Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School Junior Paula Andrade has won first place in the American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI) Long Island Chapter Italian Poetry Contest. Paula won the contest with her recitation of the poem Il Colore de Mestieri (The Color of Professions) by the famed children’s author, Gianna Rodari. Each year, Italian...

Hello dear Italian enthusiasts, today I want to talk about something simple, that sometimes is looked over: how to respond to a grazie. It’s such a simple and common part of the speech, however, it is often dismissed with a simple bookish answer and people get confused when they first encounter daily Italian responses. Let’s take a look. The first...

The St. Louis Italian Language Program’s Summer Camp for Kids is a full-immersion program designed around a variety of activities that will encourage you and your children to learn and speak Italian through singing, cooking, completing art projects, Italian movies/cartoons screenings, playing indoor and outdoor Italian games. In the first part of t...

Italy: The land of pizza, pasta, and prosecco. And also the land of some really-cool sounding last names. In countries around the world, there are specific meanings to the last names of the people who dwell there—and in a country with a long, rich history like Italy, those associations go back to medieval times. Whether you are a lover of Italian f...

Since opening in North Beach as a pop-up store specializing in Italian language books in 2017, Libreria Pino has outgrown several different locations in the neighborhood. Now, the bookstore’s starting a fresh chapter in bigger digs that will serve as its long-term home. For the past 18 months, owner Joseph Carboni has worked to transform the site o...

And we’re back with our grammar lesson. Today we are going to look at specific expressions, in particular the difference in use between anche io and anche a me and anche tu and anche a te. Let’s go! I have to take first a step back and take a look at what io, tu, me and te are. Both io and me refer to the pronoun “I.” Io is the English equivalent o...

Beginning August 1, 2022, Federica Santini will take the position of interim chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures (WLC). Most recently, Santini was the Coordinator of Gender and Women's Studies and Professor of Italian and Interdisciplinary Studies. In her new role, she will focus on supporting department’s faculty in implementin...

The Foundation N.O.I. (Nuovi Orizzonti Italiani) – Ente Gestore for the promotion of the Italian Language and Culture within the Jurisdiction of the Consulate of Italy in Detroit- announces the opening of a position as Executive Director of Italian Language Programs beginning September 1st, 2022. Candidates are asked to provide NOI Foundation Board...

The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia University will present “Being Ariodante” on May 13-14, 2022. The opera, which was written by American composer Jonathan Dawe, will be conducted by Benjamin Grow and stars Bryce McClendon, Dickie Hearts, Sydney Anderson, Richard Pittsinger, Cree Carrico, Vako Gvelesiani, Gil Sweeney, and Chris Bu...

This month we’ve celebrated Easter, so I couldn’t help but to talk about it! Of course, I’ll give you a linguistic interpretation, so this month we’ll talk about Easter in the Italian language. Let’s take a look. After what feels like a very long quaresima, “Lent,” full of sacrifices and penitence, Pasqua, “Easter,” finally comes and brings a lot o...