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

Register for our summer session of online Italian courses.
Summer classes begin the week of July 6th. Register by June 22nd and automatically save $35 on group courses - no coupon code required.
Pricing information can be found below. For more information call 312-245-0652 or email
 

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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.

Test your current Italian proficiency level!

Profiency Levels

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! 

Beginner classes (A1 level)

In the Beginner levels, students will manage key vocabulary and fundamental grammar, and will be able to read, write and speak about simple topics in the present, past and future tenses. Read more and register

Elementary classes (A2 level)

In the Elementary levels, students will develop linguistic skills, enhance their vocabulary and correctly apply grammar rules. Read more and register

Intermediate classes (B1 level)

In the Intermediate levels, students will learn to fluently communicate in the Italian language, read a broad variety of texts, speak and understand Italian through a rich vocabulary and correctly apply grammar rules. Read more and register

Upper Intermediate Classes (B2 level)

In the Upper Intermediate levels, students will learn to fluently communicate in the Italian language, read a broad variety of texts, speak and understand Italian through a rich vocabulary and correctly apply grammar rules. Read more and register

Advanced classes (C1 level)

In the Advanced levels, students who already speak well will perfect their grammar and improve their comprehension, conversation, and writing skills. Students will read and discuss literature, and converse about cinema, art, fashion, design, Italian news and current events. Read more and register

Special classes (A1-C1 levels)

Classes focused on conversation, for travelers, and other special programs. Read more and register

 

Italy in Chicago

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ItalCultura

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
email us   |  map & directions

2021 Calendar

Accelerated Spring:  May 24 - June 26 

SummerJuly 6 - September 20

Fall:  September 27 - December 11

Leonardo da Vinci

An online, interactive C1 / C2 level, advanced Italian language course focusing on the works and life of Leonardo da Vinci, taught in Italian by Professor Daniele Macuglia, Peking University.

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Tuesdays:  July 6 -  August 10.   

$275.  Click here to register.

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