Welcome to The Italian Language Foundation, Inc.
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.
Awards for Excellence are here (Click for details.)
Teacher Recognition Awards, Coming Soon!
The Italian Language Foundation, in collaboration with the American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI) is proud to announce the new TEACHER RECOGNITION AWARD for the 2020-2021 academic year.
The Teacher Recognition Award will acknowledge the dedication and skill of teachers of Italian at the middle, high school and college level. The criteria for this award, and the application process, will be provided soon.
Word of The Day
sedersi: to sit
Part of speech: verb Example sentence: Gli ospiti d’onore si siederanno in prima fila. Sentence meaning: The guests of honor will sit in the front row.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on every aspect of our lives. As an organization focused on its members, our students and teachers of Italian, we are aware that the pandemic is affecting their roles as our worldwide ambassadors striving to keep Italian language and culture growing. Click on Learn More to find out how you can help.