The Department of French and Italian

Italian Placement Testing on 08/28 in HRH 2.106B @ 1:30 pm

Italy @ 150: Meet a Famous Italian! Fa'la conoscenza di un italiano!

Mon, April 25, 2011 | South Mall

4:00 PM - 8:00 AM

Italy @ 150: Meet a Famous Italian! Fa'la conoscenza di un italiano!

Join us as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Italian Unification – the birth of the Italian nation – with a gathering of all students of Italian, open to the wider UT community.

We are asking each one of the participants to choose a famous Italian, past or contemporary, do some basic research on this person, and then impersonate him or her during our celebration. We will meet one another as our new personae and introduce ourselves and our accomplishments. We want people to be creative and have fun, so bring pictures if you decide to be an artist; put music on your player to share if you picked a musician; load videos on your smart phone that can help you describe who you are and what made you important.

We ask that we start showing our creativity by choosing someone who is not obvious. Wikipedia has a “List of Italians” with hundreds of names divided by category: pick someone in a field you are interested in and learn about someone you hadn’t heard of before.

We are looking forward to seeing all of our students and their friends.

A presto e buon divertimento!



Part of Italy @ 150: A series of events in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy

Sponsored by: Department of French and Italian

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Tavola Italiana

Informal Italian conversation practice Fridays 3-4pm at the Texas Union's Cactus Café. Open to all students of Italian. Contact Antonella Olson for more information.

Le Cercle français

Informal French conversation practice Fridays in the Texas Union's Cactus Café from 3-4pm. Open to all students of French. Contact Nancy Guilloteau for more information.


Italian Placement Testing 

Professor Antonella will be administering placement exams on Monday, August 28th in HRH 2.106B at 1:30 pm. If you are seeking to take an Italian Language Placement Test, please attend this session. Due to time constraints makeups are not guranteed.

Cineforum Italiano

Hosting Italian films with English subtitles every Thursdays at 8:00 pm in Mezes B0.306. 

  • Department of French and Italian

    University of Texas at Austin
    201 W 21st Street STOP B7600
    HRH 2.114A
    Austin, TX 78712-1800