WTI Magazine #79    2016 May 13Author : Giosuè Prezioso      Translation by:   We are in May, and soon, in a couple of weeks, we will be enjoying longer days, hotter weeks, and more pleasant mornings: summer is coming! However, 'summer' does not strictly mean 'sun' and 'sunbathing', 'beach' and 'gelato', summ...

  WTI Magazine #77    2016 March 18Author : Giosuè Prezioso      Translation by:   According to the Californian neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine, the amount of words pronounced on a daily basis by women and men is very diverse: the former, in fact, can use until 20 thousand terms, the latter only 7 thousands...

di Fucsia Fitzgerald Nissoli  Ha destato clamore, in questi giorni, la notizia di un taglio ai fondi per la promozione linguistica italiana all'estero, al capitolo 3153 del MAECI, pari a 2 milioni e 625 mila euro per il 2016, dopo che, durante l'esame della legge di stabilità, il lavoro svolto in Senato aveva permesso di azzerare i tagli oper...

La casa automobilistica di vetture sportive Ferrari ospita alcune lezioni di italiano, in collaborazione con l'Italian American Committee on Education (IACE). Allievi delle scuole medie superiori che studiano l'italiano in una delle scuole sostenute dallo IACE nei tre stati di New York, New Jersey e Connecticut avranno l'opportunità di imparare che...

The Scuola Italiana Enrico Fermi (SIEF) is pleased to announce exciting news: the inauguration of its Chicago location in Wicker Park, Toddlers playgroups, Saturday classes and the first Italian Summer Camp in Chicago. The Scuola (SIEF) will open its doors on April 2nd, 2016 for Playgroups and Children Courses on Saturdays at the Monsigno...

The University of Berkeley is inaugurating its Program for the Study of Italy on Friday, February 19 from 2-4PM at 201 Moses Hall. The gathered crowd will be treated to a discussion with Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Professor of Italian and History at NYU, and Stephanie Malia Hom, Professor of Italian at the University of Oklahoma. The two distinguished Italian...

by Dan Gentile Prostitution has different connotations around the world, but there's only one place where it's inspired a sauce. That place is Italy and the stuff is puttanesca, which translates roughly to "lady of the night."   Some sources call the sauce Roman (The Oxford Companion to Italian Food), but it's more commonly associated...

By Howard Norman   Jhumpa Lahiri lived with her family in Rome in 2012. Though she had studied Italian for 20 years, as part of her "full immersion" into the Italian language, she now kept a kind of philological notebook, full of vocabulary, phrases, rules of grammar. Initially, some of this was shaped into an essay in the magazine Internazi...

by Ken Davis   The Italian American Club of Mahopac is offering children ages 2 -13 the opportunity to learn all about Italian culture. Classes will focus on different themes and immerse children into the Italian language and culture through hands-on activities, speaking, reading and writing.   Classes will be taught by a New Yor...

Professor Tom Means of the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Modern Languages Department recently discovered that the BMCC Italian program, in which enrollment has quadrupled since 2000, is the largest Italian program among community colleges, nationwide. Professor Means has also just published an article examining language learnin...