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Italian Language Courses

The Michigan Chapter of the Dante Alighieri Society offers Italian language and cultural classes for a wide variety of ages and skill levels (Italian as a second language).
DAS also offers classes aimed at children with an Italian background who already possess Italian language skills. Instructors teach Italian-based courses, including culture, history, geography and literature.
Children classes are taught in Ann Arbor and Birmingham.
All courses require a minimum number of students to run, please enroll before the start date to avoid disappointment.


Location: Birmingham
Where: 630 N Old Woodward - Suite 102
Birmingham, MI 48009

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Location: Ann Arbor
Where: Honey Creek Community School
Ann Arbor, Michigan

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REFUNDS POLICY

  • A full refund will be made if a class does not start.
  • No refunds will be made after the class has started.
    For info contact: education@dantemichigan.org

ITALIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES FOR CHILDREN

Italiano lingua primaria/Italian for Native Speakers
Il corso è rivolto a bambini di origine italiana la cui lingua primaria è l'italiano e/o bambini che hanno frequentato la scuola in Italia. Il corso comprende lezioni d'italiano, grammatica, storia e cultura italiane. Gli studenti, alla fine del corso completato con successo, riceveranno un certificato di partecipazione.

The Italian language for native speakers (L1) is a course designed to maintain and enhance existing Italian language fluency skills that students possess through the study of grammar, composition, culture, history, and general language exercises. Students will receive a certificate of partecipation.


CALENDAR OF CLASSES IN BIRMINGHAM - Fall/WinterProgram for Italian Second Language
In this program children will learn Italian language and culture through games, music, and fun activities.
All ages from 3 to 16 are welcome.

Contact DAS for details here


CALENDAR OF CLASSES IN BIRMINGHAM - NEW SCHEDULE
NATIVE SPEAKERS
Italian Cuccioli (Ages 6-8)
Wednesday - 4:30- 5:45 pm
Tuition:
$200.00 - Sibling: $190.00

Starting: January 8, 2014
Ending: April 16, 2014

12 sessions -(Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 - Feb. 5, 12, 26 – Mar. 12, 19, 26 – Apr. 2, 16)

Italian Juniors (Ages 10-11)

Friday - 4:30 - 5:45 pm
Tuition:
$200.00 - Sibling: $190.00

Starting: April 19, 2014

12 sessions

Registration Payment - Birmingham
 


CHILDREN ITALIAN SECOND LANGUAGE IN BIRMINGHAM
Classes for beginners/intermediate students

Children will learn the Italian language through games, nursery rhymes, poems, songs, and sketches. They will also learn about Italian culture and traditions in different parts of Italy. Students will be grouped by age and language skill level.

Italian PULCINI (Ages 3-5) Wednesday - 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Tuition: $170.00 - Sibling: $160.00

Starting: January 8, 2014
Ending: April 16, 2014

12 sessions -(Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 - Feb. 5, 12, 26 – Mar. 12, 19, 26 – Apr. 2, 16)

Italian ORSACCHIOTTI (Ages 6-9) Thursday - 5:45 - 7:00 pm
Tuition: $200.00 - Sibling: $190.00
Italian LEONCINI (Ages 10-14) Thursday - 5:45 - 7:00 pm
Tuition: $200.00 - Sibling: $190.00

Starting: January 9, 2014
Ending: April 17, 2014
12 sessions
(Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30- Feb. 6, 13, 27 – Mar. 13, 20, 27 – Apr. 4, 17)

Registration Payment Second Language - Birmingham
 

CALENDAR OF CLASSES IN ANN ARBOR for NATIVE SPEAKERS

Italian Cuccioli (Ages 5-7)

12 Session - 18 hours

Tuesday - 4:15 - 5:45 pm
Tuition:
$120.00 - Sibling: $110.00
Italian Juniors
(Ages 7-10) - (12-14)
Tuesday - 4:15 - 5:45 pm
Tuition:
$120.00 - Sibling: $110.00

Starting: January 7, 2014
Ending: April 1, 2014

12 sessions -(Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 - Feb. 4, 11, 25 – Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25– Apr. 1)

 

Italian Seniors (Ages 14-17) Sunday - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Tuition:
$120.00 - Sibling: $110.00
Starting: January 12, 2014
Ending: May 4, 2014

8 sessions -20 hours -(Jan. 12 - Feb. 2-9 – Mar. 16, 23, 30– Apr. 27 - May 4)
Registration Payment - FIRST LANGUAGE ANN ARBOR
 
Second Semester
CHILDREN ITALIAN SECOND LANGUAGE IN ANN ARBOR
Classes for beginners/intermediate students
Italian ORSACCHIOTTI (Ages 7-10)

12 Session - 18 hours

Tuesday - 4:15 - 5:45 pm
Tuition:
$130.00 - Sibling: $120.00
Starting: January 7, 2014
Ending: April 1, 2014

12 sessions -(Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 - Feb. 4, 11, 25 – Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25– Apr. 1)
SECOND LANGUAGE ANN ARBOR
 


Italian Language Courses For Adults Birmingham

Courses in Birmingham

Beginner 1

Monday – from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

10 weeks - Hours 15 - Cost $ 210
Book is not included
Book: Nuovo Progetto Italiano 1

Starting: April, 28 2014
Ending: June 30, 2014
(April 28 - May 5, 12, 19, 26, - June 2, 9, 26, 23, 30)

Beginner 2

Wednesday – from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

10 weeks - Hours 15 - Cost $ 210
Book is not included
Book: Nuovo Progetto Italiano 1

Starting: Mach, 19, 2014- Ending: June 11, 2014
(March 19, 26 - Apr, 28, 30 - May. 28 - June 4, 11)

Intermediate 1

Tuesday – from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

10 weeks - Hours 15 - Cost $ 210
Book is not included


Starting: June 11, 2014

Book not included: Nuovo Progetto Italiano 1 (Libro dello Studente).

Intermediate 2

Wednesday – from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

10 weeks - Hours 15 - Cost $ 210
Book is not included
Nuovo Progetto Italiano 2

Starting: April 23, 2014 - Ending June 16, 2014
(Apr. 23, 30 - May 7, 14, 21, 28 - June 4, 11, 18, 25)

Advanced 1

Monday from 6:30pm to 8:800pm

Starting: April 22, 2014 - Ending: June 24, 2014
(Apr. 22, 29 - May 6, 13, 20 - June 3, 10, 17, 24)

10 weeks - Hours 15 - Cost $ 210
Book is not included
Book: Nuovo Progetto Italiano 2

Advanced 3

Monday from 6:30pm to 8:800pm

Starting: April 7, 2014 - Ending: June 16, 2014
(Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28 – May 5, 12, 19 - June 2, 9, 16)

10 weeks - Hours 15 - Cost $ 210
Book is not included
Book: Nuovo Progetto Italiano 3
Registration Payment - Birmingham
 

Registration is required in advance by 1st day of class
$20.00 late Registration Fee will be applied

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630 N Old Woodward - Suite 102
Birmingham, MI 48009

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Contacts: education@dantemichigan.org


INDIVIDUAL CLASSES FOR ADULTS
$45.00 hour

Contact Education to schedule your lesson

INDIVIDUAL CLASSES FOR ADULTS
Minimum 5 lessons

Contact Education to schedule your lessons  


In addition to courses, the Dante Alighieri Society maintains La Biblioteca Italiana, a substantial Italian-language collection held at Oakland Community College in Royal Oak for members and the community at-large.

Castel Nuovo, NaplesWhy study Italian?

A recent study by the British Council suggests that the world is becoming more multilingual and that English-speaking youth will need additional language capabilities in order to compete in the global economy (English Next, David Graddol, British Council, 2006).

Other studies have shown that the optimal time to learn a second language is during early childhood.

Learning Italian gives young people an edge because:

  • There are 61 million native Italian speakers in Italy, San Marino, Switzerland, Slovenia and Croatia, plus significant expatriate communities in the United States, Canada, Germany, Argentina, Australia and France.
  • Italy has become one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. Knowledge of the Italian language and culture will make a trip there far more enjoyable.
  • Italy is the world's 7th largest economy. Major multinational firms such as Fiat, Eni SpA, Ferrari, Pirelli, Barilla and Prada are all headquartered in Italy. Knowledge of Italian improves one's chances of working for, or doing business with, Italian firms.
  • Italian is a Romance language based on Latin; as such it has much in common with other Romance languages such as Spanish, French and Portuguese.
  • Italian is the language of the Vatican.
  • Italian is the language of art, culture and music. Have you ever wondered where the word "diva" comes from? Or why "opera" is called "opera?" Or what "crescendo" means?
  • Learning Italian can help students improve their command of their mother tongue.
  • For Americans of Italian descent, learning the Italian language opens doors to connect with their Italian roots.

Torre di MelissaFor Italian expatriates living in Michigan, the Dante Alighieri Society affords an opportunity for their children to continue learning Italian from native Italians.

All Dante Alighieri Society instructors are native speakers with years of experience teaching Italian as a second language. For more information or to register for classes e-mail us.

   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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