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

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Session Calendar:

Fall 2017:  September 25th - December 9th


20-hour group courses: $350      

10-hour group courses: $175 

Private lessons: $70/hour

Fall 2017 classes start next week.

Beginners, click here to see the course schedule and to register online.

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

Taste a little bit of Italy in amazing downtown Chicago!!!

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Register online or call 312-245-0652.

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

ItalCultura - the Official Language School at the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago

500 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1405
Chicago, IL 60611-3767
phone 312-245-0652
fax 312-245-0654
map & directions

Discounted Parking

Discounted parking at a flat rate of $9 is available at 10 E. Grand Ave. for registered students attending their class.




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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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