“La nuova normativa in materia di acquisto della cittadinanza italiana per matrimonio ha introdotto, per il richiedente, il requisito della conoscenza della lingua italiana e non ha previsto un adeguato regime transitorio per chi avesse già avviato l'iter per la domanda”. Per tali ragioni, la senatrice Francesca Alderisi (FI), eletta nella Circoscr...

People probably have been telling you how Italian is hard because of its verbs, tenses, endings, and articles. But what about prepositions? Has anyone ever told you anything about them? Well, well, well. Let me just tell you about them.  To begin with, what are prepositions? They are usually short words that precede a noun or pronoun and that expre...

The Embassy of Italy brings more Italian language to Washington DC public schools. A new Memorandum of Understanding (MOA) between Italy and the District of Columbia was finalized today during a ceremony hosted by the Embassy with the leadership of the DC Public Schools (DCPS) administration, including Maggie White, Deputy Chief of Inner Core, and...

Italian has got to be one of the world's most romantic languages, and its vocabulary is well endowed with words for all things lovey-dovey. Here are a few words and phrases that might come in handy this Valentine's Day. Flirting: Italians have a reputation for being flirty, so these phrases could well come in handy if you're navigating the Italian...

Non iniziare mai una frase con “allora”!  Or so say all Italian primary school teachers to their pupils. And they are certainly right, at least when it comes to formal writing and speaking, but let us be honest: the love story between this ubiquitous little morsel of lexicon and the people of Italy is never going to end.  It all started, as it almo...

CALL FOR PAPERS: The American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI) will hold its annual conference at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, from May 30-June 2, 2019. The conference theme is open, but AATI encourages presenters to consider topics regarding current situations and events in Italy today, as well as those traditional subjects concern...

The award was presented by C.A.S.IT President Giaconda Motta, Italian Consul Education Officer Professor Adamo Castelnuovo, and Eliot School Principal Traci Walker Griffith. Dr. Giuseppe Giangregorio and his brother, Fernando Giangregorio, own the Green Cross Pharmacy on Hanover Street in the North End. Principal Griffith said the Eliot School is t...

In 2001, the University of Washington Rome Center established a year-long student internship position designed to give UW students a unique opportunity to gain practical experience working in an office environment in an international setting. It was named the Trina Deines Rome Center Internship in 2009 in honor of our UWRC Director Emeritus. The po...

“Forza Italia ha sempre dimostrato una grande attenzione per i cittadini italiani residenti all’estero. Per questo, oggi, durante il question time, ho sottoposto al ministro della Pubblica Istruzione, Marco Bussetti, il problema degli enti certificatori, chiedendo una soluzione in tempi rapidi da parte del Governo”. Così Fucsia Nissoli, deputata di...

New year, new section! Since just like any other language, Italian is alive, I decided that it was time to talk about its developments, its neologisms, its life! As technology progresses, new objects enter our lives and a language has to find new words for them, new adjectives, new verbs. So I decided to discuss them with you, to keep you updated,...