"Ciao! My name is Mark, and I am from CT. I am half Italian, and have always been enamored with the culture and the language. Though not raised speaking Italian, I studied the language for four years at Assumption College under the great tutelage of Professore Bonanno, and was able to become fluent. I have since learned that it can be helpful to learn later in life, as you learn the modern language, and not a regional dialect. In fact, Italian has only recently spelled out what is considered "pro"