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.

Awards for Excellence are here (Click for details.)

Awards for Excellence are here!
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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

Italian 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 Italian Language Foundation, United With Italy and New York during the COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Response

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.

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