The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation promotes the dissemination of Italian publications and films abroad by granting subsidies for translation and dubbing/subtitling, which represent a strategic tool in the promotion of Italian language and culture abroad. The Foreign Ministry grants two types of financial incentives: Grant...

Stilare una classifica delle lingue più parlate al mondo non è facile intanto perché è praticamente impossibile conoscere il numero preciso delle persone che parlano una determinata lingua perché, prima di tutto, è difficile stabilire qual è la vera differenza tra lingua e dialetto. Poi bisogna tenere conto di quale istituzione rileva i dati e del...

“Una misura a costo zero per sostenere la diffusione della lingua e della cultura italiana e poter così corrispondere alla sempre crescente domanda di Italia proveniente da tutto il mondo”. Così la senatrice Francesca Alderisi (FI) - eletta nella Circoscrizione Estero, ripartizione Nord e Centro America - che ha depositato un disegno di legge in Se...

The great South African leader Nelson Mandela once noted, “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” As Mandela suggests, through Italian language, we can deepen our connection to all things Italian. And as we all know, Italy has so much to offer. Its a...

“Nuovi approcci all’insegnamento dell’italiano nella East e West Coast”americane è il tema del seminario online organizzato dalla cattedra di studi italo americani intitolata a Theresa and Lawrence R. Inserra della Montclaire University. Promosso in collaborazione con l’Italian Program (Dipartimento di lingue e letterature moderne) e il supporto de...

“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...