OSIA is committed to helping people of all ages learn to speak and continue to speak Italian. Below are some OSIA partners and resources to help you.
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Edizioni Farinelli: Your source for Italian Learning Materials
Edizioni Farinelli offers exciting new approaches to learning Italian through Italian movies and popular songs as well as readers and exercise books for both learners and teachers of Italian. Materials suited for students in high schools, universities and independent language schools as well as in private instruction and self study. Please order on the website; email Edizioni@mindspring.com for more information and general inquiries.
Italian Language and Cultural Program in Sorrento, Italy
Special Offer for OSIA Members and Families through Sorrento Lingue
Lago del Bosco, the Italian Language Village of Concordia Language Villages, celebrated a successful inaugural summer in 2003. Since then, participants from across the country continue to join a staff from all over the Italian-speaking world to take part in one of two, two-week sessions of immersion learning. "Villagers" spend their days playing Italian sports and games; taking part in Italian art, music, and theater activities; and enjoying delicious and authentic Italian meals…entirely in the Italian language! The Village also offers a four-week high school credit session.
College Board AP Italian Language & Culture
Italian teachers interested in receiving formal announcements of all professional development opportunities should send their contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is important that Italian teachers be offered additional opportunities to gain insights on AP course content and new pedagogical methodologies and resources, and these could be offered as professional development through school districts, in collaboration with local universities and the department of education in the various states. The national American Association of Teachers of Italian will explore the possibilities of requesting grants for special AP training and workshops offered by various federal agencies.
The MLA Language Map, using data from the 2000 United States census, displays the locations and numbers of speakers of Italian and the thirty languages most commonly spoken in the United States.
See our Resources section for more organizations and websites.