Tag: italian

Italian Play in South Africa

Don Pasquale offers theatre goers the rare chance to take in the beautiful Italian language on a South African stage (with subtitles of course), mixed together with theatrical splendour, presented with truly exceptional opera voices.The complimentary melodies of lead songbirds, Guest artist Bongani Justice Kubheka and Conroy Scott share the title role, CTO’s Brittany Smith as Norina, Lunga Hallam...

Dual Language Italian Style

Pupils (14-18) in school classroom
Ross Nelhams explores the benefits and challenges of teaching a class of Italian first graders in English, and asks what we can learn from themIn countries as varied as Canada, Brazil and Spain, the popularity of bilingual (dual-language) elementary schools has seen a notable increase in recent years, but there is a widespread lack of understanding as to the...

Mutual Understanding with Intercomprehension

Clorinda Donato and Pierre Escudé explain how intercomprehension is the basis for their Multilingual Romance Languages Learning ProjectWhat if the target language suddenly became multiple languages learned in tandem through a strategy that encouraged students to seek reciprocal, similar, and contrasting patterns with the languages they already knew? In 1913, Jules Ronjat offered a scientific description for this natural and spontaneous strategy...

13 Million Brits Plan to Learn Spanish in 2018

According to a poll recently released by the British Council, one out of every five UK adults (about 13 million people) said they plan to learn another language as a New Year’s resolution, while one in three (over 20 million Brits) intends to try and learn at least some phrases in another language in the year ahead.For those respondents...

Italian Attraction

Dona De Sanctis explains why learning Italian is becoming more popular in the U.S.Italian is one of the fastest-growing foreign languages in the U.S. with about 159,000 students from kindergarten through college studying the language, according to the latest statistics.The Modern Language Association (MLA), which tracks university and college foreign language enrollments, reports that in 1960, only 11,000 college...

Italian Destinations

Young children wearing aprons are playing with a water table together in nursery.
A selection of schools representing the diversity of ItalyNorthern Italy Italy-Amo School On the Italian Riviera, Italy-Amo School teaches in a special way, constantly interacting with students, always by their side along the path to learning and mastering the great Italian language. They know all their students by name and look forward to welcoming them back when they leave. Located in the...

Cash For Good Italian Grades

Italian Language Foundation Announces Dante Award for Excellence in AP Italian Language Studies Incentive for AP Italian StudentsInitiative Follows ILF Funding of Workshops to Increase Ranks of Teachers of ItalianThe Italian Language Foundation has announced a financial award for students who score well on The College Board's Advanced Placement Test in Italian Language and Culture, or AP Italian.The Dante Awards...

Getting Passionate about Italian

Hannah Zeiler samples the immersion programs in Italy’s most seductive cities   Florence (or Firenze) is the capital of the famed region of Tuscany and sits on the banks of the river Arno, between the Adriatic and the Tyrrhenian seas, almost in the middle of the Italian peninsula. This beautiful...