Formed eight centuries ago, Italian language has in fact affirmed itself over the years as a language of culture and as such, has ample development possibilities open to it today. Even as a functional language in the world of business, Italian is gaining ground in many areas of the world, as part of the process of international expansion that our economy is undergoing.
Italian language is one of the languages from which almost everybody knows at least one word (mostly about food or music). It quickly identifies a culture full of life and color. Isn't Italian food famous for its pizzas, spaghettis, and macaroni? Isn't Italian opera famous by its tenors and sopranos? And we shouldn't forget both the sublime literature and the striking Italian film industry which has left us sentences as well known as "la dolce vita" and other adventures. Italian is the language of a vibrating culture.
Over 60 percent of the world's art treasures are found in Italy, according to UNESCO (the cultural and educational agency of the United Nations).
A knowledge of Italian is important for people in business, the arts, technology
and many professions. It is also useful for high school and college students
planning careers in art history, music, linguistics, education and international