Summer in the City? Don’t Forget Your Italian!

Keep up with your Italian skills with Sentieri this summer! We will be offering many levels of classes with our summer program: Listening, Speaking & Vocabulary – Groups 1 thru 3; Conversation – Groups 1 and 2; and the Friday Morning Book Club (strictly avanzato). We accept both mail-in and online payments for … Continue reading

Cineforum – May 5th • IO E TE

Io e Te Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci   The spirit of Italian New Wave cinema is revived in an apolitical form by Bernardo Bertolucci in this film. It’s an intimate, disorientating and highly charged encounter between half-siblings, who find themselves having to share a cramped basement flat which they cannot leave … Continue reading

And to all a good night!

It wasn’t the night before Christmas but Sentieri Italiani and company enjoyed themselves as if it were! Our friends from MUNNO prepared an especially delicious buffet, and live entertainment, featuring Natalja Aicardi on vocals and Gary Cestaro playing the keyboard, added to the festive mood of the night. Sentieri’s traditional raffle … Continue reading

The 2018 Lina Tonello Scholarship Recipients

  In 2009, on September 27th, Daniela Cavallero’s mother passed away. Lina Tonello was a woman who strongly encouraged Daniela throughout her life. This inspiration and support lead Daniela to open the Italian school known to all of us as Sentieri. In 2009, to honor her mother’s memory, Daniela had … Continue reading

La Cena Piemontese – A culinary visit to the Langhe

La Cena Piemontese • September 24th   On Sunday, September 24th, Sentieri Italiani and friends met at Osteria Langhe in Chicago’s Logan Square for an evening of slow food and fine wine. Grazie to co-owners Aldo Zaninotte and Chef Cameron Grant and the staff for giving us this opportunity to experience … Continue reading

Regional Dining — CAMPANIA!

La Cena Napoletana • November 12th “Vedi Napoli e poi muori.”   You’ll experience a taste of Naples when dining at Due Lire Vino & Cucina, located in vibrant Lincoln Square. Their dynamic menu highlights authentic recipes from the region of Campania that are prepared with seasonal and local ingredients with … Continue reading

Individual Italian Grammar Classes Summer 2016

Grammitalia: Summer 2016 June 29, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 pm Presente dei verbi (Basic) July 6, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 pm Articoli, Sostantivi e Aggettivi (Basic) July 13, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 pm Pronomi diretti, indiretti, combinati, particelle (Intermediate/Advanced) July 18, Monday, 6:30-8:30 pm Preposizioni semplici e articolate (Basic) July 19, Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 pm Sequenza dei tempi al … Continue reading

Early Registration for Summer 2016 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

A Word with Jhumpa Lahiri on Learning a New Language

Learning a new language can be hit or miss. Some students get the hang of it easily, while others may feel lost.  If you are one of those who struggle with language, good news; you are not alone. Author, writer, and Italian enthusiast Jhumpa Lahiri chronicles her experiences as a … Continue reading

Spring 2016 Italian Classes

Study Italian with Sentieri this winter! 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 winter registration closes March 25th, 2016.  For absolute beginners, … Continue reading