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Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian (K-12)

The Coccia Institute’s donors will be awarding a very generous prize of $5000 as the monetary component of the Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian (K-12) for academic year 2017. Contact Dr. Mary Ann Re (Coccia Institute’s Director) at rem@montclair.edu if you have any questions.

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Italian Language Teachers’ Second Annual Workshop at the University of Southern California “From Best Practices to Best Lessons”

Proposal submission deadline: May 12, 2017 Please send abstracts to Alessio Filippi and James M. Fortney at afilippi@usc.eduand fortney@usc.edu.
The Keynote Speaker of the 2017 Italian Language Teacher’s Workshop will be Elissa Tognozzi, Senior Lecturer SOE of Italian and Director of the Language Program at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her paper title is forth coming.

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To survive The Fatal Charm of Italy Ask Expat Rick Zullo first!

According to Rick Zullo: “the most interesting discoveries lie just beyond these initial encounters. Italy is a diverse, complex society with enough wonders to keep an inquisitive traveler enchanted for a lifetime.” – He’s absolutely right! Nothing about Rome is better explained to USA visitors by an Ango-Saxon Expat who chose to live there.

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Testimonials

Hear it from Chris Sciarretta, an Italian American who learned Italian to connect with his heritage and expand his worldview.   Meet Valerie Burgoyne a proud student of the University of Utah — and of the Italian language.   In this video Mario De Lecce tells how Italian helped him connect with his roots, create […]

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Take Action!

Action is needed to bolster and reinvigorate Italian language instruction in our communities. This is an appeal to all Italians, Italian-Americans, Italophiles and Americans who see the great educational potential of Italian for themselves and their kids. Let’s pool our efforts!  What are our objectives? We would love to see Italian flourish, from pre-schools to PhD programs, as well as in adult […]

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Italian Makes You Stand Out

Italy was the cradle of Western civilizations, from the Roman Empire to the Renaissance, and produced a unique cultural heritage. The Reputation Institute ranked Italy first in the world in 2013 for culture. Indeed, according to UNESCO (the cultural and educational agency for the United Nations) the most of the world’s cultural heritage sites are in Italy. […]