The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is the home of our country's foreign policy. This glorious and historical Italian institution is in charge of the relations with other countries, with Italians around the world, and it is here that people are selected and strategies are decided to then represent Italy abroad, in the vari...

Meeting the needs of — and preparing children for — a new global market, bilingual schools are flourishing all over Italy. But how do they fit with Italy’s already strong history of native bilingualism, in which many children have long spoken a dialect at home? How do the two ideas reconcile? We speak to bilingual Italians across the country and ab...

Ms. Linda Schiano, from Old Bridge, New Jersey, has been promoting the Italian language and culture for over 20 years. Ms. Schiano has been an Italian language teacher in Manalapan-Englishtown Middle School for 16 years. “I have been blessed to have an amazing career. I am so passionate about the Italian language and culture and I get to share this...

The mission of the group is to preserve, celebrate and advance the culture, language and heritage of Albuquerque’s Italian community by providing a welcoming and supportive environment for Italians and lovers of Italian culture and language to network and share, speak the language, and form friendships. Meetings will be based on several different a...

I am terrible at foreign languages. Despite having traveled around Europe four months a year since I was a kid, I can barely put a sentence together anywhere east or south of England. But with some creative communication, I manage just well enough to write guidebooks, produce TV shows, and enjoy Europe on vacation. And nowhere do I have more fun co...

The Italian language as an ambassador for the dissemination of creativity and Made in Italy in the world. Stati Generali della Lingua e Creatività Italiane nel Mondo will meet on Monday, November 29th in the Farnesina’s International Conference Room. Organized on a two-yearly basis by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation an...

[For my Fall 2021 Italian Writing Workshop at Florida Atlantic University, I assigned a composition titled Primo amore – First Love. My student Calli Abisognio wrote, wonderfully, about Italian Language. I asked her to translate her work from Italian to her native language, English, so that everybody can enjoy it. Emanuele Pettener] When this lingu...

It starts with a simple philosophy — “Better teaching makes better students, and makes a better future.”  Today, a better future for Italy is the mission inspiring Nick Autiello and Andrea Pastorelli, two passionate Italians behind the early success of “Teach For Italy” (TFI). Built on the model of the highly-effective non-governmental organization...

West Haven High School Italian teacher Anna Porto prides herself in helping students to learn and improve upon their language skills, even if that language is English. While learning Italian, many of her students are not learning a new language for the first time. “I’m lucky I have a lot of Spanish speakers,” she said. In addition to teaching a num...

At the end of October, people all over the world celebrated the 21st Settimana della lingua italiana, the Week of Italian Language, so today I want to talk about it, what it is, and how you can enjoy it! The Week of Italian language is an event that aims at promoting the Italian language in the world and its role in both the classical and contempor...