The Campiello Junior is the new prize created by the Fondazione Il Campiello, an award recognizing works of Italian fiction and poetry for children, not translated from another language, aimed at an audience of readers between the ages of 10 and 14. The Prize, created in collaboration with the Fondazione Pirelli, was conceived with the aim of promo...

Have you ever wondered why the months that make up the year have those strange names? The subdivision of time in years, months, weeks, and days is an ancient practice that helped civilizations keep track of events and define history. The calendar we use today was introduced by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582, which, for this reason, is known as the Grego...

Dear Friends of Italian Innovators, the new episode of the show is a conversation with Luca Vullo (director, actor, speaker, and communication coach) on the Italian language of gestures and the importance of non-verbal communication in delivering relevant and effective content. Starting from the Italian repertoire of gestures, we examined the gramm...

Hello everyone, this month’s column is about new words that have entered the Italian dictionary in the past couple of years. Before we start, just a little premise. When a word is added to the dictionary, it is not and indication of whether the word is right or wrong, or whether that word is Italian (in this case) or not, a word is added to a dicti...

My dad’s side of our family is nearly 100 percent Italian. As a result, I grew up immersed in Italian-American traditions, including large family gatherings with a lot of food and laughter, mispronouncing words like mozzarella (“mut-za-tel”), and most importantly for this post, learning to talk with my hands. I know it’s a silly stereotype that for...

If you are a musician or an opera fanatic, you are bound to know some Italian, as our beautiful language is regarded as the  language of music across the world. You only need to pick up any score to understand it: piano, pianissimo and forte, allegro, andante and maestoso are only some of the indications every musician and singer follows every day,...

Requirements: Must have a work permit; Native Italian; University degree, preferably in Education; Passion for teaching children; Previous experience in teaching children; Creative, flexible, motivated and with a positive personality. Il/la candidato/a ideale dovrà coordinare insegnanti, sillabi, materiale, libri, e formazione delle classi, con il...

On the occasion of the "21st Week of the Italian Language in the World” the Embassy of Italy is pleased to announce a Contest for students of the Italian language in the United States. Each year, the Week has a different underlying theme for a vast cultural program to advance the promotion of the Italian language. This year in coincidence with the...

What’s the best thing you can do after a glorious meal, when some of the good stuff still remains on the plate, but not quite enough for a full forkful of it? Simple! You grab a piece of bread and do la scarpetta. The “little shoe” is perhaps the most famous culinary act of defiance our country knows, because it isn’t entirely acceptable when it co...

The After-School teacher teaches Italian language skills to students from ages three to six. The teacher must be fluent in Italian language, enjoy working with children, and have practical experience with lesson planning and teaching children ages three to six years old. After-School teachers play the important role in helping children interact wit...