Why might your Italian friends think you have ham over your eyes? Why shouldn't you give back bread? Author Michele Segalerba explains these and other culinary expressions. Stare stretti come sardine | To be packed like sardines. You do know this idiom because you have borrowed this one into English. It means to be squeezed in a small place with mo...

The Office of the Italian Consulate in Miami, under the leadership of the honorable Consul General, Cristiano Musillo, who started his tour of duty last August, has announced that a week-long celebration, the 18th International Week of the Italian Language, will take place in various Florida cities from October 15 until October 22, 2018 during the...

Imparare L'Italiano Giocando is an initiative of the Italian Community of St Louis (Comunita' degli Italiani - St Louis). It's meaning "learning Italian while playing or having fun" is a key message that Giovanna Leopardi gives to parents who would like their children to learn Italian. These classes, for kids ages 2 - 12, are not your regular sit d...

A Lecture by Loredana Polezzi (Cardiff University, UK). Monday October 15, 2018 6:30-8:30pm. Lecture Hall 101, Feliciano School of Business. Montclair State UNiversity. 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ, USA PLEASE RSVP HERE by Oct. 12, 2018. Introductory remarks: Teresa Fiore (Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies, MSU). Greetings: Ka...

It is with a great pleasure that we are announcing the first edition of the literary competition Premio Tommaso Cerase.  The competition is free and open to students between the age of 8 and 12 years. There are two sections—prose and poetry, and students are welcome to submit works composed in the mode they favor. The material must be in Italian an...

Please join us for the Opening of the Clorinda Donato Center for Global Romance Languages and Translation Studies on October 18, 2018. The Donato Center was established on January 21, 2017, thanks to a $1.1 million donation by longtime supporter of Italian Studies, Mario Giannini. Named for the director of the George L. Graziadio Center for Italian...

Reading and panel discussion on Elsa Morante’s La Storia. In Italian with English translation. Featuring Giorgio Montefoschi, Angela Borghesi. Moderated by Alessandro Cassin. Reading by Olek Mincer. Organized by Centro Primo Levi and the Italian Cultural Institute on the 80th anniversary of the promulgation of the Racial Laws and the 75th anniversa...

La Commissione Lingua e Cultura del Com.It.Es. presenta “Insegnare Italiano”: una serie di proposte formative on-line e gratuite pensate ad hoc per i docenti di Italiano della circoscrizione consolare di San Francisco, con l’obiettivo di fornire metodologie e strumenti didattici che possano facilitare e fornire spunti per l’insegnamento della lingu...

La Comunita' degli Italiani - St Louis, which represents around 1500 Italians in the St Louis metropolitan region has partnered with Saint Louis University's Italian Club and Italian Studies program led by Professor Simone Bregni. Saint Louis University has a very large study abroad program in Italy and Club Italiano Per Piacere as well as the St L...

The third annual convention of ILT ( Italian Languag Teachers' Workshop), organized by the Italian Department of University of Southern California (USC) will be focused on strategies to galvanise interest in Italian Language and Culture study in the US and increasing enrollment in language courses. A team of six experts in the field, from various N...