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Beginner/Pre-Intermediate Courses

Beginner Courses are being offered. To review the courses please scroll down the page to see descriptions. Please note they are displayed in date and time order not in level order.  Beginner  classes are offered once per week for ten weeks.  The cost of the 10-week session is $294.50 with a required 1 year membership of $40 for an individual.  Membership allows us to offer you a discount on classes as well as various events throughout the year.

In addition, please take note of grammar workshops, as well as other special course offerings which may be available for beginner level students.  Tuition amounts may vary.

Upcoming events

    • 06 Dec 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Italian Cultural Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
    • 6

     

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          Congiuntivo in musica

    This is a two hour class designed to practice the use of congiuntivo and to review the periodo ipotetico through Italian music (canzoni). Lead by ICC native instructor Luisa O'Gara, students will practice congiuntivo tenses by listening to Italian pop songs in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. You will work on lyrics'comprehension and on how congiuntivo is used in comparison to English. Pre-requisite: Intermediate Level 2 .

    This is a one time workshop, which will be held on Tuesday, December 6th, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.  The cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members.  Please register here to reserve your place in class.

    All courses must be cancelled at least 72 hours in advance to qualify for a refund, less an administrative fee.











    • 14 Dec 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Italian Cultural Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
    • 7

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    Verbi al presente

    Join us for a two hour workshop focused on verbs in the present tense. Review how to express yourself when describing current events and plans. Lead by our native instructor Paola Disconzi, the workshop is a great opportunity to practice regular/irregular as well as modal and reflexive verbs in meaningful contexts. Prerequisite: Beginning Level 1.

    This is a one time workshop, which will be held on Wednesday, December 14, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.  The cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members. Please register and remit payment here to reserve you place in class.

    All courses must be cancelled at least 72 hours in advance to qualify for a refund, less an administrative fee.

     










    • 09 Jan 2017
    • 5:30 PM
    • 13 Mar 2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 5

    The goal of this course is for the students to be able to speak more extensively about themselves, their profession, their likes and dislikes. Students will also learn how to handle situations related to ordering at restaurants, shops, ask about prices, clothes and daily activities. Overall grammatical topics: additional regular and irregular verbs; introduction to the simple past tense; usage of adjectives and pronouns. Each class will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life.

    Please use this link to Applause Learning, and order a copy of your text prior to the first day of class:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-BOOK_MULTIMEDIA-DVD/productinfo/ALM549

     

    NOTE:  An optional workbook is available for purchase.  Please use this link if you are interested in obtaining a copy.

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-WORKBOOK/productinfo/ALM570/


     


    • 09 Jan 2017
    • 5:30 PM
    • 13 Mar 2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 6

    The goal of this course is for the students to be able to talk about past events, to make predictions and express probability, to ask and answer questions about time, weather, locations and places. Overall grammar topics: simple past and future tenses; use of prepositions; personal pronouns; impersonal subjects. Each class will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life. 

    If you do not have the text used in the Beginner 1 and 2 classes, please use this link to Applause Learning, and order a copy of your text prior to the first day of class:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-BOOK_MULTIMEDIA-DVD/productinfo/ALM549/

    NOTE:  An optional workbook is available for purchase.  Please use this link if you are interested in obtaining a copy.

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-WORKBOOK/productinfo/ALM570/


     

     

     

    • 10 Jan 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 14 Mar 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 7

    The goal of this course is for the student to be able to greet others and introduce himself/herself, ask for information, describe his/her house, family, objects and their location. Overall grammatical topics: present tense of regular and some irregular verbs; nouns, articles, adjective agreement; interrogative pronouns. Each class will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life. 

     

    Please use this link to Applause Learning, and order a copy of your text prior to the first day of class:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-BOOK_MULTIMEDIA-DVD/productinfo/ALM549/

     

    NOTE:  An optional workbook is available for purchase.  Please use this link if you are interested in obtaining a copy.

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-WORKBOOK/productinfo/ALM570/




     


    • 10 Jan 2017
    • 5:30 PM
    • 14 Mar 2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 8
    The course is aimed at expanding  vocabulary, correctly apply grammar rules, and practice simple conversations.Overall grammar topics: comparatives and superlatives, conditional, direct and indirect pronouns.
    Each class will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life.

     

    Please use this link to Applause Learning, and order a copy of your text prior to the first day of class:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-BOOK_MULTIMEDIA-DVD/productinfo/ALM549/


    NOTE:  An optional workbook is available for purchase.  Please use this link if you are interested in obtaining a copy.

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-WORKBOOK/productinfo/ALM570/



    • 11 Jan 2017
    • 9:45 AM
    • 15 Mar 2017
    • 11:45 AM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 5

    The goal of this course is for the students to be able to speak more extensively about themselves, their profession, their likes and dislikes. Students will also learn how to handle situations related to ordering at restaurants, shops, ask about prices, clothes and daily activities. Overall grammatical topics: additional regular and irregular verbs; introduction to the simple past tense; usage of adjectives and pronouns. Each class will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life.

    Please use this link to Applause Learning, and order a copy of your text prior to the first day of class:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-BOOK_MULTIMEDIA-DVD/productinfo/ALM549

     

    NOTE:  An optional workbook is available for purchase.  Please use this link if you are interested in obtaining a copy.

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-WORKBOOK/productinfo/ALM570/


     


    • 11 Jan 2017
    • 5:30 PM
    • 15 Mar 2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • ICC, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 7

    The goal of this course is for the student to be able to greet others and introduce himself/herself, ask for information, describe his/her house, family, objects and their location. Overall grammatical topics: present tense of regular and some irregular verbs; nouns, articles, adjective agreement; interrogative pronouns. Each class will provide information and discussion on cultural aspects of Italian life. 

     

    Please use this link to Applause Learning, and order a copy of your text prior to the first day of class:

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-BOOK_MULTIMEDIA-DVD/productinfo/ALM549/

     

    NOTE:  An optional workbook is available for purchase.  Please use this link if you are interested in obtaining a copy.

    http://www.applauselearning.com/NEW-ITALIAN-ESPRESSO-1-WORKBOOK/productinfo/ALM570/




     


Past events

07 Sep 2016 EF16 NEW! Fall Open House - Travelogue: A Student in Macerata
30 Mar 2016 ES16 Travelogue: A student in Perugia – Pictures and memories
25 Jun 2015 AU15B2 Beginning Adult Level 2 - Thursday Evening
23 Jun 2015 AU15B1 - FULL - Beginning Adult Level 1 - Tuesday Evenings
10 Sep 2014 AF14B1 Beginning Adult Level 1 - Wednesday Evenings
10 Sep 2014 AF14BR Beginner 1, 2, 3 Review, Beginner Conversation Wednesday Evening
09 Sep 2014 AF14B2 Beginning Adult Level 2 - Tuesday Evening
08 Sep 2014 AF14B1 Beginning Adult Level 1 - Monday Evenings
24 Jun 2014 AU14GW Grammar Workshop - Passato Prossimo e Imperfetto, Tuesday, June 24
02 Apr 2014 AS14G Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - Wednesday, April 2, 2014
14 Jan 2014 AW14B2 Beginning Adult Level 2 - Tuesday Evening
05 Dec 2013 AJ13G Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - Thursday, December 05
11 Dec 2012 AJ12G Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - Tuesday, December 11
04 Dec 2012 AJ12G Grammar Workshop - Passato Prossimo, Imperfetto,Trapassato - Tuesday, December 4
27 Nov 2012 AJ12G Grammar Workshop - Potere, Dovere, Volere e Pronunciation -Tuesday, November 27
25 Jun 2012 AU12G Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - Monday, June 25
21 Jun 2012 AU12G Grammar Workshop - Passato Prossimo e Imperfetto - Thursday, June 21
20 Jun 2012 AU12G Grammar Workshop - Potere, Dovere, Volere e Pronunciation -Wednesday, June 20
11 Apr 2011 AS Beginning Adult Level 2 - Monday Evening
06 Jul 2010 Beginning Adult Level 2 - Tuesday Evening
05 Jul 2010 Beginning Adult Level 1 - Monday Evenings
15 Apr 2010 Beginning Adult Level 1 - Thursday Evenings
13 Apr 2010 Beginning Adult Level 2 - Tuesday Evening
12 Apr 2010 Beginning Adult Level 2 - Monday Evening
12 Apr 2010 Beginning Adult Level 1 - Monday Evenings
14 Jan 2010 Beginning Adult Level 3 - Thursday Evening
14 Jan 2010 Beginning Adult Level 2 - Thursday Evening
12 Jan 2010 Beginning Adult Level 1 - Tuesday Evenings
11 Jan 2010 Beginning Adult Level 1 - Monday Evenings
05 Oct 2009 Beginning Level 3
04 Oct 2009 Beginning Level 2 -
03 Oct 2009 Beginning Level 1 - Thursday start
The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization
 528 Hennepin Ave | Minneapolis, MN 55403 | (612) 298-2223 

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