Our Italian courses cater for a wide range of needs. Whether you are interested in travelling, studying, improving your language skills, or you just want to have a taste of Italian culture, the Dante Alighieri Society of Canberra is the place to go.
Enrolment in one of classes ensures you get the most valuable course available in Canberra. Besides, you are taught by native Italian teachers in the authentic and friendly environment of a non-profit, community organisation that has been promoting the Italian language and culture in Canberra for more than 60 years.
We offer members* of the Society classes for beginners with little if any knowledge of Italian and for those seeking to improve their proficiency in the language. All the courses are designed to develop and promote communication skills through listening, speaking, reading and writing. And we are the only Italian language provider in Canberra that provides its students the opportunity to practice what they learn in optional conversation groups.
We currently offer courses catering for five different levels of proficiency: Beginner, Continuing Beginner, Intermediate, Continuing Intermediate and Advanced. Beginner to Continuing Intermediate courses are based on the Textbook Italian Espresso 1. Advanced classes use Italian Espresso 2. These textbooks are available to our students from the Dante Canberra office at discounted prices.
Depending on demand, we may also run special Italian course for Travellers and courses on Italian Art and Cinema.
Time & Location
Language Classes are held on Tuesday (Beginner 1 (or new beginners), Continuing Beginner, Intermediate) and Wednesday (Beginner 2 (for people who have enrolled in the beginner class in July 2019) , Continuing Intermediate and Advanced) evenings from 6-8pm at the Yarralumla Primary School (Loftus Street, Yarralumla) or at the Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre (180 London Circuit, City – only for classes with less than 8 students).
All our standard language courses cost $295 for a 9-week term (2 hours per week). Those enrolling for a full semester pay only $560 for 18 weeks. First time students will receive a complimentary one-term enrolment in an appropriate conversation group (held Thursday evenings).
- Bank Transfer to BSB 082902 Account 515 003 825 (preferred method)
- Cheque made out to the Dante Alighieri Society
- Cash, for in-person enrolments only
Course calendar 2020
Term 1: Monday 3 February to Friday 9 April
Term 2: Monday 28 April to Friday 03 July
Term 3: Monday 20 July to Friday 25 September
Term 4: Monday 12 October to Friday 18 December