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...

Il DDL in materia di promozione della lingua e della cultura italiane all’estero depositato dalla sen. Francesca Alderisi (FI), eletta nella Circoscrizione Estero, ripartizione Nord e Centro America, negli scorsi giorni è stato fatto proprio e sottoscritto anche dagli altri senatori eletti oltre confine: i senatori Cario (Maie), Fantetti (FI), Gara...

If you were to take a poll in the streets of, let’s say, Milan, or Florence, or Rome, asking Italians what the most important language for business might be, we’d be willing to bet you’d collect only one answer: English. It’s no secret  that English is the most commonly spoken language in the world, and in countries like Italy,  being comfortable w...

Sign the petition to keep Italian at Notre Dame High School in West Haven, CT. Connecticut boasts the second highest percentage of residents of Italian heritage (16.6%), narrowly trailing Rhode Island, and also ranks second nationally for Italian spoken at home, after the State of New York. Notre Dame declares that their Foreign Language Department...

Iscrizioni aperte fino al 30 aprile per le Maria Manetti Shrem Grants 2019. Ad annunciarlo è la Commissione Lingua e Cultura del Comites di San Francisco, ricordando che le borse di studio sono destinate agli studenti che affronteranno l’esame Ap Italian. In base ai loro risultati verranno assegnati premi da 50 a 100 dollari. L’iniziativa, sottolin...

The Director of the Coccia Institute is delighted to announce the 2019 Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian (K-12). Recognizing the importance of acknowledging and motivating excellence in the teaching of Italian, the Coccia family and Lawrence Inserra, Jr., have established this significant award. Our donor...