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 – February 9, 2022 (Online)

When: February 9, 2022Speaker: Arnie Millan, Esquin Wine MerchantsTopic: Essentials of Italian WineLocation: Online Advanced registration will be required. A link to the registration form will be sent to the Dante Alighieri Society mailing list. There will be a...

Italian Language Meeting, January 26, 2022 (Online)

When: January 26, 2022Speaker: Prof. Sergio Mauro, former Professor at UNESP in Sao Paolo, BrazilTopic: La missione del dotto nella letteratura italiana:  Dante, Calvino e Umberto EcoLocation: Online Advanced registration will be required. A link to the registration...

English Language Meeting, January 12, 2022 (Online)

When: January 12, 2022Speaker: Janet and John LenartTopic: Traveling in Italy during the Pandemic Longtime Dante members, Janet and John Lenart, have spent much of the fall in Italy, visiting friends and traveling around. They'll make a short presentation on their...

Festa di Natale – December 8, 2021

DANTE ALIGHIERI SOCIETY OF WASHINGTONpresents the return of theFESTA di NATALE POTLUCKDecember 8, 20216:00-8:30 PMSt Clement's Church1501 32nd Ave S., Seattle 98144 WE HAVE HAVE REACHED OUR CAPACITY LIMIT FOR THE FESTA.WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT ANY MORE RESERVATIONS....

English Language Meeting – November 10, 2021

When: November 10, 2021Where: St. Clement's Episcopal Church, 1501 32nd Ave. S, Seattle 98144Topic: Every Little Thing Local author, Mary Lou Sanelli will speak about her new book, "Every Little Thing".   Copies of her book will be available for purchase.Mary Lou...

Italian Language Meeting – October 27, 2021

When: October 27, 2021Where: St. Clement's Episcopal Church, 1501 32nd Ave. S, Seattle 98144Speaker: Albert SbragiaTopic: Prima dei Romani . . . Gli Etruschi! Gli etruschi costituirono la prima grande civiltà autoctona della pensiola italiana, con un territorio...

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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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