La Festa della Repubblica

This past Tuesday, June 2nd marked the 69th anniversary of the birth of the Italian Republic. The Italian peninsula holds history that dates back to thousands of years ago, however the Italy that we know and love today started just decades ago.     Throughout the late 1800s and through half … Continue reading

Summer 2015 Italian Classes

Study Italian with Sentieri this Summer! 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, so don’t delay!  For absolute beginners, there’s a Basic 1. … Continue reading

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

Spring Cineforum Review

On Satruday April 25th, Sentieri held its Spring Cineforum.  A mix of Sentieri students and non-students came to watch Allacciate le cinture directed by Ferzan Ozpetek. Sentieri’s President, Daniela, started off the event with a brief presentation about the director, his films, and how Sentieri has screened some of his … 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

A Language Proverb

“Those who know many languages live as many lives as the languages they know.” – Czech Proverb   When you learn another language, you learn a foreign mentality.  After years of practice studying another language you gain a sense of the customs, the culture and the mindset of the people … 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