A sixth-generation Italian American with a profound connection to her roots, Carla Simonini, Ph.D., arrives in Chicago next month to lead Loyola University’s Italian-American Studies program. Complimenti! It took five years, a massive fund-raising campaign that netted $500,000 and a historic commitment by Loyola University of Chicago, but our metro...

Have you ever wonder why Italians say In bocca al lupo! to wish you luck? What does a mouth of a wolf have to do with my luck? And, above all, why do I have to be in its mouth to be lucky? Well, today we are going to see some of my favorite expressions in Italian, and they all have to deal with the word, or maybe I should say the animal, lupo – “wo...

Wed, June 13, 2018. 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT. Italian Cultural Institute - 686 Park Avenue - New York, NY 10021 Are you an Italian parent who wants to learn more about bilingualism at public school? Are you a talented elementary teacher who speaks Italian? We welcome families whose children are interested in a Dual Language Program - including the Ita...

Un bambino bilingue è anche colui che parla italiano e dialetto oppure possiamo definire tale solo chi parla due lingue distinte come l’inglese e italiano? Dal punto di vista linguistico e cognitivo non c’è nessuna differenza tra l’uso di due forme o sistemi linguistiche, esiste invece un atteggiamento politico-sociale che riconosce una lingua più...

Historically, Brooklyn has always been a very popular destination for the Italian emigration to the US. Many places in Brooklyn were and some of them still are populated by many Italians. Now that this borough is getting cooler and cooler, it still is fundamental for the narration of the Italians in New York. The Federation of Italian American Orga...

As a sign of continued recovery from the Great Recession, the University of Nevada, Reno has revived some course offerings, including Italian studies. Beginning this fall, the Department of World Languages & Literature in the College of Liberal Arts will offer an Italian studies minor. The minor's courses include Italian language through film, conv...

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) has developed ItaliAmo, an app for English and Chinese speakers interested in learning Italian. ItaliAmo reduces the difficulty of learning Italian by introducing words and concepts in a direct and entertaining way. The app is part of a larger effort by MAECI to increase the popu...

The official results of the 21 Eduitalia scholarships for students who have taken the AP Italian Language and Culture 2018 exam will be released by the end of the second week of July 2018. The list of winners will be published on the website of the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC and of the Italian Consulates in the US. The winners and their prof...

The Dante Alighieri Society of Pueblo held its 38th annual Scholarship Awards Celebration, featuring presentations in Italian by each scholarship winner followed by the Little Italy Buffet and an array of Italian-themed desserts. Alegria Ribadeneira was honored as Person of the Year for her outstanding leadership in foreign language education. Eigh...

Sign this petition to tell New Britain School District to keep the Italian Language and Culture Program at the High School (NBHS)! Recently, the school district decided to eliminate Italian as one of the languages that students can choose to study at NBHS. We believe that this is the wrong decision for many reasons.  The Italian program at NBHS is...