Intermediate/Upper Intermediate Courses

Intermediate/Upper Intermediate (Independent User B1, B2)


2022-2023 CALENDAR

WORKSHOPS: NOVEMBER 28 through DECEMBER 15, 2022

WINTER TERM:  JANUARY 9 through MARCH 15, 2023

SPRING TERM: APRIL 3 through JUNE 7, 2023


Upcoming events

    • 01 Jan 2022
    • 31 Dec 2023
    • 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.  











    • 07 Jan 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • 28 Jan 2023
    • 1:30 PM
    • Traffic Zone Building 250 Third Avenue N., Suite 625, Minneapolis, MN 55401
    • 9
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    Il piacere di leggere in italiano

    Guided Reading in Italian

    This four-week class, taught in Italian, offers the opportunity to read short and accessible Italian texts by well-known writers, such as Italo Calvino and Stefano Benni.

    We will read each passage together, talk about the story, and identify the most relevant elements for comprehension and interpretation. We will look at structures and colloquial expressions that enrich the knowledge of Italian and will use them in conversation.

    The class will offer the pleasure of a new experience with the written word to students of Italian at the intermediate proficiency level.

    Use the link and purchase the book before beginning of the class: Italian Short Stories

    WHEN: Saturdays January 7, 14, 21, 28  12:00-1:30 pm





    • 09 Jan 2023
    • 5:30 PM
    • 13 Mar 2023
    • 7:30 PM
    • Traffic Zone Building 250 Third Avenue N. Suite 625 Minneapolis, 55401
    • 5
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    The goal of this course is for the students to be able to ask information in different past tenses, to connect events in the past and in the future, to express disappointment, desire, fear, grief, hope. Each 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






    • 10 Jan 2023
    • 5:30 PM
    • 14 Mar 2023
    • 7:30 PM
    • ZOOM Online Course
    • 5
    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: Bridge #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 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)  




    • 11 Jan 2023
    • 9:45 AM
    • 15 Mar 2023
    • 11:45 AM
    • ZOOM Online Course
    • 1
    Register

    This class is for students who are at Upper Intermediate Level. Facets of Italian regional culture will be discussed to provide students with various opportunities to practice upper intermediate reading and conversational skills. 

    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 a copy of the textbook prior to first day of class:

    Qua e là per l'Italia






    • 11 Jan 2023
    • 5:30 PM
    • 15 Mar 2023
    • 7:30 PM
    • Traffic Zone Building, 250 Third Avenue N. Suite 625, Minneapolis, MN 55401
    • 3
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    The goal of this course is for the student to be able to communicate about events of the past and express feelings, emotions and sensations. 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.

    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





    • 11 Jan 2023
    • 5:30 PM
    • 15 Mar 2023
    • 7:30 PM
    • Zoom Online Course
    • 6
    Register

    The goal of this course is to be able to express wishes, doubts, give advices, and make proposals utilizing higher level grammatical structures and vocabulary.

    Prerequisite: Upper Intermediate 2

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

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

    Option 1: Nuovo Espresso 4 (paper copy + Ebook interactive)

    OR

    Option 2: Nuovo Espresso 4 (only Ebook, no paper copy, license duration 1 year)

                                          

                                          






Course Information:
  • Classes are offered once per week for ten weeks.
  • The cost of the 10-week session is $330.
  • All group course students must hold active ICC memberships.
  • Adult classes are for students who are 18 or older.
  • Class-attendance rate of 70% is expected to proceed to the next level.
  • The ICC requires a minimum of 4 students in any group class. When enrollment drops below this number, students will be 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 is not conducive to learning and affects the class dynamic.  
  • Zoom group classes are limited to 10 students per class. However, the ICC reserves the right to adjust this number as is 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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