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Spreading the Italian Language – Sabrina Amadei

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Verona native Sabrina Amadei has been teaching Italian language and culture from her home for over 20 years.

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French-American School of Rhode Island Eyeing Italian Track for 2015

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The French-American School of Rhode Island (FASRI), has seen a year of great change with a new Head of — Jean Yves Carpanèse — and will continue to see change with three new programs that were approved by FASRI’s Board of Trustees on December 10. In 2015 FASRI will offer a Late Immersion Program for non-French speaking students in grades 1-5, an International Program for middle school students with no prior knowledge of the French language and an Italian Language Program for children entering pre-school through kindergarten. FASRI accepted non-French speaking students only through kindergarten level in the past, and ...

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Professor Flavia Laviosa: Making Italian useful

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Most of her life has been spent in front of an open book, first in college while studying foreign languages and literatures; then during her travels around Europe; then in Buffalo, N.Y.; and finally during a quarter century as an educator.

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Italian with Sabrina – Teaching is Her Passion

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Want to learn Italian? Whom better to learn from than a native speaker with a passion for teaching and a love for Italy. Sabrina Amadei has been teaching Italian for thirty years and has her own Italian language school in Winchester, Massachusetts. Sabrina grew up in Verona, Italy. She started her career in teaching when, at age 14, she taught ballet to thirty children three times a week during the summer. At the end of the summer, she organized a performance for her students. Attended by the parents, the well-received show included photographers, musicians to play during the intermission, and ...

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Italian Speakers Quickly Fading From U.S. Language Map

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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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Italian language activist Gioconda Motta

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“When we lived in Melrose in the mid 1970s, my eldest daughter used to bring pizza to school for lunch. For her, having grown up in an Italian household, it was the most normal thing in the world. At some point however she started to come home and say they were making fun of her, therefore she didn’t want pizza anymore. Yes, discrimination was that strong! That is when I went to the principal and I said I want to start an afternoon enrichment program — in Italian. After a couple of years, we had 30 children and families were ...

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Pirandello Language Center founder Tino Valdesolo

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In school, it is virtually impossible to capture his undivided attention for more than five minutes. If he isn’t substituting for one of the teachers, he is preparing a musical program, updating a curriculum or offering brief answers to family members or teachers who are lined up outside the little office he carved for himself at the Pirandello Language Center in the St. John School building. It has been like this every Saturday for the last four decades, during which time Tino Valdesolo has directed — hands-on and delegation-free — the longest running private institution for the teaching of Italian ...

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“Our Community, Our Language”: What Italian Americans Can Do

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Ambassador Terzi has a message for all Italians and Italian Americans working to promote the Italian language in the United States.

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