Italian is one of the richest languages, with its wide vocabulary and its melodic sounds. However, something is missing in Italian, something very important to the English language: some letters!

by Lucia Ducci   Invitation to submit an abstract for a prospective edited collection of biographical essays on teachers of Italian language and literature in the United States during the 19th century.   The 19th century witnessed a constant growth of the interest in Italian language, unhealthy literature, health and culture in the Unit...

L'aumento dei corsi di italiano nelle scuole medie e superiori della Contea di Montgomery, negli Stati Uniti, sarà al centro di un incontro presso William H. Farquhar Middle School cui parteciperà il 6 gennaio prossimo il dirigente scolastico dell'Ambasciata d'Italia a Washington DC, Maria Fusco, con alcuni principal delle scuole dell'area. Tale u...

Let’s start our tour of the languages and dialects of Italy with one of the most spoken, especially abroad: Sicilian. Since 2010, Sicilian holds the official status of language and is spoken mostly in Sicily, which is in the south of Italy. According to the UNESCO, in fact, Sicilian is a “mother language” and it could be even older than Italian! Ye...

  WTI Magazine #85    2016 November 21Author : Giulia Casati for the Italian School NJ      Translation by:   Talking about Italian expressions, one that has always interested me while growing up is "to have a tail made out of hay." How many times did my mom ask me if I had a "coda di paglia"!? But what the heck did it mean? Growing up, at first...

  WTI Magazine #84    2016 October 17Author : Giulia Casati for the Italian School NJ      Translation by:   One difficult feature of the Italian language, the one that makes many and many learners scratch their head, is gender. Yes, because Italian as a language has a gender. The word Italian itself has a gend...

  WTI Magazine #83    2016 September 16Author : Giulia Casati for the Italian School NJ      Translation by:   Ciao, beddu, chi si dici? Se te dì cus'è? Ah Italy! The country of that beautiful and melodic language called Italian. But did you know that Italian isn't the only "language" spoken in the peninsula? F...

  WTI Magazine #82    2016 August 19Author : Giulia Casati for the Italian School NJ      Translation by:   One thing everyone knows about Italians is that they love their food. They love their bread, their pasta, their pizza, and nothing else is like a good lasagna made by their grandma. Salami, focaccia, gela...

  WTI Magazine #81    2016 July 15Author : Giulia Casati for the Italian School NJ      Translation by:   English and Italian grammar are very different. Anybody that studies Italian can tell that the Italian and English grammar, specifically the verb tenses and the nouns, are completely different. But the most...

The South East of the United States is an interesting area, where the state of Florida – the biggest and the most advanced in terms of economy and trade – is surely one of the most representative. Among its cities, Miami is undoubtedly the main one, because of a prosperous rate of tourism, finance, art, and, more generally, culture. In this pictur...