A bit about the Italian actress, Paola Cortellesi

Italian film Scusate se esisto brings out controversial themes such as gender roles.  Architect Serena Bruna works at a restaurant in Rome.  After discovering a new architectural renovation project that she could work on, she happily threw in a bid.  However, in this male dominated field, taking on this project … 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

Carnevale di Venezia!

Put on your masks because today begins the world-famous festival Carnevale! But just what is Carnevale, exactly? Like Mardi Gras, Carnevale is an annual festa that takes place during the two weeks before Lent and is one last chance for a sensory blowout before the Lenten fast begins. Not to be confused with … Continue reading

A Holiday Inspired Expression

Natale con i tuoi; Pasqua con chi vuoi. “Christmas with your parents and Easter with whomever you want.” We are about to enter the holiday season.  For some, that means getting ready to celebrate with our families, exchange gifts and cook delicious, extravagant meals that will keep us full until Spring. … Continue reading

Italian Teaching Methods

Recently, we came across a journal by the ALL (Association for Language Learning),  to which Dr. Daniela Cavallero (president of Sentieri) contributed an article about her experiences as an Italian professor.  What she wrote defines her teaching approach: When it comes to teaching a language, teaching the culture must follow.  Even … Continue reading

Italian Cultural Event: Let’s Play Briscola!

Game Night: Briscola Friday, November 6th, 6:30 – 9:30pm   Join Sentieri for a night of Briscola, the traditional Italian card game. Learn the rules, try a practice hand and play a tournament to win prizes!  Light refreshment will be served “Aperitivo” style. First place winners will receive free memberships … Continue reading