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PROMOTING AND SUSTAINING ITALIAN STUDIES IN HIGH SCHOOLS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES.

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.

WHY SUPPORT THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE FOUNDATION?

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“”Being able to take AP Italian and enriching my knowledge of the language and culture has not only been beneficial now, but will assist me in my future. After studying classical voice for six years, having a background in Italian helps me to understand and connect with the text and style of the pieces I perform.” Christine T., NJ Student

“As an Italian teacher at one of the premiere arts high schools in the country, AP Italian is a vital course in the pursuit of a well-rounded arts education. In the spring of 2019, students found out that AP Italian was not going to be offered the following school year. Thanks to the strong support of the Italian Language Foundation, not only was our AP Italian class restored, but our Level One offerings were expanded. We are proud to teach and share the language with our students.” -Antonette Laricchia, Teacher of Italian at LaGuardia High School

“I chose to take Italian because it was a language that always struck me as beautiful and I have always wanted to learn it. Looking towards the future, learning different languages from around the world along with working on Italian up to the AP level will undoubtedly help me with my tentative college major, business.” Max N. – NJ Student

“I fought to introduce AP Italian to my school and I therefore intend to become the best AP Italian teacher possible so as to make my students’ hard work and dedication worthwhile. I am truly grateful to the Italian Language Foundation for funding my participation in a College Board workshop as I would not have been able to attend without their support.” Professor Patti Grunther, M.A. Teacher of Italian language and culture, Watchung Hills Regional HS Association of American Teachers of Italian Mid-Atlantic Regional Representative

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ITALIAN WORD OF THE DAY
Visit this page each day to learn new Italian vocabulary.

  • principale: main

    Part of speech: adjective Example sentence:Il problema principale di alcuni paesi è la mancanza d’acqua potabile. Sentence meaning: In some countries, the main problem is the lack of drinkable water.

EVENTS

COLLEGE BOARD’S AP ITALIAN WORKSHOP for TEACHERS

February 1, 2020 –  COLLEGE BOARD’S AP ITALIAN WORKSHOP for TEACHERS OF AP ITALIAN at the Consulate of Italy in New York City. This workshop will be FREE only for teachers who are members of the ITALIAN LANGUAGE FOUNDATION. Details to be announced soon on our website (www.ilf.org) and at www.collegeboard.org.

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BLOG – ILF PARLO ITALIANO

You Don’t Have To Be Italian to Love Italian Language and Culture!

I love advancement, especially Latino advancement and every opportunity that affords you the ability to learn & succeed, I say do it! And that’s exactly what Latino high school students are doing (26% per @College Board), studying the Advanced Placement (AP) Italian Language and Culture Course and the numbers continue to grow. And the Italian Language […]

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