In 1995, Centro Attività Scolastiche Italiane (C.A.S.IT., Inc.), as proposed by the Italian Consulate General in Boston, was formed as a non-profit educational and professional organization, for the promotion of Italian language and culture in the public and private schools of New England.
Our Mission is to assist communities that wish to introduce, preserve, rejuvenate or broaden the study of the Italian language in their schools. CASIT offers grants of varying amounts for the establishment of Italian language and cultural programs with the ultimate purpose to institute Italian as a subject in the school curriculum.
Important meeting about the promotion of the Italian language in USA at the
Consulate General of Italy with the Italian Minister of Education, Stefania Giannini.
Adult Italian Language Classes
IMPARIAMO L’ITALIANO! The Education Committee, under the auspices of the Italian Consulate of Boston, CENTRO ATTIVITA SCOLASTICHE ITALIANE (C.A.S.IT), is pleased to invite those who wish to learn the beautiful Italian language to enroll in a new adult education program. You may choose to take Level 1 for beginners or Level 2 for more experienced speakers of Italian. Both classes run for 10 sessions. Italian instructors will prepare you for travel to Italy and/or simply enjoying speaking and writing in the beautiful Italian language.
Classes are taught by professional educators of Italian heritage and will be held at: 37 Water St., Wakefield MA, Unit 4.
Italian laboratories for children of age 4 to 10 at CASIT. Children will “discover” the beauty of the Italian language with a non-traditional teaching approach. Theme-based laboratories, such as music, theater, art, dance, and poetry blended in “active learning”, will foster a yearning for deeper “discovery” of the Italian language.
Start date: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 for 10 Weeks Time: Every Saturday at 2 pm
Location: 37 Water Street, Suite 4, Wakefield, MA
Next meeting, Thursday, October 27th, 7pm. CASIT, Wakefield
The CASIT Italian Book club is dedicated to the fiction and non- fiction works of Italian-American writers who focus on Italian- America issues, themes, and History, as well as to authentic Italian works available in CASIT’s library.
This month's reading will be your own choice of the following:
1. Adriana Trigiani
By Elena Ferrante (In English)
2. É una vita che ti aspetto
By Fabio Volo (In Italian)
The Italian Consulate and CASIT will be attending and presenting at the Annual Convention and World Languages Expo.
Italian Heritage Month Contest October 2016-17
This year Italian Heritage Contest will focus on Christopher Columbus; his origins, his desire for discovery, the financial support received from Spain, and the trip to the New World. Each submission will provide opportunities to use the Italian language. The projects will present a logical progression of information, use of language as appropriate by grade level, creativity progressing with level of study, visual appeal, and in some cases, the use of technology.
With attendance topping last year’s event, guests were a buzz throughout the evening. Colleagues and friends reunited while CASIT also welcomed many new friends. Light-hearted Black Jack to Roulette “gaming” served as the backdrop and all that is “Italian” was carefully woven into every detail of the evening. The food, the ambiance, the music, and the spoken language...all CASIT, all Italian…all to benefit children.
Special thanks to the generosity of JLC-Tech LLC, Capone Iron Corporation, Ray Tomasi, Wilmington Sons of Italy Lodge, Hanover Wine & Spirits, Costantino Richards Rizzo LLP, Roome & Guarracino LLC, Patriot Iron Corp, Eagle Bank, Wolf Meadow Farms, Lily Pasta, Giangregorio Bros. Green Cross Pharmacy, Rossi & Associates, Suzanne Ianella, Boston Metrology, Inc., Arco Welding Supply Co., Inc., Cappuccio Construction Co., Inc., Rucci Bardaro Falzone PC, Pasciuto Properties, Aizoon USA Inc.., Our Lady’s Academy, Mclane Middleton, St. John School, St. Mary’s School, Spinelli’s Function Facility, P&H Business Support Solutions, LLC., and so many others.
Gratitude to C.A.S.IT from Winchester High School
This video is a token of Winchester's immense gratitude to C.A.S.IT (Centro Attività Scolastiche Italiane) and the help that they provide for the Winchester Public School system. Specifically for the Italian program.
2015 MaFLA Conference
The Italian Ministry of Foreign affairs, through the Consulate General of Italy of Boston, provides partial incentive funds for Italian Instruction in New England elementary, middle and high schools. CASIT, an “ente gestore” (managing entity) for the Italian Ministry, receives and administers the grants and funds. If your school/district is interested in starting or continuing an Italian program, please contact our office or download the Enrollment Form and follow the instructions for grant requests. Learn mores