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XX Week of the Italian Language in the World: National Conference for Teachers of Italian in Australia



XX Week of the Italian Language in the World: National Conference for Teachers of Italian in Australia

The Italian language is celebrated worldwide during "The Week of the Italian Language in the World", a cultural event which was launched in 2001 through the joint action of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Accademia della Crusca. Each year it focuses on a theme that acts as the leitmotif of a vast cultural programme to promote the diffusion of the Italian language.

"Italian Between Word and Image: Graffiti, Illustrations, Comic Books" is the title for the XX Week of the Italian Language in the World (October 19-25, 2020), a theme that can be developed both in a socio-linguistic key and by emphasizing expressive forms such as comics books, graphic novels and children’s books.

Under the High Patromnage of the President of the Italian Republic.


For the past four years in Australia, the Italian Embassy has celebrated the week by organising a National Convention for Australian Teachers of Italian which has been hosted in Canberra (2016, 2017), Sydney (2018) and Melbourne (2019).

This year it is Brisbane’s turn, and the event will be virtually hosted by the Italian Language Centre (a division of Co.As.It. Community Services Ltd). Due to the current restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic the conference be delivered via Zoom from the Italian Language Centre.

The convention will open with key addresses by notable local and international speakers who are experts in the field of language learning. The second half of the event will take the form of workshops organised through the Zoom ‘break out rooms’ feature.

Participation in the conference is free for teachers of Italian upon registration by 8/10/2020 through the following link:

To download the complete programme of the conference click HERE.


Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020

Time: From 11:00 am To 4:00 pm

Organized by : Ambasciata d'Italia-Canberra

In collaboration with : IC Sydney, IIC Melbourne Co.As.It. e Italian Langu

Entrance : Free