conversation classes

“Pauline Adams, leader, with students who have been attending her conversation group for 20 years or longer: Sylvia, Michael, Alistair, David, Rosalyn and Rod”.

Term 1: Monday 31 January to Friday 1 April.
Term 2: Monday 25 April to Friday 25 June.
Term 3: Monday 18 July to Friday 16 September.
Term 4: Monday 10 October to Friday 9 December.

Time and Location

Conversation Classes are held on Thursday evenings at the ‘Italian Cultural Centre’ (80 Franklin Street, Forrest 2603).

Leaders and content

Groups are led by dedicated volunteers who have a solid background in the Italian language. The aim of the conversation evenings is to reinforce people’s learning of the language in a friendly and non-threatening environment, and to encourage people to speak and practise as much as possible.

Naturally, the conversation will depend on the interests of leaders and the individual group members, so it’s up to everyone to think of interesting topics to discuss.  Upon request, group leaders are happy to give advice on grammar and correct usage of Italian words, keeping in mind that the focus of these evenings is conversation.

Enrolment and Fees

In order to attend Conversation groups, you must be a financial member of the Dante Alighieri Society of Canberra. Membership costs $50 per calendar year (Jan-Dec) for individuals and $25 for pensioners.

Fees for Conversation Group sessions are as follows:

$130   for the full year (four terms).
$40     per term.
$5       per ad-hoc session attended.

The conversation group sessions are FREE for all students who are already enrolled in a formal grammar class. All you need to do is fill the enrolment form.

Payment can be made during the first class or in advance. Advance payments are to be made by cheque, cash or deposit to the “Dante Alighieri Society” BSB: 082 902 Account No: 515 003 825.

Please include your surname and initial as a reference when paying electronically and do not forget to fill in the online enrolment form.

What level are you?

When you come to your first conversation class our friendly Committee members and group leaders will be able to give you guidance as to the level of conversation group suitable for you. It is always possible to try out different groups to find what suits you best.