News & Events

  • Dartmouth has entered a new collaboration with the Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Paris (CCIP).  Dartmouth is officially accredited by the CCIP and Dartmouth students can take the DFP (Diplôme de Français Professionnel - Français des Affaires) exam on campus after completing French 15, Business French, which is offered by the Department of French and Italian in Spring term, taught by Professor Brigitte Mosenthal.

    The Diplôme de Français Professionnel B1 certifies...

  • On Sunday, February 26, 2017, the Italian newspaper La Repubblica published a special cultural insert, titled "Robinson", devoted to the Italian language. Tania Convertini, Language Program Director in the Department of French and Italian at Dartmouth, contributed to "Robinson" an article on the teacher and pedagogue Alberto Manzi and the lessons that we can still learn from his work today.  Professor Convertini is conducting research on the media educational impact of Alberto Manzi in the...

  • What do you get when you put together a hungry servant, a know-it-all Latin speaking doctor and a string of sausages? You get Pazzi Lazzi in Aria di Commedia – An Evening of Commedia dell’Arte and Italian Renaissance Music! You’ll giggle at Dottore's “little problem” and the beautiful Flaminia's long list of useless suitors. Enjoy classic Commedia dell’Arte tricks and double entendres with a few modern twists!
    Aria di Commedia is based on the idea of...

  • Yasser Elhariry, Assistant Professor in the Department of French and Italian, has received the Modern Language Association's 2016 William Riley Parker Prize for an essay he wrote that was published in PMLA, the Association's journal of literary scholarship.  Professor Elhariry's essay, "Abdelwahab Meddeb, Sufi Poets, and the New Francophone Lyric," which appeared in the March 2016 issue of the publication, forms part of his book, Pacifist Invasions: Arabic, Translation, and the...

  • The Department of French and Italian offers rich life and learning experiences for sudents in off campus programs in France and Italy.  February 1, 2017 is the deadline for submitting applications for the programs.  We offer the following programs:

    Paris FSP plus optional internship - Fall 2017

    Paris FSP - Winter 2018, Spring 2018


  • Join us at the French and Italian café

    In the eighteenth century, French and Italian cafés fostered cultural, ethical, philosophical, and political debates. 

    They were the places where change began.

    The French and Italian Department at Dartmouth continues this tradition.  All levels welcome!

    4:00 to 5:00 PM, Bartlett Hall

    January 18, February 1 and 15, March 1

  • Students from Professor Convertini's Fall 2016 FRIT 93 course, Foreign Language Teaching Methods: Theory and Practice, share some fun and useful tips for learning a foreign language at Dartmouth.  Watch here:

  • Would you like to spend a year in Rome after you graduate (September 2017-May 2018)? Would you enjoy promoting intercultural understanding by being a Resident Advisor for the Language Cafè at LUISS University and participating in LUISS's new experiential Internationalization at Home project?  Does taking a few courses at LUISS and gaining a European perspective on society and politics sound appealing? How about living and working among highly motivated and...

  • A lecture by Fernando Rubio
    Co-Director of the Second Language Teaching and Research Center
    Director of Online Curriculum Enhancement and Innovation
    University of Utah

    Monday, November 7, 2016
    DCAL - Baker 102
    Pre-talk chat: 3:00-4:00 pm
    Talk: 4:00-5:30 pm

    Registration for this event is required.  Please register on the DCAL website....

  • A public lecture by Michèle Hannoosh
    Professor of French & Faculty Lead of the Mediterranean Initiative
    University of Michigan

    Saturday, November 5, 2016
    5:00 pm
    105 Kemeny

    Recent theoretical work on the Mediterranean has emphasized the sea as an agent of ‘connectivity’ over a highly fragmented space, bringing peoples, goods, languages, and ideas into contact. Early photography in the Mediterranean manifests this...