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 2021 classes online. 

Whether you are new to the language, totally fluent, or everything in between, whether you want to learn Italian for business, travel or pleasure, we are delighted to welcome you.

All our classes are conducted in Italian and provide training in all basic communication skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing - with a systematic study of grammar. Our teachers are university qualified and native speakers. We offer General Italian courses on all levels in Fall and Winter. In the late Spring-Summer we encourage you to attend revision classes based on reading

We hope you enjoy our upcoming online Spring-Summer Italian Language classes.

Online Class Schedule Spring-Summer 2021


Learn the language of "la dolce vita" with our native Italian-speaking Instructors.

In Spring we encourage you to attend revision classes based on reading:

All of the Spring-Summer Courses will be 1 1/2 hours long, 1 day a week for 10 weeks.  Classes will begin the week of April 19, 2021 and end the week of June 21, 2021.  The minimum number of students per class is 8 with a maximum of 15.


If you have questions about which is the appropriate class for you, please contact and we can help you enroll in the class that best meets your needs.

The lessons will be held online using the ZOOM platform and follow the same teaching methodology as our face-to-face lessons so you can learn at the same pace without leaving the comfort of your home.

See our Membership page to renew or become a new member and receive a member discount.

Italian for travelers – Level Beginners – Instructor Anna Soave at 4:30 PM Tuesdays


Easy Reading and grammar review – Level Early Intermediate- Instructor Francesca at 5:30 PM Wednesday 


Reading and grammar review – Level Intermediate/Advanced – Instructor Mirella Savegnago at 9:30 AM Wednesday

Enroll by April 1st to save with the *Early Bird* Registration: $170


Paid Dante members can email to request a discount code of $20 when enrolled by April 1st. Ask for the code BEFORE registering online or pay by check. We can’t issue refunds.


Enrollment after April 1st will be: $195

Registration will close on April 12th at midnight.