I don’t remember my very earliest days of living in Madrid with my U.S. Diplomatic Corps family — I was only 3 months old when we moved there. Spanish quickly became my second language, thanks to my encouraging parents and my dear nanny, Felisa, who came to Madrid from Galicia to watch over and care for me for many years. Growing up for three years...

His name is George Mazzei, with 84 years of life behind him to cherish and look back on. But, for him, there is still so much to see — as I spoke with George, I could hear his passion for life through the way he spoke. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he now lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. But his heart resides and always will reside in...

The Italian Cultural & Community Center is seeking qualified instructors to join our dedicated team. We are looking for candidates who are independent contractors. The candidates must exhibit a passion for working with young children and adult groups, and they must have good communication and classroom management skills. Job description: Teach indi...

The Istituto Italiano Scuola is a non-profit school that promotes Italian language and culture in the vital and diverse Northern California community and is the official language school of the Italian Cultural Institute. The Executive Director of the school is responsible for the overall direction and operation of the institution. The Executive Dir...

Scuola Marco Polo, an Italian language school for children in the Main Line area of Philadelphia, is accepting enrollment for the next school year, which begins in October. Since its founding in 2002, Scuola Marco Polo’s mission has been to teach the Italian language to children ages 3 to 11, following a philosophy that children learn best when the...

As I watched the delightful Pixar film Luca for the first time, I found myself giggling at the phrases and words in Italian, unsure as to why there weren't subtitles to translate them. Although none of them really matter much in terms of understanding what's going on, a lot of them — Giulia's phrases, mostly — are hilarious and witty (Luca's last n...

Hello everyone! We are finally in the midst of summer, and even though travelling to Italy might still be a little troublesome for a little while, I thought about teaching you some words and expressions often used in conversations, so that you can start practicing them and use them fluently next time you come visit! The first expression I’d like to...

Il concorso Fulbright – FLTA Program offre a giovani insegnanti di lingua inglese o a giovani laureati che si stiano specializzando per diventare insegnanti, l’opportunità di sviluppare e migliorare la propria metodologia didattica, contribuire a rafforzare l’insegnamento della lingua e della cultura italiana presso  Università e College statuniten...

Many Italian-Americans have Neapolitan and Sicilian roots and, among them, a great part has certainly fond memories of their grand parents or parents speaking in the “dialect” of their own native land. Some, I am sure, probably also learned it, a sincere and loving way to bond with family, but also to keep alive the connection with their ancestral...

“That’s not real Italian!” and “My nonna doesn’t say it like that” are protests that Italian teachers have heard from students studying the “official” language of Italy. Personally, I never disputed their claims but simply explained there was a difference between standard Italian and what they heard at home from their Italian-American relatives. Fo...