People who’ve lived in the Gig Harbor area for any length of time — especially those who were students at Peninsula High School or Marcus Whitman Junior High between 1982 and 2010 — know about Paul Spadoni. He was the journalism teacher and advisor to PHS’s student newspaper, “Peninsula Outlook” and under his leadership, the paper was inducted into...

L'insegnamento della lingua italiana iniziò nel 1950 quando Inez Lucchetti, Faliero Lucaccini e Maria Marchesi istituirono le prime classi d'italiano per bambini figli di emigrati che vivevano nella Città di Stockton e dintorni, dove gli italiani avevano fatto fortuna coltivando la fertile terra della vallata di San Joaquin. Nel 1974 queste classi...

It's known as the language of love, but many expats and students struggle with the peculiarities of Italian. The good news is that if you relate to most of the items on this list, you're not far off fluency.  They say a picture paints a thousand words, but a combination of a drawn out ‘boh’ (a way of expressing 'what do I know?') or ‘dai’ ('come on...

Learn Italy Usa lancia un nuovo progetto che avvicina le nuove generazioni dei due lati dell’Atlantico. Come ha annunciato il suo presidente Massimo Veccia, nei prossimi mesi verranno conferite 5 borse di studio totali e 10 parziali a giovani per il corso di alta specializzazione “Made In & By Italy”, che per la prima volta sarà aperto congiuntamen...

«Prendo o carro e vado a fare un bisinisse». La parlata dei «bravi ragazzi» di Broccolino immortalati dai film di Scorsese e Coppola è ormai entrata nell’immaginario collettivo. Ma non c’erano solo loro. Quanti italiani sono emigrati ovunque nel mondo nel secolo scorso? Solo nel 1916, anno-record, fecero le valigie 872.598 italiani (dati Istat). E...

Do you remember a few months ago when we talked about all the Italian expressions and sayings connected to food? Well, of course we said that food is a main component of Italian culture and tradition, so, why wouldn’t it be part of its language too? Well, there is another feature that is sometimes forgotten, but very important as well: vino! Oh, It...

Barbara Klein, president of the Italian Film Festival USA and long-time resident of the metro St. Louis area, has been acknowledged by the President of the Republic of Italy with the conferral of the title of Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d'Italia (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy). The award recognizes her thirteen years as president...

As a superbly trained and deeply committed teacher of the Italian language, Kelly Matthews won the Midwest Award for Leadership in the Teaching of Italian Language and Culture, sponsored by the Italian Consulate. The primary element of her winning application had to do with the way that her Italian classes are involved in the community, evidenced b...

For 18-year-old Angelica Dore, 2017-18 is turning out to be a year of first-time experiences: Studying anatomy at the high-school level and playing on a basketball team. Sampling new foods, such as peanut butter paired with jelly. Watching with wonder as grown-ups, not just children, wear costumes for Halloween. “I do recommend it,” the young woman...

A $2 million gift from Arnold Lisio ’56, ’60M (MD) and Anne Lisio endows the Lisio Program in Italian Studies within Arts, Sciences & Engineering (AS&E) at the University of Rochester. This gift ensures that students will always be able to study in Italy and have opportunities to enhance their understanding and appreciation for the language, art, c...