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Italian Language Courses

 

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.

Space is limited to ensure a low student-teacher ratio. The courses are held at the American Italian Cultural Center located at 537 South Peters Street, in downtown New Orleans and at the Italian American Bocce Club on 2340 Severn Ave, Metairie. All classes are taught by a native Italian teacher and have a friendly and motivating atmosphere. If requested, a free assessment test intended to help students to understand which level is a best fit for them will be provided (remotely or on site).

The cost of an eight-week session is $200 for AICC members and $250 for non AICC Members which includes a yearly membership to the AICC. The Italian Language Travelers Course is a four-week session and is $100 for AICC members and $125 for non AICC Members .Payment is required BEFORE the first day of class. Class dates and times are subject to change.

 

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Course and
Description
Winter 2017
Schedule
Spring 2017
Schedule
Summer 2017
Schedule
Fall 2016
Schedule
Novice
(Previously Beginning 1)

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
Jan. 23 - March 27
6:00-7:30pm
(no class Feb. 20 or Feb. 27 due to Mardi Gras)
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Thursdays
Jan. 26- March 30
10:30am-12pm
(no class Feb. 23 or March 2 due to Mardi Gras)
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Saturdays
Jan. 28- April 1
9:30-11:00am
(no class Feb. 25 or March 4 due to Mardi Gras)
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Metairie classes:

 

Wednesdays:
Jan. 25- March 29
7:30-9:00 pm
(no class Feb. 22 or March 1 due to Mardi Gras)
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Mondays

6:00-7:30

April 17 - June 12

(No class May 29)
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Thursdays

10:30-12:00

April 20-June 15

(No class June 1)
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Saturdays

9:30-11:00

April 22- June 17

(No class May 28)
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Metairie classes:

Wednesdays

7:30-9:00

April 19 - June 14

(No class May 31)
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Mondays
6:00-7:30
July 10 - Aug 28
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Thursdays
10:30-12:00
July 13 - Aug 31
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Saturdays
9:30-11:00
July 8 - Aug 26
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Metairie classes:

 

Wednesdays
7:30-9:00
July 12 - Aug 30
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Mondays

Oct. 17 - Dec. 12

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
(no class Nov. 21)
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Thursdays:
Oct. 20- Dec 15
10:30 - 12:00 p.m

(no class Nov. 24)

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Saturdays

Oct. 15 - Dec. 10
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
(no class Nov. 26)
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Metairie classes:

 

Wednesdays

Oct. 19 - Dec. 14
7:30-9:00 pm

(no class Nov. 23)

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Intermediate
(Previously Beginning 2)

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
Jan. 23-March 27
7:30-9:00 pm
(no class Feb. 20 or February 27 due to Mardi Gras)
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Saturdays
Jan. 28- April 1
11:00-12:30 pm
(no class Feb. 25 or March 4 due to Mardi Gras)
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Metairie classes:


Wednesdays:
Jan. 25- March 29
6:00-7:30 pm
(no class Feb. 22 or March 1 due to Mardi Gras)
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Mondays

7:30-9:00
April 17 - June 12
(No class May 29)
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Fridays
10:30-12:30
April 21 - June 16
(No class May 27)
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Saturdays
11:00-12:30
April 22- June 17
(No class May 28)

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Metairie classes:


Wednesdays
6:00-7:30
April 19 - June 14
(No class May 31)

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Mondays
7:30-9:00
July 10 - Aug 28
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Fridays
10:30-12:00
July 14 - Sep 1
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Saturdays
11:30-1:00
July 8 - Aug 26
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Metairie classes:


Wednesdays
6:00-7:30
July 12 - Aug 30
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Mondays

Oct. 17 - Dec. 12
7:30 - 9:00 p.m
(no class Nov. 21)
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Saturdays

Oct. 15 - Dec. 10
11am - 12:30pm
(no class Nov. 26)
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Metairie classes:

 

Wednesdays

Oct. 19 - Dec. 14
6:00 - 7:30 pm

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Advanced
(Previously Continuing 1)

Recommended for students who have completed the Beginning 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.

Tuesdays
Jan. 24-March 28
6:00-7:30 pm
(no class Feb. 21 or Feb. 28 due to Mardi Gras)
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Saturdays
Jan. 28-April 1
1:00-2:30 pm
(no class Feb. 25 or March 4 due to Mardi Gras)
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Metairie classes:

 

Thursdays

Jan. 26-March 30
6:00-7:30 pm
(no class on Feb. 23 or March 2 due to Mardi Gras)

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Tuesdays
6:00-7:30
April 18-June 13
(No class May 30)
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Saturdays
1:00-2:30
April 22-June 17
(No class May 28)
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Metairie classes:

 

Thursdays
6:00-7:30
April 20 - June 15
(No class June 1)
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Tuesdays
6:00-7:30
July 11 - Aug 29
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Saturdays
1:00-2:30
July 8 - Aug 26
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Metairie classes:

 

Thursdays
6:00-7:30
July 13 - Aug 31
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Tuesdays
Oct. 18 - Dec. 13
6:00 - 7:30 p.m
(no class Nov 21)
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Saturdays

Oct. 15 - Dec. 10
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
(no class Nov 26)
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Metairie classes:

 

Thursdays

Oct. 20 - Dec. 15
7:00-8:30 pm
(no class Nov. 24)

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Superior
(Previously Continuing 2)

For experienced students who want to improve their proficiency by practicing comprehension, conversation, and review. Proficiency on the ACTFL scale: Superior.

Tuesdays
Jan. 24-March 28
7:30-9:00 pm
(no class Feb. 21 or Feb. 28 due to the Mardi Gras)
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Saturdays
Jan. 28-April 1
1:00-2:30 pm
(no class Feb. 25 or March 4 due to Mardi Gras
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Tuesdays
7:30-9:00
April 18 - June 13
(No class May 30)
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Saturdays
1:00-2:30
April 22 - June 17
(No class May 28)
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Metairie classes:


Thursdays
6:00-7:30
April 20 - June 15
(No class June 1)
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Tuesdays
6:00-7:30
July 11 - Aug 29
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Saturdays
1:00-2:30
July 8 - Aug 26
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Metairie classes:

 

Thursdays
6:00-7:30
July 13 - Aug 31
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Tuesdays
Oct. 18 - Dec. 13
7:30 - 9:00 p.m
(no class Nov. 21)
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Saturdays

Oct. 15 - Dec. 10
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
(no class Nov. 26)
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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.

Saturdays
Jan. 28- Feb. 18
2:30-4:00pm
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or

Saturdays
March 11-April 1
2:30-4:00 pm
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Saturdays

Session 1

2:30-4:00
April 22 - May 13
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Saturdays
Session 2
2:30-4:00
May 20 - June 17
(No class May 28)
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Saturdays

Session 1
July 8 - July 29
2:30-4:00
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Saturdays

Session 2
Aug 5 - Aug 26
2:30-4:00
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Saturdays
Oct. 22 - Nov 12

1:00-2:30 pm
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Saturdays
Nov. 19 - Dec. 17
1:00-2:30 pm
(no class Nov. 26)
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Course and Description

Italian Language for Children and Teens
The American Italian Cultural Centers' Italian language classes for children and teens is a fun and effective way to learn the Italian language and culture! The classes focus on the basics of Italian language understanding and communication for children and teens who are totally new to the Italian language.

Space is limited to a maximum of 10 students per class to ensure a low student-teacher ratio. All classes are taught by a native Italian and have a friendly and motivating atmosphere.

 

Classes are ongoing weekly. $100 for four classes. Join anytime by calling 504-522-7294


Bambino (5-7 years old)
• The sense of her/himself, and the others
• The body in motion
• Awareness of new words through conversations
• Language, creativity, expression
• Sense of community and cultural awareness
Recommended Textbook: "Let's Learn Italian Picture Dictionary" by Marlene Goodman


Piccolo (8-12 years old)

• Basic reading, writing and grammar
• General culture of Italy: Regions, Geography and History
• Italian Food and Traditions
Recommended Textbook: "Getting to Know Italy and Italian (Getting to Know Series) " by Emma Sansone

Adolescente (13-16 years old)
• Basic reading, writing and grammar
• General culture of Italy: Regions, Geography and History
• Italian Food and Traditions
Required Textbook: "Italian Now!: A Level One Worktext: Level One Workbook" by Marcel Danesi

 

 

Private Italian Language Tutoring

At the start of the course the teacher and the student will discuss and agree on the program and the number of hours needed to reach the student's target. All private tutoring is held at the American Italian Cultural Center. Fee is $45/ hour; $10 for each additional person. We offer a special discount: 4 private language sessions for $140.

 

Italian Dual Citizenship

Did you know that you may already be an Italian citizen? If you descend from an Italian citizen, or if you have an ancestor born in Italy, you may be eligible for Italian citizenship! Obtaining Italian citizenship would allow you – while maintaining your American citizenship – to reconnect to your cultural background, to obtain an Italian passport for you and your family, and to live, work, retire and freely travel in Italy as well as in any other country in the European Union.

 

Since every person's situation is unique and the process can be complicated, we will guide you step-by-step to prepare a successful application that will allow you to obtain Italian dual citizenship.The American Italian Cultural Center provides this service through its experienced in-house native Italian and attorney at law, who will obtain and translate the required documents and handle your application from start to finish at an affordable rate.

 

Contact us at questions@americanitalianculturalcenter.com or call us at 504-522-7294 to schedule a free consultation in person or by phone to determine the process that applies to your situation. We look forward to welcoming you as an Italian citizen!

 

Refund Policy

Students who cancel their registration up to three days before the first class will receive a 75% refund. There will be a 50% refund if student cancels after the first class and before the second class. No refunds will be given after the second class. There will be a full refund if the AICC cancels the class. Requests must be submitted by email to questions@americanitalianculturalcenter.com.

 

Translation Services
Translation of documents in Italian or in English
* Rates depending on Standard or Technical Content and to Urgency
Range:
$ .10-15 cents x word
Translation of certificates such as birth, marriage, death, as well as diplomas, academic transcripts, etc. One page: $40
Additional pages: $30

 

Interpretation Services
We can provide an interpretor to you to translate Italian into English for any occasion. $65 an hour