conversation classes

Term 1: Monday 30th January to 31st March
Term 2: Monday 24th April to 23rd June
Term 3: Monday 17th July to 15th September
Term 4: Monday 9th October to 8th December

Time and Location

Conversation Classes are held on Thursday evenings at the ‘Italian Cultural Centre’ (80 Franklin Street, Forrest 2603) from 7-9pm.

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, $25 for concession and $15 for individuals under 16. Fees for the conversation classes are as follows:

$50    10 class voucher booklet (does not expire).
$25     5 class voucher booklet (does not expire).

Conversation classes are FREE for all students who are currently enrolled in a language class. All you need to do is fill out the conversation class enrolment form.

To purchase voucher booklets, please visit the Dante Office during opening hours to pay via card or cash. Do not forget to fill out in the online enrolment form in advance!

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. We offer two conversation classes at the intermediate and advanced levels. It is always possible to try out each group to find what suits you best.