Specialized Italian Classes
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The Dante Alighieri Society of BC offers Italian language courses through the  Dante Italian Language School. in Vancouver.


We offer language courses that:

  • Are taught by native and experienced instructors

  • Have 5-12 students per group

  • Meet once a week for a total of 11 lessons (22 hours of instruction).

  • Monday through Friday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

  • On Saturday morning from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • Are ONLINE via Zoom

  • Are interactive, engaging and fun!


Upon request, at the end of each completed course, the School issues a Certificate of Attendance.

Please see also our Schedules and Registration & Fees pages for info on how to register.


For information & registration: info@dantesocietybc.ca

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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.



No Text Book

This course is open to all levels and does not assume any prior knowledge of Italian grammar. The first part of the program aims at providing students with the basic vocabulary and expressions that are most often used while travelling in Italy.
The second part introduces students to a geographic overview of the country and to the most important tourist attractions (museums, palaces, churches, monuments, exhibitions, archaeological sites), accompanied by a description of the public transport system. The lessons will include case studies from daily situations – e.g. restaurant, hotel, street directions, shopping – from which students can gain extensive understanding of Italian culture.



Text Book: Italian for Business

The course is designed mainly for professionals in commercial and economic fields doing business with the Italian market. Emphasis will be given to the teaching of a specialized vocabulary and the development of oral and written skills for business communication. The course will handle topics such as business terminology, common etiquette of the most common business situations, business letter formats, commercial invoice analysis, and trade catalogues requirements.