Monday, July 8, 2024

School Open Day


Learn Italian this winter! Check our class schedule online, or come along to our OPEN DAY to meet the teachers and find the right course for you.

Wednesday 17 July, 5-7pm, all welcome. Dante Rooms, Freemans Bay Community Centre, 52 Hepburn Street, Freemans Bay, Auckland.

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Friday, June 7, 2024

THE ETERNAL CITY


There is a special concert coming up next Thursday, and a great opportunity to hear wonderful music inspired by our own eternal city: Roma!


THURSDAY
19:30 PM
13 JUN 2024

ConductorGiordano Bellincampi
with Musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)

Respighi Fountains of Rome
Respighi Pines of Rome
Ibert Escales
Respighi Roman Festivals


And you can join the Dante team with this special VIP package (in the link below.) You will not only enjoy a wonderful concert, but you will be treated as a special guest by the orchestra (including drinks and nibbles during the interval, and a chance to meet and talk to Maestro Giordano Bellincampi).

And, of course, our own Luca Manghi will be there to welcome you.


CLICK HERE:
https://purchase.apo.co.nz/2712/2713?PROMO=24NZH6VIP

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Una Storia in Italia: Laboratorio di Scrittura Creativa


Quattro lezioni interattive di scrittura creativa in italiano per studenti di livello intermedio-avanzato. Attraverso la lettura di testi letterari e attività coinvolgenti di storytelling, scopriremo e sperimenteremo l'arte della narrazione in un'atmosfera di collaborazione e apprendimento. Questo speciale corso è realizzato grazie al generoso contributo della Società Dante Alighieri - Sede Centrale, Roma.


Dal 26 luglio al 16 agosto 2024

Il venerdì dalle 15.00 alle 18.00

(4 lezioni)

 

Per Info e Iscrizioni:

barbara.martelli@auckland.ac.nz

info@dante.org.nz

 

Costo per le 4 lezioni: $100

 

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Unisciti a noi per un ciclo di quattro lezioni di scrittura creativa, pensate per chi impara l'italiano a un livello intermedio-avanzato.

In questo laboratorio ci immergeremo nell'universo delle storie italiane attraverso la lettura di testi letterari. Guidati da coinvolgenti attività di storytelling, scopriremo e sperimenteremo l'arte della narrazione.

Ogni lezione sarà un'opportunità per analizzare e mettere in pratica gli elementi chiave del meccanismo narrativo, lasciando ampio spazio alla creatività e alla scrittura individuale.

L'Italia non sarà solo lo sfondo letterario ma diventerà lo scenario meraviglioso dove insieme daremo vita alle nostre storie. 

Infine, un finale sorprendente chiuderà in bellezza il nostro percorso.

Un'opportunità preziosa per imparare, condividere e celebrare la lingua italiana e la magia delle storie in un'atmosfera di collaborazione e apprendimento.

 

English

Join us for a series of four creative writing classes in Italian, tailored for intermediate to advanced learners. 

In these sessions, we will immerse ourselves in the universe of Italian stories through the reading of literary texts. Guided by engaging storytelling activities, we will explore and experiment with the art of narration.

Each class will offer a chance to analyse and put into practice the key elements of the narrative process, while allowing ample room for creativity and individual writing.

Italy won't merely serve as a literary background but will become the marvellous setting where, together, we will breathe life into our tales.

A surprising finale will beautifully conclude our journey. 

This is a precious opportunity to learn, share, and celebrate the Italian language and the magic of stories in an atmosphere of collaboration and learning.

This special course is generously funded by the Società Dante Alighieri - Sede Centrale, Rome.









Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Colazione di maggio Anti-Money Laundering 101 (Introduzione all'Anti-Riciclaggio di Denaro)

Special colazione in May, with Dr Giulia Dondoli talking about her work in Anti-Money Laundering

Saturday 25 May, 10am-12pm
Dante Rooms, Freemans Bay Community Centre
52 Hepburn St, Freemans Bay

If you have watched Breaking Bad or Ozark, you will know that criminals need to launder money to enjoy the profit of their crimes. To try and place their dirty money in the legal financial system, criminals use businesses as a vehicle of their transactions. 

For these reasons it is very important that businesses are aware of money laundering risks and are alert to red flags that need to be reported to the police. Dr Giulia Dondoli is an anti-money laundering specialist and has spent the past  five years helping businesses in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Island to detect and deter money laundering. 

In this presentation, Giulia talks about anti-money laundering, what it means, and how it looks like in practice. 




Saturday, March 30, 2024

Monday, March 25, 2024

New course in May: Caravaggio in Rome: The Painter and the City 1500 – 1600 (Course in Italian)



With Riccardo Lucignani
Four lessons in May
Quattro lezioni a maggio
Sunday/domenica 5 - 12 - 19 - 26 May/maggio
2:30pm - 4pm 
Dante Rooms
Freemans Bay Community Centre
52 Hepburn St, Freemans Bay
Auckland

Cost $90 for the whole course (four classes)
To book a place please send an email to info@dante.org.nz and pay by bank transfer to Società Dante Alighieri BNZ a/c 020192-0309263-00 with the reference "LASTNAME/Caravaggio”.


(Italiano - scroll down for English)

CARAVAGGIO a ROMA: il pittore e la città tra la fine del ‘500 e gli inizi del ‘600.

Un corso per chi sta progettando di andare a Roma, per chi ci è stato e vuole rinnovare i suoi ricordi e per chi fantastica un viaggio in Italia!

Questo corso breve, quattro lezioni di 90 minuti, è pensato per tutte le persone interessate all’arte, all’architettura e alla bellezza della città di Roma.

Durante le lezioni interattive settimanali, potrete apprendere e parlare di come la Città eterna ha formato una delle più importanti e controverse figure del Barocco e potrete scoprire le sue opere ancora oggi nelle chiese di Roma.

Se stai cercando ulteriore pratica della lingua italiana o se sei un beginner che vuole iniziare il suo percorso attraverso l’amore per i viaggi e per l’arte, sarai ispirato da questo corso che riporta Caravaggio e Roma di quel periodo di nuovo alla vita pulsante.

 

(English)

Caravaggio in Rome: The Painter and the City 1500 – 1600.
A course for all lovers of Italian art, language and culture.

This short course of 4 x 90 minute workshops is designed for anyone interested in art, architecture and the beautiful city that is Rome. Through the weekly interactive lessons, you will discover and discuss how the eternal city shaped one of the most important and controversial figures of the Baroque era and the works of art that you can still visit in Rome today. Whether you are an Italian learner looking for extra practice or a new beginner wanting to start their language journey through a love of travel and art, you will be inspired by a course that brings both Rome and Caravaggio to vibrant life.


Friday, March 22, 2024

A colazione con... Italo Calvino!!!

             

On the 27th of April, for our monthly Colazione alla Dante, Professor Bruno Ferraro will talk about Italian writer Italo Calvino, assisted, as usual, by Colazione's host Matteo Telara.

A few words from Professor Ferraro: 

"I have had the honour to meet Italo Calvino in Urbino in 1982, two years before he was due to present the Norton Lectures at Harvard; he discussed them, not long before he left this planet, with Jorge Luis Borges  - who had delivered his lectures a few years earlier; they had met in Rome in 1984 and one can only fathom what the proverbial fly on the wall would have caught of their conversation. Borges from Brasil, Calvino from Cuba – yes, he was born there though San Remo was his Italian home, the pigna (pine cone) - which one meets on the way to the township - symbolizes his attachment to the Ligurian region and to “Villa Meridiana” where his parents, both botanists, taught him to appreciate plant and landscapes which, later, became such an essential part of his writings".


Looking forward to see you on the 27th of April, in Dante's rooms, at 10am.


Dante's Team