Retain Your Italian Over the Summer

Summer is just around the corner.  Having some fun in the sun is great however, summer break also means the “summer slide.”  When students return to school from summer break, they tend to forget many concepts that they had learned during the previous school year due to the lack of … Continue reading

A Motivational Italian Idiom

« Hai fatto 30, fai 31. » Literal Translation: “You did 30, do 31.” Meaning: Go the extra mile This idiom dates back to the year of 1517 when Papa Leone X was naming a group of cardinals.  While believing he had a group of only 30 cardinals to name, there … Continue reading

Early Registration for 2015 Summer Italian Classes

Registration is now open for the Summer quarter’s Italian courses. From now until June 1st there is an early registration discount, so hurry and register today to sign up for your next Italian class! There are classes at all levels.  For absolute beginners, there’s a “Basic 1”.  For returning students or new students with prior … Continue reading

Exercise Your Mind by Learning Italian

Studies have shown that are an endless amount of benefits that come with learning another language. Even though learning a new language can be stressful, time consuming, and difficult, the cognitive benefits will make that entire struggle worthwhile. Some benefits include: the improvement of reading comprehension skills, the development of … Continue reading

Italian Grammar Classes

Grammitalia: Summer 2015 Individual Grammar Review Lessons for Students of Italian June 16, Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 pm – Articoli, Sostantivi e Aggettivi (Basic) June 18, Thursday, 6:30-8:30 pm – Presente dei verbi (Basic) June 23, Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 pm – Preposizioni semplici e articolate (Basic) June 25, Thursday, 6:30-8:30 pm – Pronomi diretti, … Continue reading

Italian Idiom «Tra il dire e il fare…»

«Tra il dire e il fare c’è di mezzo il mare» Translation: “An ocean lies between what is said and what is done.” English equivalent: “Easier said than done.” With the use of a vast ocean, this Italian idiom adds another level of how easy it is for us to … Continue reading

Columbia College Journalism Student Interviews Sentieri

The Italian language attracts many people and the number of students who study Italian is currently growing.  Italian is seen as a fun, a musical, and a beautiful language and students jump right into it without the slightest idea of what lies ahead of them. In an article about learning … Continue reading

Spring 2015 Italian Classes

Study Italian with Sentieri this Spring! Space is limited and classes are filling up fast, so hurry and register today to save and secure a spot in your favorite class and time! Classes will be closed as they reach the maximum number of students and all Spring registration closes March 27th.  For absolute beginners, there’s … Continue reading

San Valentino….Who is he?

Valentine’s day is just around the corner, which means chocolates, roses, and of course…AMORE! Valentine’s Day is a fun day for many couples.  But where did this day even begin?  Who was Saint Valentine?  Time’s 6 quick facts about Valentine’s Day  article provides surprising information about this special day.  Most importantly, … Continue reading

Adults can learn a foreign language too!

The January 22nd edition of The New Yorker had many interesting things to say about bilingualism.  After examining the benefits, the author concludes, “That should be enough reasoning to learn a second, third, fourth, or even a fifth language — and keep learning them as long as you’re able!” Learning another is … Continue reading