Italian Lettore’s Day: L’Italiano e i giovani – Come scusa? Non ti followo

Wednesday October 19, 2022
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Celebrate the 22nd week of the Italian Language in the World with the theme of «L’italiano e i giovani: Come scusa? Non ti followo» (“Italian and the Younger Generation: Pardon me? I don’t understand you”).

This year, the Week of the Italian Language In the World will focus on how young people are currently transforming the Italian language on a constant basis—largely due to the world of social media—and the communicative discomfort that accompanies these users. Drop in whenever you can!


  • Italian opera performance of “Come Paride Vezzoso” by Doninzetti
    Performed by Matthew Gorlitz, student of ITAL 101
  • Experiences with the Italian language
    Presented by Natasha Nock, Marina Mala, and Adam Villo, students of ITAL 401
  • Guest talk titled «Che vita da cani! Parola di Pinocchio (Capitoli XXI e XXII)»
    Presented by Professor Carlo Testa
  • Trivia and interactive presentation on how Italian language is being transformed by the language spoken by young Italians
    Prizes consisting of $50 vouchers to stay at the Whistler Blackcomb Lodge can be won!

Snacks and refreshments will be served.

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This event is brought to you by UBC’s Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies – Cultural Club, the Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver, and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West.


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