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For the promotion of Italian Language and Culture


Winter Session 2022 - January 10 to March 26
(all levels)


Our classes

We offer ONLINE classes at all levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced.


Our Instructors

Our instructors are all native speakers, experienced and highly qualified.


Our Schedules

 Classes meet once a week for 11 weeks. Summer, Fall, Spring, Winter sessions.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events & Webinars


Your membership fee helps the Society’s volunteers to promote and organize language courses, maintain the website, carry out administrative duties, organize cultural events and clubs, promote its activities.

Your donations help to keep the Society alive and the

events free of charge.

The World in Italian

Il Mondo in Italiano

The Dante Alighieri Society of British Columbia

  • Promotes the study of the Italian language and culture.

  • Develops an appreciation of Italian achievements in the arts, literature, science, and industry.

The Dante Alighieri Society of BC is one of the 480 chapters located outside of Italy. The headquarters are in Rome.

We administer the PLIDA Certification Tests recognized by the Italian Government and the EU to evaluate an individual’s linguistic competencies in Italian.

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The Dante Italian Language School in Vancouver operates in accordance with the framework established by the Cooperation Agreement between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the

Italian Republic and the Dante Alighieri Society for the promotion of the

Italian language and culture

The Dante Alighieri Society is the only institution in Canada accredited to administer the 

PLIDA Tests (for the assessment of Italian as a foreign language), officially recognized by the 

Italian Government and the European Union.


PLIDA Certification Tests assess Italian  as a foreign or second language. Every year thousands of candidates throughout the world test their language competence and obtain the PLIDA Certificate, which is recognized by the Italian Government and accepted globally in order to:


  • File for Italian citizenship.

  • Request a long term residence permit for Italy .

  • Enrol in Italian universities without sitting an entry exam.

  • Show proof of your Italian language competence in your CV.

To contact us, please use the form below or send an email with your request at 

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