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. 


Internships are available now!

ILF Student Members, Log In to the member portal to view current paid internship opportunities. Click here to access internships.


We welcome corporations to become Alliance Members.

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. 🇮🇹


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.


Become a Student or Teacher Member!

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Our Latest Blog Posts

From a Passion to a Business
Written by: Francesca Montillo, owner of Lazy Italian Culinary Adventures, cookbook author and native Italian, in her kitchen …
Italian – A Living Link to Childhood
Written by Margo Sorenson, an ILF Contributory Writer. Author of over thirty traditionally-published books for young readers. Margo …
AP Italian Language & Culture Exam PREPARATORY WEBINAR
The Italian Language Foundation is pleased to offer this AP Italian Exam Preparatory webinar for you, our Student …
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.  …


Word of The Day

Italian Word of The Day
  • secco: dry

    Part of speech: adjective Example sentence:Per il pesce alla griglia vi suggerisco un bianco secco. Sentence meaning: For the barbecued fish, I suggest you use a dry white wine.

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