‘Let’s Choose Three Words’ is a new educational project promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation-Directorate General for Public and Cultural Diplomacy, “Ufficio V”. Students of the Italian secondary schools, the Italian sections and the European schools abroad are invited to write some texts in Italian focusing on n...

Whether born of the necessity to persuade crowds in Ancient Rome, or to be able to understand one another during times of foreign occupation–or even to compete for attention in a densely populated city– the bottom line is indisputable: Italians have been using gestures to communicate for centuries. And as far as I know, they have no plans to stop;...

Cari genitori e amici della IAASD, this is to inform you that IAASD has decided to permanently close its doors in June 2022. These 10 years of activity were wonderful, challenging and extremely satisfying for us. We started out without knowing how far we could go or how long we could last, but our determination and hardwork prevailed. Over the year...

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation promotes the distribution of publications and cinematographic works abroad by offering incentives for translation and dubbing or subtitling. The Farnesina provides two types of financial incentives: - Contributions for the translation of an unpublished work and for the production, dubbin...

The words that we use determine how we see the world and an ambiguous word in the Italian language explains why many descendants of Italian migrants have a limited concept of our country. All too often we blame the lack of schooling as the reason for the ignorance of Italy, as well as of its habits, history and Culture of migrants and consequently...

Are you fascinated by Italian art? Are you learning Italian or wish you could speak Italian better? You are in luck! This week my pick of authentic Italian media sites to be on the lookout for is a new website called “Viaggio nell’Italiano — Impara l’italiano con noi.” It is an interactive video and blog site that combines Italian art and Italian l...

Hello everyone. This month we are going to review the names of the months in Italian. But to make it a little more fun I would like to talk a bit about where they come from and what they mean. Why did I decide to do it now that it is already March? Simple, because March used to be the first month of the year. As usual, I’ve been using as reference...

Eduitalia, an Association of 113 qualified Schools, Academies and Universities that offer courses for foreign students in Italy, is proud to support the Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C., in its important initiative to promote Italian language and culture within the United States. The grants will allow winners to live an unforgettable study exper...

When South Jersey resident Joe Paglione was inducted into the Italian American National Hall of Fame in 2009, three accom-plishments were cited. They were the Amici Della Lingua Italiana Club, which he formed in 1996 and which is going strong today with 200 members; his work in local Italian-American communities; and his creation of the Monumento A...

Italy has wonderful representatives in the United States who tell its story, exalt its culture and language, narrate its traditions and innovations, its places and its beauties. To see them from Italy, where we are always ready to describe only our worst things, is exciting. One of the most competent people I have met in this field is also a person...