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  • Pics in page by Iwona Adamczyk
    Art & Culture
    Alex Catti(November 27, 2016)
    A group of Italian language experts gathered at Montclair State University in New Jersey to discuss prospects regarding the study of the language and how it fares against the study of other languages. Guest speakers included Dennis Looney of the Modern Language Association, David Ward of Wellesley College, and Lucia Pasqualini from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Rome.
  • Facts & Stories
    Kayla Pantano(November 08, 2016)
    Montclair University will host a conversation with the likes of Consul Francesco Genuardi and Lucia Pasqualini on the current state of the Italian language in order to foster interest in a structured and sustainable way. Discover a taste of the upcoming event's discussion through our interview with Associate Professor and Inserra Chair Dr. Teresa Fiore.
  • “The General Assembly of the Italian Language” will be held next week in Florence
    Facts & Stories
    Joelle Grosso(October 13, 2016)
    Next week, many of Italy’s most influential politicians as well as various international scholars will gather in Florence to discuss the power and the possibilities of the Italian language. For those not able to attend the event, it can be seen live in streaming on the website www.esteri.it.
  • Alberto taught me a basic rule of meritocracy: the importance of giving credit where credit is due. He taught me that one’s reputation may be built day by day through concrete action; it does not derive from a role or position; an approach that I have found so deeply grounded in the American culture.
  • Art & Culture
    I. I.(March 30, 2016)
    The art of pizza craft used to deepen understanding of both the Italian language and lifestyle. The workshop is organized by the Italian American Committee on Education (IACE) and it is part of a series of fun and interactive outside-the-classroom educational events (‘Mangia Sano e Parla Italiano’) for American students of Italian aimed to expose learners to the full flavor and richness of Italian language and culture.
  • Life is full of beautiful surprises. I have been following Jhumpa Lahiri for years, having discovered her books when I lived in New York. A friend of mine gave me Interpreter of the Maladies as a present. Nevertheless I hadn’t known about her deep passion for the Italian language nor that she had spent three years in Italy learning Italian. The result of her stay in Rome was a book written in that language, In altre parole, a sincere ode to the Italian language, which makes Lahiri an extraordinary ambassador of Italian abroad.
  • IACE annual assembly and award ceremony for the teachers who have brought the largest number of students to sustain the Italian AP exam. The goal was reached one year ahead of schedule: the number of American high school students enrolled in the Italian AP (Advanced Placement) exam this coming Spring has already surpassed 2,500, the minimum that had to be reached by 2016 to keep the test alive. And 60% out of the 2.993 students who signed up to take the exam come from the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, where IACE operates.
  • As someone who has been teaching a foreign langauge (Italian) since 1972, I am delighted to see the NYC school system will add or expand 40 dual-language programs: Spanish, Japanese, Hebrew, Chinese, French and Haitian-Creole. I am also intrigued, however, that of the six “official” languages of the city of New York, according to the 2008 mayoral edict (Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Italian, and French Creole), Italian is not one of the language programs, whereas two non-“official” languages are, Hebrew and Japanese. In 2011, Gov. Cuomo ordered a similar mandate that included Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Russian, French, and French Creole.

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