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Intermediate Italian Courses

Intermediate Italian Courses may include, Adult Level 1, Adult Level 2, Adult Level 3, and Adult Level 4. 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.  Intermediate 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 held throughout the year.

In addition, take note of grammar workshops, and other special courses that may be offered to intermediate level students.  Tuition amounts will vary.




Upcoming events

    • 19 Feb 2015
    • 5:30 PM
    • 19 Mar 2015
    • 7:30 PM
    • Hennepin Center for the Arts Building, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 9

    Studying famous opera pieces, will effectively help you build new vocabulary, as the memorization of the music facilitates the memorization of the words.  Please join ICC native Italian instructor, Mirella Heimpel, to discover Italian opera, and learn more about Italian cultural heritage.

    Mirella will be the guide as students discover Verdi, and learn the story of his famous opera, "Rigoletto". Students will follow along and listen to the opera, pausing to learn new vocabulary and memorizing the most famous arias.  During the last lesson, the class will view a video of "Rigoletto", and will follow along with the music learned along the way.  You will enjoy this opera as you never have before!

    Class will meet, in suite 502 of the Hennepin Center for the Arts Building, for five weeks, beginning on Thursday,February 19, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.  The final session will meet until 8 p.m., in order to view the entire video. Participants must have attained intermediate Italian skills, or have completed at least the equivalent of an Intermediate 1 class.  There is no musical, or singing, experience required.

    Please bring your own Rigoletto libretto, or purchase a copy prior to the start of class.  The suggested libretto is from the Black Dog Opera Library, and it includes an English translation, and the complete opera in 2 CDs.  This is conducted by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

    Rigoletto (Black Dog Opera Library) (English and Italian Edition) by Francesco Maria Piave, Daniel S. Brink (1998) Hardcover

    All course attendees must be active ICC members, and the cost is the member rate of $160.  Please register here, and contact Peggy at with any questions. Space is limited.

    All events must be cancelled at least 72 hours prior to the event to receive a refund, less an administrative fee.

    • 19 Feb 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
    • Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    • 2

    In collaboration with the Walker Art Center, we offer a rare opportunity to experience Italian contemporary art here in Minneapolis. The on-going exhibition, “Art at the Center: 75 Years of Walker Collection”, which celebrates the 75 years of the institution gathers a number of works of art by Italian artists belonging to the influential movement known as “Arte Povera”.

    The Arte Povera movement developed during the second half of 1960’s between the end of Italian economical resurgence after World War II and the rise of worker/student insurrections. This movement is widely recognized for the richness of its ideas and its ability to influence new generations of artists. The art magazine, Frieze defines Arte Povera as “organic, industrial, bio-chemical, in flux, phenomenological, presentational and non-representational, almost devoid of color and implicitly anti-consumerist”.

    Organized and led by Lorella Angelini, this “made for ICC” tour represents a unique opportunity to focus on the works of art by Arte Povera’s artists currently on display at the Walker. It will also draw a comparison between Arte Povera and the well-known American Pop Art, a major movement that developed during the same period of time and is associated with famous artists, such as Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg.

    The tour will take place on Thursday, February 19th, 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. Participants will meet at the Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Avenue, in the Bazinet Lobby, located near the Vineland entrance. The tour will be spoken in Italian. The cost is $15 for members; $20 for non-members.

    Lorella is a native of Pesaro, in the Marche region of Italy. She holds a graduate degree in Civil Engineering from Marche Polytechnic University. She moved to the USA in 1998. When she arrived in Minneapolis in 1999, she became a member of the Walker Art Center and joined its tour guide team in 2003. She enjoys participating in the life of the Walker, where she has been able to nourish her passion for art, while learning teaching skills and techniques.

    Space will be limited, so please register here today. Contact Peggy at with questions. Please note that this event will be conducted in Italian.

    All events must be cancelled 72 hours in advance to receive a refund, less an administrative fee.

Past events

06 Jan 2015 EW15 Open House- CANCELLED--Due to Weather
30 Oct 2014 EF14 Walker Art Center- Exhibition Tour for Italian Speakers -- Thursday, October 30
09 Sep 2014 AF14I2 Intermediate Adult Level 2 - Tuesday Afternoon
08 Sep 2014 AF14I2 Intermediate Adult Level 2 - Monday Evening
04 Sep 2014 EF14 Walker Art Center-Sculpture Garden Tour in ITALIAN, Thursday, September 4
03 Sep 2014 FS14 Open House- Wednesday, September 3, 5:30-7 p.m.
31 Jul 2014 EU14 Walker Art Center-SOLD OUT!!!
12 Jul 2014 Quartetto Rosso - A Free Outdoor Italian Concert!
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
01 Apr 2014 ES14 Open House- Tuesday, April 1, 5:30-7 p.m.
14 Jan 2014 AW14I2 Intermediate Adult Level 2 - Tuesday Evening
11 Jan 2014 RESCHEDULED! Open House- Saturday, January 11, 2-4 pm
05 Dec 2013 AJ13G Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - Thursday, December 05
12 Nov 2013 AJ13G Grammar Workshop - Congiuntivo e Condizionale - Tuesday, November 12
04 Sep 2013 Fall Term OPEN HOUSE
17 Jun 2013 EN13 Festeggiamo Spring 2013
12 Jun 2013 1-Day Grammar Workshop
03 Apr 2013 ES13 Spring Term OPEN HOUSE - Film Festival Tickets on Sale!
30 Jan 2013 Intermediate Adult Level 1 Conversation Only Class Wednesday PM
08 Jan 2013 Winter Term OPEN HOUSE
11 Dec 2012 AJ12G Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - Tuesday, December 11
06 Dec 2012 EN12F Festeggiamo Fall 2012
04 Dec 2012 AJ12G Grammar Workshop - Passato Prossimo, Imperfetto,Trapassato - Tuesday, December 4
03 Dec 2012 AJ12G Grammar Workshop - Congiuntivo e Condizionale - Monday, December 3
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
18 Jun 2012 EN12S Festeggiamo Spring 2012
04 Apr 2011 AS Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - April 4
04 Apr 2011 AS Grammar Workshop- Passato Prossimo- April 4
21 Mar 2011 AS Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti -March 21
13 Apr 2010 Intermediate Adult Level 3 - Tuesday Evenings
13 Jan 2010 Intermediate Adult Level 1 - Wednesday Evenings
12 Jan 2010 Intermediate Adult Level 2 - Tuesday Evenings
11 Jan 2010 Intermediate Adult Level 2 + Conversation Class
23 Oct 2009 TEST Intermediate Adult Level 1
09 Sep 2009 Intermediate Class Fall Session
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