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.


Italian Language Classes Resume October 5

by Giuseppe Tassone Congratulations to our students for completing their third quarter of Italian and thank you to our instructors for their dedication and success. We have decided not to offer Summer review sessions this year to give our instructors a much needed...

Dante Society English Meeting May 12

Join us for the Dante Alighieri Society’s May English Meeting Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Zoom room opens at 7:00 (link will be sent one day before the event) Presentation begins at 7:30 The Markets of Rome I mercati dei Rioni Romani presented by Jonathan Brandt “La...

English Language Meeting – February 10, 2021

When: February 10, 2021Speakers: Rob PruferTopic: The Innocents at HomeLocation: Online Social "hour" begins at 7 pm. Presentation begins at 7:30 About the Presentation: The Innocents at Home explores Florence’s remarkable Renaissance institution, the Hospital of the...

Italian Language Meeting – January 27, 2021

When: January 27, 2021Speaker: Dr. Lorenzo GiacaniTopic: From the Apennines to the Cascades Pursuing Scientific ExcellenceLocation: Online There will be a “social hour” beginning at 7 pm. The presentation will start at 7:30. About the Speaker:  Dr. Lorenzo Giacani...

English Language Meeting – January 13, 2021

When: January 13, 2021Speakers: Janet and John LenartTopic: Walking Through History in the VenetoLocation: Online About the Speakers: Janet (a retired Nurse Practitioner) and John (a retired engineer) moved to Vicenza, Italy in 1994 to work as civilians on a U.S Army...

Annual Dante Alighieri Society Festa di Natale

Please join the fun at theDante Alighieri Society’sFesta di Natale Online!Wednesday, December 9, 2020 Zoom room opens at 7:00Tombola begins at 7:30 Print your Tombola Cartella before 7:30 so you're ready to play! We have a set of several unique Tombola cartelle.When...

English Language Meeting – November 11, 2020

When: November 11, 2020Speaker: Pat HoffmanTopic: Seated at Lorenzo’s Table – From Farm to TableLocation: Online About the Speaker: Pat grew up on the east coast and had a long career in immunological research at both for-profit and non-profit institutions. After a...

Italian Language Meeting – October 28, 2020

When: October 28, 2020Speaker: Francesca CarmichaelTopic: Italian Linens and Hand-stamping in RomagnaLocation: Online There will be a “social hour” beginning at 7 pm. The presentation will start at 7:30. Francesca Carmichael will speak about the hand-stamped, block...

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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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