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Youth Language Courses (Ages 3-17)

Our youth classes cater to school-age students between 3 and 17 years old, and are grouped by both age and skill level to meet the diverse needs of our students and to ensure appropriate instruction. Small class size allows for more personalized attention and effective learning.

Regular small group classes (5-10 students) are held weekly on Saturday mornings, and Accelerated classes on Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings for those looking for a faster-paced learning environment.

All students must hold active ICC memberships. To become a member, visit our membership page HERE.

For additional options such as online classes, homeschool classes, private or semi-private lessons, and customized small group lessons, please contact the Youth School Director at sabrina@theitalianculturalcenter.org


CALENDAR 2024

2024 Fall Term:  Sept. 14 - Dec 14 (NO CLASS on Oct. 19 & Nov. 30)

Cost: $280 for the first child, $240 for the second (or third, etc.) child.
($40 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT for registration before July 15)

2025 Spring Term: TBD


Regular Term Courses

Beginner/Intermediate Courses: Saturdays from 10–11 a.m.

The Beginner/Intermediate track is designed for students with little to no exposure to Italian outside of class. The 60-minute weekly lessons are conducted by university-educated instructors with native fluency in Italian and emphasize the gradual and progressive acquisition of basic speaking, listening comprehension, reading, writing, and grammar skills as students advance through the program. 

Bilingual/Advanced Courses: Saturdays 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

The Advanced/Bilingual track is designed for students with previous exposure to Italian; we recommend at least one parent speak Italian in the home or have regular opportunities to interact with Italian-speaking family members, such as during the summers. The 60-minute full-immersion weekly lessons are conducted by university-educated instructors with native fluency in Italian and target improving confidence in speaking and comprehension, as well as increasing vocabulary and grammatical understanding. 

Accelerated Courses: Saturdays 2:00-3:30pm or Sundays 12:30-2:00 p.m.

The Accelerated Track is a 90-min. class designed for students of any proficiency level who are able to move at a faster pace, stay focused for longer periods of time (with appropriate breaks), and have the opportunity to do homework outside of class time. Focus is on output: speaking and writing, with increased attention to understanding and accurate use of grammatical structures. The full-immersion weekly lessons are conducted by university-educated instructors with native-level fluency in Italian. 

Additional Courses:

Toddler-Time (for learners under 3 years of age)

Accelerated Language Courses (Grades 4-12 only)

Italian AP Exam Prep Courses (currently for bilingual students only)

PLIDA Juniores (A1, A2, B1, B2) - Upcoming exams: October 2024


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