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Did you know that just an hour a week of foreign language gives an important grounding in the language which allows leads to conversation? If you like the idea of your children learning Italian, you will be happy to know that the Italian Cultural Society of Sacramento brings Italian language to the many children who do not […]

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New Italian School in New Jersey

If you live in the Parsippany, New Jersey area and wish to keep your family’s language, history, and values alive, you may want to go and visit this new school: Italian School NJ The school is coming to Parsippany in collaboration with the PAL and the local Sons of Italy chapter and offers classes and private and semi-private […]

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Q: How do I make my language learning easy and effective? A: Choose a language learning method that is right for you and establish a daily or weekly routine. It is that simple! If you can commit a certain amount of time every day or every week, you will make steady progress that will take […]

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In Italian, idioms (figures of speech) are called “espressioni idiomatiche”. They can be tricky and hard to understand, because when you translate an idiom, you don’t get its real meaning, but only the meaning of the words it is made of. That is why, for those interested in understanding the Italian language and culture, it […]

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Searching for Italian classes or Italian themed cultural events? For those living in Canada here are some organizations that might be a good starting point: Casa D’Italia in Quebec Casa D’Italia is community centre where the Italian community meets, Italian culture is fostered and shared, and many intercultural exchanges take place. http://www.fcciq.com/e_casa.asp Scuola Dante Alighieri […]

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Did you know…? After English, Italian is the number one language spoken in the home in Australia. What if you are studying Italian, you wish to practice,  and you don’t have anyone to talk to or to listen to? Well, you can go online and listen to this Australian radio that broadcasts in Italian: http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/italian You […]

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Almost all human beings acquire a language (and sometimes more than one), to the level of native competency, before age 5. Most researchers agree that children acquire language through interplay of biology and environmental factors. A challenge for linguists is to figure out how nature and nurture come together to influence language learning. Language acquisition […]

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La Società Dante Alighieri ha lo scopo di tutelare e diffondere la lingua e la cultura italiane nel mondo, ravvivando i legami spirituali dei connazionali all’estero con la madre patria e alimentando tra gli stranieri l’amore e il culto per la civiltà italiana. Esplora il sito della Dante per saperne di piu’: http://www.ladante.it/ o cerca […]

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The one-parent-one-language method (OPOL) is a popular method for teaching young children to speak multiple languages. With this method each parent speaks only one language with the child. The language used by the parent is usually the language that is native to that parent. Although the OPOL method is very popular and very effective, there […]

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Next time you go shopping at the grocery store, bring the kids with you and ask them to read labels and make a list of all the countries food items come from. This activity can be both fun and educational if you bring to the store more than one child and turn this into a […]

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