WHY LEARN ITALIAN

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 AS AN EXTRAMURAL SUBJECT

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

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).

Italian as subject to Matriculation Level

Italian can be taken as a seventh or eighth optional subject at matriculation level, following the syllabus set by the Independent Examination board (IEB).

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