School of Italian
The Dante Alighieri Society is a non-profit organisation strongly supported by voluntary work to achieve a common purpose:
For the Diffusion of Italian Language and Culture...
This has resulted in the school's unique atmosphere. Wouldn't you like to attend the only school where students are looked after as fellow members, the only school that genuinely shares its students' purpose? You want to be able to communicate in Italian and so do we.
As is well known, the Brisbane Dante School is considered to be at the cutting edge of the teaching of Italian in Australia. It has earned this reputation through its innovative approach to the teaching of Italian, using the latest audiovisual and multimedia techniques.
The Brisbane Dante has often been the first school of Italian to trial new courses. In order to maintain its leading position, the school continually reviews its methods. Students of the school develop the ability to communicate in Italian effectively within topics and resources that are recent, authentic, connected with real life in Italy and therefore interesting and relevant.
Our objective is to involve you in a program where language learning is enjoyable, methods are innovative, programs carefully devised, teachers well prepared and attention is focused on the needs and interests of those wishing to learn.
Would you like to learn Italian? This is how we can help you.
Most of our teachers are native speakers. Through a variety of activities, they will help you to develop the ability to communicate effectively, that is, to understand and also to be understood. You will be able to develop good pronunciation, stress and intonation. Work will be extended to include the reading of authentic texts and practice in writing. The Society, the school and its teachers will guide and assist you in your endeavours but the learning part is up to you.
Not able to attend your regular class?
We understand that flexibility is important in our busy lives, if you cannot come to the usual lesson just attend a class any other day when that level is offered.
SCHOLARSHIPS: A number of scholarships, covering tuition fees, are awarded each year to students of the Dante Alighieri Society. Application criteria will be discussed on request. Applications are to reach the school by 3 February 2017.
GIOCHIMPARA: For children between 4 and 12 years of age - Language learning with games and enjoyable activities (Afternoons and Saturday mornings, depending on demand).