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

Private lessons are now available for $70/hr.
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Register online or call 312-245-0652.
ItalCultura is located downtown at 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1405.

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Session Dates

Winter 2017:  January 17th - March 27th

Workshop Weeks:  March 27th - April 6th

Spring 2017:  April 10th - June 19th

Summer 2017:  July 10th - Sept 16th

Fall 2017:  September 25th - December 9th

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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Seminars and Workshops: March-April 2017

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.

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Intensive Review of Beginner A1

Intensive Review of Elementary A2

Intensive Review of Intermediate B1

Intensive Review of Upper-Intermediate B2

Italian Pronouns, including “ci” and “ne”

Italian Pronunciation

Italian Prepositions

Use of “Congiuntivo”

Imperfetto vs. Passato Prossimo

Gender and Number Agreement

Piacere & Mancare

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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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