Thursday, January 31, 2013

Italian summer intensive course: un successone, e con più di 50 studenti!

Here are some photos from the summer intensive course, taken by Barbara Smith. Barbara also wrote this lovely recap of the lessons, please scroll down to read it.

Ciao tutti,

The 5 day course was wonderful. The tone was set by the 5 tutors - all very competent, charming, light hearted and fun-loving. They, and the odd helper prepared the delicious Italian style cooked lunches daily (there were over 50 students) and also the picnic, with wine on the final day, when, instead of study classes we all improvised on subjects such as immigration into Italy, and difficulties of living there. One of the best things to come out of it is that my new classmate Jenny, from Omaha Beach can take me down and back again about every Wednesday noon, for a Conversation Course at the Dante'e Society - run by Sandra!! I feel so thrilled that I will have the opportunity to keep practicing la bella lingua. 

Love to all, 

From left: teachers Martina, Luca, Paolo, Maria and Sandra. Not in the photo: teachers Matteo and Lisa (busy preparing Italian lunch)

Photos by Barbara Smith ©

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Thinking of learning Italian this year?

  • Thinking of learning Italian this year? Come to our school open day, meet the teachers and staff, and find out the best class for your needs.

    Saturday 9 February, 10am-12pm

    Dante Rooms, Freemans Bay Community Centre, 52 Hepburn St, Freemans Bay, Auckland
    Telephone: 09 376 3853, Email:

  • Italian Language Courses – Term 1- 2013 - Prices and timetables

    For Adults' classes click here

    For Children's classes click here