We previously said that Italians really like to use food in their expressions, but what about body parts? For instance, the eyes are a big hit when trying to create metaphors or different expressions as well. You can easily hear conversations like “Luca is the light of my eyes!” “Oh Chiara, occhio! As soon as he gave you sweet eyes, you were lost,”...

The Italian Language Program is looking for Italian teachers for Bethesda, MD, D.C. and Virginia locations. We are also looking for assistants, interns, university students or high school students in need of SSL hours, who want to experience teaching or marketing/communication/event related jobs.Please find details on our webpage http://www.italian...

To the people of physically and spiritually impoverished Gagliano in the Basilicata, it seemed that Christ Stopped at Eboli, Carlo Levi wrote in his classic eponymous memoir, and it can feel the same for those seeking Italian culture outside of New York City. Italian-American social and cultural associations abound in the Tri-State area, to be sure...

Many wonderful things take place at Italian Fest – sometimes behind the scenes.  This year, the Matt Melucci Italian Studies Fund Committee at SIUE, working with the Italian American Club of Southwestern Illinois, invites you to contribute to their special cause – helping to finance Italian language student study in Italy.  Your contribution to the...

On the occasion of the “17th Week of Italian Language in the World”, the Embassy of Italy is pleased to announce a Video Contest for students of Italian language in the United States. The Week of the Italian Language in the World is an event promoted yearly by the cultural and diplomatic network in the third week of October under the High Patronage...

Italian might be known as the language of love but - far more importantly - it's also the language of food.If you're spending time in Italy, learning the words that relate to eating and drinking should be top of your to-do list. And if you're looking for an authentic Italian foodie experience, your best bet is to steer clear of chequered tablecloth...

When:Monday, October 16, 2017 From 6:00 pm To 7:30 pm - Where: Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington, DC 20008 - Entrance : Free Since its beginnings, cinema has sought inspiration and legitimation in literature. Italian literature, in particular, has given cinema precious ideas, themes and stories. But cinema, in turn, has repaid...

Italian as we know it today was not always spoken throughout Italy. The Italian language did not become the staple language until well into the end of the 19th Century during the process of Italian unification, or the Risorgimento. Until then, the Italian peninsula was made up of Italo-Romance dialects and smaller minority languages that were diffe...

What: "Italiano tra il dire e il fare. Tra grammatica, lessico e cultura", un seminario didattico curato da Roberto Tartaglione. - When: Friday, September 22, 2017 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM - Where: University of Illinois at Chicago, 801 S. Morgan Street, Daley Library Conference Room 1- 470. Entrance : Free Il seminario didattico curato dal dottor Roberto...

It’s not always easy being bilingual. Multilingualism might come with plenty of benefits, but it also causes its fair share of confusion – especially when you realize your native language no longer comes as naturally to you as it used to. More and more of us are learning Italian, for a whole host of reasons ranging from career development to practi...