Thursday October 10 6:00 pm. Società Dante Alighieri NYC, Inc. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, Manhattan, NY. Admission: free; open to the public. Contact: RSVP by calling 212-642-2094. Seating is limited and seats cannot be reserved. For further information, see www.ladantenyc.org This symposium opens...

Salve (sahl-vai), is  a strange Italian word indeed.It is a Latin word — no, it “does not come from” Latin, it actually is Latin! — whose use is attested in Italian in  all epochs. The linguists among you  may like to know it’s the imperative of the verb salvēre, which means being healthy. So,  when we use it we, quite literally, wish our interlocu...

Spazio Italiano Language Center located in San Francisco is looking for an instructor to teach Italian language classes for its after school academic program. Children’s ages range from 7-13 years old. Classes are held every afternoon, Monday through Friday from 3:00 – 6:00 pm. Ideal candidates are Italian native speakers with a college degree. A b...

So You Want to Speak Italian! “Which Italian?” “Wadda ya mean which? The real Italian!” “Well, now, which one is that?” “The one they speak in Italy, but of course…” Actually, there are a number of “real” Italian languages. For example, did you know the “dialect” you, your parents or grandparents may have spoken was real Italian… and still is! In f...

Ciao a tutti! Spero che tutti si siano divertiti quest’estate. Alcuni di noi hanno avuto il piacere di vedere alcuni di voi a vari eventi come la festa di Ferragosto e The Festival of Nations mentre per altri la riunione di Ottobre rappresenterà la prima opportunità di riunirsi con altri appassionati della lingua e cultura italiana da mesi. Per la...

The next CELI (Certificate of Italian as a foreign language: https://www.unistrapg.it/en/certification-italian-foreign-language) exam session administered by Florida International University in Miami will take place on November 16, 2019. Applicants must register by October 16, 2019. Please send the application form (https://www.unistrapg.it/sites/d...

La Florence University of the Arts (FUA) è lieta di annunciare l'apertura alle iscrizioni al 'corso di aggiornamento di lingua italiana e didattica per docenti' rivolti ad insegnanti di lingua italiana residenti negli Stati di Connecticut, New Jersey e New York. Il corso si terrà nelle date 23-27 marzo (17:00-19:30) presso la High School of Fashion...

Today I am going to cheat a little bit. I am not in fact going to talk about Italian words specifically, but about Italian words that became completely part of the English vocabulary. Let’s begin by saying that as all loanwords, they are not fully used properly, as the Italian grammar and meaning would require, but hey, that’s just the way it is. S...

On the occasion of the “19th Week of the Italian Language in the World,” the Embassy of Italy is pleased to announce a Video Contest for Italian language students in the United States. Each year, Italian Language Week has a different underlying theme and a vast cultural program to advance the promotion of our Italian language. This year, the theme...

 The Italian Language Foundation (ILF) is pleased with LaGuardia High School's recent decision to continue offering AP Italian in 2020, following an initial decision to discontinue the course. The College Board's new Director of AP Italian Language & Culture, Dr. Stephen Johnson, praised the ILF's efforts, saying: "I would like to thank the Italian...