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

General Information – Adult Italian Classes, Fall 2023

Adult Group Italian Classes

General Information

  1. All evening adult group Italian classes are offered weekly online via Zoom. They run for 16 weeks and are 2 hours long.
  2. Class selection will vary from year to year.
  3. All group classes require a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 students, unless otherwise stated by the Language Program Coordinator.
  4. Transfers from one group class to a different group class are only allowed if approved in advanced by the Language Program Coordinator.
  5. Casa Italia also offers private classes. There is no minimum age requirement for students in one-on-one classes that need to be scheduled at the convenience of the student and the instructor. For more detailed information and rates, contact our office.
  6. The recording of any remote (Zoom) group class is prohibited unless the lesson will be used for teacher training or observation purposes. The class participants will be informed in advance by the head teacher.
  7. Italian Classes may be offered during the Summer months as well.
  8. To view to this year’s class schedule, please proceed to the last few pages of this document.


Student Responsibilities

Each student is required to obey all class regulations and rules of Casa Italia for the duration of the group class.  Disruptive or disrespectful behavior to either the teacher or the fellow classmates will not be allowed.


Terms of Payment

To qualify for the early registration discount, the student’s enrollment form and the full payment must be received in the office and postmarked prior to the date of the specific deadline.   No exceptions will be made.

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

Register in Person: Visit Casa Italia’s office located in Stone Park (Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m.)

Register Online:

No space in a class will be reserved until tuition payment has been received in full.

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


Refund Policy

Refunds for classes are based on specific dates of withdrawal.

  1. 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.
  2. Textbooks for children’s and adults classes are not sold by Casa Italia and are not returnable or refundable.
  3. Any applicable tuition discounts will not be given at the time of registration. They will be applied retroactively once the tuition payment has been received.


Overview of Adult Group Italian Language Classes

  • Beginning 1 (2 Sessions) Students will acquire new Italian vocabulary and grammar skills. No previous knowledge of Italian is required.
  • Beginning 2 (2 Sessions) 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.
  • Intermediate (2 Sessions) Students will continue to develop their vocabulary, grammar and cultural skills. They will learn how to correctly apply grammar rules and will sharpen their comprehension and writing skills.  Completion of both Beginning 1 and 2 classes is required.
  • Advanced (2 Sessions) Students will be working with higher-level texts and grammar concepts. They will also focus on expressing themselves more fluently in academic and social situations.  Completion of Intermediate 1 and 2 sessions is required.
  • Conversational (2 Sessions) Students will continue to advance their oral communication, pronunciation, and listening skills. They will gradually discover new vocabulary, phrases, idioms and expressions that will allow them to converse in Italian more effectively and fluently.  Class also includes occasional grammar review.


Adult 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 (English Version)

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


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

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

Please Note: Students will complete the second half of the above textbook in the class.


Italian two and Three Years (third edition) by Joseph A. Tursi  ISBN: 978-1-56765-442-4 (Italian Version)

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


– Italia per Stranieri by Giulia De Savorgnani ISBN: 978-88-6182-424-9

Alma Edition

Textbook available on Amazon