December 19, 2017

Sicilian Language Lessons Hosted by Italian Charities of America

Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 2:30pm–4:15pm

Italian Charities of America
83-20 Queens Blvd.
Elmhurst, New York 11373

Are you of Sicilian Descent? OR just interested in Sicilian? Come join us for Sicilian Language lessons. We will have a native Sicilian to teach you from beginner level, you will learn the language; reading, writing and speaking!

12 Lessons for $120, lessons start on February 24th, lessons will run through May. Schedule will be provided or call to inquire. Textbook is required and email will be sent out to registrants with information.

Did you know? Sicilian is neither a dialect nor an accent. It’s not derived from Italian. It’s not spoken only in Sicily. Sicilian (u sicilianu in Sicilian and siciliana in Italian) is the oldest of the Romance languages derived from Latin, and it’s spoken in Sicily and in parts of southern Italy such as Reggio di Calabria and southern Puglia. It’s derived from Latin, with Greek, Arabic, French, Proven├žal, German, Catalan and Spanish influences.

Sicilian is currently spoken by most of the 5,000,000 inhabitants of Sicily, plus another 2,000,000 Sicilians around the world.

To reserve your space please call to register. Payment is by check or cash. Payment can be paid in the office or first day of class.

Please call for more information: 718-478-3100