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New Advanced In-Person Fall Saturday Afternoon course and Covid-19 Safety Protocol

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The Advanced In-Person course on Saturday Mornings in the Fall Session is now sold out. We decided to limit the number of students for this in-person class to 10 to comply with Covid-19 social distancing protocols.

However, by popular demand, we decided to open an Advanced In-Person course on Saturday Afternoon. Classes will run for 12 weeks from September 12th to December 5th and meet on Saturdays from 1 pm to 3:30 pm. The maximum number of students in this class is also 10. The maximum number of students in this class is also 10. Once the course is sold out, we will keep a waiting list. For more information or to register, you can click on this link.

If you’ve enrolled in the Saturday morning course or will enroll in the Saturday afternoon one, you will receive our full Covid-19 safety protocol before classes begin. To keep in line with safety regulations in schools, we will ask you to wear a mask at all times while in our facilities, including during class.

If you have any questions, call us at 604 430 3337.

2020 Italian Fall Courses for Adults and 2020/21 Children & Youth Saturday Courses

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September is now right around the corner, and we are proud to present our Children & Youth Saturday Courses for 2020/21, and our Adult Courses for Fall 2020.

2020/21 CHILDREN & YOUTH SATURDAY COURSES (IN-PERSON)

Our Saturday courses will start on September 26th and will run for 30 weeks until May 29th, 2021. All classes will be held in-person and social distancing rules will apply to ensure the safety of children, parents. Before the beginning of classes, you will receive our full Covid-19 protocol.

You can choose between morning or afternoon classes for 3-5 years old and 6-11 years old.

Here is a complete list of our courses.

  • 3-5 years old
    • Morning class (9:30 am – 11:30 am)
    • Afternoon class (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
  • 6-11 years old
    • Morning class (9:30 am – 11:30 am)
    • Afternoon class (1:00 pm – 11:30 am)
  • 12-16 years old
    • Morning class (9:30 am – 11:30 am)

You can register online or by calling us at 604 430 3337.

ADULT 2020 FALL SESSION COURSES

Registration for our 2020 Fall Session is also open!

The majority of our adult courses are offered online via Zoom. At the same time, il Centro will host an Advanced in-person class on Saturday morning. Social distancing rules will apply during this class. Before the beginning of classes, you will receive our full Covid-19 protocol.

Here is our adult calendar calendar.

  • Beginner 1 ONLINE Tuesday Evening Course (September 15 – December 1, 2020, 7pm – 9:30 pm)
  • Beginner 2 ONLINE Tuesday Evening Course (September 15 – December 1, 2020, 7pm – 9:30 pm)
  • Beginner 3 ONLINE Wednesday Evening Course (September 16 – December 9, 2020, 7pm – 9:30 pm)
  • Intermediate 1 ONLINE Monday Evening Course (September 14 – December 7, 2020, 7pm – 9:30 pm)
  • Intermediate 2 ONLINE Tuesday Evening Course (September 15 – December 1, 2020, 7pm – 9:30 pm)
  • Intermediate 3 ONLINE Thursday Evening Course (September 17 – December 3, 2020, 7pm – 9:30 pm)
  • Advanced ONLINE Thursday Evening Course (September 17 – December 3, 2020 7:00-9:30 pm)
  • Advanced IN-PERSON Saturday Morning Course (September 12 – December 5, 2020 9:30 am-12:00 pm) SOLD OUT
  • Conversation 1 ONLINE Wednesday Evening Course (September 16 – October 21, 2020 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
  • Conversation 2 ONLINE Wednesday Evening Course (October 28 – December 9, 2020 7:00pm – 9:00pm)  

You can register online or by calling us at 604 430 3337.

We hope to see you, either online or in-person, in September!    

 

ONLINE Summer Courses 2020

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Registration for our online adult summer classes is now open!

 

We will continue to deliver our courses by Zoom. Similarly to previous years, our Summer courses will last eight weeks instead of the usual 12, and so we offer them at a reduced price compared to our Fall, Winter and Spring courses.

 

You can register on our website (https://italianculturalcentre.ca/school/home/italian-classes-for-adults/) or by calling us at 604 430 3337.

Covid-19 Update on Scholarships

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Due to the COVID-19 situation, both ICC Scholarships and Tony Marzitelli Memorial Scholarship Fund have been suspended for 2020. We will keep this year’s applications on record, and we will evaluate them for the 2021 competition. Thank you for understanding.

Online Italian Resources for Children and Youth

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We are proud that Il Centro’s Children and Youth Program is continuing online via Zoom, and that our classes are helping children and parents in these stressful times. To support learning outside of our virtual classrooms, here are some links to some useful Italian online learning resources.

  • Mamme in sol – Songs for toddlers.
  • Lezioni sul Sofà – A YouTube channel about writers reading books. The website features articles about science, literature and psychology for youth. For 0- to 14-years-old children and youth.
  • My first page – Another YouTube channel dedicated to childrens’ books.
  • Piccole Buone Forchette – An Italian blog about recipes to make with your kids.
  • Finally, an article (in Italian) with even more links to online learning resources in Italian, divided by age group.

Buona lettura e buona visione!

Online Spring Courses for Adults and Children

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Here at il Centro’s School, we worked hard to move our classes to a distance learning format in response to the Coronavirus situation. When we closed il Centro as a proactive precautionary measure against COVID-19, we decided to move our classes to an online format. The fact that many students and parents decided to follow us in this new adventure is proof of our teachers’ creativity and talent.

Today, we are delighted to announce some exciting news about our offerings for the Spring Session.

ADULT PROGRAM

Registrations for the Adult Online Spring Session (starting on April 14th) are open. The spring offering includes our usual Beginner-to-Advanced Italian classes, as well as specialty courses such as Conversation, Impara l’italiano in Cucina and Impara l’italiano con le Canzoni. 

All of these classes will be delivered online via Zoom. 

You can see the full calendar and register at this link.

CHILDREN & YOUTH PROGRAM

During the past few weeks, we continued to offer Children and Youth classes (which started in September 2019) online via Zoom. 

At the same time, for the Spring Session, we are offering two ONLINE courses for Toddlers.

On a final note, we’re sure that you miss visiting il Centro as much as we do. For this reason, we want to reassure you that, as soon as we will be able to reopen our facilities, we will return to an in-person format for all of our courses.

We hope that our courses will bring some relief and distraction in this challenging moment.

Stay safe, and we hope to see you in one of our online courses!

Filastrocche (Toddlers) Class Cancelled on Saturday, February 29th

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On Saturday, February 29th the Filastrocche class for toddlers will not take place. The library will also remain closed on the same day. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Italian Classes Cancelled on January 15th

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The Italian courses for adults and children/youth are cancelled today (January 15th) due to bad weather conditions.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Due chiacchiere e un caffé

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Tuesdays, from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Osteria

from January 28 to March 24, 2020

 

Come and join us for one hour of fun and games

FREE and open to all levels of Italian speakers

 

For information call us at 604 430 3337

 

Impara l’italiano con le canzoni

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Songs are a great way to learn Italian and also an interesting window into Italian culture. In this course, you will improve your vocabulary, learn new phrases and become familiar with aspects of Italian lifestyle.

This course is perfect for students with Intermediate proficiency of Italian.

No textbook required. Students will be provided with handouts and materials.

Regular Price $200

ICC Member price $165

To register click here or call us at 604 430 3337.