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

Click here for the Fall 2016 Beginners class schedule.
Register online or call 312-245-0652.
ItalCultura is located downtown at 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1405.

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  10-Week Session Calendar

     Fall:  September 26 - December 3

Summer Classes that meet on Mondays will continue through the 12th of September.

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, no courses will meet Nov 24-26 (Thurs-Sat).  These missed classes will be made up Dec 8-10.

About ItalCultura

Matta21Learn Italian at ItalCultura, the official language center at the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, an Italian Government Cultural Agency.

Opened in 1985, the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago is one of five cultural offices of the Italian Government in the United States, part of a network of 90 Institutes worldwide. The Institute focuses on Italy’s classic and contemporary heritage (art, music, literature, dance, cinema, design, architecture, science, technology).

At ItalCultura, all language courses are taught by native-speaking, highly-qualified teachers and are based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

Contact Us or register online today.  Read about ItalCultura's Policies.

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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The Official Language School
at the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago
500 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1405
Chicago, IL 60611-3767
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