CLASSES IN ITALIAN LANGUAGE Dante Alighieri Italian Classes
The Dante Alighieri Society of Western Australia Below are the proposed venues and addresses for the
School of Italian provides tuition at Beginners, 2006 Italian classes. Dante Alighieri
Intermediate and Advanced levels.
1) Joondalup: Ocean Ridge Community Centre, Society of WA (Inc.)
Classes are conducted over four terms of ten weeks Salt Terrace, Heathridge
each year. Each session consists of one and a half
hours duration. 2) Midland: Swan Park Leisure Centre, Gray
Drive, Midvale he Dante Alighieri Society of Western Australia is
Enrolments take place in the week preceding the a non profit, non political organisation for all
commencement of each term 3) Nedlands: Drabble House, Cnr Webster Street Tpeople who share a keen interest in the Italian
& Stirling Highway, Nedlands culture and/or language.
Students intending to enrol must complete an
enrolment application form which may be obtained: 4) North Perth: Dante House, Rear 219 Fitzgerald The first Dante Alighieri Society was founded in
Street,West Perth. Rome in 1889 and from there it established
directly from the office of the society . branches in many major cities in the world. It took
5) South Perth: George Burnett Leisure Centre, its name from the famous Florentine writer and
by telephone request in which case a form Manning Road, Karawa. poet Dante Alighieri (1265 – 1321) who wrote, in
will be mailed the vernacular idiom of his city, the vast poem The
Note: Divine Comedy, an imaginary journey of the
by Email There is also the possibility of one fluency class human soul to Hell, Purgatory and Paradise. The
running at the University of W.A. on Tuesday prestige derived to the language of Florence from
from web page (preferred means) evenings 6-7-30 pm. this literary masterpiece, as well as from further
Full list of classes and teachers will be posted once they literary works by other Florentine authors such as
have been finalized. Petrarch, Boccaccio, and many others in the
Fees in the year 2005 are as follows: following centuries, eventually empowered the
Florentine language to the status of the Italian
Each term Beginners: $125.00 national language.
Each semester (other courses): $250.00
This fee includes automatic membership to the Dante Alighieri Society of W.A. - 219 rear, Italian The Mission of the Dante Alighieri Society of
Society for the whole year. A certificate of attendance Club, Fitzgerald Street, West Perth 6005, W.A. W.A. is:
will be issued to students who have attended four PO Box 588: North Perth 6906,
terms for each level. Phone Number: 08 93288840, Fax : 08 93288841 o provide a School of Italian language, to
promote the study of Italian in Western Australia
Payment by cheque made out to the Dante Alighieri Email: email@example.com T and to offer cultural programs in order to promote
Society, by electronic transfer to the associations Web Page: www.dantewa.asn.au a deeper understanding of the Italian society,
bank account (preferred method) or cash, to be ideas, major arts, crafts, cultural landscapes,
forwarded, with enrolment application form, in sealed historical personalities and events, tourism,
a envelope to the Treasurer of the Dante Alighieri science and technology throughout the centuries.
Society or handed to the Teacher at the first class of
Aims of the Dante Alighieri Society of WA A Dante Alighieri Society Certificate of Attendance will be Communicative objective: at the end of this sixty hour
delivered at the completion of each level to all students who course (four terms), students will reach level 2 of the
To promote and foster mutual friendly have attended a minimum of 80 percent of each of the four A.S.L.P.R. in the four major skills mentioned above.
relationships amongst local people of Italian and terms.
non Italian origin, who share a common interest in
the Italian culture and language. OBJECTIVES
BEGINNER GENERAL CONDITIONS OF ENROLMENT
To support a regular forum for the spreading of the
knowledge of Italian arts and general culture. No previous knowledge of the language is assumed. This All students of Italian if not already members of
course is divided into four ten week terms (90 minute sessions the Dante Alighieri Society of Western
To enable Italian and local people enrolled in the once per week). It offers elementary and situationally relevant Australia are invited to pay a student
School of Italian “Dante Alighieri” to reach basic, communicative practice, with basic phonetics, phonology, membership subscription which gives them the
intermediate and advanced communicative skills grammar, graded readings and elementary conversation. It full entitlements of membership.
in Italian. includes elements of contemporary Italian culture an society.
Classes are subject to sufficient enrolments.
To foster the study of Italian in all schools of Communicative Objective: at the end of a sixty hour course Students are, therefore, requested to complete
Western Australia by providing special incentives (four terms) students will reach level 1 of the Australian enrolment formalities not later than the week
to students on a competitive basis. Second Language Proficiency Ratings (A.S.L.P.R.), E. prior to commencement of classes.
Wylie and D.E. Ingram – 1993; document available at the
MEMBERSHIP Dante Alighieri Society office) in understanding, reading, There will be no refund of fees following
speaking and writing skills. It includes the use of multimedia enrolment, except on an ex gratia basis in the
Ordinary $25.00 material. case of extenuating circumstances where
Family $30.00 refunds may be agreed to on a pro rata basis.
Pensioner Single $15.00 INTERMEDIATE
Pensioner Couple $25.00 Text books are not provided as part of the
Student $15.00 This course is intended for those students who have already enrolment fee. These may be purchased from
School $20.00 achieved basic conversational and grammatical skills in Italian normal outlets or by arrangement, through the
and is divided into four ten week terms (90 minute sessions Dante Alighieri Society as suggested by the
All members are entitled to the following: once per week). It provides an intermediate level of teachers in charge.
communicative skills in each of the four major skills mentioned
receive publications of the Dante Alighieri Society in the Beginners course by increasing the mastering of
of Western Australia language functions, lexical enrichment and grammatical
structures, short story readings and topical conversations
attend any of its functions. about Italian every day life and tourist attractions.
borrow books and multi media material from the Communicative Objective: at the end of this sixty hour course
Society’s resources. (four terms) students will reach level 1+ of the A.S.L.P.R.
SCHOOL OF ITALIAN LANGUAGE This course is divided into four ten week terms (90 minute sessions
once per week) It aims to further advance the Italian language
The School of Italian of the Dante Alighieri Society communicative skills acquired by the student at the Intermediate
employs only qualified speakers of Italian who possess level, within the range of the four major skills. Special emphasis is
a Western Australian or equivalent teaching placed on the mastering of more sophisticated structures of the
qualification and have relevant experience. Italian syntax, lexicon, ways of saying and idiomatic expressions. It
Italian classes of the Dante Alighieri Society are includes more sophisticated readings from a variety of Italian
conducted in a professional manner, in a friendly and authentic documents and more advanced conversational skills. A
relaxed atmosphere without compromising on socio-historical excursus on the formation of the Italian Republic, its
standards. place in the European Union and in the contemporary world is part
of this course.