The United States has historically been an interesting context for the study of bilingualism. After the two migratory processes of 1880-1927 and 1950-1970, the Italian American community is composite and stratified on a socio-cultural and linguistic level; for the third or fourth generation of descendants born in the USA, knowledge of Italian is of...

Today, I’d like to talk about the use of the word allora. It’s a pretty common word in Italian and you’ll often hear Italian native speakers use it; however, if you are studying Italian, it can be pretty tricky to understand how and when to use it. I hope I can bring you a few examples that will make you confident enough to try to use it yourself!...

ICC cerca un Direttore/Direttrice part-time per la Scuola dei Ragazzi. Il programma offre corsi di lingua italiana a bambini e ragazzi dai 3 ai 17 anni. Requisiti: laurea in scienze dell’educazione o titolo di studio equipollente, madrelingua italiana o ottima conoscenza dell'italiano (C1-CEFR), esperienza nell'insegnamento dell'italiano come lingu...

When: Saturday October 23rd from 4:00 to 6:00pm - Where: Chevy Chase Village Hall, 5906 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 The 21st edition of the Week of the Italian Language in the World is dedicated to Dante Alighieri, often considered the “Father of the Italian Language.” Dante, who wrote the Divine Comedy in the vernacular rather than L...

Anyhow, if Many Saints really put you in a nostalgic mood, you may want to visit St. Lucy’s parish in Newark from October 15-17, for its annual festival in celebration of St. Gerard. The festival, now in its 122nd year, inspired the season six Sopranos episode “The Ride,” equal parts hilarious and horrifying, mainly because Tony Sirico’s Paulie Wal...

In honor of the 21st annual Week of the Italian Language in the World, Fondazione Italia, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles & San Francisco and the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles & San Francisco, would like to invite K-12 students to participate in a poetry contest that will showcase their creativity and...

We're Hiring! Youth School Director. The ICC is looking for a part-time Director of the Youth School. The program offers Italian language courses to children from 3 to 17 years. Requirements: University degree in Language Education, native speaker of Italian or equivalent (C1-CEFR), experience in teaching Italian as L2 to children and teenagers. Pl...

The Campiello Junior is the new prize created by the Fondazione Il Campiello, an award recognizing works of Italian fiction and poetry for children, not translated from another language, aimed at an audience of readers between the ages of 10 and 14. The Prize, created in collaboration with the Fondazione Pirelli, was conceived with the aim of promo...

Have you ever wondered why the months that make up the year have those strange names? The subdivision of time in years, months, weeks, and days is an ancient practice that helped civilizations keep track of events and define history. The calendar we use today was introduced by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582, which, for this reason, is known as the Grego...

Dear Friends of Italian Innovators, the new episode of the show is a conversation with Luca Vullo (director, actor, speaker, and communication coach) on the Italian language of gestures and the importance of non-verbal communication in delivering relevant and effective content. Starting from the Italian repertoire of gestures, we examined the gramm...