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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.

  • smettere: to quit

    Part of speech: verb Example sentence:Giovanni ha detto che dopo il diploma smetterà di studiare. Sentence meaning: Giovanni said that after he gets his diploma he will quit studying.

EVENTS

Teacher Resources: Free Webinars

Presented by Roberta Pennasilico, Italian Instructor at Naples Middle High School – DODEA

Five Free Course Webinars

Dates:
February 29, 11.00 – 12.30 EST
March 14, 11.00 – 12.30 EST
March 21, 11.00 – 12.30 EST
April 4, 11.00 -12.30 EST
April 18, 11.00 – 12.30 EST

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A Teacher’s Perspective on AP Italian

GUEST CONTRIBUTOR POST by Professor Bruno Petrarca Boyle

For many years I wondered why our beautiful Italian language and culture was not among other languages that offered students the opportunity to enroll in the AP course.  I inquired several times at annual conferences to no avail.  When the College Board decided to offer the AP Course/Exam in Italian in 1995 […] Continue reading

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