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

The next round of 5-week accelerated classes begins February 19th.  Register online!

Don't miss the opportunity to learn one the most beautiful languages in the world!

Experience a part of Italy while you're in Chicago!!!

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Register online or call 312-245-0652.

ItalCultura is located at 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1405.

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
ph 312-245-0652    fax 312-822-9622
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Calendar and Pricing


Winter 2018:  January 16th - March 26th

Spring 2018:  April 9th - June 18th

Summer 2018:  July 9th - September 17th

Fall 2018:  September 24th - December 8th


20-hour group courses: $385

Private lessons: $70/hour

Featured: Accelerated Courses

Immerse yourself in the Italian language! 20 hours of instruction in 5 weeks for $350.Accelerated A1303

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