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Intermediate/Upper Intermediate Courses - Independent User (B1,B2)


Intermediate Level 1 (B1)

Intermediate Level 2 (B1)

Intermediate Level 3 (B1)

Bridge class #1 leading to Upper Intermediate Level 1

Upper Intermediate 1 (B2)

Upper Intermediate 2 (B2)

Upper Intermediate 3 (B2)


                                                 Bridge class #2 


                                                 Practice and consolidation (leading to Advanced classes)


Please note courses 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 $295 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 held throughout the year.

In addition, take note of grammar workshops, and other special courses that may be offered to intermediate level students.  

ONLINE ZOOM Classes are limited to 8 students.

                                                     


Upcoming events

    • 01 Dec 2020
    • 5:30 PM (CST)
    • 22 Dec 2020
    • 7:30 PM (CST)
    • Zoom ONLINE Course
    • 2
    Register

    Viaggi nella Storia: L'Italia dell'Arte - Part 2

    La lingua e la storia dell'arte attraverso i capolavori italiani.


    Join an ICC native instructor for a 4 week course designed for art lovers who would like to delve into some of the most important Italian masterpieces while learning the Italian language. From Caravaggio to Boccioni, this course will explore Italian art through the messages these artists wanted to convey in their historical context.

    The style, history and cultural content is taught in Italian and is ideal to support students at an intermediate level (Prerequisite: Intermediate 1).  Learn through the various activities of listening, writing and speaking.

    Please follow this link to order the textbook: Italia Dell'Arte

    WHEN: December 1 - December 22

    TIME: Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm

    WHERE: Zoom Platform

    COST: $130












    • 01 Dec 2020
    • 5:30 PM (CST)
    • 29 Dec 2020
    • 7:30 PM (CST)
    • ZOOM Online Course
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Le Italiane

    Join us for a four week class to practice your Italian through listening, reading, and discussing the moving stories of eight women who made a difference in the Italian society.

    Prerequisite: Upper Intermediate 1

    Use this link to download the pdf book+free audio prior to class: Le Italiane


    When:  December 1, 8, 15, and 29 (Note Dates)

    Time:  5:30 - 7:30

    Where:  Zoom Online Class

    Cost:  $130

    • 03 Dec 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (CST)
    • Zoom Meeting
    • 6
    Register

    Join us for an evening of games in Italian. Led by a native Italian instructor, this is an opportunity to practice and review in a fun and engaging atmosphere.

    Prerequisite: Beginner 4

    Cost: $25 members/$35 non-members


    Contact 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.

    • 14 Dec 2020
    • 5:30 PM (CST)
    • 04 Jan 2021
    • 7:30 PM (CST)
    • ZOOM Online Course
    • 5
    Register

    Il Mio Diario Di Italiano 

    Join us for a four week class to practice the language through a creative diary with daily tasks. Immerse yourself in the language of “mondo Italia" through your 5 senses. Meet once per week and share your weekly journey with your native instructor and classmates. This class will help you explore original and fun ways to retain vocabulary and grammar rules.

    Prerequisite: Intermediate 1

    Use this link and order the textbook prior to class: Il mio diario di italiano (intermediate level). It is also available at Libreria Pino and Applauselearning


    When: Mondays, December 14, 21, 28 and January 4 (Note Dates)

    Where: Zoom Online Class

    Time:  5:30 - 7:30 pm

    Cost: $130



    • 11 Jan 2021
    • 10:00 AM (CST)
    • 15 Mar 2021
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • ZOOM Online Course
    • 3
    Register

    This class is for students who have completed Bridge Class #1. The goal of this course is to be able to express opinions more precisely and thoroughly and to describe events in various tenses using accurate and appropriate vocabulary. 

    Prerequisite: Bridge Class #1

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

    Use this link and order a copy of your textbook prior to the first day of class:

    NUOVO ESPRESSO 4 - it includes textbook+workbook




    • 11 Jan 2021
    • 5:30 PM (CST)
    • 15 Mar 2021
    • 7:30 PM (CDT)
    • ZOOM Online Course
    • 7
    Register

    The goal of this course is for the student to be able to communicate about events of the past, working on when and how to use the different past tenses, and to express feelings, emotions. Each class will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life.

    Prerequisite: Intermediate Level 1

    Please contact the school before registering if you haven't taken any other courses at ICC. An instructor will assess your level.

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

    NUOVO ESPRESSO 3 (BOOK + MULTIMEDIA DVD) - The DVD contains all audios and videos

    OR

    NUOVO ESPRESSO 3 (BOOK + INTERACTIVE E-BOOK) - The E-Book contains all audios and videos. Duration of access to E-book: 14 months 

    Please note:the textbook includes homework exercises (with keys) for each chapter






    • 12 Jan 2021
    • 12:00 PM (CST)
    • 09 Feb 2021
    • 2:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom ONLINE Course
    • 8
    Register

    New! Viaggi Nella Storia: Senti Che Storia! Part 1

    Storia e lingua italiana attraverso le canzoni.  


    What lead to Italian unity? Who were the Brigands? Why did 26 million Italians emigrate during the 19th century?

    Learn Italian, in this 5 week ONLINE course, through some of the most iconic and popular songs documenting a specific cultural period of Italian history. Find out how those events still play out today.


    Prerequisite: Intermediate 1

    Follow this link to order the textbook: Senti che storia!

    When: Tuesdays, January 12 through February 9

    Time: 12:00-2:00

    Where:  Online ZOOM Platform

    Cost: $160







    Follow this link to order the textbook: Senti che storia!








    • 12 Jan 2021
    • 5:30 PM (CST)
    • 16 Mar 2021
    • 7:30 PM (CDT)
    • ZOOM Online Course
    • 6
    Register

    NEW! Practice and consolidation (leading to Advanced classes)

    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)  




    • 12 Jan 2021
    • 5:30 PM (CST)
    • 16 Mar 2021
    • 7:30 PM (CDT)
    • ZOOM Online Course
    • 3
    Register

    This class is for students who have completed Upper Intermediate 1.  The goal of this course is to be able to express opinions precisely and thoroughly and to describe events in various tenses using accurate and appropriate vocabulary.  

    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 prior to the first day of class:

    NUOVO ESPRESSO 4




    • 12 Jan 2021
    • 5:30 PM (CST)
    • 16 Mar 2021
    • 7:30 PM (CDT)
    • ZOOM Online Course
    • 0
    Join waitlist
    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
    .

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

    NUOVO ESPRESSO 3 (BOOK + MULTIMEDIA DVD) - The DVD contains all audios and videos

    OR

    NUOVO ESPRESSO 3 (BOOK + INTERACTIVE E-BOOK) - The E-Book contains all audios and videos. Duration of access to E-book: 14 months 

    Please note:the textbook includes homework exercises (with keys) for each chapter



    • 13 Jan 2021
    • 5:30 PM (CST)
    • 17 Mar 2021
    • 7:30 PM (CDT)
    • ZOOM meeting
    • 4
    Register

    The goal of this course is for the student to be able to communicate about events of the past, to write a letter or converse on the phone, and to express feelings, emotions and sensations. 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 one of these links and order a copy of your text prior to the first day of class:

    NUOVO ESPRESSO 3 (BOOK + MULTIMEDIA DVD) - The DVD contains all audios and videos

    OR

    NUOVO ESPRESSO 3 (BOOK + INTERACTIVE E-BOOK) - The E-Book contains all audios and videos. Duration of access to E-book: 14 months 

    Please note:the textbook includes homework exercises (with keys) for each chapter








Past events

19 Nov 2020 ONLINE Fra Amici/Conversazione e Aperitivo - Thursday, November 19
12 Nov 2020 ONLINE In Buona Compagnia/Conversazione - Thursday, November 12 AF20IBC
05 Nov 2020 AF20GGI Giochiamo! Games In Italian - Thursday, November 5
22 Oct 2020 AF20FA ONLINE Fra Amici/Conversazione e Aperitivo - Thursday, October 22
15 Oct 2020 ONLINE In Buona Compagnia/Conversazione - Thursday, October 15 AF20IBC
01 Oct 2020 ONLINE Giochiamo! Games In Italian - Thursday, October 1
24 Sep 2020 ONLINE Fra Amici/Conversazione e Aperitivo - Thursday, September 24 AF20FA
03 Dec 2019 Grammar Workshop - Verbo Piacere Tuesday Evening AJ19GW
02 Dec 2019 Grammar Workshop - Passato Prossimo/Imperfetto Monday, December 2 AJ19GW
20 Nov 2019 Grammar Workshop - Verbi al presente, Wednesday, November 20 AJ19GW
26 Aug 2019 Book Discussion/Tavola Rotonda "Va' dove ti porta il cuore" - Monday, August 26 EU19TR
26 Mar 2019 Spring Open House, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. ES19
03 Jan 2019 Educational Travel Meeting, Thursday, January 3. EW19
18 Dec 2018 Grammar Workshop - Preposizioni Tuesday Evening, December 18 AJ18GW
02 Nov 2018 Servizio passaporti a Minneapolis
05 Sep 2018 FALL OPEN HOUSE. EF18
28 Mar 2018 EN18 NEW LOCATION: Spring Open House, Wednesday, March 28, 2018
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
19 Aug 2017 EN17 - Passeggiata at Lake Calhoun – Saturday, August 19, 2017
14 Jun 2017 AU17IC Class Closed/ Intermediate Conversation - Wednesday Evening
20 May 2017 EN17 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER - Passeggiata at Lake Calhoun – Saturday, May 20
05 Jan 2017 EW17 Winter Open House
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
13 Aug 2016 EN16 Passeggiata @ Lake Calhoun – Saturday, August 13, 2016
07 Aug 2016 EN16 Passeggiata @ Lake Calhoun – Saturday, August 13, 2016
23 Jul 2016 EN16 PLEASE NOTE: Change in Start Time! Passeggiata @ Lake Calhoun – Saturday, July 23, 2016
25 Jun 2016 EN16 Passeggiata @ Lake Calhoun – Saturday, June 25, 2016
21 May 2016 EN16 It's Back! Passeggiata @ Lake Calhoun – Saturday, May 21, 2016
30 Mar 2016 ES16 Travelogue: A student in Perugia – Pictures and memories
19 Feb 2016 Servizio passaporti a Minneapolis – Venerdi, 19 febbraio
06 Jan 2016 EW16 Winter Open House - Travelogue: Study Italian in Lucca, Fall 2016!
04 Nov 2015 AE15 NEW! Italian Heritage: il giorno dei morti-The day of the dead, Wednesday, November 4
03 Oct 2015 EF15 Passeggiata @ Lake Calhoun – 1st Saturday of each month (June – Oct)
09 Sep 2015 EF15 NEW! Fall Open House - Travelogue: A Student in Macerata
13 Jun 2015 EN15 Quartetto Rosso - A Free Outdoor Italian Concert!
23 Apr 2015 Servizio Passaporti
31 Mar 2015 ES15 Open House
26 Mar 2015 AE15 NEW! Spring Meet Up and Italian Conversation
19 Feb 2015 ENW15 SOLD OUT! Walker Art Center - “Arte Povera” Exhibition Tour for Italian Speakers
06 Jan 2015 EW15 Open House- CANCELLED--Due to Weather
30 Oct 2014 EF14 Walker Art Center- Exhibition Tour for Italian Speakers -- Thursday, October 30
09 Sep 2014 AF14I2 Intermediate Adult Level 2 - Tuesday Afternoon
08 Sep 2014 AF14I2 Intermediate Adult Level 2 - Monday Evening
04 Sep 2014 EF14 Walker Art Center-Sculpture Garden Tour in ITALIAN, Thursday, September 4
03 Sep 2014 FS14 Open House- Wednesday, September 3, 5:30-7 p.m.
31 Jul 2014 EU14 Walker Art Center-SOLD OUT!!!
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
01 Apr 2014 ES14 Open House- Tuesday, April 1, 5:30-7 p.m.
14 Jan 2014 AW14I2 Intermediate Adult Level 2 - Tuesday Evening
11 Jan 2014 RESCHEDULED! Open House- Saturday, January 11, 2-4 pm
05 Dec 2013 AJ13G Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - Thursday, December 05
12 Nov 2013 AJ13G Grammar Workshop - Congiuntivo e Condizionale - Tuesday, November 12
04 Sep 2013 Fall Term OPEN HOUSE
17 Jun 2013 EN13 Festeggiamo Spring 2013
12 Jun 2013 1-Day Grammar Workshop
03 Apr 2013 ES13 Spring Term OPEN HOUSE - Film Festival Tickets on Sale!
30 Jan 2013 Intermediate Adult Level 1 Conversation Only Class Wednesday PM
08 Jan 2013 Winter Term OPEN HOUSE
11 Dec 2012 AJ12G Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - Tuesday, December 11
06 Dec 2012 EN12F Festeggiamo Fall 2012
04 Dec 2012 AJ12G Grammar Workshop - Passato Prossimo, Imperfetto,Trapassato - Tuesday, December 4
03 Dec 2012 AJ12G Grammar Workshop - Congiuntivo e Condizionale - Monday, December 3
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
18 Jun 2012 EN12S Festeggiamo Spring 2012
04 Apr 2011 AS Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - April 4
04 Apr 2011 AS Grammar Workshop- Passato Prossimo- April 4
21 Mar 2011 AS Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti -March 21
13 Apr 2010 Intermediate Adult Level 3 - Tuesday Evenings
13 Jan 2010 Intermediate Adult Level 1 - Wednesday Evenings
12 Jan 2010 Intermediate Adult Level 2 - Tuesday Evenings
11 Jan 2010 Intermediate Adult Level 2 + Conversation Class
23 Oct 2009 TEST Intermediate Adult Level 1
09 Sep 2009 Intermediate Class Fall Session
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