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PLIDA & ITALIAN CLASSES

Registration is Now Open! 

We are now enrolling students in the Spring 2024 Trimester.

 

Learn Italian in a fun and immersive environment, with small class sizes, plus expert instructors to guide you on your path to learning a new language. 

Classes

(Online & In-Person)
For more information on class levels and selection, click here.

PLIDA A1.1 Beginner

This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Italian and aims to develop students' basic communicative skills in Italian.

PLIDA A1.2 Beginner

This course is designed for students with beginner proficiency in Italian, equivalent to 1 or 2 trimesters of previous study.

PLIDA A1.3 Beginner

This course is designed for students with beginner proficiency in Italian, equivalent to 3 or 4 trimesters of previous study.

PLIDA A2.1 Elementary

This course is designed for students who have completed the Italian A.1 sequence or have 1 year of previous study.

PLIDA A2.2 Elementary

This course is designed for students who have completed the Italian A2.1 course or have a comparable level (A2.1) of Italian.

PLIDA A2.3 Elementary

This course is designed for students who have completed the Italian A2.2 course or have a comparable level (A2.2) of Italian.

PLIDA B1.1 Intermediate

This course is designed for students who have completed the Italian A.1 and A2 sequences or have 2 years of previous study.

PLIDA B1.2 Intermediate

This course is designed for students who have completed the Italian B1.1 course or have a comparable level (B1.1) of Italian.

PLIDA B1.3 Intermediate

This course is designed for students who have completed the Italian B1.2 course or have a comparable level (B1.2) of Italian.

PLIDA B2.1 Intermediate

This course is designed for students who have completed the Italian B1 sequence or have 3 years of previous study.

PLIDA B2.2 Intermediate

This course is designed for students who have completed the Italian B2.1 course or have a comparable level (B2.1) of Italian.

PLIDA B2.3 Intermediate

This course is designed for students who have completed the Italian B2.2 course or have a comparable level (B2.2) of Italian.

PLIDA C1.1 Advanced

This course is designed for students who have completed the Italian B2 sequence or have 4 years of previous study.

PLIDA C1.2 Advanced

This course is designed for students who have completed the Italian C1.1 course or have a comparable level (C1.1) of Italian.

PLIDA C1.3 Advanced

This course is designed for students who have completed the Italian C1.2 course or have a comparable level (C1.2) of Italian.

PLIDA C2.1 Advanced

This course is designed for students who have completed the Italian C1 sequence or have 5 years of previous study.

PLIDA C2.2 Advanced

This course is designed for students who have completed the Italian C2.1 course or have a comparable level (C2.1) of Italian.

PLIDA C2.3 Advanced

This course is designed for students who have completed the Italian C2.2 course or have a comparable level (C2.2) of Italian.

FAQs

What Can I Expect?

Our students learn to hone their language skills in a fun, engaging, and culture-oriented environment, progressively improving their expertise in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. In our classes, students listen to Italian songs and have conversations, watch Italian movie excerpts, present their projects, and, most importantly, are constantly engaged in group or paired activities.

What is PLIDA? 

The PLIDA program follows the guidelines of the European Committee for the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Hence, the program focuses on the development of the four basic linguistic competencies (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) with a particular accent on cultural matters. 

How long is each session?

Classes meet once a week for 10 weeks.

What is the tuition? ​

Tuition for online classes is regularly $325, Dante members Pay $300. Tuition must be paid in full before the beginning of the first class. Late Registration Fee: $25

​Do you have a refund policy?

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.  No Eventbrite fees will be refunded. In the event the course is canceled, full tuition will be refunded, minus Eventbrite fee. 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.​

 

What is the class size?

Classes have to have a minimum number of 4 registered students in order to start. Class size is limited to a maximum number of 14 students in person, and 12 online.

 

​Where do I get my textbook?

Students are required to purchase textbooks from Amazon. Nuovo Espresso A1 is the textbook required for PLIDA 101, 102, and 103. 

Do you offer Private Lessons? 

Private lessons are available upon request. Please email italianschool@dantemass.org for more information.

Can I pay by Check?

Classes can be paid in full by check at the start of the semester. Please email italianschool@dantemass.org or call the school information telephone line at 617-301-8354 to sign up and pay via check.

Additional Questions?

​For more information and for questions you may have about the school and its Italian language classes, please email italianschool@dantemass.org or call the school information telephone line at 617-301-8354. 

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