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).

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