Dante Alighieri Society of Washington
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We Embrace All Who Enjoy All Things Italian and Desire To Expand Their Knowledge of a Beautiful Country, Its People and Its Language

The Dante Alighieri Society of Washington promotes Italian language and culture. Our English and Italian programs are open to the public. We host an annual Christmas party and Wine Dinner featuring wines from throughout Italy. The Society sponsors an Italian Language program with beginner to expert classes.

About the Dante Alighieri Society of Washington

The Società Dante Alighieri, with headquarters in Rome, is the leading institution in Italy and abroad for the teaching and promotion of the Italian language and culture. Since 1984 the Dante Alighieri Society of Washington State, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, has offered classes in Seattle on Seattle University campus in the heart of the city. Classes are small and taught by qualified native speakers.

Italian Language Classes in Seattle

Interested in learning Italian or improving your current languages skills? If you are, you have come to the right place.

For over 30 years, the Italian language program of the Dante Alighieri Society of Washington has been the ideal place to learn Italian in the Seattle area. Our classes are small, curriculum is rigorous and yet entertaining, high-tech classrooms are hosted by Seattle University and our teachers are qualified native Italian speakers.

English Language Meeting – May 11, 2022

When: May 11, 2022Speaker/Performer: John LentiWhere: St. Clement's Episcopal Church, 1501 32nd Ave. S, Seattle 98144Topic: Il Mondo Italiano del Liuto About the PresentationIn the Renaissance, as Italian became the international language of European art music,...

Italian Language Meeting – April 27, 2022

When: April 27, 2022Speaker: Annalisa BellerioWhere: St. Clement's Episcopal Church, 1501 32nd Ave. S, Seattle 98144Topic: Raphael: The Boy Prodigy of the Renaissance / Raffaello : Il Ragazzo prodigio del Rinascimento About the Speaker: Annalisa Bellerio is an Italian...

Annual General Meeting – April 13, 2022

When: April 13, 2022Speaker: Board of DirectorsWhere: St. Clement's Episcopal Church, 1501 32nd Ave. S, Seattle 98144Topic: Annual General Meeting Our English Meeting on Wednesday, April 13 is our Annual General Meeting (AGM).  Information about the meeting will be...

Special Presentation – March 23, 2022

When: March 23, 2022Speaker: Dr. Steven NovekTopic: The Life of Dante and La Divina Commedia Location: Online There will be a “social hour” beginning at 7 pm. The presentation will start at 7:30. Click here to see a recording of the presentation. About the...

English Language Meeting – March 9, 2022 (Online)

When: March 9, 2022Speakers:  Giuseppe Tassone, Director, Dante Alighieri Italian Language Program with Language Program StudentsTopic: DantedìLocation: Online ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  REGISTER HERE Social “hour” begins at 7 pm. Presentation begins at 7:30...

English Language Meeting – February 23, 2022 (Online)

When: February 23, 2022Speaker: Fr. Tom Lucas, SJTopic: Dancing with the Darkness:  Art in the time of PlagueLocation: Online Advanced registration is required. Click here to register. The Social “hour” begins at 7 pm. Presentation begins at 7:30 About the Speaker:...

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The Dante Alighieri Society is a IRS 501(c)(3) organization. Membership is open to anyone who supports the objectives of the organization. We embrace anyone who enjoys all things Italian and desires to expand their knowledge of a beautiful country and its people.

  • Dante memberships and donations are tax-deductible
  • Membership provides discounts at some attractions in Italy
  • Opportunity for free tickets SIFF’s Cinema Italian-style film festival
  • Come to our annual wine dinner for members and guests

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