Cinema and Photography

SEQUENZE – Italian Through Contemporary Film – New Film Textbook

Untraditional textbook offers analyses of short clips selected from 10 award-winning, 21st century Italian films. Its 10 units provide discussion of contemporary Italian society including influence of the church, changes in society, politics, immigration, unemployment, and the pervasive influence of commercial TV.

Italian Language and Literature

Italian is Easy to Learn for Spanish and French Speakers

Italian is a great complement to Spanish, French and Latin. If you already speak Spanish or French, picking up Italian is quick and easy — and gives you a valuable skill in the global business arena. Phonologically, Spanish and Italian are very similar, so that a Spanish speaking person could effortlessly pronounce Italian. Often times, even without any […]



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 […]


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 […]


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. […]