Summer program 2011
 e are happy to announce that the Italian Government Tourist Board of North America, in collaboration with the Province of Salerno, IACE (Italian American Committee on Education), and the Education Office of the Consulate General of Italy in New York has sponsored the IACE Summer Program of 2011 in the Campania Region from July 2nd to July 13th 2011. IACE has selected 20 students from schools affiliated with IACE to compete for a scholarship to study Italian in Italy for two weeks.

June 28th – Ceremony to meet the tour leader and receive the travel tickets will be held at the Italian Government Tourist Board at 5:00 pm.



Congratulations to all the student recipients of IACE Scholarships for the Summer program 2011!

Michelle Cardona

Carla Cirelli

Dylan Patrick Crider

John Drogo

Kaitlin Demoree Flaherty

Randolph Gingelesky

Gal Harush

Brennan Alyne Hoban

Alexandra Rose Kravitz

Carmine Vincent Lombardi

Carina Ioana Martusevici

Messina Solangel Then Aysha

Paul Brandon Muratore

Nancy Paola Paredes

Adriano Carmelo Polimeni

Taylor Marie Schaad

Amanda Marie Spiteri  

Sarah Marie Warzecha

Tyler A. Wolfe

Gianrico Zeolla  

For information about the Summer Program, please visit our website at

On June 28th we will also introduce the new IACE web site


Italian Classes for Adults

Intensive Summer Course

OPEN HOUSE: Thursday July 14th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

686 Park Avenue Lower Level – New York NY 10065

Classes start on July 18th.
2-hour classes, Mondays and Wednesdays 5-7pm, 7-9pm, for 8 weeks (32 hours total)

For information please visit 

You may also contact the coordinator Sandro Sechi at, tel. 212-772-8755   ext. 303


New Opening of the IACE Library for Kids

IACE  is pleased to announce that the library is open at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd street – New York, NY 10036. For consultation and loans please contact IACE at


Italian Forever KIDS!


IACE‘s new center for children in Manhattan

Classes will start in September 2011

The Italian American Committee on Education (IACE) is proud to announce the opening of Italian Forever KIDS! This new Italian language center for children of all ages will be taught by Luciana Curti, an experienced and outstanding teacher, will be directing and teaching courses for all levels.

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Luciana at or by telephone at 212 772-8755  ext. 316 or visit for more information regarding class schedules.


Italian Cooking Classes

In collaboration with the Italian Culinary Institute.

The first Italian cooking classes for students organized by IACE at the Italian Culinary Academy were a great success! See this story on America Oggi (link).

Details on participation in this program for the 2011-2012 school year will be posted soon on this website.








Wednesday October 26 & Thursday October 27  @ 10 AM


East 68th Street btw Park Ave & Lexington Ave

“ITALIAN” is an interactive show designed to expose children and families to the beauty of the Italian language and culture.

 A magical star coming from a far-away planet stops above a small Italian hill. It enters into an abandoned shelter that becomes a magical flying castle… The Fata’s story begins with her and her creatures’ desire to communicate using Italian words stemming from music, dance, images, and… many magical moments!

 A cast of eight outstanding performers coming from COMPAGNIA DELLA RANCIA (PINOCCHIO-THE ITALIAN MUSICAL), MOMIX, THEATRE ON ICE and MAGMA DANCE COMPANY will guide the audience through an enchanted world. Great for K-5, but all ages are encouraged to experience the show.


$20 per person

Reserve now and receive a surprise for your class to enjoy!

Information & tickets at:  or 1-800-213-2479




Opera is one of Italy’s proudest achievements and an excellent Italian language learning tool. That is why IACE has teamed up with DiCapo Opera Theatre to carry out an IACE project called Tutti all’Opera.

Schools affiliated with IACE in the tri-state area are invited to attend these affordable and informational opera performances, which are abridged versions of the original opera, created specifically for students who are studying Italian, and are fun for all ages!

The General Director of DiCapo, Michael Capasso, will lead the students on an operatic adventure as he gives insightful explanations of the plot during intervals. Following each performance, students participate in a lively Q&A session with the actors!

2011-12 Calendar:  

“Tosca” (Puccini): October 13, 2011 @ 11:30am

                               October 14, 2011 @ 11:30am

“La Cenerentola” (Rossini): February 9, 2012 @ 11:30am

                                              February 10, 2012 @ 11:30am

“La Traviata” (Verdi):  April 19, 2012 @ 11:30am

                                      April 20, 2012 @ 11:30am

“Gianni Schicchi” (Puccini): May 10, 2012 @ 11:30am

                                                 May 11, 2012 @ 11:30am


 Tickets are only $20 a seat for students and their parents.

Teachers go for free.

For reservations please contact Licia at tel. 212-772-8755 ext. 301.




Educational Trips to Italy



“Travel opens horizons, overcomes the boundaries and limits of our mind, widens our knowledge and leads to the discovery of the world” – Arcobaleno ILTE.
Arcobaleno ILTE, the Italian Language Training and Education Company, has teamed up with IACE to provide students and teachers of the Italian language with discounted school trips to Italy. The trips include daily Italian lessons, didactic and tourist materials, a pre-planned itinerary to places like Venice, Rome, Florence, Milan, Sicily and so many more. This is a great opportunity for teachers to get their students to experience and learn all there is to know about Italy in a way they will surely never forget. To find out which tour is right for you or to get more information, please contact, call 1-866-380-6222, or visit their website at