For the 2020-2021 academic year, NAU Education Abroad at the Center for International Education and the Global Languages and Cultures department hosted Tania Ferronato from Italy as a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA). The Fulbright FLTA Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and designed to develop Americans’ knowl...

Tuesday, May 18 - 7:00 pm Pacific Time. Register Here. A Zoom link will be sent the day before the event. Organized by: Portland Italians. Join us for a Unique, Engaging, & Interactive Italian Language Lesson! Pina Di Rosa will take us on a journey through three beautiful Italian songs; Volare, Con te partirò, and Il mare calmo della sera. We will...

The Department of Romance and Classical Studies is very pleased to celebrate Maria Silva, Italian Minor in RCS, for her fully-funded acceptance to the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Ph.D. Program in Italian. This program is notable for having a large focus on interdisciplinary studies, i.e. bridging art history with Italian language and culture,...

Since Dante’s Week was a few weeks ago, I’ve decided to pay him homage for a bit longer. The Accademia della Crusca has been posting a word a day from his masterpiece, The Devine Comedy, in honor of the 700th anniversary of his death; and I must say, some are quite unexpected. So I decided to give you a tour of some of the most interesting words an...

The Italian Language Foundation recently qualified for a matching grant from the Francesco & Mary Giambelli Foundation, and matched a $125,000 donation from the Foundation. The Italian Language Foundation (ILF) is dedicated to the promotion and support of Italian language education nationally. It motivates and rewards students of Italian from middl...

L’Italiano, negli Stati Uniti, è una lingua da non perdere. Su questo tema si sono concentrati gli interventi di Fucsia Nissoli (Forza Italia) e Francesca La Marca (Partito Democratico), deputate elette nella circoscrizione Nord-Centro America. Insomma, partiti diversi, ma che si rincorrono sugli stessi obiettivi, con l’interesse comune di preserva...

Despite the challenges that this period has imposed on us, something magical is happening in Brooklyn. Starting from last October 2020, Simona Rodano's program known in New York as the Italian Fairy is flying to the Federation of Italian American Organizations (FIAO) in the very modern complex called "Il Centro". An avant-garde building designed a...

Pasticcio (pah-stee-tchoh) comes from the vulgar Latin pasticium, in turn related to another late Latin word we know much better, pasta. It is attested in our beautiful language for the first time in 1525, a tad too late for our Dante to use it in his Commedia, but early enough to make it common when Caravaggio was around. Fare un pasticcio means t...

The Patrons of Italian Culture Announce The Albert J. Casola Prize for the Study of Italian Language and Culture "Full Time" undergraduate and graduate students of Italian descent, enrolled at an accredited educational institution are eligible for consideration for this scholarship. A major or minor in Italian Language or Italian Studies is not a p...

The University of Arkansas' Daniela D'Eugenio, assistant professor of Italian, recently presented "Comics and Graffiti for the 'Week of the Italian Language in the World'" on the  roundtable session "Teaching Popular Culture in the Intermediate Language Courses" at the 52nd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA). The...