ITALIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES
As a result of the Covid-19 challenges that require we all stay at home
and practice safe physical distancing to help reduce the spread of the virus,
the Dante Alighieri Society of Santa Cruz has moved to
teaching its Spring 2020 classes online.
Our instructors and students adapted to this new remote learning environment
at the end of Winter Quarter, and it has proven to work well and be enjoyable!
We hope you enjoy our upcoming online Spring Italian Language classes.
Online Class Schedule Spring 2020
Learn the language of "la dolce vita" with our native Italian-speaking Instructors.
5 weeks of online classes starting April 29th, 2020. Limit is 8 students per class
first come, first served. You must be registered, paid in full, and have received confirmation of your payment in order to receive the password and link to attend online classes.
See our Membership page to renew or become a new member and receive a member discount.
Non-Member Class rates shown by default. For Member class rates, click Member Classes (for $20 discount)
April 29 - May 27
April 29 - May 27
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Live Oak Senior Center in the Annex
(building on the right)
1777 Capitola Road - Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Simpkins Family Swim Center, Room B
979 17th Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
was born and raised in Veneto, Italy and graduated in Psychology of Marketing in 2005 from La Sapienza University in Rome. After moving to New York to learn English and have new experiences, she met her future husband and they moved to California. They have been living in Capitola since 2006 where her husband has his own business. They have two children who attend Twin Lakes School. Since her arrival in California, Anna, also a fluent Spanish speaker, has been teaching Italian to both individuals and groups of students. About her teaching experience, Anna says: "I discovered I have a true passion for teaching the beautiful language and culture of my country." If students have concerns about ability levels feel free to contact this instructor.
was born and raised in Italy and is a graduate in education and psychology from Catholic University, Milan, and is qualified as a teacher in Italy. She has spent many years in marketing and management world-wide, but since she arrived in California has been teaching Italian, both to groups and individuals, as well as Italian cooking. She is currently teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes for Dante. She is fluent in English and has studied French and Mandarin. She travels to Italy several times a year where she and her husband Francesco have a home, where her son lives. Her daughter is a student at UC Davis. If students have concerns about ability levels, feel free to contact this instructor.
has been teaching the Dante Conversational Italian class since 2009. Irene was born and raised in Chieri, Piemonte, Italy, where she graduated with a degree in Accounting. She also speaks French and Spanish. Irene returns to Italy every year to visit her family and to keep well connected to her Italian heritage. Over the years, Irene has enjoyed tutoring family members and friends in Italian. She lives in Soquel with her husband, Peter, and their two bilingual children, Simone and Sabrina. Irene is the Business Manager for Santa Cruz Ear, Nose and Throat Medical Group in Santa Cruz and also helps her husband with their business, Soquel Vineyards. If students have concerns about ability levels, feel free to contact this instructor.