For many months now, the most spoken word around the world — probably utterly by billions of people on a daily basis — and surely the most well-known word at any level — from the very young to the very old — is a Latin expression: coronavirus. Disparagingly described by many as a dead language, Latin maintained a prominent and proud position within...

This month I am going to take a little break from our normal articles and talk to you about something new that is happening with the Italian language. If you are familiar with Italian, you probably know that the language is way older than Italy as a country. What you probably don’t know is that Italian does not have an official institute stating wh...

You’re in Italy. You’ve just finished to eat an incredible meal with a bunch of friends and it’s time to pay the bill. Needless to say, someone will say the magic words: facciamo alla Romana? I’m sure you’ve heard the expression, or its sisterpagare alla Romana:  both of them mean to split the bill equally among all diners.  Simple meaning, but the...

Italy has to be the culinary mecca of the world! If you are planning a trip to Italy soon, we advise dieting beforehand. There as so many delicious foods to try all through your journey. Each of Italy’s 20 regions has many Italian food dishes on offer, each unique to its place of origin. Get educated by reading our article below on mouthwatering It...

The Student Internship Program by Italian Language Foundation provides employment opportunities with U.S. export to Italy companies and Italy-based import companies. Your membership entitles you to access to internship opportunities with our Corporate Internship Partners. You must be an Italian Language Foundation Student Member to apply. How Does...

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...