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...

Author Valeria Fanelli launches her first book on bilingualism. “Why don’t Mamma and I speak the same language?” is a publication written both in Italian and English, dedicated to all kids whose parents have moved to the U.S. from Italy and have decided to pass their linguistic heritage to their children. Gianni loves the way he and his mom communi...

Today we are going to talk about adjectives, all those words we use to describe an object or a person. In English it’s relatively a simple matter: the adjective (quality) always goes before the noun (object or person). For instance, the brown table will never be the table brown, or the old man won’t become the man old. Easy peasy.

“Guardali, che belli che sono”, mi dice la mia amica mentre osserva i suoi figli giocare con altri bambini. Un gruppo chiassoso, c’è anche qualche adolescente. “Sono nati a Las Vegas, New York, in Messico, parlano inglese, spagnolo ma soprattutto italiano”. La conversazione avviene in un parco di Las Vegas, se fuori ci sono ancora 30 gradi ed è qua...