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For the promotion of Italian Language and Culture


Fall Session 2021 - October 4 to December 18
$220 for any 11-classes course
Check our Fall Schedule here!

Fall Session 2021 - October 18 to December 18
$170 for any 8-classes course
(Conversation 1&2)

NEW COURSE! 4 Meetings with Serena - Oct. 29 & Nov. 5, 12, 19
For info on topics, prices & more click here!
(all levels)

Italian for Travellers - October 18 to December 18
$150 for any 6-classes course
Click here for the course description!
(All levels)

For more information, click here.

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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.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Webinars

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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Learn Italian with us! Check our online courses!

Whether you are planning the trip of a lifetime, need to brush up your Italian for business or pleasure, or simply want a taste of Italy's wonderful language, history and culture, the Dante Italian Language School in Vancouver is the place for you.


Our classes

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


Our Schedules

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


Our Instructors

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

The Dante Alighieri Society of BC organizes online and offline events and clubs to promote and share the enjoyment of the cultural and artistic heritage of Italy. Follow us on Facebook too!

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Book Club

Each month we discuss - in Italian - an Italian book. The book club is free and open to anyone.

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Each month we discuss - in English - an Italian movie. The cineclub is free and open to anyone.

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Cultural events

Each year we organize talks, roundtables, concerts, film screenings. Stay tuned!


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.


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.

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