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

Remotely Zoom ahead with your Italian!
Winter accelerated courses begin March 1st. 
Registration is still open.
Click here to register.
Pricing information can be found below. For more information call 312-822-9545 or email
Book Pickup
Students have the option to either pay $15 to have their books shipped or they may come to the school in person on the following occasions: Monday, March 1st 12pm - 4pm

ItalCultura  |  500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1405

Pricing Structure: Courses and Lessons

Standard 10-week and Accelerated 5-week Courses (*20 hours): $385 per student

3 student minimum, (10 maximum)

2 hours per encounter (includes a 15-minute break)


*to provide greater learning and teaching efficacy, if a class’s size is either temporarily or permanently reduced to two or less students, the duration of the encounters may be reduced from two hours down to 1.5 hours.


Semi-Private Group Class (20 hours), 3 student minimum: $435 per student

2 hours per encounter (includes a 15-minute break)

10-week (1 encounter per week) or 5-week (two encounters per week) duration


Semi-Private Group Class (20 hours), 2 students: $550 per student

2 hours per encounter (includes a 15-minute break)

10-week (1 encounter per week) or 5-week (two encounters per week) duration


Irregularly-Scheduled Semi-Private Lessons:

These lessons can be arranged for any number of hours for the following costs

$50 per hour per student (2 students)

$40 per hour per student (3 or more students)


Private Lessons (1-on-1, flexible schedule):

1-10 hours: $70 per hour

11+ hours: $65 per hour


Children’s Lessons:

Personalized solutions can be adapted based on the age and level of the student’s knowledge of Italian.

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April Workshops

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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Italian Pronouns, including “ci” and “ne”

Italian Prepositions

Imperfetto vs. Passato Prossimo

Conjugation Workshop - Part 1

Conjugation Workshop - Part 2







CILS exams take place several times per year at the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago at 9am.  Registration for the CILS exam closes 40 days prior to the exam date. To register for the CILS exam or for questions regarding the exam, please write to .


The Official Language School
at the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago
500 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1405
Chicago, IL 60611-3767
ph 312-822-9545    fax 312-822-9622
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2021 Calendar

Winter:  January 19 - March 30

Spring:  April 12 - June 19 

Summer:  June 28 - September 11

Fall:  September 28 - November 30

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