College Students! Register now for Italian Online Summer Courses

The College of DuPage is offering beginning Summer 2020 the first two years of college-level Italian courses online.  These course are available to all college students and transferable as 4-credit courses ~ to all Illinois state universities and other states as well.  High school students, who are not 18, may also take these courses for college […]

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Locanda Verde brings you an Easter Recipe

Restaurants may be closed but our appreciation for Italian Chefs and their cuisine is still something to rave about. Italian Language Foundation salutes Chef Andrew Carmellini, Owner of Locanda Verde. Chef Carmellini is sharing this wonderful recipe you can do at home. Place his restaurant on your list as the next place to visit, when […]

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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 ESTMarch 14, 11.00 – 12.30 ESTMarch 21, 11.00 – 12.30 ESTApril 4, 11.00 -12.30 ESTApril 18, 11.00 – 12.30 EST

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Interview With Consulate of Italy in Buenos Aires, Argentina

On behalf of the Italian Language Foundation, an in-person interview was conducted with Marco Petacco, the Consul General of the Consulato Generale d’Italia in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and with the Director of Education, Professor Giampiero Finocchiaro. Consul General Petacco commented that the teaching of the Italian language is one of the primary goals of the […]

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High School Internships in the Italian Classroom, La Nuova Realtà

Vieni con me, Join me on my incredible journey of Redefining Ready! In 2015, Township High School District 214 in Chicago, IL where I have taught for 29 years, partnered with The School Superintendents Association (AASA) to assess how career ready and life ready were our students.  This extraordinary experience led to a change in the studies […]

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A Teacher’s Perspective on AP Italian

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 ~ (Inset#1), needless to say, […]

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Louis Tallarini to be honored with the Joseph Maselli Heritage Award

Italian Language Foundation’s Chairman, Louis Tallarini is being honored by the American Italian Renaissance Foundation with the Joseph Maselli Heritage Award on January 25 at the organization’s 35th Louisiana American Italian Sports Hall of Fame Gala. The event gala honors and celebrates the contributions of Italian Americans in the sports, entertainment, medical and civic fields. […]

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A Note from our President…

Buon Anno! 2020 has arrived, and it is a time for new beginnings. As I think about my personal goals for this year, it’s clear that my commitment at the Italian Language Foundation, and Italian language education, are extremely important to me. Since 2008, when Louis Tallarini and I founded the Italian Language Foundation, Inc., […]

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Felice Anno Nuovo | Join us as we fulfill our 2020 Goals!

When we bid goodbye to 2019, our organization was elated to have advanced our mission through the following key accomplishments: Awards of Excellence provided to qualifying AP Italian students across the USA . Advocated for the successful reinstatement of Italian courses , including AP Italian, at the illustrious LaGuardia High school in Manhattan. Worked closely with our […]

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You Don’t Have To Be Italian to Love Italian Language and Culture!

I love advancement, especially Latino advancement and every opportunity that affords you the ability to learn & succeed, I say do it! And that’s exactly what Latino high school students are doing (26% per @College Board), studying the Advanced Placement (AP) Italian Language and Culture Course and the numbers continue to grow. And the Italian Language […]

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