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“Mama, look at this fountain!” Victoria ran across the grass toward the large fountain. The water splashed and sprayed her face. The fountain was one of the many that adorned the park of the Caserta Palace, a former royal residence built for the Bourbon kings of Naples. The water felt cool on Victoria’s sweaty forehead. […]

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A limited number of scholarships for students who wish to study the Italian language and culture in Italy are offered by Italian language schools and centers through the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco. The scholarships cover all or part of the tuition only. The students may have to pay enrollment fees. Limitations Applicants must […]

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December is almost here and if you celebrate Christmas and have children in your life, it is great to have an Advent Calendar. An Advent Calendar is tradition that started in Germany over a century ago, and it’s a fun way to help children count down the days until Christmas. Advent Calendars come in many […]

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The Italian Culture Institute in Sydney, an official body of the Italian government, has as its aim the promotion of Italian language and culture in Australia through the organisation of cultural events fostering the diffusion of ideas in the arts and sciences. The Italian Culture Institute in Sydney offers the following services to the Australian […]

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Online Italian language tools

If you are learning, practicing, writing in Italian, you will find this site very helpful: http://parole.virgilio.it/parole/index.html. It contains several handy Italian language tools: a dictionary, a spell check tool, help with verbs, synonyms and antonyms (opposites), plurals, masculine & feminine words, quotes and aphorisms, rhymes, abbreviations and acronyms.   Correggi e migliora il tuo italiano con […]

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The English-Italian Dictionary on WordReference has two English-Italian dictionaries. The Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary has 90,000 words and phrases with 120,000 translations.  It is a high-quality dictionary from one of the world’s most respected publishers. The WordReference English-Italian Dictionary is a living, growing dictionary.  It contains over 50,000 terms and 100,000 translations in both English […]

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The Italian University for Foreigners in Siena offers language and culture courses, specialized refresher classes, and classes for teachers. www.unistrasi.it L’Università per Stranieri di Siena propone corsi di studio destinati a italiani e stranieri per creare le figure professionali più avanzate e più adeguate a ciò che le Istituzioni comunitarie indicano come necessario per la […]

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The Canadian Society for Italian Studies is an international organization open to all those who have a scholarly or professional interest in Italian Studies.   The society aims to foster and advance Italian Studies in Canada by providing venues for the presentation and discussion of research dealing with Italian language,  literature, film, politics and culture, and related […]

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The Italian Multimedia Resource Centre in Sydney, Australia, hosts a bilingual (Italian/English) storytime filled with stories, songs, games, crafts and  videos. Storytime is for all children between 2 and 7 years of age and is held each week from 11.00am to 12.00pm on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Learn more at:  www.coasit.org.au/LanguageEducation/Storytime.aspx If you don’t live in  Sydney, […]

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The Italian Association of Assistance is a voluntary agency, offering a wide range of services and programs focused on community services, educational and cultural activities. Italian language learners are offered several learning opportunities: language classes, private lessons, storytime for the young learners and a Multimedia Resource Center. Children aged 4 to 11 can attend the Italian Bilingual School, where teachers are […]

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