WHY LEARN ITALIAN
At the SDA or at local schools Italian is taught in such a way as to develop communicative competence from the start, with the use of books and audiovisual material relevant to the learner’s age group. Lessons can also take place at host schools throughout the year with breaks according to the KwaZulu-Natal school calendar. Italian can be taken as a seventh or eighth optional subject at matriculation level, following the syllabus set by the Independent Examination board (IEB).
TOP REASONS TO LEARN ITALIAN
To understand Italian Culture, including History, Literature, Music and Films
To sharpen cognitive and life skills
To improve your opportunity of being admitted to Italian Universities or Graduate Schools
To improve employment opportunities
To make travelling to Italy easier and more enjoyable
To make new, interesting and lifelong friends
Learning Italian through Dante Alighieri
Italian as subject to Matriculation Level
Our teachers are experienced and are regularly brought up to date with the latest developments in the teaching of Italian language and Culture. The quality of the teaching is regularly assessed by the Education Officer of the Italian Consulate General. The SDA prepares students for two types of examinations:
1) the National Senior Certificate (Matric)
2) the PLIDA certification exams, (Level A1, A2, B1 and B2). Recognized by the Italian Ministry of University and Research, thus facilitating enrolment of foreign students at Italian Universities.
Italian can be taken as a seventh or eighth optional subject at matriculation level, following the syllabus set by the Independent Examination board (IEB).