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

Our Winter 2022 session begins January 18th, 2022 and will feature a limited number of in-person classes, as well as online courses via Zoom.  Find the complete list of classes and workshops at this link. Register by Thursday, December 30th, and automatically save $35 on 20-hour courses (no code required). Please click here for a list of safety protocols that will be enforced to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

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 ItalCultura  |  500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1405

312-245-0652 or  for more information. 

Obtaining books

In addition to having the option to pay $15 to have your book shipped, in-person book pick-up dates have been scheduled:

Tuesday, December 7  10am-4pm

Wednesday, December 8  10am - 4pm

Pricing Structure: Courses and Lessons

Standard 10-week and Accelerated 5-week Courses (*20 hours): $400 per student

4 student minimum, (10 maximum)

2 hours per encounter (includes a 15-minute break)


*to provide greater learning and teaching efficacy, if a class’s size is either temporarily or permanently reduced to three or less students, the duration of the encounters may be reduced from two hours down to 1.5 hours.


Semi-Private Group Class (20 hours), 3 student minimum: $450 per student

2 hours per encounter (includes a 15-minute break)

10-week (1 encounter per week) or 5-week (two encounters per week) duration


Semi-Private Group Class (20 hours), 2 students: $575 per student

2 hours per encounter (includes a 15-minute break)

10-week (1 encounter per week) or 5-week (two encounters per week) duration


Irregularly-Scheduled Semi-Private Lessons:

These lessons can be arranged for any number of hours for the following costs

$50 per hour per student (2 students)

$40 per hour per student (3 or more students)


Private Lessons (1-on-1, flexible schedule):

$70 per hour

Children’s Lessons:

Personalized solutions can be adapted based on the age and level of the student’s knowledge of Italian.

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Winter Workshops

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.  Click on the name of the workshop below to see the schedule and pricing information.

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Intensive Review of A1.1

Italian Pronouns, including “ci” and “ne”

Italian Prepositions

Italian Pronunciation for Beginners

Imperfetto vs. Passato Prossimo

Conjugation Workshop - Part 1

Conjugation Workshop - Part 2

Use of "Congiuntivo"

Essere o Avere?







To register for the CILS exam or to obtain more information visit this link.


The Official Language School
at the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago
500 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1405
Chicago, IL 60611-3767
ph 312-822-9545    fax 312-822-9622
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