NEWS and upcoming Events
May 18, 2022
10:00am - 1:00pm
SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY
- What is this year's theme? The theme of the 5th Giornata dell'Italiano will be: Giochi all'aperto. Given the current health emergency, for this year, la Giornata will focus on games and activities that can be done in an outdoor location, such as soccer field. In this contest we invite each participating school to compete on a series of traditional Italian games (settimana, campana, rubabandiera, moscacieca, etc.). MITA will provide prizes and lunch to all participating students and teachers. More details will be provided to interested schools in a few weeks.
- Who can participate? High School students studying Italian in MA
- When? May 18th from 10:00am to 1:00pm
- Where? Salem State University
If you are interested in participating with your school / students, please contact MITA by March 25th writing to Nicole Chalifoux at firstname.lastname@example.org
MITA SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS 2022
The Massachusetts Italian Teachers Association (MITA) is offering four scholarships to worthy students who have studied Italian for at least 3 years in high school. Please distribute this information to your students or other colleagues.
Application deadline: April 15, 2022
For more information, visit our page here.
I AM BOOKS: a wonderful resource for our community and our profession!
I AM Books is an independent bookstore located at 124 Salem Street, in the heart of Boston’s historic North End neighborhood, and serving as a cultural hub for everyone interested in diving into the rich world of Italian and Italian American literature, history, research, art and more.
Labeled as an “Italian American cultural hub,” I AM Books was originally located at 189 North Street, Boston, Mass., from 2015 to 2020. In late 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I AM Books switched its operations to online-only. It reopened in its current space in Dec. 2021.
I AM Books sells primarily fiction and non-fiction by Italian and Italian American authors, books in Italian, as well as cookbooks and books on travel, history, sports, Italian American studies and titles by local authors. The store also features a children’s section, with books, learning material, games and toys.
Italian News Clicks is an easy reader of selected clips from the Italian press designed to provide teachers with current information on Italy and Italian culture. Italian News Clicks also includes teaching materials based on selected articles, along with cultural and grammatical notes. It was founded by Isa Orvieto (Emmanuel College) and Maria Sepa (IES, Milan), and since 2009 continues to offer interesting and lively authentic materials that can be used in language classes of any level.
Tools and Resources for Teaching Italian Remotely
MITA put together a list of useful applications, programs and platforms that can support our remote teaching. Check it out and let us know if you have any additional suggestion.