Are you thinking of learning a new language? Maybe Italian? Did you know that you already speak some Italian every day? Allegro, bravo, piano, forte, lento, fiasco, finale, soprano, tenore, diva, bel canto, pergola, tombola, patio, al fresco, al dente, and that’s not including Italian food…

You know more than you think and here you can find out about the courses we offer.

The Dante Alighieri Society of Canberra offers Italian language classes as well as conversation classes. There are two intakes for absolute beginners’ language classes each year, in January (Term 1) and in July (Term 3). If you have received prior instruction in Italian and are unsure what level you are at, please take this online placement test. Please refer to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, which outlines the competencies gained upon completion of each class level.

The Dante Alighieri Society also offers private language tuition. Depending on your goals and interests, we can work on grammar, vocabulary, writing, listening, conversation… or all of the above! No matter what level you are, the Society offers personalised tutoring to help achieving your goals. You can choose to have one-to-one tutoring or get friends and family together to learn in small groups. 

All students must also be financial members of the Society. Please fill out the online enrolment form.

2024 Term Dates

Each term runs for a total of 9 weeks in accordance with the group language classes schedule:

Term 1 – Monday 5 February to Friday 5 April.

Term 2 – Monday 29 April to Friday 28 June.

Term 3 – Monday 22 July to Friday 20 September.

Term 4 – Monday 14 October to Friday to 11 December.