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Week of the Italian Language in Qatar – Italian and the web, social networks for the Italian language

On the occasion of the 18th edition of the “Week of the Italian Language in the World,” scheduled to take place from 15 to 21 October 2018 and dedicated this year to the theme “Italian and the web, social networks for the Italian language”, the Embassy of Italy in Doha is organizing various activities addressed to the Italian and international communities in Doha, aimed at exploring together how the web, new information technologies and social platforms have influenced the development of the language in terms of opportunities and challenges.

At Katara Cultural Village, Building 18, on Thursday 18th of October, professor Angela Campanella will teach Italian with the support of smart phones and apps, showing how new technologies can help you learn a language in new interactive ways and have fun at the same time.

Discover Italy through Italian authors tales and stories (from 4:00 to 4:45 pm)

Let’s explore an Italian map and read beautiful stories together.

Open to Italian-speaking children from 3 to 8 years old. Children must be accompanied by parents.

Register here: Once upon a time…

Play with your phone and (re)discover the Italian language and Italy (from 5:00 to 5:45 pm)

How did the internet change the way we speak and write in Italian? How much do I know about Italy? Download the app Kahoot! and a QR code reader, bring your smartphone with you and come to have fun!

Open to Italian-speaking children 9 to 16 years old.

Register here: (re)discover the Italian language and Italythe Italian language and Italy

Crash Course in Italian (from 6:00 to 6:45 pm)

Learn how to greet people, introduce yourself, and express your likes and dislikes using Italian in an interactive and fun way.

Open to adults new to the Italian language.

Register here: Crash Course in ItalianCourse in Italian


The Week of the Italian Language at the Language Center of the Translating and Interpreting Institute

The Language Center of the Translating and Interpreting Institute (TII), part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, will also celebrate the Week of the Italian Language in the World: the 16th of October the Italian language lessons will be conducted using the latest teaching technologies, demonstrating how internet can be a valid support in the process of teaching and learning a language.

The Week of the Italian Language in the World

The “Week of the Italian Language in the World” is a yearly event instituted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Italy, and celebrated abroad by the Italian cultural and diplomatic network. It focuses on a theme that acts as the leitmotif of a vast cultural programme to promote abroad the diffusion of the Italian language. The initiative was launched in 2001 through a joint action with the Accademia della Crusca, subsequently joined by the Swiss Confederation, in which Italian is one of the country’s official languages. During these past eighteen years, the “Week of the Italian Language in the World” has represented the main promotional channel in terms of the number of activities simultaneously organised all over the world. This success story is due to the growing engagement of Embassies, Consulates, Cultural Institutes and Italian communities abroad, along with local cultural institutions and a host of teachers and academics, who have contributed together to open a cultural and intercultural dialogue with intellectuals and representatives of civil society in a large number of countries.