About Italian Language Lessons at the AICC

The American Italian Cultural Center (AICC) Italian Language Lessons are offered in four different levels carefully designed on the basis of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) national proficiency scale. All classes are taught by a native Italian teacher and have a friendly and motivating atmosphere. If you are unsure of your course level, please call the AICC at 504-522-7294

Courses are held at the American Italian Cultural Center located at 537 S Peters St in Downtown New Orleans, LA and at the Italian American Bocce Club of Greater New Orleans located at 2340 Severn Avenue, Metairie. Each class will include a total of eight 1.5 hour sessions.

The fall 2018 Italian language session runs September 24 – November 16. For dates specific to your course, scroll down!

Pricing:

Early Bird Special (until Aug 25) $175 for AICC members with a valid membership card and $225 for new students.

Back to School Special (Aug 25-Sep 8) $190 for AICC members with a valid membership card and $240 for new students.

General Pricing (after Sep 8) $200 for AICC members with a valid membership card and $250 for new students.

An AICC membership is included for all new students!

NOVICE

Develop basic language skills and a general understanding of communicating in Italian. After completion, students will be able to speak in present tense and be able to read and write basic sentences. Proficiency goal on the ACTFL scale: Novice High. No prerequisite.

Mondays
6:00-7:30
Sep 24 – Nov 12
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Tuesdays (Metairie)
7:30-9:00
Sep 25 – Nov 13
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Thursdays
10:30-12:00
Sep 27 – Nov 15
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INTERMEDIATE

Students will continue to build upon their knowledge and skill of the language and learn more vocabulary and grammar so they will be able to speak more about basic everyday situations. Students will also be using past tense. Proficiency goal on the ACTFL scale: Intermediate Low.

Mondays
7:30-9:00
Sep 24 – Nov 12
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Tuesdays (Metairie)
6:00-7:30
Sep 25 – Nov 13
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Fridays
10:30-12:00
Sep 28 – Nov 16
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ADVANCED/SUPERIOR

Recommended for students who have completed the Novice and Intermediate Italian courses and are approaching a conversational level. Students will increase their proficiency and will be able to speak about basic situations using present, past and future tenses. Proficiency on the ACTFL scale: from Intermediate High to Advanced Low.

Mondays
4:30 – 6:00
Sep 24 – Nov 12
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Thursdays (Metairie)
6:15-7:45
Sep 27 – Nov 15
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TRAVELERS COURSE

For those with no previous knowledge of Italian to effectively communicate in your travels.(e.g. for meeting and greeting others, requesting information, ordering in a restaurant and asking for directions) You will learn a specific set of key expressions and cultural tips you will encounter in Italy.

Wednesdays
Session 1
1:00 – 2:00
Sep 26 – Oct 17
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Wednesdays
Session 2
1:00 – 2:00
Oct 24 – Nov 14
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Thursdays (Metairie)
Session 1
5:15 – 6:15
Sep 27 – Oct 18
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Thursdays
Session 2
5:15 – 6:15
Oct 25 – Nov 15
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STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

I really enjoyed the novice class! Alessandro’s teaching style was fun and helped me learn very quickly! This class will really help me when I go to Italy next month!

-Novice student
Italian Language Class
2018-03-21T20:42:46+00:00
I really enjoyed the novice class! Alessandro’s teaching style was fun and helped me learn very quickly! This class will really help me when I go to Italy next month! -Novice student
You will have a great time and learn about Italian culture and food as well as the language. Very enjoyable classes in a relaxed atmosphere. Bravo!

-Intermediate student
Italian Language Class
2018-03-21T20:43:08+00:00
You will have a great time and learn about Italian culture and food as well as the language. Very enjoyable classes in a relaxed atmosphere. Bravo! -Intermediate student
The Italian Language Classes are wonderful and so much fun! The atmosphere is relaxed, but also very informative and captures my interests so well. I have enjoyed the time in class so much. The classes are a great challenge!

-Advanced student
Italian Language Class
2018-03-21T20:43:31+00:00
The Italian Language Classes are wonderful and so much fun! The atmosphere is relaxed, but also very informative and captures my interests so well. I have enjoyed the time in class so much. The classes are a great challenge! -Advanced student
The Novice Italian course was a great introduction to Italy, its culture, and the language.  A great start to a wonderful adventure.

-Novice student
Italian Language Class
2018-03-21T20:40:47+00:00
The Novice Italian course was a great introduction to Italy, its culture, and the language.  A great start to a wonderful adventure. -Novice student
Alessandro is exuberant and his excitement for teaching the class is infectious. I have loved learning from him and have definitely learned a lot!

-Intermediate student
Italian Language Class
2018-03-21T20:41:44+00:00
Alessandro is exuberant and his excitement for teaching the class is infectious. I have loved learning from him and have definitely learned a lot! -Intermediate student
Italian classes through the AICC are informal and are not at all intimidating. Participants range in age and are diverse in background. Alessandro does a very proficient job in assisting students and building their confidence. I highly recommend taking the course; learning a new language is a wonderful thing to do to improve brain activity!

-Novice student
Italian Language Class
2018-03-21T20:42:18+00:00
Italian classes through the AICC are informal and are not at all intimidating. Participants range in age and are diverse in background. Alessandro does a very proficient job in assisting students and building their confidence. I highly recommend taking the course; learning a new language is a wonderful thing to do to improve brain activity! -Novice student
I would recommend the American Italian language class because the group was very small and the atmosphere was friendly. In our beginning class we learned the basics of the language. We didn’t just learn a few phrases. I look forward to taking the intermediate class and learning more!

-Novice student
Italian Language Class
2018-03-21T20:44:02+00:00
I would recommend the American Italian language class because the group was very small and the atmosphere was friendly. In our beginning class we learned the basics of the language. We didn’t just learn a few phrases. I look forward to taking the intermediate class and learning more! -Novice student
I really enjoyed learning the basics of Italian in an encouraging environment with such an enthusiastic teacher!

-Intermediate student
Italian Language Class
2018-03-21T20:44:27+00:00
I really enjoyed learning the basics of Italian in an encouraging environment with such an enthusiastic teacher! -Intermediate student