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PIB Saturday School registration open

foto Scuola Italiano PIB  30 Apr 2016

Professionisti Italiani a Boston (PIB) will kick off its Italian Saturday school on Sept. 24, with a preliminary meeting for parents and students set for Sept. 17. Classes will be held at the Cambridge Community Center. Registration and more information on the course can be found here: https://www.piboston.org/pre-registrazione-corsi-di-italiano-2016-2017/ Scholarships are available. For more information, click here. The PIB Italian Saturday School for Boston Children (Scuola Italiana del Sabato PIB per Bambini dell’Area di Boston) was launched to fulfill the high demand of full-immersion Italian classes for children who already speak Italian in New England. The first classes took place in ...

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Spazio di Gioco in Italiano (May 12 – June 29)


Storytelling, art and crafts and playtime in Italian.

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Award-winning author Andrea Molesini comes to Boston (May 8)


When: Sunday, May 8, 2016 – 3 p.m. Where: I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113 Author Andrea Molesini, winner of Italy’s 2011 Campiello Prize for Literature, will be presenting his recently translated novel “Not All Bastards are from Vienna” at I AM Books on Sunday, May 8. Published in the United States by Grove Atlantic, the book was released in Feb. 2016, and has already garnered the attention and praise of critics across the country. “Wonderfully alive” – New York Times “Stunning” – Paste magazine

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Campaign to Support AP Language in New England Launched


The Italian Consulate in Boston and COMITES are seeking support in a joint effort to expand the offering of AP-level courses in Italian language and culture in high schools throughout New England. Click here to contribute to the campaign AP (or Advanced Placement) are courses that reward students and schools that offer more advanced programs in Italian and allow students to earn college credits while in high school. Students who successfully pass an AP class in Italian and 2 more in a different discipline can also enroll in Italian universities without further evidence of language skills. Why are AP Classes ...

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Francesco Cesareo of Assumption College in Worcester


When Fulbright scholar Francesco Cesareo studied at the University of Rome and at the Pontifical Gregorian University he was struck by the splendor of ‘The Eternal City’ with its ancient medieval streets, cascading renaissance fountains, and magnificent Christian art. As a scholar with a particular interest in late medieval and early modern European history, he marveled at the architecture as well as the many cultural exhibits all around him. He stood breathless, like so many before him, at the magnificence of Vatican City — the seat of the Roman Catholic Church, and the home of the Pope. The beauty of ...

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Italian High School Leadership Program Looking For Host Families.


An Italian high school leadership program is looking for local families to host Italian students for a special leadership program. A total of 14 students will be coming to Massachusetts Monday, July 13, and will be leaving Sunday, August 2. As of late, 1 girl and 2 boys need a place to stay. Host families will provide the students a room to sleep, 3 meals per day, and also are responsible for them on evenings and weekends. This is a rare, rewarding experience for those with kids and those without. It gives the students a chance to learn the American way ...

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Italian Exchange Students Coming to Worcester In July

Italian and American flags

The WEP-USA will be hosting 11 Italian high school students in Worcester, MA in July. The students come from different cities in Italy. They are coming to Massachusetts for a three-week leadership program. In order for the students to gain a real glimpse into American life, they will be placed with a local host family. During the week, the students will be at a camp-like leadership program, which lasts roughly 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The program is hosted by a Massachusetts teacher. The program teaches English to non-English speakers, provides workshops on US politics and government, and includes fun ...

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Victoria Pace named Stonehill College Foreign Languages Department’s 2015 Outstanding Student in Italian


In recognition of outstanding academic achievement, Victoria Pace ’15 has been named the Stonehill College Foreign Languages Department’s 2015 Outstanding Student in Italian. Pace, a psychology major with a minor in Italian studies from Everett, Massachusetts, has demonstrated a commitment to scholarship that exemplifies the habits of mind that Stonehill seeks to help students cultivate. “Victoria has shown uncommon leadership,” says Daria Valentini, director of the Italian Studies Program. “Her enthusiasm for the Italian language and culture has exceeded the expectations for an undergraduate student.” Pace, who presented on the challenges of learning a foreign language at the New England ...

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Consulate Scholastic Office Launches Italian Language App


Just a few months ago, Domenico Savio Teker, took the reins as the new Director of the Scholastic Office of the Consulate General of Italy in Boston. We have had the pleasure of meeting him quite a few times during events held by the Consulate and at the many projects and initiatives tied to Italian language and culture in and around Boston. Today we have a great opportunity to chat with the Professor, curious about one of his latest School initiatives and much more. Good afternoon and welcome to Boston Many thanks… What are we talking about today? Today we ...

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Spreading the Italian Language – Sabrina Amadei


Verona native Sabrina Amadei has been teaching Italian language and culture from her home for over 20 years.

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French-American School of Rhode Island Eyeing Italian Track for 2015

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The French-American School of Rhode Island (FASRI), has seen a year of great change with a new Head of — Jean Yves Carpanèse — and will continue to see change with three new programs that were approved by FASRI’s Board of Trustees on December 10. In 2015 FASRI will offer a Late Immersion Program for non-French speaking students in grades 1-5, an International Program for middle school students with no prior knowledge of the French language and an Italian Language Program for children entering pre-school through kindergarten. FASRI accepted non-French speaking students only through kindergarten level in the past, and ...

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Italian Language Classes at Newton’s Ciociaro Club of Massachusetts


The Ciociaro Social Club of Massachusetts is proud to announce their Italian classes for Children from ages 4 to 12. Located at 144 Bridge Street in Newton, classes meet every Saturday starting from the second Saturday of September through the last Saturday of May. The first semester runs from September to mid-January. The second semester runs from mid-January through May. Classes are held from 12:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Saturdays. The classes are taught by two experienced bilingual Italian teachers: Rebecca Paxton Cianfrone has been teaching Italian since 2004 to various ages, from adults and high schoolers to elementary ...

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