La Giornata dell'Italiano, 2019
Join us in celebrating Italian and our students’ creativity during our Giornata dell’italiano!
For the 4th year, MITA is sponsoring the annual “Italian Day” or ”Giornata dell’Italiano” for secondary school students of Italian in Massachusetts. This event plays a important role in promoting the study of Italian language and culture as it attracts about 150 students and teachers to take part in an Italian language competition on a local campus. “La Giornata dell’Italiano” represents a great opportunity for colleges and universities to showcase their Italian programs and connect with high-school students and faculty. It is an opportunity for mutual support and celebration.
This year La Giornata will take place at Wellesley College and we are particularly grateful to the faculty of the Department of Italian Studies for co-sponsoring and collaborating with us. In this contest we invite each participating school to create a 10-15 mins. skit, or another form of performance in Italian about the topic chosen by the organizing committee. The topic can be presented as a: song (in Italian), skit, interview, dance (with dialogue), impersonation, narrative, advertisement, etc.
Each school’s performance is then considered by a panel of judges who will vote for the 3 best ones.
GENERAL INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS
COST: price for participation is $10.00 per person (for MITA members/ students) $15.00 per person for non-MITA participants
DEADLINE: February 10, 2019
By the deadline, please send:
• Completed registration form (see button below)
• 1 check for full registration
PAYMENT: Please, remit one check per school for the total amount (including chaperones) by the deadline. NO PURCHASE ORDERS please! Make checks payable to MITA and mail to:
Maria Stella Cocchiara 36 Stanley Ave. Medford, MA 02155
ATTENDANCE: Full payment secures your spot in the competition, please send check by the February 10th due date. Space is limited and will be reserved on a "first come first served” basis.
For more information contact: Stella Cocchiara at firstname.lastname@example.org
More information on the specific location on the Wellesley campus will be posted soon.
VINCITORI DELLA GIORNATA 2019
1. Lexington High School (teacher: Paola Zanirato-Dorfman)
2. Medford High School (teacher: Nicole Chalifox, Vilma Bibeau, Monica Canetta)
3. Woburn Memorial High School (teacher: Cinzia Gilbertie)
Why do I study Italian?
Perché studio l’italiano?
The competition is open to all high schools levels, but be aware that there will be no division of levels in the evaluating process (ex. if a colleague brings a level 2 class, they may be competing with someone’s AP class).
• Each teacher may bring up to 20 students plus 2 chaperones.
• The oral component must be an original piece written and performed live by the students.
• Not every student from each school is required to be in the performance, but each school must be represented by some form of presentation.
• The top 3 high school performances will be awarded prizes for their schools.
• Performances must be 5-10 minutes long and cannot exceed the 20 minutes time limit.
• Each school is responsible for bringing their own props/music/audio.
To participate in the program, groups must select their topic and plan their performance. Because this is a very broad theme , it allows for much creativity. Please, be selective when choosing your topic!
Lunch will be offered to all participants and their chaperons!