Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Toronto 
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Language Courses


The Institute offers the opportunity to learn Italian language and culture.

About 120 courses are organized every year with more than 1100 registered students.

Students choose the Italian Cultural Institute because:

- in Toronto and in Vaughan we offer a variety of courses ranging from beginner to advanced levels; 
- our courses follow the Common European Framework set by the European Council for Languages;
- we offer special interest courses such as business, stylistics, grammar, conversation and culture classes; and Italian for teenagers (ages 12 to 15);
- Our teachers are highly qualified native speakers of Italian;
- Small groups: minimum 6 and maximum 13 students;
- Students can partecipate at the cultural events organized by the IIC;
- Students have free access to the Institute's library and movies;
- Certificates of proficiency can be issued upon request;
- Students can benefit from various scholarships offered by language schools in Italy;
- The Institute is the only place in Toronto where the Certification of Italian Proficiency exams (esami CILS) are held. This certification is officially recognized by the European Union.

Chiacchere e caffe
Are you in the mood for a good cup of coffee? 
Feel like having a bit of a chat in Italian?
Why don't you come and have a coffee with us?

A Coffee and a Chat will be an hour dedicated to conversational practice in Italian at the Intermediate and Advanced level.  Students will enroll for 5 coffee dates, that take place once per week.

A great opportunity to practice your Italian and to meet up with friends both new and old!

Taught by highly qualified Italian native speakers with a particular focus on communication, courses are divided into eight levels and are offered in four yearly sessions:

Winter session January - March
Spring session April - June
Summer session July - September
Fall session October - December

Classes are: 

The Institute also offers:

Courses are held at the following locations:

496 Huron Street 
Toronto, ON M5R 2R3
Tel. 416 921-3802 ext. 228 


North of the City
4550 Hwy 7, Suite 210
Vaughan, ON L4L 4Y7
Tel. 905 265-8492
416 921-3802 ext. 227

Office hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.

  Office hours: Tuesday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.

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