The Italian Institute of Culture in Montreal (cultural section of the Italian Consulate General in Montreal), an official body of the Italian government, has as its aim the promotion of Italian language and culture in Quebec through the organisation of cultural events fostering the diffusion of ideas in the arts and sciences.
The Italian Institute of Culture in Montreal offers the following services to the Quebec public:
- Italian language and culture courses held by suitably qualified, mother-tongue teachers;
- two annual examination sessions for attaining the diploma in Italian as a foreign language
- a library which members of the Institute and students enrolled in a language course can use for the consultation and borrowing of books, videos, CDs, DVDs and Italian newspapers and magazines;
- an information and documentation service on Italian cultural life.