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For students fluent in Italian who are looking to looking to broaden their knowledge of contemporary Italian literature, ItaLingua is offering a Letteratura class on Monday evenings during the upcoming term. For the Summer-1 term, the Letteratura class in the San Francisco location will be studying Cristo si e’ fermato a Eboli.
For more information on classes and enrolling, please visit our school …Continue
Added by Francesca Gaspari on April 16, 2014 at 9:58pm — No Comments
Ciao a tutti!
The schedule for the Summer-1 term will soon be posted on ItaLingua's website. You will be able find the schedule and enroll in the classes through the website. The term lasts from May 27 to July 19, 2014.
Enrolling for a class at ItaLingua is easy. Clicking the "Enroll Now" button next to your class selection takes you directly to the correct form for each…Continue
Added by Francesca Gaspari on April 16, 2014 at 9:55pm — No Comments
Italy is really the perfect place for a family vacation. It has got the perfect blend of history, culture, cuisine, natural beauty, and pure entertainment that your kids will never forget. There's something for everyone. Here are a few places you and your family might be interested in for your next vacation.
(I must say that I am pretty biased on this one, but I can back up my statement.)…Continue
Added by Mariel Martinez on April 14, 2014 at 10:03am — No Comments
A lot of people are scared to drive in Italy, and I totally understand their rationale. After having lived there, I know all too well the craziness that occurs on the roads of Italy. It can be a driver's nightmare: jaywalkers galore, the absence of defined lanes, tiny cars zipping by…Continue
Added by Mariel Martinez on April 7, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments
Cari studenti e amici,
just a few words about this Italian Language Forum.
I really would like to open this initiative to all the people that are studying Italian, also from other schools.
Please bring all the questions you have. Sometime it's not so easy to ask questions in class or there is not much time to review things. Learning a language it's about going forward but also coming back to review, to reinforce what we have already studied. This coming back is…Continue
Added by Francesca Gaspari on March 31, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments
You can hear Maranello before you even reach the city limits. The roar of the engines fill the air with excitement and intimidation. The city that Enzo Ferrari made famous is somewhat like a fantasy land. You see multiple Ferrari models parked on a small side street. You find at least one California or Spider at each…Continue
Added by Mariel Martinez on March 29, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Cari amici e studenti,
in italiano non usiamo la maiuscola quando scriviamo:
1. con le nazionalita': americano, italiano, francese, cinese, messicano, inglese...ecc....
2. con i giorni della settimana: lunedi', martedi', mercoledi', giovedi', venerdi', sabato e domenica.
3. con le stagioni: primavera, estate, autunno e inverno.
4. con i mesi dell'anno: gennaio, febbraio, marzo, aprile, maggio, giugno, luglio,…Continue
Added by Francesca Gaspari on March 18, 2014 at 5:19pm — No Comments
Before you're ushered into your seat, they'll show you the cozy little nook with a pasta chef cranking strands of pasta "fresh for you." And yes, the pasta…Continue
Added by Mariel Martinez on March 15, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Ciao a tutti!
The schedule for the Spring term is now posted on ItaLingua's website. You will be able find the schedule and enroll in the classes through the website. The term lasts from March 17 to May 10, 2014.
Enrolling for a class at ItaLingua is easy. Clicking the "Enroll Now" button next to your class selection takes you directly to the correct form for each class.
Added by Francesca Gaspari on March 14, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments
This year’s Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language film went to a visual masterpiece by Paolo Sorrentino. In one word, “La Grande Bellezza” is stunning. Each frame is thought provoking and breathtaking. While I was mesmerized by the sheer beauty of the cinematography, I left the cinema feeling slightly…Continue
Baarìa is a feast for the eyes. Directed by the visionary moviemaker, Giuseppe Tornatore, the audience witnesses the lives of several generations in a small Sicilian town. Channeling a bit of his masterpiece "Nuovo Cinema Paradiso," Tornatore explores the transformation…Continue
Added by Mariel Martinez on March 6, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Women are given flowers (typically a yellow mimosa) and small gifts as a token of respect and…Continue
Added by Mariel Martinez on March 6, 2014 at 8:58pm — No Comments
A fun and fast meal the whole family will enjoy!
Torri di Melanzane…Continue
Added by Mariel Martinez on February 22, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments
This movie will really hit home for a lot of people. Produced and released right at the start of the recession in 2007, Giorni e Nuvole is the story of blissful domestic life turned upside down by financial woes and unemployment. We witness the constant struggle to stay positive and to love despite…Continue
Added by Mariel Martinez on February 16, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments
For students fluent in Italian who are looking to looking to broaden their knowledge of contemporary Italian literature, ItaLingua is offering a Letteratura class on Monday evenings during the upcoming term. The book we will be studying and discussing is Morte a Firenze by Marco Vichi.
For more information on classes and enrolling, please visit our school website or…Continue
Added by Francesca Gaspari on February 11, 2014 at 5:22pm — No Comments
Amidst the hustle and bustle of chaotic Rome sits a hip and happening local hangout. It's a place where excited chatter fills the air. Strangers stand elbow to elbow clutching their highly prized panini.
200 Gradi sits right on Piazza del…Continue
It seems to me that the more you learn the Italian language, the more you can begin to peel away at the layers of what Italy really…Continue
Added by Mariel Martinez on January 31, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments
High school love is something we never get over. We are consumed by a passion for somebody who doesn't even know we exist. We think about them night and day, judging the goodness of a day by the length of time we are able to interact with them.
Such is the case for Leo…Continue
Added by Mariel Martinez on January 26, 2014 at 9:29am — No Comments
Week end (fine settimana)
Con questa espressione si usa l'articolo al singolare: un weekend/il weekend.
Al plurale diciamo i week end.
Un'anno fa. (a year ago) In this case no accent on the word fa.
Fa caldo/freddo. In this case no accent. (It's…Continue
Added by Francesca Gaspari on January 19, 2014 at 8:50pm — No Comments
Espressioni di tempo
Ieri ho fatto tardi (fare tardi) perche' c'era molto traffico. (I was late)
Maria arriva sempre in ritardo/tardi. (late)
Sei spesso in ritardo. (late)
Arrivero' alle sette in punto! (on time)
E' ancora presto. (it's early)
Le classi cominciano…Continue
Added by Francesca Gaspari on January 19, 2014 at 8:19pm — No Comments