Montauk Library will welcome Rome-born actress and playwright Laura Caparrotti on Sunday, April 30, for a performance of her one-woman show “A-B-C How to Learn Italian in Just One Hour,” or “ A-B-C L’italiano S’impara così.” Ms. Caparrotti takes on the role of Miss Margherita, a despotic teacher-diva, who has a unique method for teaching Italian th...

Many student organizations at Texas Tech provide an out-of-class opportunity to learn about foreign language and culture in a personable environment. Two such organizations are the Tech Italian Club and the Arabic Language Student Organization. Francesca Mirti, the Italian Club’s on-campus advisor and a foreign language instructor, said she started...

Nell’era globale le comunicazioni e, più in specifico, i mezzi di informazione stanno radicalmente cambiando. Stanno cambiando se stessi. Ma, soprattutto, stanno cambiando noi, i loro fruitori. Internet, i social network, i giornali online, i blog, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, le email, servizi come WhatsApp e Skype e tanti altri in continua e quasi...

At a recent awards banquet, Judie Vitiritti-Lynch was so engaged in talking to her former students that she didn’t hear the emcee announce her name. A colleague prompted her to walk up to the podium, because she had won the Italian Consulate in Chicago’s first-ever Midwest Award for Leadership in the Teaching of the Italian Language and Culture. “I...

We talked about the Italian alphabet before, how it has only 21 letters and impossible vowels, and we started to look at some of the spelling rules. However, we didn’t look at one of the most feared feature, especially for its pronunciation: the doubles!

Il 28 marzo scorso si sono tenuti presso il Ministero degli Affari Esteri gli "Stati Generali per la promozione all'estero della formazione superiore italiana". All'evento, voluto dal vice Ministro Mario Giro, hanno partecipato esponenti del MIUR, del Ministero dell'Interno e del sistema universitario e dall'alta formazione italiana. Nel corso dell...

If you make even a slight effort to speak Italian, chances are you’ll have uttered at least one of these already today. But you probably weren’t aware of the strange story behind how that word came to be. Just like every other aspect of its culture, from architecture to food, every word in the Italian language bears traces of the country's long his...

Una vita sospesa tra due continenti, il vecchio e il nuovo. L'America e l'Europa, l'Italia, terra d'origine. I due mondi che uniscono la vita di Joseph Tusiani, poeta e traduttore dei grandi classici italiani in inglese. I suoi versi hanno segnato la storia della letteratura americana, tanto da fargli guadagnare, oltre la fama negli States, la vice...

“Fatta l’Italia, bisogna fare gli Italiani,” famously said Massimo D’Azeglio shortly after the unification of Italy. And he was right: in those faithful last decades of the 19th century, when Risorgimento reached its apogee and political ideas of unity and romanticized nationalism were all the rage in the peninsula, not many considered how cultural...

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...