural Scene of the
    Twin Cities


    SPONSOR
    THE ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL


    12 FILMS


    10 of the best contemporary films
    2 timeless classics

     In person
    February 29 - March 3, 2024
    At The Main Cinema in Minneapolis
    With easy parking access!


    LIVE Q&As


    All films presented in Italian with English subtitles.



    CLICK HERE to view the
    SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE

    &

    and HERE to browse through the lineup and choose the film you wish to sponsor.


    To finalize your sponsorship, click REGISTER (on the left) to select your preferred  SPONSORSHIP LEVEL





    The Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis / St. Paul
    is presented in partnership with
     MSP Film Society and The Main Cinema


              

               



    Grazie ai nostri sponsor e sostenitori!


    Produttore d’Élite

    Produttore Esecutivo



    Luigi Bernardi


    Produttore




    null


    Assistente di Produzione


    Albert and Susan Colianni 

    Astrid Garino e Massimo Costalonga



    Regista



    Catherine Allan

    Vito Bongiorno

    Riggs-DeMay Family 



    Aiuto Regista


    Anna Olivero & Craig Agney

    Brian Balleria and Joan Bechtold

    Ann Burns

    Ron Curran

    Giacomo and Denise D'Aurora

    Corby Kistler

    Luisa O'Gara

    Francesco & Giulia Perugini

    Nancy & Gary Schaefer

    Kathy Moe & Jonathan Watson

    Laurie Zenner




    Community Partners
















    • 05 Mar 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • The Woman's Club, 410 Oak Grove St Minneapolis, MN 55403-3294
    Register


                                      7:00 PM Open for drinks
                                        8:00 PM Cine Concert

    The film concert, featuring a live performance by Italian musicians Stefano Maccagno and Furio Di Castri will tour seven U.S. cities, from the Midwest to the South, including Minneapolis!

    The Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis / St. Paul, and Archives on Screen, Twin Cities, are pleased to present the film concert of Tigre Reale (1916), with a live performance by Italian musicians Stefano Maccagno (piano) and Furio Di Castri (double bass), visiting directly from Italy.

    Tigre Reale, a silent film made by Giovanni Pastrone in 1916, is a poem about the power of love and the destructiveness of memory, the cliché of the femme fatale and the obsession with guilt. Over the troubled love story between the Russian countess Natka and the young diplomat Giorgio La Ferlita, weighs the tragic past of the woman. In the sweetened and rarefied world of a fictional aristocracy, unattainable Dannunzian characters are driven by extreme passions. The film becomes a luxurious stage for the divine Pina Menichelli, who offers here a symbolic interpretation of the excessive and artificial acting that marks and distinguishes some of Italy’s silent cinema.

    The music score harmoniously combines jazz and a classical inspired musical language offering the audience a musical experience distant but at the same time perfectly matching the film’s flow. Stefano Maccagno’s piano echoes late romantic and impressionistic influences in combination with an always balanced contemporary touch emphasizing the film’s dramatic tension. Furio Di Castri jazz scores wonderfully match all interior sequences while his solo improvisations give the filmic narration an intriguing atmosphere.


    Ticketing 

    Tickets to the performance are free but a donation makes it possible for us to continue our mission to promote Italian language and culture here in Minnesota. Grazie

    The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis / St. Paul is a self-funded nonprofit organization. Our members as well as the support we receive from the community make it all happen!

    The Woman's Club of Minneapolis, Directions & Parking


    Stefano Maccagno. Pianist, composer, conductor, professor of improvisation, orchestration, composition and orchestration of music for images. He is the official composer of the National Cinema Museum of Turin, for which he has composed and orchestrated the music for numerous silent cinema masterpieces including Cabiria, Royal Tiger, Maciste, The Whispering Chorus, Blood and Sand. He has collaborated as soundtrack composer with the "Italian National Film Archive" in Milan. He has been pianist accompanist of the biggest masterpieces of silent cinema at Cannes Film Festival, Bologna international film festival Il Cinema Ritrovato, Lumiere Festival in Lyon Pordenone Silent Film Days, Cinémathèque Française and Tokyo National Film Center. On commission of the Teatro dell'Opera di Florence he wrote a composition for a large symphony orchestra on music by Led Zeppelin performed by the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra, which he directed himself at the Teatro dell'Opera in Florence. He has composed the music score for Susanna Nicchiarelli’s "Nico, 1988", recording with actress Trine Dirholm (best actress award at Berlinale 2017). He is the official pianist of the Cabiria restoration project, which has accompanied at Cannes and Berlin film festivals as well as in Belgrade, Budapest, Lyon, Luxembourg, Madrid, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Tokyo, Vancouver.


    Furio Di Castri. Born in Milano 1955, self-taught double bassist, he records his first album in 1973 (Dedalus – Trident rec.) at the age of 17. After living in Tunisia, he moves to Rome in 1978 where he plays with Maurizio Giammarco and Massimo Urbani bands. From 1979 to 1981 he plays as sideman with Chet Baker, Art Farmer, Walter Davis jr, Jimmy Knepper, Freddie Hubbard, Al Grey, Franco d’Andrea, Tete Montoliu, Sal Nistico, Enrico Pieranunzi, Dave Samuels. Throughout the 80s’ he is part of Enrico Rava quartet and Michel Petrucciani trio and takes part to international tours and concerts with Dino Saluzzi, Joe Henderson, Chet Baker, John Taylor, Steve Lacy, Lee Konitz, Paul Motian, Joe Lovano, Pharoah Sanders, Charles Lloyd, Ray Anderson, Daniel Humair, John Abercrombie, Cristian Escoudè, Philip Catherine, Aldo Romano, Franco d’Andrea. In the 90s’ he plays with Richard Galliano, Paul Bley, John Surman, John Taylor, Kenny Wheeler, Michael Brecker, Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano, Andy Sheppard, Paul Motian, John Scofield, Nguyen Le, Franco Ambrosetti, Antonello Salis, Stefano Bollani, Uri Caine. He has collaborated with Paolo Fresu for over 20 years. Since 2000, he dedicates himself to his own projects and to composition for orchestras, dance, theatre and contemporary art performances. Since 2001 he is professor in double bass at the Jazz Department of Turin Music Conservatory. He has held double bass masterclasses in Dublin, Den Haag, Paris, Rome, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Lousanne, Chambery. From 2012 to 2016 he has been the artistic director of Torino Fringe Jazz Festival (TJF Fringe) and in 2017 he directed the first edition of Firenze Jazz Fringe Festival. Furio Di Castri has recorded over 200 albums – 20 as band leader - and has performed in Europe, Canada, USA, Mexico, Brasil, Argentina, Chile, Russia, Senegal, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Israel, Turkey, Yemen, China, Indonesia, Malaesia, Philippines, Singapore, Japan and Korea. 




    More about TIGRE REALE                                         

    Year: 1916
    Country: Italy
    Duration: 78’
    Language: silent, with Italian intertitles and English subtitles

    The restoration of Tigre Reale was carried out by Museo Nazionale del Cinema of Turin in 1993 starting from a tinted and toned nitrate print, donated by Giovanni Pastrone to Maria Adriana Prolo in 1959. The incomplete nitrate copy was integrated with a dupe negative, also preserved by the Museum. The colors were defined thanks to the indications found in Itala Film production documents and to color samples. The reconstruction of the Italian intertitles was based on documentation and on the original intertitles plates preserved by the Museum. The restoration was carried out by l’Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory in 1993.

    The documents preserved in the Museo Nazionale del Cinema archives allowed it to be ascertained that this surviving restored version of the film, which is still the only known one, is not the original version but one produced at the time for British distribution, with a completely different ending.

    The 4K digitization of the restored version was carried out by the Museo Nazionale del Cinema of Turin at L’Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory in Bologna in 2018. The musical accompaniment for this edition was composed and performed by Maestro Stefano Maccagno.





    • 07 Mar 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Traffic Zone Building, 250 Third Avenue N., Suite 625, Minneapolis 55401
    • 10
    Register


    CONVERSAZIONE E CINEMA!


    After attending the 15th edition of the Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis/St. Paul (February 29 - March 3, 2024), mark your calendar for Thursday, March 7, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to participate in a discussion led by native Italian instructor Ileana Tamberlani. Share your thoughts on the festival's movies and practice your Italian conversational skills. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with Italian cinema enthusiasts!

    The workshop will be in Italian

    Pre-requisite: Intermediate level

    Min. number of participants: 4 

    Max number of participants: 10

    All workshops must be canceled a minimum of 72 hours in advance to receive a refund less an administrative fee.

    • 09 Mar 2024
    • 20 Apr 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • Traffic Zone Building 250 Third Avenue N, Suite 625 Minneapolis, MN 55401
    • 18
    Register


    Immerse your child in the beauty of the Italian language and culture through our interactive story-time 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 5 informal and intergenerational gatherings on Saturday mornings from 11:30 am to 12:10 pm.

    Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to spark your child's curiosity and lay the foundation for multilingualism! Experience Storytime and social bonding starting Saturday, March 9.

    These events are free for all ICC Members.

    Maximum 8 children. No class on March 30 and April 6.

    • 16 Mar 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Traffic Zone Building, 250 Third Ave N., Suite 625, Minneapolis, MN 55401
    • 7
    Register


    LA LINEA DEL COLORE

    Igiaba Scego

    March 16, 2:00-3:30 pm

    In qualità di Presidio Letterario Dante Alighieri, siamo lieti di offrire il gruppo di lettura ICC, una serie di incontri in italiano dedicati alla letteratura italiana contemporanea.

    Dopo l'incontro con la scrittrice Ubah Cristina Ali Farah a dicembre continuiamo l'esplorazione degli scrittori afrodiscendenti proponendo  la lettura di  "La Linea del Colore" (Bompiani, ISBN 978-88-301-0141-8) di Igiaba Scego.   È richiesta la lettura del libro prima dell'incontro. Vi consigliamo di ordinarlo al più presto su  Amazon.com.

    Igiaba Scego, scrittrice italiana (nata Roma, 1974). Collabora con il Corriere della Sera e Internazionale. Tra i suoi libri, "Pecore Nere," scritto insieme a Gabriella Kuruvilla, Laila Wadia e Ingy Mubiayi (Laterza, 2005), "Oltre Babilonia" (Donzelli, 2008), "La mia casa è dove sono" (Rizzoli, 2010. Premio Mondello, 2011), "Roma negata" con Rino Bianchi, (Ediesse, 2014), "Adua(Giunti, 2015) "Figli dello stesso cielo" (Piemme, 2021) e "Cassandra a Mogadiscio"  (Bompiani, 2023. Finalista Premio Strega, 2023).    

    "La Linea del Colore" esce nel febbraio 2020. Quanti di noi scendendo oggi da un treno a  Roma Termini ricordano i Cinquecento cui è dedicata la piazza antistante la stazione? È il febbraio del 1887 quando in Italia giunge la notizia: a Dògali, in Eritrea, cinquecento soldati italiani sono stati uccisi dalle truppe etiopi che cercano di contrastarne le mire coloniali. Un’ondata di sdegno invade la città. In quel momento Lafanu Brown sta rientrando dalla sua passeggiata: è una pittrice americana da anni cittadina di Roma e la sua pelle è nera. Su di lei si riversa la rabbia della folla, finché un uomo la porta in salvo. È a lui che Lafanu decide di raccontarsi: la nascita in una tribù indiana Chippewa, lo straniero dalla pelle scurissima che amò sua madre e scomparve, la donna che le permise di studiare ma la considerò un’ingrata, l’abolizionismo e la violenza, l’incontro con la sua mentore Lizzie Manson, fino alla grande scelta di salire su un piroscafo diretta verso l’Europa, in un Grand Tour alla ricerca della bellezza e dell’indipendenza.

    Nella figura di Lafanu si uniscono le vite di due donne afrodiscendenti realmente esistite: la scultrice Edmonia Lewis e l’ostetrica e attivista Sarah Parker Remond, giunte in Italia dagli Stati Uniti dove fino alla guerra civile i neri non erano nemmeno considerati cittadini. A Lafanu si affianca Leila, ragazza di oggi, che tesse fili tra il passato e il destino suo e delle cugine rimaste in Africa e studia il tòpos dello schiavo nero incatenato presente in tante opere d’arte.

    Igiaba Scego scrive in queste pagine un romanzo di formazione dalle tonalità ottocentesche nel quale innesta vivide schegge di testimonianza sul presente, e ci racconta di un mondo nel quale almeno sulla carta tutti erano liberi di viaggiare: perché fare memoria della storia è sempre il primo passo verso il futuro che vogliamo costruire. ("La Linea del Colore", Bompiani, 2020)

    Quest' incontro sarà facilitato da Anna Olivero, Direttrice della Scuola di Lingua per Adulti e socio di ICC.

    È richiesta la lettura del libro prima dell'incontro. Vi consigliamo di ordinarlo al più presto su Amazon.com.

    This event is reserved to native and advanced speakers of Italian. The conversation will be all in Italian.



    In 2021, ICC was appointed Presidio Letterario of the Società Dante Alighieri (DA), one of the most important Italian institutions for the promotion and appreciation of Italian language and culture since 1889. ICC is now part of a network of cultural centers in Italy and abroad promoting events and initiatives related to Italian literature.

    The ICC appreciates your support!

    Consider becoming a member, renewing your membership, or donating!

     Your contribution allows us to continue promoting the

    Italian language and culture.

    Grazie!

    • 19 Mar 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Traffic Zone Building 250 Third Ave N., Suite 625 Minneapolis, MN 55401
    • 24
    Register


    It's back! APERITIVO & CARTE 
    Learn how to play cards the Italian way! 

    Get ready to experience the Italian tradition once again! 

    Discover the charm of playing cards the Italian way!


    Join us for an enjoyable evening of learning and playing the traditional Italian card game Scopone Scientifico while indulging in an authentic Italian aperitivo (aperitif).

    No prior experience is required! Italian native Ileana Tamberlani will guide you through the game in English. However, if you're already a pro, don't hesitate to showcase your skills and join the fun!

    Scopone Scientifico is a delightful variant of scopa, a classic card game cherished by many Italians, including our facilitators, who fondly remember playing it with their grandparents in Italy.


    This event warmly welcomes both ICC members and non-members. You can join in the excitement, whether solo or with a partner!

    Per chi desidera trascorrere una serata divertente giocando al tradizionale Scopone Scientifico, il tutto accompagnato da un aperitivo italiano.
    Il gioco è aperto sia ai soci dell’ICC che ai non soci. 

    Le regole del gioco saranno spiegate in inglese. Non è necessaria alcuna conoscenza del gioco; se sei un campione, è l’occasione perfetta per mostrare la tua bravura. Lo Scopone è un gioco a coppie divertente, semplice e interessante. Se non hai un partner, te ne verrà assegnato uno la sera stessa.

    Minimum number of participants: 10
    Maximum number of participants: 24

    All workshops must be canceled a minimum of 72 hours in advance to receive a refund, less an administrative fee.

    Bring your friends and register now!

    • 21 Mar 2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • Moon Palace Books - 3032 Minnehaha Ave. Minneapolis MN USA, 55406


    Join us for an evening with author Eric Dregni at Moon Palace Books to celebrate the paperback release of Never Trust a Thin Cook. Delve into this captivating food-obsessed chronicle of an American's three-year journey in Italy.

    Italian treats and wine will be served.

    Save the date and bring your friends along. No registration is required; just show up!

    Grazie!

    I simply want to live in the place with the best food in the world. This dream led Eric Dregni to Italy, first to Milan and eventually to a small town to the north: Modena, the birthplace of balsamic vinegar, Ferrari, and Luciano Pavarotti. Never Trust a Thin Cook brims with adventures both expected and unexpected, awkward social moments, and most important, very good food. What begins as a gastronomical quest soon becomes a revealing, authentic portrait of how Italians live and a hilarious demonstration of how American and Italian cultures differ. Dregni dishes up the sometimes wild experiences of living abroad alongside the simple pleasures of Italian culture in perfect, complementary portions.

    • 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
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    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 






    • 08 Apr 2024
    • 5:30 PM
    • 10 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 the student to be able to express surprise, doubt, agreement/disagreement, preferences, and emotions.  Students will learn how to make assumptions, apologize, and invite a person to join in an activity.  Each class will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life.

    Prerequisite: completion of Pre-Intermediate 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 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.





    • 08 Apr 2024
    • 5:30 PM
    • 10 Jun 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • ZOOM Online Course
    • 8
    Register

    In this class, students have the opportunity 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 #1

    Please contact the school if you have not taken any other classes at the 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 one of these links, and order your text prior to the first day of class:

                                                 Nuovo Magari B2 (Book/Audio CD)

                                                                     or

                                                 Nuovo Magari B2 (E-Book)  




    • 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
    • Traffic Zone Building, 250 Third Avenue N. Suite 625, Minneapolis, MN 55401
    • 7
    Register

    Students will read short excerpts from well-known books of 21st century Italian writers to practice advanced writing, speaking, and reading skills. The goal of the course is for the student to express opinions precisely and thoroughly, use accurate and appropriate vocabulary, and engage in discussions while practicing advanced grammatical structures. 

    Pre-requisite: Advanced 3

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

    Textbook: Voci Italiane






     




     


    • 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
    • 9:45 AM
    • 12 Jun 2024
    • 11:45 AM
    • ZOOM meeting
    • 8
    Register

    This class is for students who are at Upper Intermediate Level (B2). Students will deepen their knowledge about various facets of Italian culture while practicing grammar and conversational skills at the B2 proficiency level.

    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 to purchase the textbook prior to beginning of class:

    Mosaico Italia Textbook + CD Audio

    Audios can also be downloaded from the publisher's website  after creating an account as student (free).







    • 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