NEWS and upcoming Events
Presenter: Sara Galli
(University of Toronto)
Today, it is more than ever important also to focus our attention on creating courses as inclusive as possible to make all students feel welcome and safe. Furthermore, the materials inside of some textbooks are not reflecting the Italian contemporary society both in language exercises (i.e., not allowing answers like "voi vi siete sposate") and in cultural readings (i.e., la donna si occupa della famiglia).
La neutralità di genere nell'italiano di oggi
February 11, 2022
Join us on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 937 7251 2418
This workshop focuses on providing suggestions on ways to degender an Italian language syllabus, and to promote gender equity. Moreover, a part of this seminar will be focused on which resources and activities can be proposed in class to help students understand the Italian contemporary society and reflect on the use of the Italian language in the LGBTQIA+ Italian community.
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.