NEWS and upcoming Events
Teaching Italian remotely
Check out our special resource page dedicated to teaching Italian online.
Il maestro Manzi e la giusta distanza dalla didattica a distanza
by Tania Convertini
What we can learn by connecting the present with the past when it comes to distance learning. Read this inspiring article by our colleague and member, Tania Convertini.
national italian exam 2020
IMPORTANT UPDATE on NIE 2020
Because of the Covid-19 outbreak, the NIE test window has been scheduled to close on May 1st and is allowing students to take the exam remotely following a proctoring protocol. For more information on the NIE 2020 and on refunds, use this page.
We are happy to inform you that The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed the National Italian Exam on the 2020-2021 NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities for Students.
MaFLA is going virtual through June 2021! While this means that the fall conference has been postponed to 2021 and they will not hold any in-person events during this time, we invite you to join their various virtual professional development events.
Please, visit the MaFLA website for more information.
MITA workshop series 2019 - 2020
Join us for our first workshop of the Professional Development Series 2019-2020.
The series is organized by Northeastern University in collaboration with MITA and with the support of the Consulate General of Italy in Boston and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Check here for upcoming workshops in fall 2020.
OUR members' recent publications On language teaching
Giusy Di Filippo and Martina Di Florio, Migrazioni Contemporanee: Testi e Contesti. New York: Edizioni Farinelli, 2017.
Cristina Pausini, Carmen Merolla, Interpretazioni: Italian Language and Culture through Film. Georgetown University Press, 2019.
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and its Lead with Languages campaign, with the support of Pearson LLC and Language Testing International, commissioned Ipsos Public Affairs to conduct a survey of 1,200 U.S. employers, and the resulting 2019 report, Making Languages Our Business: Addressing Foreign Language Demand Among U.S. Employers, indicates an urgent and growing demand for language skills in the workplace.The report also suggests seven actionable recommendations that U.S. businesses may employ to fully leverage their employees’ language assets and to contribute to fostering a robust future multilingual workforce to better thrive in our global economy.