A wide range of Italian classes for both children and adults will be available across the Chicago area this fall.
The Italian Cultural Center at Casa Italia offers classes for children between the ages of 5 and 13 at locations across the Chicago area. Adult Italian classes ranging from beginning to advanced are taught at the Casa. Private lessons for children and adults also are available. (708-345-5933, www.casaitaliachicago.org)
ItalCultura offers a range of language and cultural courses at the Italian Cultural Institute in downtown Chicago. In addition to group classes ranging from beginner to advanced levels, courses and workshops cover topics such as Italian art, cinema, literature and travel. Weekday, weeknight and Saturday classes are offered year-round. (LearnItalianChicago.com)
Scuola Italiana Enrico Fermi offers weekly playgroups in Italian on Wednesday and Saturday mornings for children up to 2.5 years old and their caregivers, as well as Italian language enrichment classes for children ages 3 to 10. Classes begin Sept. 16 and run for the entire academic year. (siefchicago.org)