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.


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

Welcome to the Dante Alighieri Society of BC's newsletter & Happy First Day of Fall! 🍂 You autumn know that we have many events and cou‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌...

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

New Venue News and Live Meeting Info! THE DANTE ALIGHIERI SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON RETURNS TO LIVE EVENTS! As you can see, Mr. Dante is keeping some very questionable company while he waits to return to our meetings! Well, his wait is not much longer. With state-wide...

English Language Meeting – May 12, 2021

When: May 12, 2021Speaker: Jonathan Brandt, AIA​Topic: I mercati dei Rioni RomaniLocation: Online There will be a “social hour” beginning at 7 pm. The presentation will start at 7:30. “La strada per il cuore passa attraverso lo stomaco.”(“The way to the heart is...

Italian Language Meeting – April 28, 2021

When: April 28, 2021Speaker: Maurizio Igor MetaTopic: Ellis IslandLocation: Online Participants may find using headphones will enhance the experience of the presentation. There will be a “social hour” beginning at 7 pm. The presentation will start at 7:30. About the...

April 14, 2021 – Annual General Meeting

When: April 14, 2020Speaker: Board of DirectorsTopic: Annual General MeetingLocation: Online A link will be emailed to members of record on April 13 to enable them to participate in the meeting. Agenda To Be Announced

Italian Language Meeting – March 24, 2021

When: March 24, 2021Speaker: Movie NightTopic: La Divina ComediaLocation: Online There will be a “social hour” beginning at 7 pm. The presentation will start at 7:30. About the Presentation: Dante's L'Inferno !!! Our Italian meeting will be a bit different this month...

English Language Meeting – March 10, 2021

When: March 10, 2021Speakers:  Giuseppe Tassone, Director, Dante Alighieri Italian Language Program with Language Program StudentsTopic: DantedìLocation: Online Social “hour” begins at 7 pm. Presentation begins at 7:30 About the Presentation: On the occasion of the...

Italian Language Meeting – February 24, 2021

When: February 24, 2021Speaker: Marta BernsteinTopic: Venice and the Establishment of Printing in Italy in the Late 15th CenturyLocation: Online There will be a “social hour” beginning at 7 pm. The presentation will start at 7:30. About the Speaker:  Designer and...

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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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