Two recent developments in the Italian community:
About 1,000,000 people worldwide study Italian at university, Italian Cultural Institutes, the Società Dante Alighieri centres, and other Italian schools.
That is why the University Ca’ Foscari in Venice hosted the most important meeting for the Teaching of Italian, hosting the major publishing houses.
For instance, one of the most popular portals ever visited, IT2 Italiano per Stranieri of Loescher publisher, is available at http://italianoperstranieri.loescher.it/.
The site registers more than a million hits every year from all over the world.
Addressed to one of the most important national newspapers in Italy, La Repubblica, it concerns the 100th anniversary of WWI, and the importance of remembrance, dialogue and peace.