BUON ANNO NUOVO a tutti gli amici e membri della nostra società!
Our 2021 AGM wil be held at 7.30pm on 17th February 2021 at St. Ninian’s, 5 Puriri Street, Riccarton.
More details in February Newsletter.
Dante Italian Classes 2021 Semester 1 at St. Ninians, 5 Puriri st.
In February 2021 our Scuola Dante will begin the new year of Italian Language Courses. We are pleased to offer two new Absolute Beginners classes for those who have no previous learning of Italian.
Mondays 7pm-8.30pm Tutor: Rosa Cirrottola (Starting on Monday 15th February) OR
Thursdays 5.30pm-7.00pm Tutor: Brunella Olivieri (Starting on Thursday 11th February)
There is no form to complete, however, once you have paid, please send us an email telling us you have made payment and which course (day and time) you wish to be enrolled in.
Course Fee for 16 classes is $255 and payment can be made by internet banking into our Dante Scuola account: 11-7800-0054463-20
Students must purchase their own textbook. The textbook for Absolute Beginners and Beginners is Buongiorno Italia (covers two years).
Author: Joseph Cremona
Publisher: BBC Active. UK, 04 August 2005
Available from Fishpond or Book Depository
New students at all levels and abilities are welcome – please go to our website for more information on class times and levels.
All new and returning students please give your surname and class level as payment information. e.g. Beg, PB, Int1, Adv, etc. (Your tutor and class time will be the same as 2020 but may have a name change.)
Please go to our website if you are unsure, email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring Jan Tedesco on 03-3519796 or 021-2394090.
NB – Classes start from Thursday 11th February.
ENROLMENTS CLOSE ON 7TH FEBRUARY – it would be appreciated if you could enrol and pay asap.
Help us build a community of Little Italians!
Did you know that in Christchurch there is a considerable community of babies and children under 10 born of Italian or Kiwitalian families?
How great would it be for these 'bambini' to stay connected to their origins and roots by practising Italian while having fun with other kids sharing the same family setting?
At the Dante Alighieri we think it would be a great opportunity for both them and their families to feel a stronger bond with Italy, so we are intending to build a community of piccoli italiani by organising fun Playtimes sessions facilitated by mothertongue Italian teachers where they will be able to sing Italian songs, listen to stories and fairytales in Italian, play games and other fun activities all run in Italian! As we all know though, beautiful 'Rome wasn't built in a day' so to make this happen we need to know how many families would be interested to let their little ones take part in a couple hour Sunday session 1-2 times a month...
If you or anyone you know would be keen, please drop us an email of interest telling us your name, your kid's age, availability etc
Help us spread the word and build a community for little Italians to belong to!