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Los Angeles Italia Film, Fashion & Art Fest – Feb. 17 to 23

Date 02.18.2019

The Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles announces the 14th Annual Italian Festival chaired by the former president of the Emmys Hayma Washington with producer Iginio Straffi and actress Maria Grazia Cucinotta is back in Hollywood on the eve of the Oscars with an array of Italian films – many World and U.S. premieres – as well as Italian, Italian-American and international artists. The 2019 edition will celebrate the city of Matera, 2019 European Capital of Culture, and the iconic director Francis Ford Coppola.

February 17- 23, 2019
TCL Chinese 6 Theaters, Hollywood




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Presented by Capri in The World Institute with Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Italian Trade Agency, under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles, and in collaboration with Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles, SIAEANICAAssociazione Produttori Televisivi & MATERA 2019 Open Future.

PIC 2019 Scholarship Applications for High School Seniors Studying Italian

Date 02.07.2019

Full Time High School Seniors who are currently enrolled in Italian language classes and who have been accepted to an accredited College or University are eligible for consideration for this scholarship offered by the Patrons of Italian Culture. A commitment to a major or minor in Italian Language or Italian Studies is strongly recommended, however, consideration will be given to the applicant’s final course of study. You do not have to have Italian heritage to apply.

Scholarships will be awarded in various amounts. Funding of all scholarships will be deposited to the account of the student at the academic institution he or she will be attending.

Deadline to apply is April 30, 2019.

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VoluntarItaly 2019! Now Open for Applications for Summer

Date 02.07.2019

Do you speak some Italian? Want to live in Italy with a family next summer? Here’s a great opportunity – volunteering at a summer camp in Italy!
 After the great success over the last three years the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan in partnership with the Lombardy Dioceses, is again offering an opportunity to live in Italy while volunteering as a counselor at a church-run summer camp. Get free accommodation, perfect your Italian, and add invaluable experience to your résumé.

Who’s eligible? You must be between 18 and 25, born in the US or US resident for at least 10 years, and you must posses a good working knowledge of Italian. Those accepted will work at summer day camps in Lombardy (Northern Italy – look it up!). You’ll have the choice of participating for 3 weeks, or for 6 weeks. The camps are all run by the Oratories of Lombardy.
 Your task will be to help with the educational and recreational activities organized by the Parish Oratories for kids aged 6-14.
 During your tasks it is possible that you will be asked to organize activities in English (it’s summer camp, not school!).

Two Programs offered: 3 weeks and 6 weeks
3 weeks – Plan to arrive in  Milan Saturday, June 8, 2019
Activities from June 10 to June 30, 2019
Plan your  return to USA from July 1, 2019

6 weeks – Plan to arrive in Milan Saturday, June 8, 2019
Activities from June 10 to July 21, 2019
Plan your return to USA from July 22, 2019

The project is open to all volunteers without distinction of sex, race, religion, political opinion, or social conditions. Preference will be given to candidates who passed the Italian AP exam, and/or have taken intermediate to advanced Italian college-level courses. Also, candidates who participated in earlier programs are eligible, and strongly encouraged to re-apply.
 If you are a candidate that was accepted in earlier program, you do not need to send a new application.

Please send your request of participation at the 2019 program by e-mail at:

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“Facciamo Quattro Chiacchiere!” ONLINE Language Workshop – Feb. 23

Date 01.31.2019

Join Fondazione Italia online* for our “Facciamo Quattro Chiacchiere” (“Let’s Dish”) language workshop where you will learn a variety of idiomatic verbs and expressions that will make you sound like a ‘local’ the next time you are in Italy!

Saturday, February 23
9:00 am – 11:00 am PST

In the comfort of your pajamas, while sipping a cup of coffee, you will learn the vocabulary that you won’t find in an ordinary Italian Grammar Book. This workshop is geared towards students who possess a low intermediate knowledge of Italian and higher. 

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*instructions on how to use our video conferencing platform will be sent to you upon registering for the class.

Fondazione Italia is now on Instagram – Follow us!

Date 01.22.2019

We’re happy to announce our new Instagram profile is up! Follow us and share the word!

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“Primo Levi and The Memory of the Holocaust” – Jan. 28

Date 01.18.2019

On the centenary year of the birth of Primo Levi, the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles, the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles and the Museum of Tolerance invite you to a special program, PRIMO LEVI AND THE MEMORY OF THE HOLOCAUST which includes a dramatic reading of The Truce by well-known Italian actor, Riccardo Bocci.

Monday, January 28, 2019
6:30 pm Reading of Names*
7:00 pm Program

This program is offered free of charge. Seating is limited. Advance RSVP is required.

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“Paint & Speak” Valentine’s Italian Art Workshop Open for Enrollment – Orange

Date 01.18.2019

You are invited to experience a “Paint & Speak” Italian art workshop led by expert Italian artist and language teacher Ylenia Mino! Ylenia will guide students through the creation of a Valentine’s Day themed painting while teaching you new vocabulary words and phrases with the goal of enriching your Italian language skills through the artistic medium of painting. This workshop is intended for all proficiency levels including absolute beginners. Release your creativity and learn Italian!

SATURDAY, February 2
Orange County Language Center on the beautiful Chapman University Campus
1 University Drive – Doti Hall

Kids Workshop (5+) – 1:00 to 2:00 pm – $28*
Adults Workshop – 2:00 – 3:30 pm – $40*

*art materials are included in workshop fee.

Deadline to register is January 31.

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NEW! Adult Beginning Italian Conversation Class in Malibu

Date 01.18.2019

Fondazione Italia is excited to start a collaboration with Malibu Recreation Center to offer Adult Italian language classes and workshops to the Malibu community.

Beginning Italian Conversation – January 31:  8-week  class meets on Thursdays at 6:00 pm.
“Italian for Travelers” – March  9: Morning workshop meets on Saturday at 11:30 am.

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Franklin Elementary K-6 Italian Dual-Immersion Program Accepting Applications

Date 01.15.2019

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are being accepted now for the Franklin Elementary Italian Dual Immersion Program. To enter Kindergarten, your child must be five years old by September 1, 2019. Foreign Language Academies of Glendale (FLAG) Italian dual immersion is a 90/10 program that provide students an opportunity to learn two languages starting in kindergarten. The goal of GUSD’s FLAG programs is to develop bilingualism and bi-literacy by the end of elementary school.

To be included in the lottery, applications must be submitted online by
January 31, 2019

You must attend a tour of the school to complete your application process. Sign-up for a tour

NEW! Fondazione Italia South Bay Location Open for Enrollment!

Date 01.14.2019

Fondazione Italia’s Italian Language Center in Redondo Beach is now open for enrollment! Spring session of Italian language classes for kids and adults starts Saturday, February 22!

Location, pricing and schedule