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Learning Italian? Watch Benvenuti al Sud

The more you listen to a language, the better you can pronounce it and what better way to do this than by watching a movie. And if you want to smile and laugh, while you learn Italian and its culture, then Benvenuti al Sud (Welcome to the South) is the movie for you to watch. […]

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#GrandeItalia Growing the Love for Italian

Greetings, Our desire and wishes are for each of you to stay safe, heal, embrace family and rise above the chaos that can sometimes be present during this challenging time. Here at the Italian Language Foundation, we are concerned about the affects to the global business economy and the U.S. economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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Italy to Re-Open, ITALICS Interviews Ambassador Varricchio

Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of Italy to the United States was interviewed by ITALICS on the state of Italy today as the country seeks to return to normalcy on May 4th. The must-see interview features details of the impact of COVID-19 to the Italian economy and its global influence. Ambassador Varrichio is also quoted saying “the […]

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Coccia-Inserra Teacher Awards Application Available!

The Coccia Foundation has announced the application process is open for the upcoming 2020 Coccia-Inserra Teacher Award. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2020. The Award honors a teacher of Italian at the K-12 level, and is generously donated by Coccia Foundation in the name and memory of its founder, Cav. Joseph Coccia, Jr., […]

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College Students! Register now for Italian Online Summer Courses

The College of DuPage is offering beginning Summer 2020 the first two years of college-level Italian courses online.  These course are available to all college students and transferable as 4-credit courses ~ to all Illinois state universities and other states as well.  High school students, who are not 18, may also take these courses for college […]

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Locanda Verde brings you an Easter Recipe

Restaurants may be closed but our appreciation for Italian Chefs and their cuisine is still something to rave about. Italian Language Foundation salutes Chef Andrew Carmellini, Owner of Locanda Verde. Chef Carmellini is sharing this wonderful recipe you can do at home. Place his restaurant on your list as the next place to visit, when […]

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Teacher Resources: Free Webinars

Presented by Roberta Pennasilico, Italian Instructor at Naples Middle High School – DODEA Five Free Course Webinars Dates: February 29, 11.00 – 12.30 ESTMarch 14, 11.00 – 12.30 ESTMarch 21, 11.00 – 12.30 ESTApril 4, 11.00 -12.30 ESTApril 18, 11.00 – 12.30 EST

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High School Internships in the Italian Classroom, La Nuova Realtà

Vieni con me, Join me on my incredible journey of Redefining Ready! In 2015, Township High School District 214 in Chicago, IL where I have taught for 29 years, partnered with The School Superintendents Association (AASA) to assess how career ready and life ready were our students.  This extraordinary experience led to a change in the studies […]

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A Teacher’s Perspective on AP Italian

For many years I wondered why our beautiful Italian language and culture was not among other languages that offered students the opportunity to enroll in the AP course.  I inquired several times at annual conferences to no avail.  When the College Board decided to offer the AP Course/Exam in Italian in 1995 ~ (Inset#1), needless to say, […]

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Louis Tallarini to be honored with the Joseph Maselli Heritage Award

Italian Language Foundation’s Chairman, Louis Tallarini is being honored by the American Italian Renaissance Foundation with the Joseph Maselli Heritage Award on January 25 at the organization’s 35th Louisiana American Italian Sports Hall of Fame Gala. The event gala honors and celebrates the contributions of Italian Americans in the sports, entertainment, medical and civic fields. […]

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