#languageangels is an educational project to help beginners learn the Italian language through social media.

The #languageangels initiative is on for its fifth edition in the winter of 2020! We had a very helpful collaboration with the Istituto Marco Belli in Portogruaro and 80 Italian #languageangels were paired with 80 students from the Italian program at the University of Ottawa. The initiative was a resounding success and kept up during the social distancing phase of the coronavirus crisis both in Italy and in Canada. It helped both groups, maintain this window of collaboration and goodwill open.

2019: In the winter semester of 2019, students in second year Italian were once again conversing with #languageangels from the Marco Belli Institute in Portogruaro!

2017: See an article in Orvietonews (here) about this initiative in 2017.

In the winter semester of 2017 the Unitre dell'Alto Orvietano joined forces with the Italian program at the University of Ottawa to realize a first-year Italian course that was thoroughly unique! Students in Italian1912 (blended) had the privilege of Skyping weekly with a group of Italian tutors (we call them #languageangels) from 5 municipalities in Umbria, Italy. To find out more about this program, please read some of the articles published here and here and here about the past edition.

2015: We ran the first #languageangels program in the summer of 2015! Our s#languageangels were wonderful and the students learned a lot!



In the fall of 2015 RAI International paid a visit to the Italian Program at the University of Ottawa. You can see the documentary here.


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