Italian for Beginners - A1S1


Mondays, April 15 through June 3

9:00 to 11:00 a.m.


Starting from $202.50

Click here to register online


Italian Cultural & Community Center

1101 Milford Street

Houston, TX 77006

If you’re looking to take your Italian language skills from zero to fantastico, you’ve come to the right place!

Join our Italian for Beginners class to learn the basics of the Italian language! In this course, you will learn everyday words and phrases that will help you practice your Italian more confidently. This course will help you establish strong foundations, with a focus on proper pronunciation, basic grammar, and useful vocabulary. Under the guidance of our highly qualified, native-speaking Italian teachers, immerse yourself in the beauty of the Italian language.

Why Learn Italian?

Learning Italian is one of the best decisions you will ever make!

Learning Italian is one of the most rewarding experiences. You will be able to:

Communicate with your Italian family or friends
Have more intense and true travel experiences in Italy
Learn more about Italian food, culture and history
Live or work in Italy

Is Italian Hard To Learn?

Actually, Italian is one of the easiest foreign languages for a native English speaker to learn. At first, Italian may sound fast and completely indecipherable, but don’t be scared. It takes time to adapt to the sounds of any new language and Italian is no different. Learning Italian will give your brain a boost on the study and understanding of other romance languages like Spanish or French.

Why study Italian at the ICCC?

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 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 each one of seven weeks. Students meet once a week for two hours. Our group classes can be both online and in-person and they take place in the late afternoon and early evening. Daytime classes can be planned, if requests meet the required number needed for a class. A minimum of 4 students per class is required. Class size is limited to 10 students to ensure each person has the opportunity to interact with the group and the teacher. 


Members of the ICCC get a 10% discount on tuition for group courses only. You can sign up for our classes either via Eventbrite or by calling the office. Tuition can be paid by cash, debit card, or credit card. Payment in full must be made before the beginning of the class.

Cancellation Policy: Due to high demand for courses, tuition is non-refundable. We offer tuition credit toward a future group class if you cancel 48 hours in advance of the start of the first class. Tuition credit is valid for six months from the date issued. If you cancel less than 48 hours in advance, your tuition payment will be converted into a tax-deductible donation to the Italian Cultural & Community Center. No credits or refunds will be given to students who miss a portion of the class. To cancel your reservation, email us at

Please Note: This course is the first in a series designed to take you to an intermediate level of Italian in about one year (49 weeks instruction).

This class is for adults over the age of 18 years old only. For more information about Italian lessons for kids and teens, please email us at

This language class is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

Regular Price

$ 225

Discount reserved to members

Member's Price

$ 202.50

To become a member, click here



Italian for Beginners - A1S1

Starts May 1

Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

starts from: $202.50


Italian for Beginners - A1S1

Starts June 3

Mondays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

starts from: $202.50


Italian for Beginners - A1S1

Starts July 10

Wednesdays, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

starts from: $202.50

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.

Italian Online Private Lessons

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!

ICCC Student

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!

Italian for Travelers - 2023

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!

Italian Private Lessons - 2023
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