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In honor of the 22nd annual Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo (Week of the Italian Language in the World) theme, “L’italiano e i giovani. Come Scusa? Non ti followo,” Fondazione Italia, in collaboration with the Consulates General of Italy in Los Angeles & San Francisco and the Italian Cultural Institutes of Los Angeles & San Francisco, invited K-12 students to participate in a video contest that will showcase their creativity and connection to the Italian language. Students in grades K-12 were to create a short “TikTok” style video in Italian that uses an English word that has been “Italianized” and is being used by today’s youth (“giovani”). For example, a text “chat” has created the new slang verb “chattare” in Italian so a student may film themselves having a conversation in which they use the verb “chattare.” can also consider get creative and have fun with their videos!
Please join us in congratulating Annabelle Peterson from Los Angeles and the Italian 7/8 students from la Scuola in San Francisco for submitting the winning videos!