Italy boasts 12 aptly called ‘historical language communities,’ and countless more dialects and variations. With Italian often regarded as the Latin legacy, it is not widely known that there actually exist languages which resemble the Roman forefather even more than the romantic and notoriously melodical lingua we are familiar with. In fact, Italy...

Dopo Firenze, che ha ospitato le edizioni del 2014 e del 2016, sarà Roma ad accogliere la terza edizione degli Stati Generali della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo. In programma il 22 e 23 ottobre prossimi, anche questa edizione dell’iniziativa sarà organizzata dal Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale in collaborazione con l’...

A gourmet meal led to a food-for-thought opportunity for a handful of Arizona State University students this summer. As a result of discussions sparked at Dinner 2040 — a meal-tasting-turned-panel-talk in Phoenix — between a local organic farmer, an ASU professor and a former project coordinator in the School of Sustainability, five students added...

Scuola PIB is inviting you to an Open House event on September 15th, from 10:30 to 11:30 AM. This will be on occasion for parents, and children alike, to visit the Scuola Piccoli Italiani di Boston, get a feel of how classes work, all the while meeting and greeting the teaching staff, volunteers and parents already part of the program. The open hou...

“E’ l’italiano l’esame di lingua straniera più diffuso e in più rapida crescita nelle scuole degli Stati Uniti d’America”. Lo rende noto Margaret Cuomo (sorella di Andrew, attuale governatore dello Stato di New York), presidente della Italian language foundation (Ilf) di New York , alla vigilia del suo arrivo in Italia con il chairman Louis Tallari...

Welcome back to our tour of the Italian dialects. Today, we move East and we meet with the Cimbrian language which has Germanic origins and is historically located in the Italian regions of Trentino Alto-Adige and Veneto and is currently protected in the province of Trento. But let’s take a look at why this language was and is spoken here.

A private elementary school in Van Nuys, CA seeks Italian teacher with experience teaching elementary school aged children in a school setting for their after school program. After school Italian language classes meet every Tuesday from 2:55 pm to 3:50 pm. Qualified candidate must be a native or near-native Italian speaker, will already have permis...

Negli Stati Uniti la lingua italiana si studia non solo nei licei e nelle università, ma anche alle medie e alle elementari. Dal 2012 le domande per imparare la nostra lingua sono in aumento sia nelle grandi comunità di origine italiana sia nel resto della nazione. Quindi l’italiano occupa una posizione pregevole nelle scuole americane specie nello...

Dear Direttore, You may remember the official launch of the Dual Language program in Italian of June 13, at the Italian Culturale Institute, at the presence of Giorgio Van Straten and Consul General Francesco Genuardi. The event was well attended by people from different boroughs and school districts, it managed to attract several Italian speaking...

A while back I was on the website of one of my favorite history magazines, when I came across a very interesting article about the Italian language and its history. I did a good deal of linguistics and philology in my university years, so many of the historical considerations made were not new to me, but – I admit it – I did learn something I didn'...