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The Italian Cultural Center routinely organizes special opportunities for students of the adult language school to foster new friendships and practice their Italian language skills in informal social settings.

Upcoming events

    • 06 Jan 2020
    • 01 May 2020
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403


    Soon Minnesota's winter snowfalls will be upon us, and it is the perfect time to begin an Italian language class!

    Registration is now open. Courses are available at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels!  

    Winter classes will begin the week of January 6 and space is available at all levels. The Early Bird Discount, on 10 week group classes only, will be available from Wednesday, October 23 through Friday, November 8.


    Small groups, informal atmosphere and university-educated qualified instructors provide the ideal environment to learn a foreign language. Our instructors, born and raised in Italy, bring first-hand experience and cultural background of Italian life and current traditions to the classroom.

    Our Language courses, based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), range from Beginning to Advanced level and provide a full program of study, all year around.  In addition, we offer conversation classes, grammar workshops, book clubs, opera, and literature classes. 
    Students of the school have numerous opportunities to attend a great array of cultural events to further expand their
     knowledge of Italian language and culture.

    Please contact Peggy at info@theitalianculturalcenter with your questions, and enroll today!




     

     

     

    • 11 Jan 2020
    • 31 Dec 2020
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403


    The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul is pleased to offer casual conversation sessions.  These sessions of one hour and a half each, Colazione all'Italiana and Tarallucci e Vino, will be offered on a continuing basis.  Both will be lead by native Italian instructors and are open to all levels of Italian language proficiency.  Please follow the links below for additional information and to enroll in the next scheduled date for each session.




    Small groups and university-educated qualified instructors provide the ideal environment to learn a foreign language. Our instructors, born and raised in Italy, bring first-hand experience and cultural background of Italian life and current traditions to the classroom.

    Our Language courses, based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), range from Beginning to Advanced level and provide a full program of study, all year around.  In addition, we offer conversation classes, grammar workshops, book clubs, opera, and literature classes. 
    Students of the school have numerous opportunities to attend a great array of cultural events to further expand their
     knowledge of Italian language and culture.

    Please contact Peggy at info@theitalianculturalcenter with your questions, and enroll today!




     

     

     

    • 29 Jan 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • 04 Mar 2020
    • 2:00 PM
    • 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 7
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    Learn Italian through the world of food and cuisine. Practice vocabulary, phrases, and grammar needed to understand and talk about Italian food. Become familiar with traditional Italian recipes, their origin, and idiomatic expressions to enjoy food like Italians.

    Pre-requisite: Pre-intermediate 2

    PLEASE NOTE:  This is a language class and not a cooking course.

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

    http://www.applauselearning.com/LITALIANO-PER-LA-CUCINA/productinfo/ALM536/

    • 04 Feb 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • 10 Mar 2020
    • 2:00 PM
    • 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 10
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    NEW CLASS!  L'Italia dell'arte

    Join ICC native instructor, Mirella Heimpel, for a new 6 week course designed for art lovers who would like to delve into some of the most important Italian masterpieces in the context of learning the Italian language. From Giotto to Caravaggio, 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 (Pre-requisite:Intermediate 1).  Learn through the various activities of listening, writing and speaking.

    This 6 week class will be held on Tuesdays, from noon until two p.m., and will commence on Tuesday, February 4.  The tuition rate is $190.

    Please follow the link to order the textbook:

    https://www.amazon.com/Percorsi-italiani-LItalia-dellarte-Libro/dp/8853621214?keywords=L'italia%2Bdell'arte&qid=1536715841&s=Books&sr=1-2&ref=sr_1_2





    • 06 Feb 2020
    • 5:30 PM
    • 12 Mar 2020
    • 7:30 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 8
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    Adults and students who wish to spend a period of time in Italy, either for tourism, cultural interest or study abroad, will benefit from a fast paced, communicative approach to the Italian language. 

    This 6 week course, intended for BEGINNER students, will allow for simple but effective communication in everyday life situations such as greetings, getting to know each other, finding out about transportation, asking for directions, reserving a room or an apartment, shopping at a coffee shop or a restaurant. 

    This course aims at reaching these abilities through simple dialogues, comprehension activities and a rich and illustrated vocabulary, all while discovering the rules of everyday life in Italy.  Tuition is $190, and all students must hold active ICC memberships.

    The text for class may be ordered in advance following this link:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/FACILISSIMO-CORSO-RAPIDO-DI-LINGUA-ITALIANA-BOOK_CD/productinfo/ALM297/

    • 21 Feb 2020
    • 01 Mar 2020
    • Lucca Italian School, Lucca Italy
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    EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL: LUCCA DUE --- 2020!

    NOTE:  The Lucca 2020 trip has SOLD OUT


    Those of us at the ICC are pleased to announce our 7th educational travel adventure.  For the second time, we will travel to to the region of Tuscany...to Lucca, where we will collaborate with the wonderful Lucca Italian School!

    Lucca, a living testimony to past times, kingdoms and dominions, lies in a green valley just north west of Florence. This almost perfectly preserved jewel of medieval architecture and buildings, emanates charm and shows layers of history from every corner of its narrow winding streets. Beginning in Roman times, continuing through the Middle Ages, on to the Napoleonic era and finally to the RisorgimentoLucca's monuments, churches, palaces and roads, even its very shape have a story to tell. Each layer blends with preceding ages marking the growth and changes of the city. The broad, high walls, which characterize the city, are a feature of its past, and a pleasant element of its present.

    The 2020 program will begin on Saturday, October 3, until Saturday, October 17, and will include study at the Lucca Italian School, as well as an exciting program of exploration in the city and the surrounding area. Don't miss out on our latest educational adventure!  Study Italian, and explore the region of Tuscany, for 14 days in October of 2020!

    For more information on this, as well as past trips, go to our Educational Travel pages. The group is limited to 12-14 participants and a non-refundable deposit of $250 per person is required.  You may remit your deposit here.

    Please contact Peggy at info@theitalianculturalcenter.org for more information.

    NOTE: All participants must hold an active ICC membership.





Past events

12 Jan 2020 Wine Tasting La Via del Vino: Sunshine in a Bottle. Wines of Puglia and Sicily. EW20
08 Dec 2019 SOLD OUT! DOLCI series: I biscotti di Natale (Italian Christmas Cookies) EF19
07 Dec 2019 NEW! Full Immersion Weekend! Un fine settimana in italiano AF19FIW
21 Nov 2019 SOLD OUT! WINE TASTING. Le Vie del Vino: Bollicine d'Oro - Golden Italian Bubbles. EF19
17 Nov 2019 SOLD OUT! Make & Take Class: Gnocchi di Zucca. EF19
26 Aug 2019 Book Discussion/Tavola Rotonda "Va' dove ti porta il cuore" - Monday, August 26 EU19TR
13 Jun 2019 Author Visit- Live Music! Deborah Stevens Presents "Holy Predator" EN19
04 May 2019 Morning Opera Lecture: La Traviata. SOLD OUT! ES19
28 Apr 2019 Make & Take Class: Erbazzone & Salame di Cioccolato. ES19
26 Mar 2019 Spring Open House, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. ES19
24 Mar 2019 Make & Take Class: Tagliatelle & Tagliolini. ES19
09 Mar 2019 WEEKEND ITALIANO, a contemporary 2-day Italian Food and Social Event. EW19
03 Mar 2019 EW19 Educational Travel - Marche Information Session/ Sunday Afternoon, March 3
03 Jan 2019 Educational Travel Meeting, Thursday, January 3. EW19
08 Dec 2018 DOLCI series: I biscotti di Natale (Italian Christmas Cookies) EW19
18 Nov 2018 SOLD OUT! Make & Take Class: Gnocchi. EF18
08 Nov 2018 Wine Tasting: Vini del Centro Italia. EF18
02 Nov 2018 Servizio passaporti a Minneapolis
14 Oct 2018 Make & Take Class: Tagliatelle & Tagliolini. EF18
04 Oct 2018 Wine Tasting: Vini del Nord Italia. EF18
23 Sep 2018 Frammenti d’Italia al Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. EF18
05 Sep 2018 FALL OPEN HOUSE. EF18
19 Aug 2018 "Giro del Lago di Como" 5K Fun Run/Walk. EU18
07 Jun 2018 SOLD OUT! Searching for Bits and Pieces of Italy at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. ES18
29 Apr 2018 Make & Take Class: Ravioli di Spinaci e Ricotta. ES18
08 Apr 2018 SOLD OUT! - Make & Take Class: Gnocchi. ES18
28 Mar 2018 EN18 NEW LOCATION: Spring Open House, Wednesday, March 28, 2018
25 Mar 2018 SOLD OUT! Make & Take Class: Gnocchi. ES18
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
10 Dec 2017 TWO MORE SPOTS! EF17 DOLCI series: I biscotti di Natale (Italian Christmas Cookies)
05 Dec 2017 AJ18GW NEW! Grammar Workshop - Verbi al presente, Tuesday, December 5
02 Nov 2017 SOLD OUT! EF17 Opera: Le Nozze di Figaro. Presentation and live performance
24 Sep 2017 SOLD OUT! EF17 Make & Take Class: Tagliatelle & Tagliolini
21 Sep 2017 EF17 Wine Tasting: Scrumptious Sangiovese
07 Sep 2017 EN17 Author Visit - MUSIC ADDED! Olivia Kate Cerrone: Sicilian History Comes To Life!
06 Sep 2017 EF17 NEW! Italian Higher Education - A Comparative Analysis
20 Aug 2017 ES17 "Giro del Lago di Como" 5K Fun Run/Walk
19 Aug 2017 EN17 - Passeggiata at Lake Calhoun – Saturday, August 19, 2017
20 May 2017 EN17 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER - Passeggiata at Lake Calhoun – Saturday, May 20
04 May 2017 ES17 SOLD OUT! Mia tours series: Italian Renaissance & Baroque Art Guided Tour
30 Apr 2017 ES17 ONLY ONE SPOT LEFT! Make & Take Class: Ravioli di Spinaci e Ricotta
06 Apr 2017 ES17 “By Italians, for Italians”: Italo-American Movie Theatres
30 Mar 2017 SPRING TERM ITALIAN CLASSES
29 Mar 2017 ES17 Music and Mathematics: an Italian Perspective
26 Mar 2017 ES17 Make & Take Class: Gnocchi
16 Mar 2017 Only 1 spot left! EW17 Mia tours series: Ancient Greco-Roman Art Guided Tour
19 Jan 2017 SOLD OUT! EW17 Donna Leon and Venice: The Tale of Two Cities
05 Jan 2017 EW17 Winter Open House
14 Dec 2016 AJ16GW NEW! Grammar Workshop - Verbi al presente
11 Dec 2016 EF16 DOLCI series: I biscotti di Natale (Italian Christmas Cookies) Sunday, December 11
06 Dec 2016 AJ16GW NEW! Grammar Workshop - Congiuntivo in Musica
15 Oct 2016 EF16 Discover the Caponi Art Park
08 Sep 2016 Earthquake Fundraiser: CLOSED, Thank you for the overwhelming response!
07 Sep 2016 EF16 NEW! Fall Open House - Travelogue: A Student in Macerata
28 Aug 2016 ES16 2nd Annual "Lago di Como" 5K Fun Run/Walk
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
19 May 2016 EU16 The Italian Experience in Minnesota - An Overview, Thursday, May 19, 2016
15 May 2016 SOLD OUT! EU16 Make & Take Class:Tagliatelle – Sunday, May 15, 2016
10 Apr 2016 ES16 SOLD OUT! Make & Take Class: Gnocchi – Sunday, April 10th
30 Mar 2016 ES16 Travelogue: A student in Perugia – Pictures and memories
24 Mar 2016 ES16 Giuseppe Garibaldi and the Formation of Italian Identity - Thursday, March 24, 2016
03 Mar 2016 EW16 Italian Heritage: Puccini’s Tosca – Thur. 3/3
19 Feb 2016 Servizio passaporti a Minneapolis – Venerdi, 19 febbraio
11 Feb 2016 EW16 Mia tours series: Italian Modern Art Guided Tour
09 Feb 2016 EW16 Italian Heritage: Carnevale di Venezia - Tuesday, Feb 9
31 Jan 2016 EW16 SOLD OUT!! DOLCI series: Tortelli dolci ripieni (Italian sweet pockets) – Sunday, 1/31
28 Jan 2016 EW16 Mia tours series: Italian Baroque Art Guided Tour
22 Jan 2016 EW16 Wine Tasting series: Wines of Southern Italy
14 Jan 2016 EW16 SOLD OUT! Taste the Regions: Puglia (Apulia)
06 Jan 2016 EW16 Winter Open House - Travelogue: Study Italian in Lucca, Fall 2016!
10 Dec 2015 EF15 SOLD OUT! Mia tours series: Italian Renaissance Art Guided Tour - Thursday, December 10
06 Dec 2015 EF15 SOLD OUT! DOLCI series: I biscotti di Natale (Italian Christmas Cookies) Sunday, December 6
03 Dec 2015 EF15 Make & Take Class: il VOV (Italian holiday drink) December 3
19 Nov 2015 SOLD OUT! EF15 Mia tours series: Ancient Roman Art Guided Tour
07 Nov 2015 EF15 Make & Take Pasta Class: Ravioli di ricotta & spinaci @ American Swedish Institute
04 Nov 2015 AE15 NEW! Italian Heritage: il giorno dei morti-The day of the dead, Wednesday, November 4
24 Oct 2015 EF15 SOLD OUT! Make & Take Pasta Class: Ravioli di zucca @ Nonna Rosa’s
15 Oct 2015 EF15 Taste the Regions/Cities: Rome, the eternal city - October 15th
05 Oct 2015 RED DESERT (1964) A film by Italian Director Michelangelo Antonioni
04 Oct 2015 EF15 NEW! Al mercato: in search of tasty Italian food at Whole Foods - Sunday, October 4th
03 Oct 2015 EF15 Passeggiata @ Lake Calhoun – 1st Saturday of each month (June – Oct)
27 Sep 2015 EF15 DOLCI series:SOLD OUT! Frittelle di mele (Italian Apple Fritters) - Sunday, 9/27
09 Sep 2015 EF15 NEW! Fall Open House - Travelogue: A Student in Macerata
19 Aug 2015 ES15 Cocktail Reception at Historic Clifton House
25 Jul 2015 ES15 Registration closed! 1st Annual "Lago di Como" 5K Fun Run/Walk
07 Jul 2015 ES15 SOLD OUT! - Symposium - Leonardo Da Vinci: the Scientist, The Inventor, The Artist: Legacy of the Ultimate Renaissance Man.
13 Jun 2015 EN15 Quartetto Rosso - A Free Outdoor Italian Concert!
22 May 2015 Eurochannel Short Films Tour
20 May 2015 ENS15 NEW! Cena Sociale - An Evening at The Butcher Block Restaurant, Wednesday, May 20
19 May 2015 ENS15 Sorrento/Todi Travelogue--Tuesday, May 19
25 Apr 2015 University of Minnesota Event
23 Apr 2015 Servizio Passaporti
22 Apr 2015 Chocolate for the Rainforest
18 Apr 2015 EN15 Make and Take --- Ravioli di ricotta e spinaci-Saturday, April 18, 1-3
04 Apr 2015 DOLCI: La Cassata Siciliana - Saturday, April 4th
31 Mar 2015 AE15 Educational Travel: Todi, Umbria Meeting, Tuesday, March 31
31 Mar 2015 ES15 Open House
26 Mar 2015 AE15 NEW! Spring Meet Up and Italian Conversation
01 Mar 2015 The Mafia Only Kills in Summer (La mafia uccide solo d'estate)
01 Mar 2015 Love in the City (L’amore in città)
01 Mar 2015 Italy in a Day (Un giorno da italiani)
28 Feb 2015 South Is Nothing (Il Sud è niente)
28 Feb 2015 Off Road (Fuoristrada)
28 Feb 2015 Zoran, My Nephew the Idiot (Zoran, il mio nipote scemo)
27 Feb 2015 Inside Buffalo
27 Feb 2015 The Art of Happiness (L'Arte della Felicità)
26 Feb 2015 I Can Quit Whenever I Want (Smetto Quando Voglio)
26 Feb 2015 VIP Pass - Includes all films and opening night party
26 Feb 2015 Opening Night Party plus film ticket
19 Feb 2015 ENW15 SOLD OUT! Walker Art Center - “Arte Povera” Exhibition Tour for Italian Speakers
29 Jan 2015 ENW15 Sorrento Travelogue, Thursday, January 29
10 Jan 2015 ENF15 Sorrento Travelogue, CANCELLED Sat, Jan 8
06 Jan 2015 ENW15 - READ AND DISCUSS- CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
06 Jan 2015 EW15 Open House- CANCELLED--Due to Weather
02 Dec 2014 Italian Ambassador Visit/ Spoken in Italian - Tuesday, December 2, 2014
01 Nov 2014 EF14 Welcome Reception for Isabella Dalla Ragione
30 Oct 2014 EF14 Walker Art Center- Exhibition Tour for Italian Speakers -- Thursday, October 30
24 Oct 2014 FREE Screening – Men of the Cloth – Friday, October 24
07 Oct 2014 EF14 NEW! MEMBER ONLY Appreciation Movie Night! - Tuesday Evening, October 7
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!!!
18 Jun 2014 EN14 Christopher Castellani-Boston Author Meet and Greet
10 May 2014 EN14 Make and Take --- Ravioli di ricotta e spinaci-NEW LOCATION!
01 Apr 2014 ES14 Open House- Tuesday, April 1, 5:30-7 p.m.
08 Mar 2014 Il restauro dei luoghi Verdiani - da Roncole a Sant'Agata passando per Busseto (Restoring Verdi's Places - from Roncole to Sant'Agata via Busseto)
25 Jan 2014 EW14 Make and Take --- Tortelloni!
11 Jan 2014 RESCHEDULED! Open House- Saturday, January 11, 2-4 pm
17 Dec 2013 ENF13 Sorrento Travelogue, Tuesday, December 17
07 Dec 2013 EN13 Make and Take --- Tortellini!
21 Nov 2013 ENF13 Italian Wine Tour
18 Nov 2013 ENF13 Festeggiamo Fall 2013
11 Nov 2013 ENF13 Young Professionals----Meet and Greet!
21 Oct 2013 ENF13 Meet New Italian American Author, Deborah Stevens...Book Signing and Wine Giveaway!
04 Sep 2013 Fall Term OPEN HOUSE
17 Jun 2013 EN13 Festeggiamo Spring 2013
25 May 2013 EU13 Make and Take --- Tortelloni!
02 May 2013 ES13 A Concert of Italian Songs and Arias with the University of Minnesota Department of Music
07 Apr 2013 È stato il figlio (It was the son) tickets and sponsorship
07 Apr 2013 La kryptonite nella borsa (Kryptonite!) tickets and sponsorship
06 Apr 2013 Io sono Li (Shun Li and the Poet) tickets and sponsorship
06 Apr 2013 L'estate di Giacomo (Summer of Giacomo) tickets and sponsorship
06 Apr 2013 Un giorno speciale (A Special Day) tickets and sponsorship
05 Apr 2013 Terraferma (Dry Land) tickets and sponsorship
04 Apr 2013 Polvere -Il grande processo dell'amianto (Dust-The Great Asbestos Trial) tickets and sponsorship
04 Apr 2013 Italian Film Festival 2013
03 Apr 2013 ES13 Spring Term OPEN HOUSE - Film Festival Tickets on Sale!
07 Mar 2013 EW13 Dario Fo: EVENT RESCHEDULED!!
08 Jan 2013 Winter Term OPEN HOUSE
05 Jan 2013 Make and Take --- Tortellini!
06 Dec 2012 EN12F Festeggiamo Fall 2012
04 Sep 2012 Open House
18 Jun 2012 EN12S Festeggiamo Spring 2012
17 May 2012 Benny The Chef Is Here!
20 Apr 2012 365 Days of A Women Exhibit Private Tour
04 Apr 2012 Open House
01 Apr 2012 20 sigarette (20 Cigarettes ) tickets and sponsorship
01 Apr 2012 Into Paradiso (Into Paradise) tickets and sponsorship
01 Apr 2012 Senza arte né parte (Make a Fake) tickets and sponsorship
31 Mar 2012 Mine Vaganti (Loose Cannons) tickets and sponsorship
31 Mar 2012 Fughe e approdi (Return to the Aeolian Islands ) tickets and sponsorship
31 Mar 2012 Una vita tranquilla (A Quiet Life) tickets and sponsorship
30 Mar 2012 Caravaggio Tickets and Sponsorship
30 Mar 2012 Italian Film Festival 2012
21 Feb 2012 Cook With Carmela!!!
30 Nov 2011 Meet Carmela Tursi Hobbins - Author, Chef, Cooking Instructor
07 Nov 2011 EN11F Festeggiamo Fall 2011
06 Sep 2011 Open House
20 Jun 2011 EN11S Festeggiamo Spring 2011
04 Dec 2010 Giochi Per Parlare
22 Nov 2010 Festeggiamo Fall 2010
08 Sep 2010 Open House
09 Jun 2010 Book Club
07 Apr 2010 Open House
06 Jan 2010 Open House
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 528 Hennepin Ave | Minneapolis, MN 55403 | (612) 295-4111 

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