500 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1405 , Chicago, IL 60611-3767
“A language isn’t something you learn as much as something you join."–Arika Okrent

ItalCultura is the official language school at the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago.
We take pride in our native-speaking instructors who help our students
prepare to obtain their official language certification.

Getting Started







Getting Started


At ItalCultura, we help you find the right class to start your journey to learning Italian. You start speaking from Day 1. 


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Why ItalCultura?
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Why ItalCultura?


ItalCultura is the official language school of the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago. We take pride in our native speaking instructors who help our students prepare to obtain their official language certification. 

Meet Our Instructors


Our Courses

Our Courses


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 - Elementary Student

A1 – Beginner
A2 – Elementary 

B – Intermediate Student

B1 – Intermediate
B2 – Upper Intermediate

C – Advanced Student

C1 - Advanced
C2 – Mastery

All language courses are taught in Italian and students start speaking Italian from the very first day! 
Your class, your way.  Classess offered several days a week online and in person.


Pricing Structure

Pricing Structure


We offer Standard 10-week or Accelerated 5-week courses as well as group and private sessions.   View Pricing Structure



Make This the Year You Learn Italian

Classes are offered throughout the year
Online and In-Person

  • Session Calendar

    Session Calendar

    Class Quarters

    WINTER
    18 Jan - 29 Mar

     SPRING
    18 Apr - 27 Jun

    SUMMER
    11 Jul - 17 Sep

    FALL
    26 Sep - 10 Dec

    LATE FALL
    31 Oct - 10 Dec

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