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Intermediate/Upper Intermediate Courses

Intermediate/Upper Intermediate (Independent User B1, B2). Click on the link  for definitions of proficiency levels.

Course sequence:

Intermediate 1 (B1)

Intermediate 2 (B1)

Intermediate 3 (B1)

Upper-Intermediate 1 (B2)

Upper-Intermediate 2 (B2)

Upper-Intermediate 3 (B2)

Practice & Consolidation 1 (B2)

Practice & Consolidation 1 (B2)

Practice & Consolidation 3 (B2)


SUMMER TERM: June 24 through August 28

Theme-based and reading classes

Registration is open!

FALL TERM: September 16 through November 20

    Upcoming events

      • 01 Jan 2022
      • 31 Dec 2024
      • ONLINE

      Placement Test

      Not sure in which class to register? Complete this placement test.*

      We offer a professional Italian language proficiency evaluation for a refundable $25 charge. The amount will be deducted from tuition when you enroll in our classes.

      Register and email the completed test to:, Director of Adult Language Program. You will be contacted to schedule a Zoom meeting to discuss the results of the test, your oral skills, and which class best fits your language needs.

      * This test is recommended for those who have some knowledge of Italian and are registering for our classes for the first time. Students registering for Beginner 1 and current students don't need to take this test.  

      • 18 Mar 2024
      • 31 Dec 2024
      • ONLINE

      Give the Gift of Italian Culture!

      Italian Cultural Center Gift Certificates

      We are  happy to offer gift certificates for membership and classes at the ICC. 

      Giving a membership or language class as a present to your close friends and family is a unique and wonderful way to spread the joy of the Italian experience and to introduce them to a vibrant community of Italian native speakers, Italophiles  and millennia of Italian art, literature, culture and daily life. It truly is a gift that keeps on giving.

      Certificates available include:

      -> Individual Membership

      -> Family Membership

      -> One term language class at any level (ages 18 and older). Membership is required to enroll in language classes.

      A perfect gift at any time of the year, and for any occasion, to say "Benvenuto" to the singular experience of all things Italian.

      Grazie mille!

      • 25 Jun 2024
      • 4:15 PM
      • 27 Aug 2024
      • 5:15 PM
      • Traffic Zone Building 250 Third Avenue N., Suite 625, Minneapolis, MN 55401
      • 3

      This class offers the opportunity to read and discuss an accessible detective story in Italian. Students will look at structures and colloquial expressions that enrich the knowledge of Italian and will use them in conversation.

      Pre-requisite: Upper-Intermediate proficiency level (B2)

      Use the link and purchase the book before beginning of class: 

      Rose Rosse per il Commissario: red roses, suspicious florist, help Commissario Gardini solve the mistery!

      • 25 Jun 2024
      • 5:30 PM
      • 27 Aug 2024
      • 7:30 PM
      • Traffic Zone Building 250 Third Avenue N, Suite 625 Minneapolis, MN 55401
      • 0

      Are you looking to unlock the melodic beauty of Italian? Want to wow your friends with flawless Italian pronunciation?

      Look no further! Introducing our entertaining and immersive Italian pronunciation class, where learning becomes an enchanting adventure! 

      Immerse yourself in this 10-week phonetic mastery and accent refinement journey, designed to guide students toward speaking Italian with remarkable authenticity!

      Prerequisite: Beginner Level 3 and above

      Use this link and purchase the textbook prior to beginning of class:

      Fonetica pratica della lingua italiana

    Course Information:
    • Classes are offered once per week for ten weeks. Cost: $330
    • All students must hold active ICC memberships.
    • Adult classes are for students who are 18 or older.
    • Class-attendance rate of 70% is required to proceed to the next level.
    • Punctuality towards class starting time is kindly required to avoid class disruption
    • The ICC requires a minimum of 4 students in any group class. When enrollment drops below this number, students will be offered the option of remitting a tuition supplement. If all involved students agree to the supplement, the class can materialize.
    • All tuition is due in full prior to the first class.
    • Class registration is not transferable to another person.
    • All group classes will close after the first week of class, and no new students will be added.
    • No discounts apply to private, semi-private, customized classes or workshops.
    • Cancellations of private or semi-private lessons, made less than 24 hours in advance, will be charged at the normal rate of tuition
    For online classes:
    • If you do not receive a Zoom link, and class details, by the day before your first class session, please check your spam folder.
    • Language sessions are not recorded for students who miss a class.
    • Active participation is key. Video and audio must be turned on, auditing the class without interaction is not conducive to learning and affects the class dynamic.  
    • Zoom group classes are limited to 10 students per class. However, the ICC reserves the right to adjust this number as is necessary.
    For in-person classes:
    • Joining a session via Zoom is not an option. The instructor will send information about the missed class to all students before the following session.
    Refund Policy:
    • Students will receive a full refund of course tuition, less a $10 registration fee, prior to the start of the first lesson in the session.
    • Students can withdraw from the course prior to the second week of class. An administrative fee of $50 will be retained.
    • No refunds will be issued after the second week of group classes.
    • PLEASE NOTE: Regular class attendance is strongly advised. If a student must miss class, for any reason, s/he will not qualify for reimbursement or an individual makeup class.



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