Advanced Placement Opportunities for Students and Teachers

ITALIAN LANGUAGE FOUNDATION AND THE COLLEGE BOARD COMBINE EFFORTS TO EXPAND ADVANCED PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS

The Italian Language Foundation Supports the College Board’s Efforts to Train More AP Teachers – and Teams with LaGuardia High School to Keep Study of Italian Alive at High School Level

September 8, 2019, New York, NY: The Italian Language Foundation (ILF) is pleased with LaGuardia High School’s recent decision to continue offering AP Italian in 2020, following an initial decision to discontinue the course.

The College Board’s new Director of AP Italian Language & Culture, Dr. Stephen Johnson, praised the ILF’s efforts, saying: “I would like to thank the Italian Language Foundation for their continued support of the AP Italian Language & Culture program, and support of the upcoming AP Italian Language & Culture workshop for teachers. Through such collaboration, we are optimistic that the program will continue to grow, providing even more high school students with college-level curricula and facilitating their transition from high school to college.”

Italian Language Foundation President, Dr. Margaret I. Cuomo, said: “The Italian Language Foundation was established in 2008 to support and promote Italian language education, and especially, AP Italian. With the support of ILF and parents of La Guardia High School students, AP Italian will continue at La Guardia. The ILF will continue to support students and teachers of the Italian language throughout the USA with cash rewards to students who successfully complete the AP Italian exam, and by offering professional development workshops to teachers of Italian.”

Mr. Mario Costa, senior teacher of Italian at LaGuardia High School, added: “The Italian Language Foundation has been an important advocate in the reinstatement of the AP Italian Program at LaGuardia High School, and for additional level 1 Italian classes at LaGuardia. The Italian teachers, parents, and students of LaGuardia High School would like to thank the Italian Language Foundation for their consistent support. Their efforts will help sustain and expand our program now and in years to come!”

Italian Language Foundation Board Chairman, Mr. Louis Tallarini, explained: “The ILF is so dedicated to the development of Italian teachers, that we are pleased to announce that we will be offering financial grants to all teachers of AP Italian in need, to help them attend the College Board’s upcoming professional development workshop on November 5, 2019, in New York.”

The grants will be available only to teachers whose schools do not cover the cost of attending, and who are members of the Italian Language Foundation, and will be awarded in the order that requests are received.  More details can be found on www.italianlanguagefoundation.org.

MORE ABOUT THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE FOUNDATION

The Italian Language Foundation is dedicated to promoting and sustaining Italian language education in the United States and supporting the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) program in Italian Language and Culture. The Foundation is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation qualified by the Internal Revenue Service to receive tax-deductible contributions.

PRESS CONTACT:

Jefferson Wilson, Marketing & Communications

Phone:(347) 581-6722

Email: info@italianlanguagefoundation.org

Italian Language Foundation Board of Governors

Italian Language Foundation Appoints Board Members

ITALIAN LANGUAGE FOUNDATION APPOINTS BOARD MEMBERS EMILIA NUCCIO AND ENZO PIZZIMENTI AS GOVERNORS OF THE BOARD

June 2, 2019, New York, NY: The Italian Language Foundation is thrilled to announce its existing Board Members, Ms. Emilia Nuccio and Mr. Enzo Pizzimenti, will be taking on roles on the Italian Language Foundation’s Board of Governors as Vice President and Secretary, respectively.  Nuccio and Pizzimenti will join Board Chairman, Mr. Louis Tallarini, who will also serve as Treasurer.  The Foundation President, Dr. Margaret Cuomo, continues to serve as leader to the Italian Language Foundation.

Ms. Nuccio is an entertainment and media executive with experience that includes leadership roles at the BBC, Televisa and Dynamic Television.  She is currently the President of Enoro Media.  As a distributor of international content, she is passionate about sharing cultures and languages worldwide.

Mr. Pizzimenti is the Founder and CEO of CClean Inc.  He is also the President of the Italian Center for Commercial Affairs.  In addition to his work on the Italian Language Foundation, he has recently established a foundation dedicated to the promotion of the “bel canto” technique required of opera singers worldwide.

The Italian Language Foundation was founded in July 2008 with the mission of increasing participation in AP Italian language education across the United States.

Board Chairman Louis Tallarini said of the recent appointments, “Emilia and Enzo are individuals that share the ILF’s dedication of increasing the study of the Italian language.  Their professional and personal histories make them natural choices for our Foundation’s Officer positions.  I look forward to working with them to continue the growth of AP Italian study.”

AP Italian Language and Culture remains the fastest growing AP world language course offered by the College Board.

MORE ABOUT THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE FOUNDATION

The Italian Language Foundation is dedicated to promoting and sustaining Italian language education in the United States and supporting the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) program in Italian Language and Culture. The Foundation is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation qualified by the Internal Revenue Service to receive tax-deductible contributions.  Please visit www.italianlanguagefoundation.org.

PRESS CONTACT:

Jefferson Wilson, Marketing & Communications

Phone:(347) 581-6722

jeffersonlwilson@gmail.com

Just finished the AP Italian Language Exam?

We are pleased to announce that once again, the Italian Language Foundation will be offering Awards  for Excellence in AP Italian Language & Culture!

Students of AP Italian who are members of the Italian Language Foundation and enrolled in an American or Canadian high school will be eligible to receive the Italian Language Foundation Award for Excellence.

Students who score a 3 on the exam will receive a $100 award, students who score a 4 will receive a $150 award, and students who score a 5 will receive a $250 award.

Students are free to become a member so sign up today! CLICK HERE TO JOIN

Congratulations to all 2018 AP Italian Exam Takers!

The College Board held the 2018 Italian Language and Culture exam on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 12:00 PM.

Italian Language Foundation does NOT take accept student memberships AFTER the exam has taken place.

The 2019 AP Italian Language and Culture exam is now set for Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 12:00 PM.  For more information on 2019 exam dates, visit:

 https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/exam-dates-and-fees/2019-exam-dates

PLEASE NOTE:

Attention Student Members: Dante Awards For Excellence available for 2018

We are pleased to announce that once again, the Italian Language Foundation will be offering the Dante Award for Excellence in AP Italian Language & Culture! Students of AP Italian who are members of the Italian Language Foundation and enrolled in an American or Canadian high school will be eligible to receive the Dante Award for Excellence. Students who score a 3 on the exam will receive a $75 award, students who score a 4 will receive a $100 award, and students who score a 5 will receive a $200 award.

Student Members who joined the ILF before the 2018 exam and wish to submit their scores to the ILF for consideration of a Dante Award, should visit the following link to the College Board’s Score Reporting Services: https://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores/score-reporting.

From there, submit a request to send your AP Score to the ILFusing our college code (7202). College Board score report requests can be sent online, as well as by mail or fax.

PLEASE NOTE:

Dante Awards are awarded to Student Members who joined the ILF BEFORE May 16, 2018.

AP Scores must be submitted to the ILF by September 30, 2018 for consideration for a 2018 Dante Award.

If you are taking the 2019 AP Italian Language and Culture exam and expect to be eligible for a 2019 Dante Award, you must register as an ILF Student Member BETWEEN August 1, 2018 and January 31, 2019.