Amatrice, the destroyed town that I still call “home”

If you are not living underground or on the top of a very high mountain, you might have noticed that this end of summer has been quite dramatic for most of us Italians. The earthquake that suddenly shook central Italy in the night of August 24th has stolen 296 lives and is still haunting the dreams of the ones of us who have been touched, directly or indirectly, by this reoccurring tragedy…

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Ennio Morricone made us proud once again

Everyone has heard by now about Leonardo DiCaprio finally winning an Oscar. It’s the biggest internet news since that blue/black, gold/white dress that sent everyone into a panic. But another big name has waited quite awhile to receive his own oscar. While Ennio Morricone did receive an honorary oscar in 2007 for his contributions to the musical and cinematic community, he had yet to win one for a specific compostion he had done, UNTIL this past academy awards when he won for best soundtrack of the marvelous movie, The Hateful Eight directed by Quentin Tarantino.

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Something “extraordinary” is happening in Rome!

Poor Romans! Without having had the chance to recover from the 2000 Jubilee, they now have to face a new, extraordinary one, 10 years in advance. Needless to say, out of the ordinary is also the tense and alarmist atmosphere in which this event is about to be held.

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Questions Americans have for Italians, and Italians have for Americans, and anybody has for anybody

Assuming you are genuinely into Italy and Italian, you should have been inevitably exposed to this video created by Buzzfeed:

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October, 23rd: OPEN DAY 2015!

On friday, October, 23rd Kappa Language School will host the Open Day 2015!

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Visit our new headquarters in the heart on Rome and get the opportunity to:

  • Take a free entry test to check your proficiency level;
  • Meet our staff and get help finding the best learning experience for you;
  • Collect information about the PLIDA exam and learn how to certify your italian;
  • Enroll in one of our courses with a 10% discount on the regular fee;
  • Learn more about the School and its activities and events;
  • Attend a free conversation class and have a first taste of Italian.

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Conversation classes will be held at the following times:

10.00-11.00: elementary level;
11.30-12.30: intermediate level;
14.00-15.00: elementary level;
15.30-16.30: intermediate level.

For further information: info@kitaliano.com

Come and visit us in via del Boschetto, 32 from 10.00 am!

New HQ Grand Opening!

On Saturday June 20th, we had the pleasure of hosting the Grand Opening of our new HQ located in the wonderful area of Monti, Via del Boschetto, 32. On the occasion, we also exhibited the winning photograph of the #WeAreTheGreatBeauty photo contest: Livia Hengel with “All eyes on Italy”, Stefania Marchini with “Roma no problem” and Valentina Iosco with “Piazza San Pietro”.

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Thank you to all of the members of the community that attended the event, it was a great success! Also, we would like to give a special thanks to Biblioteche di Roma, Rome Municipality (Assessorato Cultura e Turismo), Dante Alighieri Society and Radio Roma Capitale (in the person of Paolo Cento) for their sponsorship. We hope all those in attendance had a great time, and we have posted photos of the event!

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#WeAreTheGreatBeauty, the thousand souls of Rome in one photo contest

On the occasion of the grand opening of our new headquarters in Via del Boschetto, 32, we are happy to launch the photo contest #WeAreTheGreatBeauty, focused on the relationship between Rome, romans and foreigners.

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Participation is free of charge and open to everyone. The participation deadline is May, 20th 2015.

The contest is sponsored by Municipal Department of Culture and Tourism, Biblioteche di Roma and Dante Aligheri Society. Furthermore, the whole event will be followed by Radio Roma Capitale FM 93.00.

The best photographs will be exhibited and published.

Please read our terms and conditions and submit your photos!

We are really looking forward to take a look at Rome and its thousand souls and color from your point of view!