La Dante in Cambridge
St. John’s Innovation Centre, Cowley Road, Milton, Cambridge (UK) CB4 0WS
Tel.: +44 7887 606227
(for Italian courses)
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Internship in the UKEnglish
Study & career programme in Cambridge with an internship in the UK
Attending the Career Day in Padova in May 205 and Florence 6,7 & 8 October 2015, we were overwhelmed by the interest in our programme which entails a preparation for work in the UK, interview preparation and offer of interviews in UK firms with an internship from six months to a year.
At La Dante International, we aim at giving young graduate students this unique opportunity and are aware on how important it is to bridge the gap between education and work.
Here we pride in giving graduates with excellent students an experience that will give a unique start up in their career. During the course they will be in contact with start up experts, UKTI adivsors, business angels, University advisers, funding opportunities in the UK.
To find out more: english@ladante-in-
Celebrating the XV week of the Italian language in the worldItalian
La Dante in Cambridge is proud to promote the XV Italian language celebration in the world – under the High Patronage of the President of the Republic with a series of
Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy
The public lectures are at 6 pm in Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge
In collaboration with: Italian Cultural Institute London, La Dante in Cambridge, Department of Italian, Cambridge University, Dante Centres at Leeds and Notre Dame
Dante ha 750 anni, ma noi continuiamo a leggerlo e ci prepariamo, con #Dantemania, alle celebrazioni dantesche del 2021. Inizia nel 2015 il conto alla rovescia per i settecento anni dalla morte di Dante Alighieri, uno dei poeti italiani più studiati e amati #italofonia
Enjoy A New Skill – Learn ItalianItalian
At La Dante in Cambridge www.ladante-in-cambridge.org
Enjoy a unique experience of language and culture
New classes are starting September 7th
Open Days 3,4 & 5 September, 9.30-17.30
Facts about learning the language of love as it’s known:
Italian is, of course, the official language of Italy. If you ever travel there, knowing at least a few common Italian phrases will help you get around. But if you learn the language a little more in-depth before you go, not only will you be better able to communicate in Italy and Vatican City, you’ll also find it easier to get around in places such as Switzerland and San Marino, as Italian is widely spoken in both countries.
Taking a few Italian courses before traveling to a location where Italian is spoken will make it easier to understand—and be understood by—personnel in hotels, restaurants and stores, as well as people you may meet in social situations. Being able to converse with people can help you learn more about the country and have a more well-rounded experience.
In addition to these travel-related benefits, you may be interested to know that if you learn Italian, you can further your career, and even improve your health.
More and more employers are looking for people with foreign language skills, and not just for translator or interpreter positions. Being able to speak a second (or even third) language makes you very attractive to companies that have offices outside the United States. Some businesses will even offer bilingual employees bonuses and higher salaries if they bring language skills to the table.
Learning Italian specifically can help you get a job with companies that have outposts in Italy, and you can also pursue positions with Italian companies that have offices in the United States or the UK. Italy boasts a few leading appliance, food, and wine producers that have large presences in the U.S. or UK. And if you have an interest in clothing design, you may be able to find a job with one of the many Italian fashion houses that do business in the U.S. OR UK.
The same way exercising your body builds muscles and keeps you agile and strong, exercising your brain helps you maintain mental acuity and memory retention. More and more people are diagnosed with dementia and other related diseases like Alzheimer’s every year. You can take steps now to ward off the effects of such conditions. One way to do that is by learning a language.
Studies have shown that the development of dementia can be delayed by learning a language. Bilingual people have better brain function, including skills like problem solving and critical thinking. Taking Italian courses (or Spanish, or Japanese, etc.) will require your brain to work differently than it usually does; slowing the aging process, and keeping you sharper, longer.
Other than the tangible benefits of learning Italian, such as enjoying your vacation or moving up in your career, you will also benefit from the feeling of accomplishment in learning something new, especially something as complex as a second language. Making the effort to learn a new language can not only provide personal satisfaction, it can also help you connect with others who share this interest. Making new friends is always a great way to enrich your life and experience new things.
In addition, learning Italian may be of particular interest to you if your family is Italian. Perhaps your grandparents immigrated to the United States, and you still have family in Italy. Being able to communicate with family members near and far in the native language of your ancestors is the perfect way to connect with your roots and culture. And, if you happen to have family members or close friends who have married people from Italy, being able to speak to them in their native language will make them feel more welcome and connected to the family. If you learn Italian language skills, you can not only make your life better, but help improve someone else’s, too.
Learn Italian Language Conversational Skills Via Audio
If the last time you took a language course, you had to sit through lectures in a classroom, struggle with reading, and stress out over tests, you may not be in a hurry to repeat the experience. The good news is, if you want to learn Italian, it can be a truly enjoyable experience.
This time, try learning a language with La Dante Italian teachers using a communication approach – with a mix of language and culture – it’s by far the best way to learn a language.
Let’s take a brief look at the benefits of learning Italian via La Dante:
Supporting the BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and Thorpe Hall HospiceEnglish, Italian, Spanish
La Dante is proud to support BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, who are organising an auction to raise money for the county’s hospice Thorpe Hall. The hospice has been BBC Radio Cambridgeshire’s chosen charity partner this year, as they are raising funds for a new building to help people in their final weeks and days be cared for in the best way possible.
On December 7th this year, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire are having an On-Air Auction – the station will auction off donated items or experiences to our listeners and encourage them to bid as much as possible to raise funds! La Dante is proud to donate a Summer Cappuccino intensive course in Italian worth £180 to the highest bidder.
Partnership with the University of Padua, Erasmus ProgrammeItalian
Discover another language and culture … be inspired!
Partnership with the Department of Italian, Cambridge University
We have established a great partnership with the Department of Italian at Cambridge University who are happy to share their knowledge and expertise of Italian language and culture through our bilingual programmes at Radio Dante Cambridge.
We have a range of interesting interviews among which the one talking about Pirandello with Julie Dashwood who will delight us about the great writer and playwriter on April 10th.
The Department of Italian is very active in providing the best tuition and seminars about Italian culture, we are proud to promote Professor Robin Kirkpatrick’s seminars on Dante and it’s creative projects looking at Dante through art, drama, photography and dance.
Partnership with the University of Padua, Erasmus Programme
We have started an internship programme for newly graduated Italian students who come to La Dante for a six-month training programme in marketing, administration, PR and media, and cultural events organisation. Students enjoy an Erasmus scholarship and go to training courses financed by La Dante during their volunteer period.
We also have a Study and Career Programme for English for University students who wish to acquire the best skills for entering work during or after their degree. We teach interview skills, how to write a CV and letters of presentations, work ethics in the UK, ethos and networking skills. Students also go to real networks thanks to the relationship we have with our partner organisations offering real opportunities to meet people that count in their field whether it’s research or business.
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Parkside Federation and St Mary’s Cambridge
La Dante works in partnership with Parkside Federation and St Mary’s School to make the school a centre of excellence for teaching and learning Italian, with the aim of being a model to others both in Cambridge and elsewhere.
We organise cultural events and workshops, projects for teachers and students in the school and with partners outside the school. We also co-ordinate partnership activities, such as Italian musical workshops and evening performances, cookery workshops and film screenings.
Working with our Partner School
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Radio Dante and bilingual families blogEnglish, Italian, Spanish
Per le famiglie bilingui con un interesse linguistico in questo ramo La Dante ha creato un blog http://radiodantecambridge.blogspot.co.uk/ e’ pieno di articoli, referenze, consigli e aiuto per genitori e figli, per una crescita armonica che promuova il bilinguismo a Cambridge.
Abbiamo anche una collaborazione con Cambridge Bilingual Network (Universita’ di Cambridge) e Bilingualism Matters (Universita’ di Edinburgo).