My Florence: The Sara Leonard Scholarship

The Sara Leonard Scholarship — My Florence I met Sara Leonard many years ago when I was teaching at the Italian Cultural Institute. When I left she followed me to Sentieri Italiani along with other students. She stayed with me through all the years. I really admired Sara; she was smart, … Continue reading

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

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

Sentieri Membership Benefits

Become a member of Sentieri Italiani and enrich your Italian experience in Chicago. As a Sentieri member, you’ll enjoy: 10% Discount on Sentieri Italiani’s Italian Language Classes and Private Tutoring Discounted or exclusive registration to Sentieri’s events Use of Sentieri Italiani’s book and video library Discounts ranging from 10% – … Continue reading

Sentieri Italiani – Book Club – Summer 2013

Sundays, July 28 through August 25, 1-3pm Led by Daniela Cavallero “Scontro di civiltà per un ascensore a piazza Vittorio”, by Amara Lakhous Join Sentieri in a Sunday afternoon discussion group that will explore this remarkable novel suitable for intermediate and advanced Italian students. Summer 2013’s book is a compelling … Continue reading