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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?

More high school students would choose to learn Italian… if they were given the chance.

Italian is the fourth most commonly studied spoken language in America… and demand is growing.

Italian is one of the fastest growing languages… with increased enrollment of 22.6%.

Most American high schools offer Spanish and French.  Both the strong and growing demand for Italian language studies is not being met.

We need to give students the chance to learn Italian.

We are the Italian Language Foundation.  We are a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, qualified by the Internal Revenue Service to receive tax deductible contributions.  The Italian Language Foundation was created to give American high school students the chance to learn the Italian language and study the magnificent history and culture of Italy.

We support the nationwide Advanced Placement Italian Language and Culture Program offered to American high school students by The College Board. The AP program lets students get college credit for their high school work, and it can reduce the length and cost of their college education.

Please join us in helping more and more students to learn Italian and fall in love with the wonderful culture of Italy.  And remember – 100% of the donation you make is tax deductible and goes toward supporting Italian language education.

SOURCES: AMERICAN COUNCIL ON THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES, FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDENT 2007 SECONDARY PLANNING SURVEY; MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION, “ENROLLMENTS IN LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH IN UNITED STATES INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION, FALL 2006” BY NELLY FURMAN, DAVID GOLDBERG AND NATALIA LISUN.

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

  • La cognata: sister-in-law
    on October 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Part of speech: noun Example sentence:Mia cognata è una donna simpaticissima, ma talvolta è un po’ maleducata. Sentence meaning: My sister-in-law is a very nice person, but sometimes she is a bit rude.

DOVE IL SI SUONA POSTPONED

The Società Dante Alighieri event, Dove il sì suona, scheduled for October 10th,  has been postponed due to technical difficulties in reproducing the panels. The opening has been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 22nd at 6 pm.

Please contact the Calandra Institute for more details. 212-642-2094

LANGUAGE TEACHING DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP OCTOBER 18TH, 2019


LANGUAGE TEACHING DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP: CLIL – Content and Language Integrated Learning. La stoffa dell’Italia. Leonardo, l’arte e la scienza del tessile e della moda. The Fabric of Italy. Leonardo, the Art and Science of Textile and Fashion.

For teachers of Italian, teachers of other languages interested in Italian, teachers of other subjects who are fluent in Italian. The workshop is also open to University faculty, Graduate students and educators, including superintendents, …continue reading

COLLEGE BOARD WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS OF ITALIAN NOVEMBER 5TH, 2019

We encourage all teacher members to participate in the College Board workshop for teachers of Italian on November 5, 2019.

The Italian Language Foundation is offering to fund the Early Bird registration fee of any teacher whose high school will not underwrite this fee. Eligible teachers must be members of the Italian Language Foundation ($25 annual fee), and must submit a letter from the principal of their school verifying that funding is not available to cover the registration fee.

During this Italian Language and Culture training for new and experienced teachers, you will explore …continue reading


****Early in 2020, the Italian Language Foundation will offer a second workshop for teachers of AP Italian. Please visit this website (www.ilf.org) for further details and registration. This conference will be offered exclusively to teachers who are members of the Italian Language Foundation.