News & Events

  • 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...

  • The generous donation of a Dartmouth alumnus to the Department of French and Italian has made possible the John A. Rassias Fund for Undergraduate Projects in French and Italian.  The endowed research grant provides funding to enable majors in the Department of French and Italian to conduct research outside the United States for a senior thesis (French 89, Italian 89) or for an advanced independent project (French 78 or 87, Italian 88).  Under the guidance of the project advisor, the thesis...

  • An informational meeting regarding F.I.R.E. will take place on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at 6:30 pm in Dartmouth Hall 217.  All interested students are welcome to attend!

    The Department of French and Italian is pleased to announce the new summer off campus program, Full Immersion Rome Experience (F.I.R.E.), beginning in 2017.  This 10-week program will provide students with an opportunity to actively immerse in the study of the Italian language and to be introduced to Italian...

  • Tania Convertini, research assistant professor and Director of the Language Program in the Department of French and Italian, is researching and writing about Alberto Manzi, the Italian educator who taught a generation of Italian workers how to read and write in his television show Non è mai troppo tardi (It’s Never Too Late), which aired in Italy in the 1960s. In collaboration with Dartmouth's Media Ecology Project (MEP)...

  • Tania Convertini, Director of the Language Program and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of French and Italian, has received the 2016 Dean of Faculty Teaching Award.  Click here for more information about Professor Convertini's views on teaching and her students, and her current book project, which explores the work of the Italian pedagogue Alberto Manzi.