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          “A language isn’t something you learn as much as something you join. –Arika Okrent

Seminars and Workshops: August 2017

italian in music

·         Italian Pronunciation for Beginners

·         Italian Prepositions

·         Italian in Music

·         Conjugation Workshop - Part 1

·         Conjugation Workshop - Part 2

We are pleased to offer once again our series of short brush up courses focused on conversation, reading and writing at all levels from beginning to advanced, and single-focus workshops on pronunciation, as well as some of the most challenging aspects of Italian grammar in an interactive, student-driven environment.  See the complete workshop schedule and register online.

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Session Calendar:

Summer 10-week:  July 10th - Sept 16th

Summer workshops:  August 14th - Aug 30th

Summer 5-week:  August 14th - Sept 18th

Fall 2017:  September 25th - December 9th


20-hour group courses: $350      

10-hour group courses: $175 

Private lessons: $70/hour

Featured: Accelerated Courses

Immerse yourself in the Italian language! 20 hours of instruction in 5 weeks for $350.Accelerated A1303

Registration is now open for (Aug-Sept) 5-week accelerated courses.

Don't miss the opportunity to learn one the most beautiful languages in the world!

Taste a little bit of Italy in amazing downtown Chicago!!!

italian summer classes 2017

Register online or call 312-245-0652.

ItalCultura is located at 500 N Michigan Ave.

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Profiency Levels

Test your current Italian proficiency level!

In effort to have students placed in the most appropriate level class, students with previous knowledge of Italian are asked to take both written and verbal placement exams. Download the written portion of the placement test by clicking here. Please print out the test, answer as many questions as you are able to (without using any aids), and email it back to us at . The verbal test will be given here at ItalCultura, by appointment. Please call 312-245-0652 or email to schedule your verbal exam.

The curriculum of ItalCultura is based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). The CEFR is a guideline used to describe what learners of foreign languages need to do in order to communicate effectively in each language. CEFR facilitates the recognition of proficiency gained in different learning contexts and provides assessment of progress at each stage, and throughout a lifetime.

The CEFR divides learners into three broad divisions and six levels.

A – Basic User

            A1 – Beginner

            A2 – Elementary

B – Independent User

            B1 – Intermediate

            B2 – Upper Intermediate

C – Proficient User

            C1 - Advanced

            C2 – Mastery

All language courses are taught in Italian and students start speaking Italian from the very first day!

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at the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago
500 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1405
Chicago, IL 60611-3767
ph 312-245-0652    fax 312-822-9622
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