La XVII edizione della Settimana della Lingua italiana nel Mondo, che quest’anno si terrà dal 16 al 21 ottobre, è una manifestazione che promuove la lingua italiana non solo come strumento di promozione del nostro eccezionale patrimonio culturale ma anche quale straordinario veicolo di comunicazione nel mondo dell’economia e dell’impresa, della sci...

The Week of the Italian Language in the World is an event promoted every year through the consular and diplomatic network of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This year’s edition (16-22 October) focuses on the theme “L’italiano al cinema, l’italiano nel cinema”. The Consulate of Italy in Detroit, in collaboration with the Detroit Film Theatr...

When: Thursday, 19 October, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago. RSVP HERE Come celebrate Italian Language in an evening featuring Italian delicacies and music. As part of the evening, the Observatory of the Italian Language in Chicago (OLIC), under the auspices of the Italian Consulate General of Italy, will...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 6:30-8:30pm. Lecture Hall 101, Feliciano School of Business - Montclair State University - 1 Normal Ave, Montclair, New Jersey. The third part of the "Critical Made in Italy" series, designed by the Inserra Chair in 2016, this episode looks at what can be considered the quintessential Made in Italy product: the Italian la...

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017 From 8:00 am To 7:00 pm -  Where: Department of Italian, Georgetown University, 37th & O Streets NW, Washington, DC 20057 Join us on October 21, at Georgetown University, for the third iteration of the Italian Language and Culture Conference which this year focuses the discussion on pedagogical innovations to increa...

When: Monday, October 16, 2017 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of New York - Organized by : ICI In collaboration with : IACE - Entrance : Free. Book now! Meeting on the teaching and learning of the Italian language organized by IACE (organizer of Italian courses in schools and at the Institute), with examples of language...

When: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 At 7:30 pm - Where: Embassy of Italy - Organized by : Italian Cultural Institute - Entrance : Free Italian cinema relinquished Italian literary language back to the shelf. Its role as a guardian of the language was handed to television, where Italian films in which dialect is prominent are still excluded from program...

Teaching Italian. A Symposium/Workshops for Instructional Materials. Meeting X: "Made in Italy" as a Tool for Language Learning. Friday, October 20, 2017. 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. University Hall - Montclair State University - Montclair, New Jersey "Made in Italy, un percorso tra italianismi e Italian sounding" - Riccardo Giumelli, Università di Vero...

The language of love it may be, but the passion we associate with Italian also makes for its fair share of arguments. For those who think a healthy debate is the best way to sort out differences, you're likely to fit right into the Italian culture of speaking your mind. And with its complex bureaucracy, sometimes arguing is the only way to get thin...

We previously said that Italians really like to use food in their expressions, but what about body parts? For instance, the eyes are a big hit when trying to create metaphors or different expressions as well. You can easily hear conversations like “Luca is the light of my eyes!” “Oh Chiara, occhio! As soon as he gave you sweet eyes, you were lost,”...