Italian School for Adults

The Italian Language School at the ICCC is a professional institution that teaches and promotes the Italian language and culture. Italian language classes are held year-round for adults and children and range from beginner to advanced level. All of our teachers are native Italians and highly qualified. Their loyalty to the school and our programs is rewarded so as to guarantee a quality standard and promote a common goal of continuous improvement. The Italian Language School is the only Institution in town recognized by the Italian government

We follow the European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for teaching Italian; each course develops skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Our classes are organized into levels ranging from complete beginner (level A) to most advanced (level C). Each level consists of seven sessions, of seven weeks each. Students meet once a week for two hours. We offer group classes both in person and online via Zoom, mornings, afternoons, and evenings. Class size is limited to 10 students to ensure each person has the opportunity to interact with the group and the teacher. A minimum of 4 students per class is required.

Corporate courses and private tutoring can also be held off premises according to specific needs and requirements.

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Intermediate Level
Studying for the Italian Citizenship exam? We offer private lessons in-person at the Italian Cultural & Community Center or via Zoom that will make sure you’re ready for exam day.

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Beginner Level
Get ready for your next Italian getaway! In this introductory Italian language class, you’ll learn essential words and phrases that will help you travel with confidence in il Bel Paese. This course will focus on how to approach people and ask simple questions while touring the city, dining out, shopping, and more.

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Advanced Level | Beginner Level | Intermediate Level
Whether you’re new to the Italian language or interested in picking up where you left off, we offer private lessons designed to suit your needs.

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Conversation | Intermediate Level
Looking for a way to brush up on your Italian? Come practice your Italian conversational skills with us!

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Beginner Level
No Italian? Start here! Our Italian for Beginners – A1S1 class, will help you establish strong foundations in the Italian language, focusing on proper pronunciation, basic grammar, and useful vocabulary.

Enjoy a Good Dose of Culture and History of Italy

I would like to take the time to thank the ICCC for the great work that they do for their members and students. I have been taking classes (both group and private lessons) for about a year and a half and my Italian language skills have improved tremendously. I would like to thank Giulia Iasoni in particular; as you know Giulia is our coordinator and teacher extraordinaire. She is very patient and utilizes innovative, and more importantly, fun methods that make learning the language dynamic and never boring. It is not just about the language per se but also a great dose of Italian culture, taught by a native speaker. She always keeps things fresh and is willing to adapt to the student’s interests. I highly recommend taking private lessons with her. Also, she does a superb job in evaluating and placing students in an appropriate course level which is a very dynamic and evolving process as some students may progress faster than others. I would also like to thank my current teacher, Alia, who is also motto brava, simpatica e paziente. She has been doing an amazing job with online sessions and was able to move us seamlessly into the virtual classroom. I am also impressed by how the ICCC was able to rise to the occasion and promptly switch to online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While it is nice to go to school physically, the online classes are as effective and honestly, very convenient. Insomma, I highly recommend the ICCC to those hoping to learn this beautiful language and at the same time enjoy a good dose of culture and history of the bel paese. Keep up the excellent job!

Alex
ICCC Student

If you’re looking to begin or improve your Italian learning journey, this is the place for you!

The Italian Cultural & Community Center has been extremely supportive throughout my Italian language learning journey. The courses are organized and well planned. My one-on-one instructor, Katia, has been exceptionally supportive and flexible with my work schedule. She continues to challenge and encourage me during our sessions. If you’re looking to begin or improve your Italian learning journey, this is the place for you!

Jacob
Italian Private Lessons - 2023

The Italian for Travelers class added immeasurably to the value of our trip

We just returned from three weeks in Italy, traveling to Ischia, Capri, Salina, Taormina, and Rome. The Houston Italian Cultural and Community Center’s Italian for Travelers class added immeasurably to the value of our trip. My greatest joy was seeing the face of the person to whom I was speaking light up with happiness as I struggled through phrases. I was more successful than not, thanks to Romina Marchisio my instructor, but even when I made mistakes the appreciation of the person to whom I was speaking was genuine, authentic, and visible.

How much more effective I was while traveling in Italy!  And how much fun I had!  Grazie mille!

Larry
Italian for Travelers - 2023

Customized Material in Advance and is Very Attentive

I have been taking online private lessons for a month, with a positive experience. I have learned a lot thus far and already feel the progress. The classes are organized and complete. The teacher sends the customized material in advance and is very attentive. The school coordinator is easy to reach and happy to provide advice. Both the teacher and the coordinator are a pleasure to interact with and are readily available.

Estefania
Italian Online Private Lessons

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