Why Become an Italian citizen? 7 Benefits of Italian Citizenship

Would you like to become an Italian citizen? If you are an American citizen whose parent, grandparent, or great-grandfather was an Italian citizen, you may be eligible for dual citizenship with Italy by “Right of Blood for People of Italian Descent.” Spouses of Italian citizens are also eligible to apply… Continue reading

Summer 2013 – Italian Class Schedule

Summer Quarter, July 22nd to August 24th, 2013 Class Duration: five weeks. Learn more about our classes and their structure on our website at sentieri.com. Location Sentieri Italiani5430 N. Broadway St. Chicago, IL 60640Map/Directions Italian Courses Basic Italian 2Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm Basic Italian: Listening, Vocabulary and SpeakingWednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm Intermediate Italian: Listening, Vocabulary… 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

A Scholarship to Study in Italy

The Babilonia Italian Language School in Taormina, Sicily is offering 3 scholarships.  The entries must be written in Italian.  The instructions, details and links are here below: CONCORSO LETTERARIO INTERNAZIONALE “Tauromenion – Città di Taormina” 3 Borse di Studio  Al Concorso Letterario potranno partecipare tutti i cittadini stranieri amanti della lingua… Continue reading

Idiom of the Week

This week’s idiom is “a mano a mano”.  This expression’s generic form is “poco a poco”, which means “little by little” in English.  Just as in Italian, English also has an idiomatic version of this expression: “step by step”. Both idioms express the progress of little actions leading towards larger… Continue reading

Idiom of the Week

This week’s idiom is “chiocciola”.  Literally this word translates as “snail” in English, but its idiomatic use has no counterpart in English! When saying an email address to someone in italiano, you say “chiocciola” for where the at sign (@) goes in your address.  It’s quite logical really, “@” looks… Continue reading

Idiom of the Week

This week’s idiom is “Ora Legale” or in English “Daylight Savings Time”.The English idiom of “Daylight Savings Time” emphasizes the benefit of the moving forward of the clocks to have an extra hour of daylight in the evenings. The Italian “Ora Legale” meanwhile simply translates to “legal time”.Tonight, March 9,… Continue reading