500 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1405 , Chicago, IL 60611-3767
  • Summer 2023 classes

    Summer 2023 classes

    Registration for our Summer 2023 session is now open. Register by June 30th using coupon code earlybird and save $35.

    All new students should register for Italian for Absolute Beginners A1.1 or take the placement test.

    Scroll below to the Getting Started section for more info.

    If you are interested in visiting ItalCultura in person to receive information about our Italian language courses, kindly schedule an appointment by writing to  Book pick-up appointments scheduled upon request.

    For more information, call 312-245-0652 or email  

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

Promo Codes Available:

earlybird - $35 off each class ordered. Good through July 1, 2023.

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. 

Find Out How to Get Started

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

    2023 Class Quarters

    23 Jan - 3 Apr

    17 Apr - 26 Jun

    10 Jul - 18 Sep

    2 Oct - 11 Dec


Italy in Chicago

 Italy in Chicago Consolato Generale dItalia Chicago

 Italy in Chicago Italian Americans Chamber of Commerce

 Italy in Chicago Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago

 Italy in Chicago Italian Trade Agency

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