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.


Teacher Recognition Awards are here!

We are excited to present the 1st Annual Teacher Recognition Awards. The Awards will acknowledge the commitment to excellence for Teachers of Italian who are ILF Teacher Members.

The Italian Language Foundation expects to Award two ILF Teacher Members with a Teacher Recognition Certificate and $1,000.  Teachers can be nominated by an ILF student member, fellow ILF teacher member, parent of an ILF student member or school administrator. Nominations will be accepted from November 1, 2020 through November 15, 2020.  Awardees will be announced on December 15, 2020. Nominees can access the Nomination Form by clicking the button below.

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Word of The Day

Italian Word of The Day
  • forte: strong

    Part of speech: adjective Example sentence: Quella colla è molto forte, reggerà i pezzi anche sotto tensione. Sentence meaning: That glue is very strong; it will hold the pieces together even under pressure.

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