Welcome to The Italian Language Foundation, Inc.

Promoting and Supporting Italian Language Education

The Italian Language Foundation Mission is dedicated to promoting and sustaining Italian language education in the United States and worldwide. The Italian Language Foundation recognizes the requirement for Italian language learning in cultural and economic fields including: international trade and banking, fashion, commerce and the arts, among many others.


What Do We Do?

Support the growth of Advanced Placement Program in Italian

Student Members who receive an  AP Italian Language and Culture Exam score of 3, 4 or 5 are eligible to receive cash stipends & the Italian Language Award for Excellence.

Promote Italian Language study in the United States & Canada

Supports the study of Italian language and culture at the highest level in schools throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Train and support teachers of Italian, especially AP Italian

Teacher Members are eligible for exclusive resources and professional development workshops in Italian organized by The Italian Language Foundation.


ILF reaches Matching Grant goal with Giambelli Foundation

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The Italian Language Foundation is pleased to announce it has met the Francesco & Mary Giambelli Foundation $125,000 matching grant donation. Read full press release. 


Summer Scholarship for Student Members

Students Members: ILF is offering two student scholarships to the Lago del Bosco Virtual Italian program. Click to learn more.


La Scuola d’Italia Guglielmo Marconi

In the spirit of our mission to promote Italian Language education, we are announcing this scholarship offered by La Scuola d’Italia Guglielmo Marconi. Click to learn more.


We salute U.S. Italian based corporations working diligently to bring authentic Italian products and services.

We hope you have an interest in joining our Corporate Alliance Membership (CAM) in support of sustaining Italian language education throughout the U.S. 🇮🇹


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Our Latest Blog Posts

Discovering Florence by way of Gelato
Written by: Colin Grant, a team member of The Italian Language Foundation, earned a Bachelor of Arts & Science from Indiana University.  …
Italian Language Foundation reaches Matching Grant goal with Giambelli Foundation
PRESS RELEASE, April 13, 2021, New York, NY The Italian Language Foundation recently qualified for a matching grant …
Lago del Bosco Virtual Italian Program
In the spirit of our mission to promote Italian Language education, ILF is offering two scholarships to our …
A Living Link to Childhood Bari and the Countryside
Written by Margo Sorenson, author of over thirty traditionally-published books for young readers. Margo Sorenson spent the first …


Word of The Day

Italian Word of The Day
  • L’età: age

    Part of speech: noun Example sentence:Si ottiene il diritto di voto al raggiungimento della maggiore età. Sentence meaning: The right to vote is granted upon reaching the legal age.

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