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by Mauro Battocchi   The campaign to "Adopt an Italian-Language Student" started with a bang last Saturday at the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) in San Francisco. For quite some time AP training opportunities on the West Coast have been scarce. It was high time for the teachers of Italian of the Bay Area to be paid a most welcome visit by...

Roosevelt Middle School (http://www.rooseveltms.com) located in Glendale, CA is looking for a teacher for a 7th grade Italian Language elective starting in the 2016-2017 school year. Students will be coming from the Franklin Italian Dual-Immersion program. Applicant should have Italian Single-Subject credential. If applicant does not have an...

All of ICC courses are taught by native-speaking Italian teachers. We seek part-time native Italian instructors with the start of each new term to teach Italian language or Italian culture classes in art, music, opera, literature, and more!   If you are interested and live in the San Diego area with a valid work permit, please contact u...

by Holly Valentine For the 21st consecutive year, the Solano chapter of UNICO, an Italian-American service club, has awarded scholarships to deserving local high school seniors. Seven students were awarded one thousand dollars each for the following scholarships: Juilus J. Caserza Memorial Scholarship: Austin Chadwick and Frank Primrose, Vacavil...

Fondazione Azzurra and Barbara Boyle, co-dean of the UCLA Department of Film, Television and Digital Media, welcomed the first group of young talents from Italy, winners of a four-month residency at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), with a typical Italian dinner. Alice Tomassetti, Emanuele Cidonelli, Alessandra Grassi, Barbara Ciriel...

By Mauro Battocchi   ELIS (Educazione, Lavoro, Istruzione, Sport) is a remarkable professional school in the Tiburtina district of Rome that educates students in many trades from metalworking and cooking to computer science and more. In the vein of computer science, their programs are especially strong, offering professional instruction and...

by Catherine Accardi   As reported earlier this year, the San Francisco Bay Area is enjoying a resurgence in all things Italian, an Italian Cultural Spring. Italian restaurants, shops, cultural organizations, celebrations and Italian language classes are all thriving and growing with renewed interest.   This summer, Mills Co...

This is a fantastic opportunity for Italian language teachers in Southern California of all levels. This professional development workshop is offered by Chapman University's Italian Studies Council.   Keynote speaker: renowned language education specialist Dr. Elissa Tognozzi (University of California, Los Angeles). The course will be held f...

Si avvicina il traguardo dell'Italian American Country tour, e siamo in procinto di toccare la terza e ultima costa del continente. La prima è stata, naturalmente, New York. La seconda New Orleans, approdo per molti emigrati che non videro mai Ellis Island, arrivando direttamente qui. L'ultima è San Francisco, che abbiamo preso via terra "navigando...

The Italian American Studies Association-Western Regional Chapter (IASA-WRC) is pleased to offer a one-time award of $500 for a graduate student or recent graduate-degree recipient whose research focuses in a significant way on the history and culture of Italian Americans in the West.   We welcome all disciplinary approaches to the field of...

By Mauro Battocchi I would like to applaud the Cristoforo Colombo Club of Marin for their generous support of the Italian Scholarship program at Marin Catholic High School. For over 30 years, this scholarship program has enabled Marin Catholic to attract students to the study of Italian by offering them reduced tuition.   Especially given o...

By Robert Perkins   Andrew J. Viterbi will be presented with the prize at a gala dinner in Washington, D.C. (Photo/Ziva Santop/Steve Cohn Photography)The National Academy of Engineering will award Andrew J. Viterbi, USC trustee, Presidential Chair and professor of electrical engineering systems and namesake of the USC Viterbi School of Engin...