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.


Video: Studying at an Italian University

Attn: ILF Student Members

Anna Zeppieri, The Education Attache for the Italian Consulate General in San Francisco, details steps and procedures for American students wishing to study at an Italian University. Log In and click Resources and go to Calendar of Events to access.

ILF reaches Matching Grant goal with Giambelli Foundation

Giambelli Foundation Pic

The Italian Language Foundation is pleased to announce it has met the Francesco & Mary Giambelli Foundation $125,000 matching grant donation. Read full press release. 


Internships are available now!

ILF Student Members, Log In to the member portal to view current paid internship opportunities. Click here to access internships.


We welcome corporations to become Alliance Members.

We salute U.S. Italian based corporations working diligently to bring authentic Italian products and services.

We hope you have an interest in joining our Corporate Alliance Membership (CAM) in support of sustaining Italian language education throughout the U.S. 🇮🇹


Summer Scholarship for Student Members

Students Members: ILF is offering two student scholarships to the Lago del Bosco Virtual Italian program. Click to learn more.


Become a Student or Teacher Member!

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Our Latest Blog Posts

Leave With Cheese in Your Mouth
By Joanne Fisher exclusively for ILF Joanne is a Canadian-Italian-American author who is renowned for her steamy romances, …
A Link to Italian in Switzerland
Written by Margo Sorenson, author of over thirty traditionally-published books for young readers. Margo Sorenson spent the first …
Lascia la Bocca al Caso
Joanne Fisher Oltre 2000 anni fa, gli antichi romani inventarono i torchi per formaggio per pressare la cagliata …
What My Italian Heritage Means To Me
Written by: GiovannaNicole Lacerra, School of the Holy Child. Rye, NY7th grade student I am a first generation …


Word of The Day

Italian Word of The Day
  • addormentarsi: to fall asleep

    Part of speech: verb Example sentence:Ti sei addormentato durante il concerto! E hai russato! Sentence meaning: You fell asleep during the concert! And you snored!

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