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September 22, 2021 Italian Language Meeting


 

DANTE ALIGHIERI SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON

September Italian Meeting – live!
September 22, 2021
St. Clement’s Church, 1501 32nd Ave S. Seattle 98144
doors open at 6:00 for antipasti; presentation at 7:00
proof of COVID vaccination required for entry; masks must be worn inside.

Elisabetta Valentini,
Honorary Consul of Italy

Our guest speaker at the first Italian meeting of the 2021-2022 Program Year will be Elisabetta Valentini, recently appointed as the Honorary Consul of Italy in Seattle.    She will introduce herself and speak about the services offered by the Honorary Consul and her relationship to the services offered by the Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco. The Honorary Consulate of Italy of the State of Washington, Idaho and Montana belongs to the consular network under the Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco. The Honorary Consul is a volunteer who carries out limited support activities on behalf of the Consulate General. She recently opened her new office in Casa Italiana – the Italian Cultural Center in Burien.

Reservations are not taken for Italian meetings, but proof of COVID vaccination must be shown at the door and masks must be worn inside except when eating or drinking. Attendees are welcome to bring antipasti and wine to share.  If you do so, please follow the Live Meeting Covid Guidelines* portioning for individual servings and  avoiding common dips and spreads. All food will be served with utensils.

 
Our new location for meetings is St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, 1501 32nd Ave. S, Seattle 98144.  You may park in the church lot; there is also ample free street parking. Look for Dante signs at the lower entrance to the church, next to the garden. 
*for any questions regarding COVID guidelines for live meetings, see the Dante web site: www.danteseattle.org 
Join the fun of meeting in person and reconnecting to Dante friends!
Hope to see you there.
 

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Italian Classes Begin October 5

Italian Classes Resume October 5

by Giuseppe Tassone

The 37th school year of the Italian Language Program at the Dante Alighieri Society of Washington resumes on Tuesday, October 5th, 2021.There is not a better time to start or advance your learning in our Italian language program.  

Fall quarter is the time when students with no or little knowledge of Italian must enroll in order to start from the beginning.

Returning students may enroll in one of the other  levels: A2, B1 or B2 or in the advanced conversational course for students who have completed level B2. Students with proficiency above the beginning level, who have not taken classes with us are very welcome to join our program at the level that they think appropriate.  If you are uncertain of your level, please don’t hesitate to contact the director Giuseppe Tassone for guidance to be placed in the appropriate level.

Beginning this fall quarter, the Dante Alighieri Society of Washington is introducing Canvas by Instructure, the leading learning management system used worldwide by the most prestigious institutions, into its courses. Canvas enables teachers and students to create an engaging learning environment  that enhances teacher-student interaction and students’ learning experience both in real-time and self-paced. RegistrationRegistrtraion is open until September 24.

For more information and to register, go to Italian Language Classes.

Fall 2021 Italian Language Classes

Newsletter (September 2021) Julian Gargiulo, the Fall Semester, & much more…

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Dante Alighieri Society of Washington — our 21-22 Season!

New Venue News and Live Meeting Info!

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Well, his wait is not much longer. With state-wide reopenings and vaccinations, we plan to return to our pre-covid format of live meetings, shared meals or antipasti, and great presentations. All fully vaccinated Dante members and (also fully vaxed) guests will be welcome at the live meetings. For those not yet vaccinated or living outside the area, there will be some exciting collaborative programs presented on Zoom this season.

We have a new home. St. Clement’s Church, 1501 32nd Ave S., Seattle 98144, has opened its doors to us for our full season. We will have accommodations there similar to those at Garden House – an equipped kitchen, social hall for dining, a small parking lot with additional free street parking, and a lovely sanctuary for the presentations. There is an accessible ramp entry to the lower level and lift-elevator to the sanctuary. The church is just south of I-90 in the Mount Baker neighborhood. The Clergy and staff are happy to be our new hosts!

Our season program and dates will be sent out in late August, but until then, save September 8 as our first English meeting and the grand return to being together again.

Stay well and hope to see you all soon!
~ Joyce Ramee

New Courses & Activities at the Dante Society of British Columbia!

From our Friends at the Dante Society of British Columbia

1. WRITE FOR THE DANTE SOCIETY – Make yourself known in the ItalSphere!
Tell us about your last trip to Italy or anything that is related to Italy’s culture, language, territory and natural beauty. Share with us recipes, books, news, tips with an Italian touch and make yourself known in the ItalSphere! When you send us your posts/articles(300-1000 words) please also add a picture, a short bio (150 words max)& relevant links.
Send us your article or blog post to: info
For more information on our blog posts, you can click here

DANTE ITALIAN LANGUAGE SCHOOL – NEW SUMMER COURSES

1) ITALIAN CONVERSATION (levels 1 & 2) – JULY 26 to SEPT 18, 2021
This is your chance to practice your Italian & gain more confidence communicating with you fellow students &, hopefully one day, while traveling around Italy!
CONV. 1: Monday mornings (10:00 am to 12:00 pm PDT) OR
Thursday evenings (6:00 pm to 8:00 pm PDT);
CONV. 2: Monday evenings (6:00 pm to 8:00 pm PDT) OR
Wednesday mornings (10:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT).
The course fee is $170 (tax incl.) for 8-weeks
To register & e-transfer: info

2) ITALIAN FOR TRAVELLERS – AUGUST 4 to SEPT 18, 2021
On Wednesday evenings (6:00 pm to 8:00 pm PDT).
The course fee is $150 (tax incl.) for 6-weeks
Iscrizioni & e-transfer: info

This course is open to all levels and does not assume any prior knowledge of Italian grammar. The lessons will include case studies from daily situations – e.g. restaurant, hotel, street directions, shopping – from which students can gain extensive understanding of Italian culture.

Thank you again and have a lovely day.

Kind regards,

Benedetta Franzini
marketing & Communication
The Dante Alighieri Society of British Columbia

“For the promotion of the Italian language & culture”
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