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Winter 2021 trimester classes are held online once a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from 7:00 to 9:00 PM for a period of 10 weeks. Online classes start on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.


  • All classes will be held online on Zoom. Preferred devices are computers or tablets (not phones). Students are strongly encouraged to keep their video on at all times in order to fully participate in the class.

Winter 2021 Registration Deadline:

  • Sunday, January 10, 2021


  • Online via PayPal.


  • Tuition for online classes is regularly $275, but Dante members are entitled to a $25 discount.

  • Tuition payments can be made online via PayPal. Tuition must be paid in full before the beginning of the first class.

  • Late Registration Fee: $25

Enrollee Tuition

Member $250

Non-member $275


  • Students who wish to withdraw from a class must notify the instructor no later than the second class meeting. Tuition will be refunded less an administration fee of $50. In the event the course is cancelled, full tuition will be refunded. There are no refunds after the second week of classes. We may grant credit vouchers valid for the following trimester for unforeseen serious medical conditions.

Enrollment Policy:

  • Classes have to have a minimum number of 5 registered students in order to start.

  • Classes size is limited to a maximum number of 10 students.


  • For more information and for questions you may have about the school and its Italian language classes, please call the school information telephone line at 617-301-8354 and leave your name and phone number and a school coordinator will return your call or you may send an email to

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The textbooks adopted for the PLIDA classes have been specifically designed for use in the international PLIDA courses. The titles are:

  • Nuovo Espresso 1 - A1 (by Luciana Ziglio and Giovanna Rizzo, Alma Edizioni, Firenze) for the 101, 102 and 103 course.

  • Nuovo Espresso 2 - A2 (by Maria Balì and Giovanna Rizzo, Alma Edizioni, Firenze) for the 104, 105 and 106 courses.

  • Nuovo Espresso 3 - B1 (by Maria Balì and Luciana Ziglio, ALMA Edizioni, Firenze) for the 107, 108 and 109 courses.

  • Nuovo Espresso 4 - B2 (by Maria Balì and Irene Dei, ALMA Edizioni, Firenze) for the 110, 111 and 112 courses.

  • Nuovissimo Progetto italiano 2 - B1-B2 (by Telis Marin, EDILINGUA, Roma) for the 113 and 114 courses obtainable only at EDILINGUA (Nuovissimo Progetto italiano 2 - Libro dello studente + DVD Video).

As for the current situation COVID-19, please note that regrettably, we will not be able to hand out books to the students on the first day of classes as usual. Students who need a book, will have to purchase it before the beginning of the course. Books can be purchased online at I AM BOOKS or AMAZON. Books are also available in digital format (ebook in PDF format) at ALMA EDIZIONI. All the students who will attend the courses 101, 104, 107, 110, 113, 116 and 201 need a book. Subsequent printed class material that may be required will be distributed to all students for all classes on a needed basis.

Returning students whose class falls within the 2nd and 3rd class (102, 103, 105, 106, 108, 109, 111, 112, 114, 115, 117, 118 and 202) of a tri-class PLIDA section as mentioned above will continue to use the current book they have on hand to complete the section.

New students, with prior study and knowledge of the Italian language and who have been evaluated by the School Director or the School Coordinator or have taken a placement test and are subsequently placed in a class within a 2nd or 3rd class of a tri-class PLIDA section, or in the courses, 201 and 202 will HAVE TO PURCHASE the book.

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The textbooks for the other Italian language courses are:

  • Nuovo Espresso 5 - C1 (by Giorgio Massei and Rosella Bellagamba, ALMA Edizioni, Firenze) for the Italian 201 course.

  • Nuovo Espresso 6 - C2 (by Michela Guida and Chiara Pegoraro, ALMA Edizioni, Firenze) for the Italian 202 course.

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