Some scholars have studied the new Italian emigration to the United States. It's a very interesting topic, because it's obviously a different emigration in numbers, people and dynamics, compared to the one of 100 years ago: and yet, illuminating parallels can be identified. And the relationship between the heirs of the emigrants of the past, born A...

Idioms are sayings or expressions that often can’t be translated literally. They’re widely used in spoken Italian so a great way to express yourself and make you sound more like a local. In this language lesson, we’re going to look at some idiomatic expressions related to food. As you know, Italy is famous for its food. And quite rightly so! There...

On May 3, 2019 the Italian Consulate in New York has hosted the Association of Italian American Educators Awards and Scholarships for student awardees to study in Pisa, Italy and experience the Italian Language and Culture. The student scholarship awardees have been honored by outstanding Italian American leaders who have demonstrated their individ...

Founded in 2002, A Taste of Italy in Austin was the vision of Elsa Gramola, who was born and raised in Italy and relocated to Austin in 2001. The company brings the very heart of Italy in Austin, Texas, while promoting local Italian businesses and the love of the Italian culture, language, food, art, fashion, music, and activities.  A Taste of Ital...

Si è tenuta la terza riunione annuale degli insegnanti d’italiano sotto il patrocinio del console generale Lorenzo Ortona.  La responsabile dell’ufficio scuole, Anna Zeppieri, ha illustrato i programmi fatti durante l’anno e la crescita che la lingua italiana sta facendo in questo territorio. In crescita sono anche gli studenti che prendono l’esame...

It’s an all-too-familiar battle for some parents — getting their kids to stop playing video games and do their homework. But in one classroom at St. Louis University, video games are just another learning tool, like textbooks or worksheets. The course, Intensive Italian for Gamers, is a hybrid of traditional instruction and in-class video gaming. T...

Nelle università e nelle scuole di management di tutto il mondo è molto di moda l’espressione Stem: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Sono queste le discipline del futuro, gli ambiti di competenza su cui si devono concentrare i manager di oggi e quelli di domani. Si parla anche di pensiero computazionale: la capacità cioè di pensare...

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...