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Summer-1 2016 Class Schedule Now Available

Ciao a tutti!

The schedule for the Summer-1 2016 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 May 23 - July 16, 2016.

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. 

Speriamo…

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Added by Mariel Martinez on April 7, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Spring 2016 Class Schedule

Ciao a tutti!

The schedule for the Spring 2016 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 14 - May 7, 2016.

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. 

Speriamo…

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Added by Mariel Martinez on March 7, 2016 at 9:03pm — No Comments

Avere Fiducia

Avere fiducia

 

Mi fido di  Maria. Con il verbo riflessivo fidarsi usiamo sempre la preposizione di.

 

Ho fiducia in Maria. Con l’espressione avere fiducia usiamo sempre la preposizione in.

 

Mi confido con  Maria. Con il verbo riflessivo confidarsi usiamo sempre la preposizione con.

 

Notate che la preposizione cambia in ogni…

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Added by Francesca Gaspari on February 22, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments

simple conditional tense vs. compound conditional

I don't quite understand why Italian uses a compound conditional where English uses a simple conditional tense.  Example: "Nino mi fece promettere che avrei chiesto la separazione appena fossi tornata dalla Francia."

Why not 'chiederei' and 'tornassi'??

Added by Richard Palumbo on February 14, 2016 at 7:11am — 2 Comments

More to See: The Museo Novecento

Florence has always been one of those cities that you can count on to never change. It doesn't have very many modern attractions, but the last few years have seen a wave of new life in this very Renaissance city. The next time you go to Florence, you might find it to be a completely new city. 

A great…

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Added by Mariel Martinez on October 31, 2015 at 11:12pm — No Comments

The New Mercato Centrale Firenze

Florence has a new attraction, but it's something you've probably already heard of: the Mercato Centrale. Bringing new blood into the 140 year old market building, a second floor filled with artisanal food vendors and shops is adding a touch of modern vibrancy and hipster feels to Florentine…

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Added by Mariel Martinez on September 20, 2015 at 8:44pm — No Comments

Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Ciao a tutti!

The schedule for the Fall 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 October 12 to December 5, 2015.

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. 

Speriamo…

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Added by Mariel Martinez on August 25, 2015 at 11:01pm — No Comments

Italian After-School Classes

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Added by Mariel Martinez on June 3, 2015 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Summer-1 2015 Class Schedule

Ciao a tutti!

The schedule for the Summer-1 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 May 26 to July 18, 2015.

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. 

Speriamo di…

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Added by Mariel Martinez on May 2, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Museums on the Mind

If you'll be in Florence for only a short while, then be sure to check out its two most famous museums: the Uffizi Gallery and …
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Added by Mariel Martinez on April 6, 2015 at 6:21pm — No Comments

The Train Game

Italy is about the size of California, which means getting from one point of the country to another takes just a few hours. By far the most convenient way to travel is by train. There are two major train companies to choose from: Trenitalia (the state-run train company) and Italo (a private high-speed train operator). 





Within the Trenitalia line, you may find the …

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Added by Mariel Martinez on March 15, 2015 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Don't Call Her "Bond Girl"

Italian star Monica Bellucci will soon join the ranks of international icons such as Halle Berry and Jane Seymour as the newest Bond Girl in the upcoming film "Spectre," but don't let Bellucci hear you call her a "Bond Girl." At 50 years old, Bellucci will be the oldest femme fatale cast in the…

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Added by Mariel Martinez on March 1, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

In the Know: Lesser Known Museums in Florence

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Added by Mariel Martinez on February 12, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Ciao a tutti!

The schedule for the Spring term is 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 16 - May 9, 2015.

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. 

Speriamo di vedervi…

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Added by Francesca Gaspari on February 2, 2015 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Watch This: Mine Vaganti

Frenetic and chaotic family dynamics rule Ferzan Ozpetek's Mine Vaganti (Loose Cannons). Set amidst the sultry and alluring landscape of Lecce, we meet the Cantone family. Prosperous and well-regarded in the community, the Cantone family own and run a…

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Added by Mariel Martinez on January 31, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Cheap Eats in Florence

Is Florence in your future in 2015? Check out these cheap and authentic choices while you're there! Share your other favorite Florentine eateries in the comments below.

Pollini Trippa & Lampredotto

Via de’…

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Added by Mariel Martinez on January 4, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Winter 2015 Class Schedule

Ciao a tutti!

The schedule for the Winter 2015 term has been posted on ItaLingua's website. You will be able find the schedule and enroll in the classes through the website. The term lasts from Jan. 5 to February 28, 2015.

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…

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Added by Francesca Gaspari on November 20, 2014 at 7:58pm — No Comments

Grazie Mille

Dear Students and friends,

I am so delighted to announce that we have, as a result of our  event, reached our financial goal!

Grazie a tutti!

Many people: students, ex students and friends have made generous contributions to our school, and to everyone who has donated, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

To the students who have chosen ItaLingua, I am most grateful. Your dedication to ItaLingua and to the study of the Italian language, is remarkable.

I…

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Added by Francesca Gaspari on November 17, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Eternal Diva

Italian icon and international superstar Sophia Loren recently turned 80 years old. In celebration of a life filled with both grit and glamour, Loren has published a memoir entitled Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow - My Life.

A true rags-to-riches story, Loren recounts…

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Added by Mariel Martinez on November 16, 2014 at 5:53pm — No Comments

ItaLingua Fund raiser on November 14th

Dear Students and Friends,

our fund raiser is coming up on Friday, November 14th at the Italian Consulate in San Francisco.

We still need to sell 40 tickets. Please, help us reach our goal! 

Tell your friends and people that love Italian language and culture. It's going to be a great party.

We hope to see you there and thank you for your continuous support.

RSVP by November 12.

Francesca Gaspari

Added by Francesca Gaspari on October 27, 2014 at 10:21pm — No Comments

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