Simona Rodano, world famous singer and multi award winner is back! From her tiny apartment in Queens, the artist, also known as The Italian Fairy®, spreads her love for Italy and appreciation for the Italian lifestyle through educational entertainment. It features unique online educational offerings for young learners from all over the world. The I...

After this necessary preamble, let us look at this week’s word, the Italian for New Year, more closely. For those familiar with the language, its etymology is clear: Capodanno comes from capo d’anno, the literal “head of the (new) year.” To be more precise, and as you would expect from an Italian word, it derives from the Latin caput anni, which me...

Language lovers rejoice! Florence, already home to some of the most famous art collections in the world, will soon host the Museo della lingua italiana—a museum dedicated entirely to the Italian language. Making a language museum both educational and exciting is not an easy feat to be sure, though the new space promises to include a variety of mult...

Italian Professor Teresa Fiore, the Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies, World Languages and Cultures, was one of 21 professors nationwide to receive a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Award for Faculty. On December 16, 2020, the NEH announced a total of $32.8 million in various types of grants, including the faculty aw...

In its 13th year, the annual Teaching Italian Symposium at Montclair State University, held virtually via Zoom on Oct. 23 and Oct. 24, was a testament to the commitment of the Joseph and Elda Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America and the Italian Program in the Department of World Languages and Cultures that they uphold to the profe...

Happy Christmas, Buon Natale a tutti! Festivities, even in this dreadful Covid-19 climate, remain a time to think positive and smile. And is there a better way to celebrate that making a toast? In English, we use the word cheers, in Italy, we use cin cin (pronounced tcheen-tcheen). Cin cin is so much like cheers that the popular 1980s TV series Che...

Blessed with one of the most beautiful languages, Italy is also home to a plethora of linguistic minorities, twelve to be precise, across fourteen regions, with almost three million speakers. The Occitan linguistic minority of the Alpine valleys of Piedmont and Liguria is probably one of the most well known, also because of the importance the langu...

Christmas is in the air. So I though, why don’t we just take a break from the usual topic, and I teach you a few Christmas words? How can I not start with Santa who is Babbo Natale in Italian, “Father Christmas” or maybe I should say Gesù Bambino, “Baby Jesus.” Yes, because many kids are told that Babbo Natale brings them gifts and others are told...

Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, assistant professor and section head for Italian at the University of Arkansas, has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the American Association of Teachers of Italian's Distinguished Service Award for the college/university level. A member of the American Association of Teachers of Italian for 13 years, Calabretta-Sajder...

MyEduClub is the name of the new US digital platform just launched by the Giuseppe Pezzano LLC Group, which founded Platform3000 and Edu Assistance, and was the principal financial backer of the EduItalia Association. The goal? To relaunch the study abroad sector, which has been suffering due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As the strategic sector for th...