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Beginner/Intermediate Track

The beginner/intermediate track is designed for children with little to no experience with the Italian language. The 60 minute weekly lessons are conducted in Italian by university-educated instructors with native or native-like fluency and emphasize the gradual acquisition of basic reading, writing and grammar skills as students advance through the three levels. Students may enter the curriculum at any point. Please contact the Youth Language School director, Luisa Narducci O'Gara, luisa@theitalianculturalcenter.org with questions regarding curriculum and/or placement. 

Parent volunteers organize informal opportunities for students and their parents to meet and interact with other families in more casual social settings. Previous outings have included a trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, sledding and an authentic Italian winter meal at Powderhorn Park, a trip to the Caponi Art Park and Learning Center and making pizzas as guests of the Uptown Punch Pizza.

 

FALL 2020  online classes

 beginner/intermediate level age 8-10 on Thursday from 4:30 to 5:30

 beginner/intermediate level age 11-17 on Friday from 4 to 5

This will be the ideal environment to learn Italian language and culture. Classes need to be a minimum of 4 students to a maximum 8 to ensure individual attention, while  still offering social and practical interaction among the students.

The ICC requires a minimum of 4 students in any group class.  When enrollment drops below this number, the families will be offered the option of remitting a tuition supplement.  If all involved families agree to the supplement, the class can materialize.


Fall semester 2020 (10 weeks): September 10 - December 4, 2020; no classes on Thursday October 15 and Friday October 16 and Friday November 27

Membership The ICC 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


NOTE: HOW TO REGISTER MORE THAN ONE CHILD FOR THIS CLASS
Please register the first child, click on "pay online", the PayPal window will open, click on "Cancel and return to the Italian Cultural Center", once back on the ICC website click on the "new registration" button on the bottom right corner, register the second child and click on "Pay Online", this should allow you to make one single payment for both registrations. For any additional child that needs to be registered in another class, please start a new registration and make a separate payment

Refund Policy
Students will receive a full tuition refund prior to the start of the first lesson in the semester, minus a $10 registration fee. Students can withdraw from the course prior to the second week of class, however an administrative fee of $25 will be retained. No refunds will be issued after the second week of class.

Weather Policy
Class cancellations resulting from bad weather will be posted on the Youth School blog by 7:30 AM http://www.theitalianculturalcenter.org/YLSblog

Resource Center
ICC members are invited to borrow materials from the children's resource center.

For information on events for children click here.


  Beginner/intermediate courses
:  Scroll down to Upcoming Events

 






Upcoming events

    • 10 Sep 2020
    • 4:30 PM (CDT)
    • 19 Nov 2020
    • 5:30 PM (CST)

    The course is intended for beginner level students with previous minimal basic language proficiency


    Prerequisite: At least one previous course with ICC and/or basic Italian knowledge 

    Each week, students will be introduced to the Italian language through reading, writing and games. They will become familiar with the sounds of the Italian alphabet, vowels and syllables, articles and basic grammar. In addition, they will explore some elements of Italian geography, history and culture.

    The goal of this course is for students to be able to greet each other and introduce themselves, ask for information, describe their house, family, objects, and their location and to express interests, likes and dislikes. 

    Materials: Handouts and exercises are provided online by the instructor

    When: (10 Week Course) Thursday September  10- November 19 from 4:30 to 5:30 (No class on October 15)

    For Inquiries Please Contact: luisa@theitalianculturalcenter.org

    • 18 Sep 2020
    • 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • 04 Dec 2020
    • 5:00 PM (CST)

    The course is intended for beginner level students with previous minimal basic language proficiency


    Prerequisite: At least one previous course with ICC and/or basic Italian knowledge.

    Each week students will be guided to explore a topic focusing on grammar and vocabulary tailored to the teen's needs and interests. In each class we will also discuss cultural aspects of Italian life. The goal of this course is for students to be able to greet each other and introduce themselves, ask for information, describe their house, family, objects, and their location.

    Material: Handouts and exercises are provided online by the instructor.

    When: (10 weeks) Friday September 18- December 4 

    4 to 5 pm (No class on October 16 and November 27)

    For Inquiries Contact: luisa@theitalianculturalcenter.org




    • 15 Oct 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Conversation Workshop
    • 8
    Register

    In Buona Compagnia/ Conversazione

    Practice your conversational skills in a relaxed setting. Led by an ICC instructor, this hour will include a vocabulary building activity centered around a theme. Next, participants will be provided with a set of questions to practice the new words with their peers, followed by a game aimed at reinforcing the vocabulary in a fun way.

    Prerequisite:Beginner 3


    Contact Peggy at info@theitalianculturalcenter.org with your questions. All workshops must be cancelled a minimum of 72 hours in advance to receive a refund less an administrative fee.

    • 12 Nov 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom Conversation Workshop
    • 8
    Register

    In Buona Compagnia/ Conversazione

    Practice your conversational skills in a relaxed setting. Led by an ICC instructor, this hour will include a vocabulary building activity centered around a theme. Next, participants will be provided with a set of questions to practice the new words with their peers, followed by a game aimed at reinforcing the vocabulary in a fun way.

    Prerequisite:Beginner 3


    Contact Peggy at info@theitalianculturalcenter.org with your questions. All workshops must be cancelled a minimum of 72 hours in advance to receive a refund less an administrative fee.

    • 17 Dec 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom Conversation Workshop
    • 8
    Register

    In Buona Compagnia/ Conversazione

    Practice your conversational skills in a relaxed setting. Led by an ICC instructor, this hour will include a vocabulary building activity centered around a theme. Next, participants will be provided with a set of questions to practice the new words with their peers, followed by a game aimed at reinforcing the vocabulary in a fun way.

    Prerequisite:Beginner 3


    Contact Peggy at info@theitalianculturalcenter.org with your questions. All workshops must be cancelled a minimum of 72 hours in advance to receive a refund less an administrative fee.

Past events

15 Jun 2020 YOUTH SCHOOL: Online Beginner 2 Teens Age 11-17
15 Jun 2020 YOUTH SCHOOL: Online Beginner Children Age 8-10
09 May 2020 CHILDREN SCHOOL: Online Beginner Class Age 11-17
25 Jan 2020 CS20 beginner/intermediate A age 3-6
18 Jan 2020 CS20 Beginner/Intermediate C 11-17 years
18 Jan 2020 CS20 Beginner/intermediate B age 7-10
07 Dec 2019 NEW! Full Immersion Weekend! Un fine settimana in italiano AF19FIW
10 Nov 2019 Happening in the Community: Lago del Bosco Pizza Party
14 Sep 2019 CF19 Beginner/intermediate C 11-17 years
14 Sep 2019 CF19 Beginner/intermediate B age 7-10
14 Sep 2019 CF19 beginner/intermediate A age 3-6
11 Apr 2019 YS Private Lessons
19 Jan 2019 CS19 Beginner/Intermediate Age 3-6
19 Jan 2019 CS19 Beginner/intermediate Age 7-10
19 Jan 2019 CS19 Beginner/intermediate Age 11-16
15 Sep 2018 CF18 beginner/intermediate A age 3-6
15 Sep 2018 CF18 Beginner/intermediate C 11-17 years
15 Sep 2018 CF18 Beginner/intermediate B age 7-10
11 Mar 2018 Lago del Bosco Pizza Party
20 Jan 2018 CS18 Intermediate C age 11-16
20 Jan 2018 CF18 Beginner/intermediate B age 7-10
20 Jan 2018 CF18 beginner/intermediate A age 3-6
22 Jan 2017 New! CS17 Intermediate/Bilingual A 3-6years
22 Jan 2017 New! CS17 Beginner C 11-17 years
21 Jan 2017 CS17 Beginner/intermediate A 3-6 years
21 Jan 2017 CS17 Beginner/Intermediate B 7-10 years
21 Jan 2017 CS17 Beginner/intermediate C 11-17 years
23 Jan 2016 CS16 Beginner/intermediate A 3-6 years
23 Jan 2016 CS16 Beginner/intermediate B 7-10 years
23 Jan 2016 CS16 Beginner/intermediate C 11-17 years
11 Oct 2015 CE15 - Piccoli Pizzaioli series: Panzerotti class for children
12 Sep 2015 CF15 Beginner/intermediate C: 11-17 years
12 Sep 2015 CF15 Beginner/intermediate B: 7-10 years
12 Sep 2015 CF15 Beginner/intermediate A: 3-6 years
10 Aug 2015 Youth School Summer Camp
14 Mar 2015 CE15 SOLD OUT! I piccoli pizzaioli – a pizza making class for children
07 Feb 2015 Sold Out! I piccoli pizzaioli – a pizza making class for children
25 Jan 2015 CS15 Beginner/intermediate A: 3-5 years
25 Jan 2015 CS15 Beginner/intermediate B: 6-9 years
25 Jan 2015 CS15 Beginner/intermediate C: 10-13 years
25 Jan 2015 CS15 Beginner/intermediate D: 14-18 years
14 Sep 2014 CF14 Beginner/intermediate D: 14-18 years
14 Sep 2014 CF14 Beginner/intermediate C: 10-13 years
14 Sep 2014 CF14 Beginner/intermediate B: 6-9 years
14 Sep 2014 CF14 Beginner/intermediate A: 3-5 years
26 Jan 2014 CS14 Beginner/intermediate D: 14-18 years
26 Jan 2014 CS14 Beginner/intermediate C: 10-13 years
26 Jan 2014 CS14 Beginner/intermediate B: 6-9 years
26 Jan 2014 CS14 Beginner/intermediate A: 3-5 years
15 Sep 2013 CF13 Beginner/intermediate A: 3-5 years
15 Sep 2013 CF13 Beginner/intermediate B: 6-9 years
15 Sep 2013 CF13 Beginner/intermediate C: 10-13 years
15 Sep 2013 CF13 Beginner/intermediate D: 14-18 years
26 Jan 2013 CS13 Beginner/intermediate A: 3-5 years
26 Jan 2013 CS13 Beginner/intermediate B: 6-9 years
26 Jan 2013 CS13 Beginner/intermediate C: 10-13 years
26 Jan 2013 CS13 Beginner/intermediate D: 14-18 years
25 Jan 2013 Pinocchio (World premiere)
15 Sep 2012 CF12 Beginner/intermediate A: 3-5 years
15 Sep 2012 CF12 Beginner/intermediate B: 6-9 years
15 Sep 2012 CF12 Beginner/intermediate C: 9-13 years
15 Sep 2012 CF12 Beginner/intermediate D: 14-18 years
28 Jan 2012 CS12 Beginner/intermediate A: 3-5 years
28 Jan 2012 CS12 Beginner/intermediate B: 6-9 years
28 Jan 2012 CS12 Beginner/intermediate D: 14-18 years
28 Jan 2012 CS12 Beginner/intermediate C: 9-13 years
10 Sep 2011 CF11 Beginner/intermediate A: 3-5 years
10 Sep 2011 CF11 Beginner/intermediate B: 6-9 years
10 Sep 2011 CF11 Beginner/intermediate C: 9-13 years
10 Sep 2011 CF11 Beginner/intermediate D: 14-18 years
10 Apr 2011 CS Beginner/intermediate A: 3-6 years SUNDAY
10 Apr 2011 CS Beginner/intermediate B: 6-9 years SUNDAY
10 Apr 2011 CS Beginner/intermediate C: 9-13 years SUNDAY
09 Apr 2011 CS Beginner/intermediate D: 14-18 years
09 Apr 2011 CS Beginner/intermediate A: 3-6 years
09 Apr 2011 CS Beginner/intermediate B: 6-9 years
09 Apr 2011 CS Beginner/intermediate C: 9-13 years
16 Jan 2011 Beginner/intermediate A: 3-6 years SUNDAY
16 Jan 2011 Beginner/intermediate B: 6-9 years SUNDAY
16 Jan 2011 Beginner/intermediate C: 9-13 years SUNDAY
15 Jan 2011 Beginner/intermediate D: 14-18 years
15 Jan 2011 Beginner/intermediate C: 9-13 years
15 Jan 2011 Beginner/intermediate B: 6-9 years
15 Jan 2011 Beginner/intermediate A: 3-6 years
25 Sep 2010 Beginner/intermediate D: 14-18 years
25 Sep 2010 Beginner/intermediate A: 3-6 years
25 Sep 2010 Beginner/intermediate B: 6-9 years
25 Sep 2010 Beginner/intermediate C: 9-13 years
11 Apr 2010 Beginner/intermediate B: 4-6 years (Sunday section)
10 Apr 2010 Beginner/intermediate C: 7-10 years
10 Apr 2010 Beginner/intermediate D: 11-17 years
10 Apr 2010 Beginner/intermediate A: 4-6 years (Saturday section)
16 Jan 2010 Beginner/intermediate A: 4-6 years
16 Jan 2010 Beginner/intermediate C: 11-17 years
16 Jan 2010 Beginner/intermediate B: 7-10 years
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