Tag Archives: Italian Language

Learn a Language, Join a Community

“He who knows no foreign languages knows nothing of his own.” – Goethe In this week’s #NIAFblog, our guest blogger, Jenifer Landor – founder of Live and Learn Italian, an immersive, language-learning travel experience – offers an inside look into her company’s travel program, … Continue reading

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La Mia Casa Ancestrale

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is proud to have the Sant’Anna Institute – a study abroad and language course program in Sorrento, Italy – as a corporate sponsor of our foundation. Read on for an incredible story from one … Continue reading

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Encounters: Learning Italian in Molise, a Hidden Gem

In this week’s #NIAFblog, our guest blogger, Jenifer Landor – founder of Live and Learn Italian – offers an inside look into a typical day on her company’s travel program, which focus on learning about Italian language and culture.  First things first: learn how … Continue reading

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Scholarship Stories

At the National Italian American Foundation, we believe in supporting future generations of our community, which is why we have provided over $7,860,400 in scholarships and grants since 2009. Every donation to our Foundation helps us to not only protect the … Continue reading

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Meet NIAF

We want you to know the staff working behind-the-scenes here at the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), so we are taking the opportunity to introduce you to one of our staff members! This week, we introduce you to Julia Streisfeld, … Continue reading

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Book Review – My Father’s Daughter: From Rome to Sicily

In need of a good beach read this summer? Check out Gilda Morina Syverson’s travel memoir, reviewed by NIAF in our Ambassador magazine.  My Father’s Daughter: From Rome to Sicily By Gilda Morina Syverson “Dad,” I said, “I’m giving everyone … Continue reading

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Un Minuto con…

Some challenges of being an Italian American   By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com Italian Americans who are well versed in Italian and English often have to cope with everyday challenges: I have yet to fully enjoy an Italian movie with English … Continue reading

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Why is the Italian language so difficult to preserve? By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com A recent BBC article claims that almost 8,000 universities in non-English speaking countries are offering programs entirely in English. Bachelors and Master degrees are chosen by over … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com When traveling abroad always keep in mind that the locals do their utmost to communicate with the visitors. However, at times their literal translations distort the intended meaning. Here are some signs translated … Continue reading

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Un Minuto con…

By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com Preserving the Italian language In the 1930’s and 1940’s, Benito Mussolini tried to eliminate foreign words from the Italian language. A friend of mine, born to Italian and French parents, was named Josette; but when they went … Continue reading

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