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Podcast Episode 6: La Boston Moderna di Copley Square


Salve a tutti da Benvenuti a Boston, il podcast del Bostoniano.info. Il magazine della voce italiana nella capitale del Massachusetts.

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Italian Speakers Quickly Fading From U.S. Language Map


Article submitted by Enrico Costa (@enricosta) In Massachusetts, 40,000 people communicate in Italian in their everyday life, according to the 2011 American Community Survey. Overall, density of Italian speakers is high in the Northeast region, as our interactive map shows. The Bay State ranks fifth in the country at 0.64 percent. Leading the charge is Connecticut: 1.06 percent of its whole population speaks Italian at home. New York outnumbers all States having almost 190,000 of Italian speakers. Click on each state to explore numbers and percentages: By looking at the absolute numbers, it turns out that many Italian speakers live ...

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Podcast Episode 5: A Faneuil Hall tour with an Italian guide

Faneuil Hall (photo by < ahref="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zoonabar/154341720/in/photostream/">Chris Brown)

Click the link below to listen to the podcast: Guida a Faneuill Hall Transcript Oggi ci fermiamo su una tappa molto importante del Freedom Trail, il sentiero della libertà di cui abbiamo parlato nella nostra prima puntata di BENVENUTI A BOSTON… ma che non mancheremo di riparlare in dettagli, anche in prossimi episodi. Oggi però ci fermiamo sulla culla della libertà, FANEUIL HALL. E siamo andati ad incontrare Francesca, che ci farà da guida con il sottofondo degli artisti di strada. FANEUIL HALL è stata considerata dal Forbes Traveler come uno dei più importanti siti turistici visitati in America. Siamo ...

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Podcast Episode 4: Visiting the Museum of Fine Arts

Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

In the fourth installment of Bostoniano's Italian language podcast, Emanuele Capoano interviews Martha Clawson and Karen Frascona of Boston's Museum of Fine Arts.

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C.A.S.IT. Launches First Innovative Italian Summer Camp


The Centro Attività Scolastiche Italiane (C.A.S.IT.) launched its first Innovative Italian Summer Camp program on Monday, July 8. “I still can’t believe we managed to make this happen,” said Camp Director Maria Gioconda Motta, founder of C.A.S.IT. and one of several volunteers working at the camp. The program includes both indoor and outdoor games and activities, with 19 children participating the first week of camp and another 12 coming in the second week. The camp takes place at the North End’s Eliot School, thanks to the principal Traci Griffith, who opened the school doors for the camp.

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Podcast Episode 3: Dairy farms in Boston – Le fattorie e i caseifici


This month’s podcast dives into the rich cheese culture of Massachusetts. After exploring some famous (and some less known) local cheeses and farms, we talk with Chef Federico Zampieri to get an idea of what goes into making mozzarella. We also took pictures to guide you through the process in case you’re interested! Click on the link below to listen to the podcast. A transcript of the episode is available after the mozzarella-making pictures. Buon appetito! Podcast #3: Formaggi del Massachusetts e mozzarella fatta in casa   FOTO E ISTRUZIONI CON MAGGIORI DETTAGLI TRANSCRIPT DELLA PUNTATA Salve a tutti da ...

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Wellesley College’s Flavia Laviosa Launches Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies


"The purpose of JICMS is to consider Italy as the unifying geo-cultural site for a contemporary discussion on translocal cinema."

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Podcast Episode 2 — The North End


Salve a tutti! Welcome to our second Podcast episode: Viaggio nel North End Our first podcast focused on the history of the city of Boston. This time, we look at the historic neighborhood of the North End, where hundreds of thousands of Italians have gone through over the past century. After talking about the history and importance of the neighborhood, we spend some time with Jeanne Dasaro, creator of NorthEndStories.com, who explains how the stories she collects through her project help maintain the spirit of the North End. Enjoy the podcast. And if you are in trouble with Italian listening, read ...

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Podcast Episode 1 – Benvenuti a Boston!

Boston (photo courtesy of walknboston

Salve a tutti! Hello everyone! Welcome to our new podcast in Italian for all those interested in learning a little of the bella lingua, or for all Italians coming for a visit. Click on the link below to listen to the podcast: Benvenuti a Boston! In this first episode, we introduce you to the city of Boston and talk a little of its historical significance. We wrap up our podcast with a brief interview with Bostoniano founder Nicola Orichuia.

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Piccola Italia Preschool Opens in Newton


Piccola Italia Preschool (PIP) opens for its first year of business on September 1, 2012, bringing Italian language immersion to youngsters in the Nonantum neighborhood of Newton, Mass. PIP is currently enrolling children aged 2.9 to 5 years for the 2012/2013 school year with two-, three- and five-day scheduling options. “I wholly believe that we should start learning our second and third languages early in life,” says Rebecca Paxton Cianfrone, owner and lead teacher of PIP. “Learning Italian at PIP, in addition to making their brains stronger, will make your children more multiculturally aware and curious.” Rebecca Paxton Cianfrone has ...

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C.A.S.IT. Launches New Website, Starts Adult Italian Language Classes


C.A.S.IT., the state’s leading organization in promoting the Italian language in Massachusetts schools, has a new and revamped website, where students, parents and teachers can find all the information needed to learn, practice and promote the language of Dante. The organization’s mission is to assist communities that wish to introduce, preserve, rejuvenate or broaden the study of the Italian language in their schools. C.A.S.IT. (which stands for Centro Attività Scolastiche Italiane) offers grants of varying amounts for the establishment of Italian language and cultural programs with the ultimate purpose to institute Italian as a subject in the school curriculum. The ...

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Dante Alighieri Fellow Allison Longley Heading to Camerino

Allison Longley at Rome

Longley won one month of intensive Italian language courses offered in November by Scuola Dante Alighieri di Camerino, Italy.

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