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Intermediate/Upper Intermediate Courses

Intermediate/Upper Intermediate (Independent User B1, B2). Click on the link  for definitions of proficiency levels.

Course sequence:

Intermediate 1 (B1)

Intermediate 2 (B1)

Intermediate 3 (B1)

Upper-Intermediate 1 (B2)

Upper-Intermediate 2 (B2)

Upper-Intermediate 3 (B2)

Practice & Consolidation 1 (B2)

Practice & Consolidation 1 (B2)

Practice & Consolidation 3 (B2)


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.  











      • 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!

      • 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.

      • 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
      • 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
      • 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






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

      Before proceeding to Upper Intermediate 1, students who have completed Intermediate 3 have the opportunity to go over grammatical structures covered in previous levels in order to become more confident in their speaking and writing skills. They will refine their ability to describe events in the past and express their opinions while using different tenses and structures. Students will work on short Italian literary texts as a springboard for a thorough and a more in depth review of previous materials.

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

      Please order the text for class via this link:

      Giocare con la letteratura



       


    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.
    • Class-attendance rate of 70% is required to proceed 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 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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