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Beginner Courses include Beginning Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4. 
Upon completion, students will proceed to Pre-Intermediate 1 and 2. Description of content for each level is provided below.

To review the courses please scroll down the page to see descriptions. Please note they are displayed in date and time order not in level order. Classes are offered once per week for ten weeks.  The cost of the 10-week session is $294.50 with a required 1 year membership of $40 for an individual.  Membership allows us to offer you a discount on classes as well as various events throughout the year.

In addition, please take note of grammar workshops, as well as other special course offerings which may be available for beginner level students.  Tuition amounts may vary.

Upcoming events

    • 01 Apr 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • 10 Jun 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 9
    Register

    The goal of this 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. 


    NO CLASS ON MONDAY MAY 27 Memorial Day

     

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


    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-BOOK_MULTIMEDIA-DVD/productinfo/ALM549/


    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-WORKBOOK/productinfo/ALM570/




     


    • 01 Apr 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • 10 Jun 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 10
    Register

    The goal of this 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. 

    NO CLASS ON MONDAY MAY 27 Memorial Day

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

    If you do not have the text used in the Beginner 1 and 2 classes, please use this link to Applause Learning, and order a copy of your text and workbook prior to the first day of class:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-BOOK_MULTIMEDIA-DVD/productinfo/ALM549/

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-WORKBOOK/productinfo/ALM570/

     

     

     

     

    • 01 Apr 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • 10 Jun 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 10
    Register

    The goal of this course is for students to be able to communicate about past events, to write a letter or converse on the phone, to express feelings and emotions, using different past tenses. Each class will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life.

    NO CLASS ON MONDAY MAY 27 Memorial Day

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

    Please use this link to Applause Learning, and order a copy of your texts prior to the first day of class:

    Textbook:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NUOVO-ESPRESSO-2-STUDENT-BOOK_MULTIMEDIA-DVD/productinfo/ALM204/

    Workbook:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NUOVO-ESPRESSO-2-ESERCISI-SUPPLEMENTARI-INTERMEDIATE/productinfo/ALM839/


    • 01 Apr 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • 10 Jun 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 10
    Register
    The goal of this course is for students to be able to give recommendations, express needs and desires, provide opinions, and talk about work and health.

    Each class will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life.

    NO CLASS ON MONDAY MAY 27 Memorial Day

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

    Please use this link to Applause Learning, and order a copy of your texts prior to the first day of class:

    Textbook:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NUOVO-ESPRESSO-2-STUDENT-BOOK_MULTIMEDIA-DVD/productinfo/ALM204/

    Workbook: 

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NUOVO-ESPRESSO-2-ESERCISI-SUPPLEMENTARI-INTERMEDIATE/productinfo/ALM839/


    • 02 Apr 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • 04 Jun 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 10

    The goal of this 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. 

     

    Please use this link to Applause Learning, and order a copy of your texts prior to the first day of class.


    Textbook:


    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-BOOK_MULTIMEDIA-DVD/productinfo/ALM549/

     

    Workbook:


    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-WORKBOOK/productinfo/ALM570/




     


    • 02 Apr 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • 04 Jun 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 5
    Register

    The goal of this 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.

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

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

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-BOOK_MULTIMEDIA-DVD/productinfo/ALM549

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-WORKBOOK/productinfo/ALM570/


     




     


    • 03 Apr 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • 05 Jun 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 8
    Register
    The goal of the course is for students to expand vocabulary for daily interaction, correctly apply basic grammar rules, and practice simple conversations. 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.

    Please use this link to Applause Learning, and order copies of your text and workbook prior to the first day of class:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-BOOK_MULTIMEDIA-DVD/productinfo/ALM549/

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-WORKBOOK/productinfo/ALM570



    • 17 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 21 Jun 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • ICC, 528 hennepin Ave Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55043
    Register

     Italian Summer Camp in Minneapolis.

    Italian Summer Camp in Minneapolis

    Don’t miss the chance to register your kids for this wonderful adventure in the authentic language, culture and food of the Bel Paese!

    Lead by passionate Italian native instructors, the kids will be exploring culture, art, music, food and language of Italy. Participants do not need to speak Italian to enroll. 

    Activities will include two field trips: a picnic to the Minneapolis Sculpure Garden ; and a visit to Punch Pizza to learn how to make wood-fired pizza. 

    The material, the food and the field trips are all included in the cost of the registration!

    The camp is designed for all levels of Italian knowledge. For those who already speak the language, this will be a great opportunity to practice with their peers. For those who are just approaching the language for the first time, this will be an opportunity to start to learn simple words, phrases and new meaning of the language. 

    When: Mon-Fri, June 17-21 from 9:00am to 1:00pm

    Where: ICC 528 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403 suite # 502

    Age: 4-13;  age groups (4-6);(7-9);(10-13)

    Fee: $235 members, $265 non-members  

    A minimum of 15 registrants is required for the summer camp to materialize.

    Early bird discount Members Only Deadline March 30 

    Save $25 on camp when you register your child by March 30

    Save $50 on camp when you register two children by March 30

    For info contact luisaogara@hotmail.com

    All events must be cancelled by May 17 to receive a refund, less administrative fee.


Past events

13 Dec 2017 AJ18GW NEW! Grammar Workshop - Imperfetto e Passato Prossimo in Musica, Wednesday, December 13
12 Dec 2017 AJ18GW NEW! Grammar Workshop - Verbo Piacere, Tuesday, December 12
05 Dec 2017 AJ18GW NEW! Grammar Workshop - Verbi al presente, Tuesday, December 5
06 Sep 2017 EF17 NEW! Italian Higher Education - A Comparative Analysis
14 Dec 2016 AJ16GW NEW! Grammar Workshop - Verbi al presente
06 Dec 2016 AJ16GW NEW! Grammar Workshop - Congiuntivo in Musica
07 Sep 2016 EF16 NEW! Fall Open House - Travelogue: A Student in Macerata
30 Mar 2016 ES16 Travelogue: A student in Perugia – Pictures and memories
25 Jun 2015 AU15B2 Beginning Adult Level 2 - Thursday Evening
23 Jun 2015 AU15B1 - FULL - Beginning Adult Level 1 - Tuesday Evenings
10 Sep 2014 AF14B1 Beginning Adult Level 1 - Wednesday Evenings
10 Sep 2014 AF14BR Beginner 1, 2, 3 Review, Beginner Conversation Wednesday Evening
09 Sep 2014 AF14B2 Beginning Adult Level 2 - Tuesday Evening
08 Sep 2014 AF14B1 Beginning Adult Level 1 - Monday Evenings
24 Jun 2014 AU14GW Grammar Workshop - Passato Prossimo e Imperfetto, Tuesday, June 24
02 Apr 2014 AS14G Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - Wednesday, April 2, 2014
14 Jan 2014 AW14B2 Beginning Adult Level 2 - Tuesday Evening
05 Dec 2013 AJ13G Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - Thursday, December 05
11 Dec 2012 AJ12G Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - Tuesday, December 11
04 Dec 2012 AJ12G Grammar Workshop - Passato Prossimo, Imperfetto,Trapassato - Tuesday, December 4
27 Nov 2012 AJ12G Grammar Workshop - Potere, Dovere, Volere e Pronunciation -Tuesday, November 27
25 Jun 2012 AU12G Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - Monday, June 25
21 Jun 2012 AU12G Grammar Workshop - Passato Prossimo e Imperfetto - Thursday, June 21
20 Jun 2012 AU12G Grammar Workshop - Potere, Dovere, Volere e Pronunciation -Wednesday, June 20
11 Apr 2011 AS Beginning Adult Level 2 - Monday Evening
06 Jul 2010 Beginning Adult Level 2 - Tuesday Evening
05 Jul 2010 Beginning Adult Level 1 - Monday Evenings
15 Apr 2010 Beginning Adult Level 1 - Thursday Evenings
13 Apr 2010 Beginning Adult Level 2 - Tuesday Evening
12 Apr 2010 Beginning Adult Level 2 - Monday Evening
12 Apr 2010 Beginning Adult Level 1 - Monday Evenings
14 Jan 2010 Beginning Adult Level 3 - Thursday Evening
14 Jan 2010 Beginning Adult Level 2 - Thursday Evening
12 Jan 2010 Beginning Adult Level 1 - Tuesday Evenings
11 Jan 2010 Beginning Adult Level 1 - Monday Evenings
05 Oct 2009 Beginning Level 3
04 Oct 2009 Beginning Level 2 -
03 Oct 2009 Beginning Level 1 - Thursday start
The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization
 528 Hennepin Ave | Minneapolis, MN 55403 | (612) 295-4111 

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