500 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1405 , Chicago, IL 60611-3767
  • Summer 2024 (July 15 - Sept 21)

    Summer 2024 (July 15 - Sept 21)

    Our school's office will be closed July 3-5.  Online registration remains is open for our summer classes that start the week of July 15.

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

    Ordered books are available for pickup (Mon-Fri 11-4). 

“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. 


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

    Class Quarters

    WINTER 2024
    22 Jan - 30 Mar

    SPRING 2024
    15 Apr - 22 Jun

    SUMMER 2024
    15 Jul - 21 Sep

    FALL 2024
    7 Oct - 14 Dec

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 Italy in Chicago Italian Trade Agency

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