As one of its core activities, the Dante Alighieri Society conducts courses in Italian. These are given by qualified Italian native-speaking teachers who guide students from a starting point of absolutely no knowledge of Italian to a level of proficiency in the language enabling a good standard of written and spoken communication. We also offer cultural courses for lovers of Italian Art, Literature, Cooking, as well as specialist courses like Nutrition, Travelling, Business and Guitar playing. Currently, the school is progressively moving away from the traditional grammar-based approach and moving forward in a more dynamic communicative style of teaching where the functionality of the language is at the forefront of effective language learning as dictated by the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
Moreover, the Dante Alighieri Society WA has recently become the only PLIDA Certification Provider in WA.
The PLIDA (Progetto Lingua Italiana Dante Alighieri) are highly qualified courses inspired by the most authoritative studies of contemporary language teaching principles summarized in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The PLIDA Certificate guarantees an educational standard of high quality which will allow individuals to enroll in an Italian university without taking mandatory Italian Language Exams. To obtain a long stay Residence Permit in Italy. To clearly show their level of Italian proficiency on their CV. Furthermore, the certification PLIDA level B1 is a requirement for those applying for Italian citizenship (Spouse citizenship).
Classes will run on Mondays regardless of Public Holidays.
From 2021 all students are required to become members of the society. The Membership form can be downloaded from here.
Bookings for all Courses are required as places are limited.
The Enrolment form can be downloaded from here.
To download any of the course outlines click here.