19-Mar-15 16:16. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (0)
â€śLa mamma Ă¨ sempre la mamma!â€ť â€śMum is always Mumâ€ť also in fashion. We are talking about Italy, of course. The â€śSettimana della moda di Milanoâ€ť has just concluded and Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana managed to make people talk about their new collection with a clever idea: they presented their new collection celebrating the mum and her idealisation in everyoneâ€™s imagination on the notes of "Viva la mamma" by Edoardo Bennato. The classical elements of the Dolce & Gabana brand, such as lace and its patchwork applications, and the â€śDolce vita dĂ©colletĂ©â€ť have been proposed in a new way, stripped down of their sexy value. Corsets and plunging necklines have been replaced with soft sweet lines.
23-Feb-15 10:19. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (10)
The 65th edition of the Italian song contest â€śSanremo festivalâ€ť has come to an end, proclaiming its winner: â€śIl voloâ€ť. The already world famous group of young talents will now sing â€śGrande Amoreâ€ť, the winning song of the festival, at the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, as the Festivalâ€™s winner is automatically invited to perform at the Eurovision contest.
23-Feb-15 10:17. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (5)
Learning English has become an obsession for Italians. No matter the crisis, parents are so worried for their childrenâ€™s future that whoever can afford it send their sons or daughters to study abroad.
09-Jan-15 12:18. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (6)
According to a research by the Institute of International Education (IIE) studying abroad can be a great career booster. Apparently, as it emerged from an IIE survey, most of the HR departments took into consideration their recruitsâ€™ international experience when hiring, promoting and deciding on a new assignment. Nothing new so far, but the surprising data is that 10% of Americans who study abroad go to Italy, which takes second place only to the U.K.
Not only American students prefer to study in Europe but also UK students are now more likely to study on the continent, especially since the introduction of much higher tuition fees, which made studying abroad a good cheaper alternative to a traditional British degree.
09-Jan-15 12:16. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (8)
The Italian school system is totally different from the British one. After junior high school, at the age of 14, students are asked to choose amongst â€śLiceiâ€ť (classico, scientifico and linguistico) and technical schools.
The Italian government has recently published online a school reform proposal in order to share it with the citizens, and encourage what has been defined the wider public consultation ever made in Italy. The school reform has, as always, raised a lively debate especially online.
28-Nov-14 13:49. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (10)
Andrea Faustini is a 20-year old student of Chinese and Korean languages from Rome. After failing the admission to the Italian X Factor and Sanremo Giovani he endeared X Factor Ukâ€™s judges and is now one of the finalists of the popular programme. In 2008 he took part in the programme â€śTi lascio una canzoneâ€ť where he met Roberto Cenci who advised him to learn English and go to sing abroad. He had already tried with the Italian X Factor three times without succeeding. Things were about to change this year when he was admitted to the Italia X Factor but also to the UKâ€™s one, so he had to choose between the home land and the UK.
28-Nov-14 13:46. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (11)
The first edition of the â€śTalented Young Italiansâ€ť Award has acknowledged talented young Italians who excel in their careers working in the UK, and who are not only leaders but an example of leadership to other young people. The award is an initiative of the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK - in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in London and with the patronage of H.E. Pasquale Terracciano, the Italian Ambassador.
09-Oct-14 15:43. By | Comments (19)
From this year Italian students are going to study one of the subjects in their curriculum in a foreign language. Itâ€™s called â€śContent and Language Integrated Learningâ€ť (CLIL) and it has been introduced in other European countries from the 90â€™s.
The CLIL will be effective in the third, fourth and fifth year of â€ślinguisticoâ€ť and in the fifth year of â€śliceiâ€ť and â€śistituti tecniciâ€ť.
01-Aug-14 13:41. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (22)
Italian teenagers are not good in Financial subjects. More than a fifth of Italian teens tested, failed to reach the most basic level set by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). An assessment of 15-year-oldsâ€™ financial literacy of the OECD showed that 21.7 percent of the Italian students quizzed, could, at best, make only simple financial decisions and recognize the difference between needs and wants. The figure was markedly higher than the OECD average of 15.3 percent.
10-Jul-14 16:39. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (23)
As the news agency â€śReutersâ€ť has recently reported, the rate of marriages in Italy, especially among young people, has dropped to 3.3 per thousand of population, one of the lowest in Europe.
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