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Serata "Porte aperte" oggi, giovedì 17 gennaio, all'Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Chicago.   A partire dalle ore 17.30, la sede di ItalCultura, al 500 di N Michigan Ave, Suite 1405, consentirà a chiunque sia interessato di apprendere il programma delle Winter Session Classes che inizieranno il 22 di gennaio. Si tratta di corsi di lingua it...

By Thomas Franz   When Marina Licari began her educational journey as a kindergarten student 32 years ago, she could hardly speak English. The daughter of Italian immigrants, Licari grew up speaking her parents' native language. Years of bilingual classes and hard work in language arts paid off for Licari, whose journey through Chippewa...

Call for Papers on Modern and Contemporary Italian Cinema for the Seventh Film Symposium, April 20-23, 2016, on New Trends in Modern and Contemporary Italian Cinema Presented by The Department of French and Italian at Indiana University. Submissions are being accepted for original research on new directors and trends in Italian cine...

The Illinois Sons of Italy Foundation recently announced that graduating high school seniors who are full or partially of Italian ancestry are invited to compete for college scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each, to be awarded by the foundation.   The scholarships will be awarded to qualified students who will graduate this year from any...

Spending every summer of his childhood in Sicily convinced Antonino Bondi that he wanted a career somehow related to Italy. He never pictured himself as a teacher in those days, but he has realized his dream in a classroom. Bondi, 31, the son of parents who immigrated from Sicily to Chicago in the 1970s, teaches Italian 2, 3 and 4 in northwest...

At our annual celebration honoring the Italian students inducted into the National Honor Society, "Società Onoraria Italica-Sezione Cristoforo Colombo," the Prospect High School Italian Program showcased the hard work of students at Prospect High and St.   Raymond's and honored members and organizations in the community who share the passion...

by Jan Angilella   After studying Italian in Italy last year, one of the first things I did when I returned home was seek out ways to maintain my progress. I continued the lessons with the school in Italy via Skype, but I also returned to the Italian language school here in Cincinnati, School Amici. The two hours a week at the school with t...

The competition has a Scholarship Value of $1,300.00 (one thousand three hundred dollars). The winner will receive a cultural course at Dante Alighieri Firenze for a week. DAS Michigan pays course directly (approx. $300) and reimburses air/lodging expenses up to $1,000 (upon presentation of receipts and presentation of certificate of completion of...

What a fabulous year the American Association of Teachers of Italian-Midwest Chapter has had! Our current membership stands at 50 with an increased number of 16 from 2014. Four of these members are from Indiana and Ohio.   There are ommittees currently in progress working on an Immersion Day scheduled for February, 2016, in collaboration wit...

By Lauren Rapciak Chicago has a new place for aspiring comic artists to learn the trade: the International School of Comics. Its nine Italian locations (known as Scuola Internazionale di Comics) have been educating students for over 30 years. In March, the very first US branch opened in the Kinzie Corridor. It's time more people heard about this p...

The Western Reserve Historical Society is pleased to offer a series of Basic Italian Language Classes, taught by Serena Scaiola, a native speaker of Italian with many years of teaching experience at all levels in several local Universities. This 8 week, 90-minute, Saturday morning course is designed for individuals with no previous knowledge of It...

Organizer: Lina Insana (University of Pittsburgh). How and by what means does Sicily "belong" to its various geographical, geopolitical, cultural, and affective contexts — southern, Italian, European, Mediterranean, diasporic, and so on? How do the literary, cinematic, theatrical, and other cultural products that have emerged from and about Si...