In the past, we have already talked about the differences between the two main simple pasts in Italian: imperfetto and passato prossimo. We have already seen how imperfetto simply changes endings while passato prossimo is made up of the auxiliary, essere or avere ­plus the past participle. We have also talked about when to use one auxiliary and the...

As Italian-American Heritage Month continues throughout the United States, we are also set to celebrate one very special week beginning on October 21– La Settimana della Lingua Italiana Nel Mondo, which celebrates the impact the Italian language has had around the world. While learning Italian is something that many Italian-Americans choose to do t...

Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 8:00 AM (EDT). Department of Italian, Georgetown University, Washington, DC. This conference will focus on the challenges to research and teaching that 21st century classrooms and learning environments pose. In particular, we will discuss questions such as: How do young adults learn in the digital era? How do we tailor...

Friday October 25. 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. Montclair State University, University Hall Conference Center (7th floor). One Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ. Admission: $50 registration fee for teachers; $25 fee for graduate students and student teachers. Contact: Cav. Mary Ann Re, Ph.D., Director 973-655-4038 rem@montclair.edu Twelfth in a series of all-day...

Italian Short Stories for Beginners, narrated by actress Lucia Grillo for Touri Language Learning, contains 10 easy-to-listen-to, engaging, and fun stories that will help you to expand your vocabulary and give you the tools to improve your grasp of the Italian language. Improve your comprehension, grow your vocabulary, and spark your imagination wi...

Wednesday, October 23, 2019. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT. ICCC Houston, 1101 Milford St., Houston, TX 77006. Come celebrate Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo (The Week of Italian Language in the World) with us! We will be showing Il Deserto Dei Tartari and we will talk about the Magic Realism in Dino Buzzati’s works. The movie and lecture are par...

To celebrate the 19th edition of the Week of the Italian Language in the World, that this year will focus on "Italian and the stage" (“L’Italiano e il palcoscenico”), our October Social Meeting will host Prof. Cicali from Georgetown University who will present a talk on “Languages of the Italian theater, from Venice to Naples”. October 20, 2019 at...

The 19th edition of the Week of the Italian Language in the World was presented today at the headquarters of the Dante Alighieri Society in Rome. This year the event will be dedicated to "the Italian language on stage". From 21 to 27 October, the Embassies, Consulates and Italian Cultural Institutes will promote the study and dissemination of the I...

Following the publication of his book "L’italiano è Meraviglioso. Come e perché dobbiamo salvare la nostra lingua", Claudio Marazzini, the President of the century-old institution Accademia della Crusca, gives a lecture about the importance of preserving and promoting the Italian language. Event in Italian. Claudio Marazzini, is the president of th...

My relationship with Piedmontese, the dialect of my region, has always been ambivalent. Growing up in a small rural community, I learned it without even noticing, because everyone around me would speak it. Even my parents, who would always speak in Italian to me, often switched to Piedmontese when chatting to one another. My grandparents used it ex...