Many people visit Italy every year and I assume that not even half of them know Italian, except for those few words that everybody around the world knows. If you are not interested in learning Italian at all, then feel free to speak English, but if you want to learn Italian to fully enjoy your first stay in Italy, read on to find out about my five...

Si è svolta a Washington D.C. la cerimonia di consegna degli Awards del Pete Taylor Partnership of excellence, che, per la prima volta dalla sua istituzione, ha visto protagonista l’istituzione italiana consolare di Miami grazie anche alla importante attività operativa dell' Ente Gestore Odli.  Il Console Generale d’Italia a Miami, Gloria Marina Be...

Art, good food, the sea… it’s no mystery why every year millions of us choose to make Italy our summer holiday destination. If you’re heading to Italy this year, don’t forget that not only Italian is one of the most beautiful languages in the world, but it’s also loads of fun to speak! We’ve compiled a list of 20 phrases that will serve you well on...

Come to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Applauso Learning Center! Friday August 11 from 6 to 8 PM. 111 Warren Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030 - Suite 15A The Center offers full-immersion Italian Language courses at all levels and all ages! Open to the public - Free wine tasting, live Italian music, homemade Italian food, games, and a short fun and in...

Let’s continue on our journey around Italy and its beautiful dialects. We are now landing in the Italian capital: Rome or as you’d say in Italian, Roma. Roma’s dialect is very interesting because it’s more than a dialect, it’s considered more a way of speaking than a dialect due its similarities in grammar and form to standard Italian. In a way, Ro...

1. There is not even one “Learn Italian Quick” program that will be your be-all-end-all. There is no lightning in a bottle for Italian. There are hundreds of great, high-quality resources, many of which I can recommend, but know, above all, that YOU are the person learning the language. As polyglot Luca Lampariello often says, “Languages cannot be...

Why are we so drawn to Italian language and culture? What is the particular fascination with Italian by foreigners? To understand the great influence that Italy and Italian has globally, we interviewed Annamaria Testa, an equally fascinating Italian. Entrepreneur and academic, expert in communication and creativity, she owns her own advertising age...

It happened again the other day. I was walking down the street in my home city in the US when I heard it; a couple speaking Italian. I hurried to catch up with them, staying close so I could eavesdrop. From what I could understand, they were talking about remodelling their house. Not the most elegant topic. But the words sounded so beautiful that I...

In this episode of The Italian American Podcast, we talk with Dianne Hales.  Hales is the author of La Bella Lingua and a widely published, award-winning freelance journalist.  In this episode, Dianne tells the story of her love for the Italian language and how learning to speak Italian has enriched her life in so many ways. In our Stories Segment,...

IL MAECI ha concluso una media partnership con RAI Italia per la promozione delle iniziative connesse alla XVII Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel mondo, "L'Italiano al cinema, l'italiano nel cinema", in programma dal 16 al 22 ottobre p.v. Grazie a tale partnership, RAI Italia promuovera' una programmazione dedicata alla Settimana nell'ambito dell...