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UPDATE: Registrations are open from 15 November 2021 to 17 January 2022. Term 3 starts on 24 January 2022.

We have revamped our courses so you can safely attend classes, as we offer online or in presence classes. All you need is a smartphone, laptop or a tablet and a solid Internet connection for online classes and to simply check in at Dante when doing classes in presence! We offer both regular and intensive courses.

The levels: The Common European Framework for Languages, a document released and updated by the Council of Europe, has identified six levels of language learning. These levels describe what a person should be able to do at different stages of learning. We are not talking about grammar knowledge, but the ability to communicate with a language. What can you do in Italian? At which level? Levels go from “basic user” to “independent user” to “proficient user”.

How do you know your level? Read the general descriptions here.

HOW TO REGISTER: Please fill in and submit the registration form by 17 January 2022, specifying the course you prefer. We will authorize payments for courses with a minimum of 5 students. Please expect to be notified via email from the 10th January 2022.

INFO & PRICES – Beginner Courses for Adults
► NORMAL COURSE (online): 36 hours over 12 weeks per term
1 lesson per week | There are 3 terms in a year
First registration R4160 (might require textbook, R550. Annual membership included)
Following terms R3960 (might require textbook according to the level)
Each language level requires about 3 terms to be completed. (please see “Levels per year” attached)

► INTENSIVE COURSE(online): 60 hours over 12 weeks per term
2 lessons per week |There are 3 terms in a year
First registration R6800 (might require textbook, R550. Annual membership included)
Following terms R6600 (might require textbook according to the level)
Each language level requires about 3 terms to be completed. (please see “Levels per year” attached)

If you are applying for the Italian citizenship by marriage:
According to the law n.132 of 01/12/2018 the Italian language level required to apply for Italian citizenship by marriage must be certified at a B1 level. To be entitled to do the B1 PLIDA exam you are required to have a good command of the contents of levels A1, A2 and B1. If you are a beginner, you will be required to sign up for a “beginner A1.1” course to start. The cost of the examination is not included.  Once you have completed the language course, you can either go straight to the exam or do a special PLIDA preparation course focused on the exam format (20 hours course at an additional cost). The B1 PLIDA exam is compulsory only for those who are applying for Italian citizenship by marriage.

►If you are not a beginner:
You will be required to have an assessment in order to allocate you to the right level. The test takes about 90 minutes. The assessment fee is R450 to be paid upfront via EFT. Please get in touch to book.