Casa Italia | Italian Cultural Center - 3800 Division Street Stone Park, IL 60165

Adults’ Italian Classes, Winter 2021



Beginning 1

Session 2


Beginning 2

Session 2


Advanced Conversation

Session 2


February 8, 15, 22 9, 16, 23 3, 10, 17, 24
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 3, 10, 17, 24
April 5, 12, 19, 26 6, 13, 20, 27 7, 14, 21, 28
May 3, 10, 17, 24 4, 11, 18, 25 5, 12, 19, 26


Class                                     Time                               Teacher                         Format

Beginning 1 Session 2           7:00 to 9:00 p.m.           Martina Pizzo                  Online/In-person

Click Here To Register – Beginning 1 Session 2


Beginning 2 Session 2           7:00 to 9:00 p.m.           Charles Schneider          Online/In-person

Click Here To Register – Beginning 2 Session 2


Advanced Conversation        7:00 to 9:00 p.m.           Mario Cascone                Online Only

Click Here To Register – Advanced Conversation


Adults’ Italian classes run for 16 weeks and are 2 hours long. 

Most class instruction will be delivered in a traditional format.


Fee: $340/class if paid before February 5; $390/class if paid after

Textbooks are not included and are required only for Beginning 1 and 2 classes.

Returning Beginning students will not need to purchase new books for winter session.

Please visit for information needed to purchase the books.




Additional Conversational Class:

The above class is held on Saturdays for 13 weeks & is one hour and 15 minutes long.

Level:   Intermediate Instructor:  Dr. Anna Clara Ionta
Time:   10:00 – 11:15 a.m. Dates: February 13 – May 15; No class April 3 (Spring Break)
 Textbook:   Not Required Format: Online/In-person
Fee: $320/class if paid before February 5; $370/class if paid after

Click Here To Register – Intermediate



Click Here To View Italian Class Flyer


Please Note:

Most of the above classes will temporarily be held online, at the beginning of the session, in order to continue to provide a safe learning environment for all.  We definitely plan to return students and staff to full in-person learning at the Italian Cultural Center, once it is safe to do so.

Thank you for your continued patience, flexibility and support during these challenging times.



Refund Policy

A full tuition refund of 100% will be given if a student withdraws before the first scheduled class. A partial refund of 80% will be given if a student withdraws between the first and second scheduled classes. NO refunds will be given after the second scheduled class.

**Books for children’s and adults’ classes are not sold by Casa Italia.  They are not returnable and not refundable.

Textbooks for all children’s and adults’ classes are not included in the tuition price.


Overview of Adults’ Language Classes

Beginning 1: Students will acquire new Italian vocabulary and grammar skills. No previous knowledge of Italian is required.

Beginning 2: Students will expand their vocabulary skills and will be introduced to a higher level of grammar and cultural concepts. A minimum of one year of Italian learning is required.

Advanced 2: Students will continue to improve their previous vocabulary, grammar and cultural skills. They will be able to master how to correctly apply grammar rules and sharpen their comprehension and writing skills. Completion of Advanced 1 is recommended.

Conversational: Students will sharpen their oral communication and pronunciation skills. They will gradually discover new vocabulary, phrases, idioms and expressions that will allow them to converse in Italian more effectively and fluently.


Adults’ Textbooks

Beginning 1:     (2 textbooks required)

Italian Is Fun Lively Lessons for Beginners – Book 1 (vocabulary book)    ISBN:  978-0-87720-597-5

Italiano Essenziale 1 Fundamental s of Italian (grammar book)                  ISBN:  978-1-56765-4349

Textbooks can be purchased at Perfection Learning:  1-800-831-4190

Beginning 2: 

Italian First Year (second edition) by A. Gimondo                                        ISBN:    978-1-56765-441-7 (directions written in English)

Textbooks can be purchased at Perfection Learning:  1-800-831-4190

Advanced 2:

Italian TWO and THREE Years (third edition) by J. Tursi                                ISBN:  978-1-56765-442-4 (directions written in Italian)

Textbooks can be purchased at Perfection Learning:  1-800-831-4190

Call the Casa Italia office at 708-345-5933 Ext. 2 for details.

* To qualify for the early registration discount, your registration form and full payment must be received by the office no later than January 29, 2021.  Registrations sent by mail will be accepted if post marked by January 29, 2021.  No exceptions will be made.


To register do one of the following:

Register by Mail: Complete our online registration form and mail check payment to Casa Italia, 3800 W. Division, Stone Park, IL 60165.

Register in Person: Visit Casa Italia’s offices to register, 3800 West Division, Stone Park, IL. Registration hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Register Online: Click on the class link above.

For more information call (708) 345-5933 Ext. 2 or e-mail us at