Conference on Italian studies in Quebec
On November 3, a conference will be held at the Université de Montréal
on the teaching of Italian studies in Quebec.
Professor Filippo Salvatore, who is participating in the event, explains
that the Ministry of Education is considering the re-introduction of the
third-language option in Quebecs public schools, which existed in
The purpose of the conference is to demonstrate that Italian is
the vehicle of a great culture, and the fifth economic power of the world,
Italian is the lingua franca for all the countries around
the Mediterranean. It is an official language for the European Union,
and is spoken by 150 million people around the world. People interested
in Western culture must acknowledge the central role played by Italy.
The conference, titled LItalien: de langue de limmigration
à langue de culture, is sponsored by the Italian and Quebec
For more information, please call the Italian Cultural Institute, at