09th Feb

Bright Spots of Italian in the Bay

La Scuola, the Bay’s premier pre-K though 8th grade international Italian school, has been granted IB Candidacy by the IBO (based in Geneva, International Baccalaureate Organization) – and is on track to become SF’s first international elementary school in the next 18-24 months. Way to go La Scuola! Read more about international schools here. They’ve been hot […]

22nd Jan

Adopt an Italian-Language Student Campaign Starts Strong

The campaign to “Adopt an Italian-Language Student” started with a bang last Saturday at the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) in San Francisco. For quite some time AP training opportunities on the West Coast have been scarce. It was high time for the teachers of Italian of the Bay Area to be paid a most welcome […]

09th Jan

There are concrete steps we can take today to support Italian language in our region

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 […]

08th Jan

Did You Know 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 […]