Gesticulation is a signature way of Italian communication now being “taught” at British universities. Luca Vullo, a filmmaker from Sicily who lives in London, has made a documentary about Italian gestures called La voce del corpo (The Voice of The Body), focusing on the Sicilians’ gestures in particular. According to research by Italian professor I...

Let’s get back to our journey all around Italy discovering the many different dialects that this country has to offer. This month is the time to stop in Campania and Napoli, the birthplace of pizza and, of course, Neapolitan. First of all, let’s take a step back, because in order for us to understand what Neapolitan is and where it comes from we ne...

On September 5, 2017, the Italian School of Portland will officially open the doors on its new, Italian language kindergarten program.  It is the first such program in the state of Oregon.  Classes will be held at the school’s NW Portland location, 1542 NW 14th Ave, which also houses the preschool and playgroup programs. The half-day program is Mon...

The predominant language used on Italy’s World Baseball Classic team is English, with a little Italian and some Spanish mixed in. But everyone understands “I got it!” Fly ball drills in the Arizona sun were a bit of an adventure during a workout Tuesday, two days ahead of an opener at Mexico in Guadalajara. “The appeal is the emotion, the competiti...

A Queen Village elementary school has launched a pilot Italian language program for kindergarten, first, and second grades. The Italian version of Old McDonald was being sung, in Italian, by the second grade class at the Meredith School. Maestro Matteo Greco of Milan is their teacher on a one year internship. The program is a partnership with the I...

Italy continues to be one of the most loved countries and, by extension, Italian remains one of the most loved foreign languages. We’ve previously reportedon the importance of the use of Italian culture and its international fame will attract more people towards the language and we’ve also discovered that the Italian language has gained a foothold...

The Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C. and Eduitalia,   an association of 80 qualified schools and universities that offer courses for foreign students in Italy, have partnered to offer 23 scholarships aimed to promote Italian language and culture in the U.S.. The grants will allow winners to live an unforgettable study experience in Italy. All st...

The inauguration of the Italian Language Program at William M. Meredith Elementary school was held this past February 24th, at the presence of the Hon. Andrea Canepari, Consul General of Italy in Philadelphia, Dr. William Hite, Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, Councilman Mark Squilla and some of the members of the Board of “Il...

Members of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) can now take advantage of significantly discounted study abroad and language courses in Italy, thanks to the Foundation’s new corporate sponsorship with Sant’Anna Institute.  Located in the historical center of Sorrento, overlooking the Bay of Naples, Sant’Anna Institute provides tailor-mad...

In this video I want to teach you how to pronounce correctly the most popular Italian Food words. Italian Words you have been getting wrong. Don’t worry, after this video, you can go to an Italian Restaurant and order food like an Italian. Do you actually know how to say bruschetta the right way? and what about Bolognese? Check out this video to...