In Italy we say: Marzo pazzerello, aprile con l’ombrello – March is a goofy fellow, in April you need the umbrella – so what a better topic for April than rain? This month I’m going to tell you all about Italian expressions that have to do with rain. Let’s begin!  In Italy, every month has a specific quality to it, and April is the rainy month of t...

Il liceo Notre Dame di West Haven in Connecticut vuole cancellare il programma di italiano perché non crede che sia una lingua per il futuro. Il Connecticut vanta la seconda più alta percentuale di abitanti di discendenza italiana, circa il 16,6%, ed è il secondo stato negli USA per il maggior numero di persone che parlano l’italiano a casa. Quindi...

Togliersi qualche sfizio, (satisfy a quirky need) or even mangiare qualcosa di sfizioso (eating something tasty and indulgent) are popular expression indeed in the Italian language.  Sfizio is one of those words we use continuously, yet without really knowing anything about its origins. And so, it is surprising to learn it probably has southern roo...

As a research assistant for Fordham’s oral history initiatives, the Bronx Italian American History Initiative (BIAHI) and The Bronx African American History Project (BAAHP), Alison Rini, FCRH ’21, said she saw shared themes between the two projects. Soon after that, Rini said her research mentor Kathleen LaPenta, along with Co-Director of BIAHI, Ja...

Un grande lavoro di squadra. È così che il Console Generale Francesco Genuardi ha definito l’introduzione del Dual Language Program inglese/italiano nella Publich School 242 di Harlem, il primo a Manhattan, dopo quello già attivo a Brooklyn. Un lavoro di squadra che ha visto coinvolti istituzioni italiane e americane, associazioni, rappresentanti d...

When searching for the most useful Italian words to learn, you might come across lists of nouns like gatto (cat), cane (dog), casa (house), and so on. These are fine if you’re a total beginner, or a preschooler. But are they really the most useful words of all? Like all good Italian students, I studied my endless lists of nouns and verb conjugation...

In bocca la lupo is an expression that divides Italy in a half. It is used by everyone, everywhere and at any time, yet some believe that saying it brings misfortune on the person to whom we say it, unless a specific answer is given. We’re complicated people, we Italians, especially when it comes to bad omens and scaramanzia.  But one thing at a ti...

The Italian professors from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee organized an Italian Day. Students in Ms. Sabrina’s second and third grade full Italian Immersion class were invited to participate. Victory students arrived at the student Union and were greeted by the team of Italian professors. Victory students were given a guided tour of the camp...

Full Time High School Seniors from anywhere in the U.S. who are currently enrolled in Italian language classes and who have been accepted to an accredited College or University are eligible for consideration for this scholarship offered by the Patrons of Italian Culture. A commitment to a major or minor in Italian Language or Italian Studies is str...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm. Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth Street, Lake Oswego OR 97034. Using the themes of the movies of the Italian Film Festival (link is external), Professor Zagarella will discuss topics, changes and challenges facing Italy society today. Professor Zagarella is the Language Courses Coordinator at Portl...