As they say in Italian, Così va il mondo. For our US readers, hardly any of whom speak the language anymore, let me translate: “So the world goes.” From 2001 to 2017, the number of Americans speaking Italian at home dropped from almost 900,000 to just over 550,000, an incredible 38% reduction in just 16 years. Among languages with at least 100,000...

For the 2019 school year, AATI is committed to offering an innovative National Italian Exam that is aligned with the ACTFL Performance Guidelines and the 2012 ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. The NIE Committee envisions the exam not only as an assessment tool which will provide teachers and students with diagnostic feedback and positive washback to he...

Two Brewster High School students were recognized last month for their Italian prowess at a ceremony at Eastchester High School. Senior Julia Giardina and junior Sofia Ruggiero received awards for excellence in Italian from the Westchester Coalition of Italian American Organizations. “The two students were not just chosen for their grades in Italia...

When: Saturday, December 8 – Kids “Project 28” Italian Music - Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pmCosts: $20 per child (8 to 12 years old only) – $5 discount with PROMO05 code Orange County Language Center This music workshop conducted by Italian music teacher, Marco Bazzi, is based on Italy’s “Project 28” program that espouses teaching music through listening, t...

On October 22, the third edition of the Joint Action for the Italian language in the World, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, University and Scientific Research, the Accademia della Crusca and the Embassy of the Helvetic Confederation to Italy, took place in Rom...

Saturday, December 8, 2018, 2-8 PM and Sunday, December 9, 2018, 2-8 PM. Stony Brook University, Wang Center Lecture Hall 1, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794. The Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University in collaboration with the Associazione Culturale ArtMedia (Rome, Italy) will present "Italy on Screen Today/ EDIZIONE III " to...

It was a lovely drizzly evening on Nov. 5 when my dad, former AP Italian teacher Prof. Canetta, and I went to the Italian Consulate next to Boston Harbor. For months, I had felt anxious for the prestigious award ceremony that was about to happen. In May, I applied to the Eduitalia scholarship that pertained to any student who had taken the AP Itali...

During the third week of Italian cuisine, the Italian Embassy in DC, in cooperation with the Italian Institute of Culture, organized a seminar on Mediterranean Diet with acclaimed chef and author, Amy Riolo. In the course of the seminar, Matteo Galli a college student from the University of Maryland was awarded a prize for his essay describing with...

Let’s continue our journey through all the languages and dialetti spoken in Italy. Today, we’ll talk about the lingua veneta, the language that takes its name from the north-eastern region of Veneto.

At Montclair State University on Friday, October 26th, the eleventh Teaching Italian Symposium/Workshops, “Art at the Core of the Language Curriculum,” was dedicated to the enhancement of the teaching of the Italian language in North America. The day was beautiful, and from the windows of the conference center, which is situated on the seventh floo...