Italian Courses
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Bench on Autumn Leaves

Fall Semester

Oct. 4 to Dec. 18, 2021

All classes are taught via Zoom

Forest Snow

Jan. 10 to March 26, 2022

All classes are taught via Zoom

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Members' Benefits

5% Dicount on tuition for members!

Learn more here.

NEW COURSE! Learn Italian Pronunciation with Francesca
JAN. 14 to JAN. 28, 2022

Every Friday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 pm PST
For more info click here or email info@dantesocietybc.ca

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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 to 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 more information, please write to 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.

BEGINNER 1, 2, 3
11-week course - $230 (tax incl.)

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Text Book: Nuovo Espresso 1

Students gain the understanding and speaking skills necessary for everyday social situations while learning basic Italian grammar and pronunciation. They will be able to respond to simple questions about family, likes/dislikes, and pastimes, order a meal in a restaurant, express their needs in a store, make a hotel reservation, and communicate simple ideas

both orally and in writing. 

INTERMEDIATE 1, 2, 3
11-week course - $230 (tax incl.)

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Text Book: Nuovo Espresso 2 

Students develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, improve pronunciation and learn idioms.
At the end of the course, they will be able to speak Italian with some confidence, take part in routine conversations in everyday social and travel contexts,

and understand a wider range of grammar and vocabulary.

ADVANCED  1, 2, 3
11-week course - $230 (tax incl.)

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Text Book: Nuovo Espresso 3

Students take part in extended conversations, write simple essays and understand most of a newspaper article or a lecture. By the end of this level,

they will be able to communicate effectively in Italian.

ADVANCED PLUS
11-week course - $230 (tax incl.)

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This course focuses mainly on conversation at a very advanced level.

It deals with the multiple aspects of Italian culture such as current events, history, art, literature, cinema, travel, food, traditions, music and iconic personalities. A wide variety of resources is employed for class discussion: book excerpts and articles from major national newspapers, films, videos, TV series, songs, radio broadcastings. Emphasis is also given to different linguistic registers (colloquial, formal, literary, journalistic). A review of the advanced grammar (especially upon students' request and needs) is also

part of the course curriculum.
 

CONVERSATION 1 & 2
8-week course - $180 (tax incl.)

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The course is designed mainly to practice your speaking skills and to gain more confidence while holding conversations in Italian. Conversation 1 is for students that do not have much experience speaking in Italian and that wish to put into practice the material learnt in their beginner or grammar class. Conversation 2 is fairly advanced and is meant to open up some space for discussion about current events, food, Italian culture & much more