Italian Language Foundation, The College Board And The Embassy Of Italy Join Forces To Present Professional Development Workshops For Teachers Of AP Italian

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The College Board and The Italian Language Foundation, both 501(c)3 organizations, have announced a new partnership that will offer the first of several professional development workshops for teachers of AP Italian on February 1, 2020. This exciting initiative will combine the management and academic support from the College Board, the vigorous advocacy efforts of The Italian Language Foundation, and the hospitality of the Embassy of Italy in Washington. 

The College Board’s Senior Vice President of AP and Instruction, Trevor Packer, praised this initiative, stating: “The College Board is excited to collaborate with the Italian Embassy and the Italian Language Foundation to host a series of workshops across the United States for AP Italian Language and Culture teachers. These workshops will give teachers information about updates to the 2019-20 course and exam and the many new free AP resources available to support their classes.”   

Italian Language Foundation And The College Board Combine Efforts To Expand Advanced Placement Opportunities For Students And Teachers

NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Italian Language Foundation (ILF) is pleased with LaGuardia High School’s recent decision to continue offering AP Italian in 2020, following an initial decision to discontinue the course.

The College Board’s new Director of AP Italian Language & Culture, Dr. Stephen Johnson, praised the ILF’s efforts, saying: “I would like to thank the Italian Language Foundation for their continued support of the AP Italian Language & Culture program, and support of the upcoming AP Italian Language & Culture workshop for teachers. Through such collaboration, we are optimistic that the program will continue to grow, providing even more high school students with college-level curricula and facilitating their transition from high school to college.”

Advanced Placement Study Of Italian Language & Culture Reaches New High In 2018

NEW YORK, July 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Italian Language Foundation is thrilled to announce that participation in the Advanced Placement Italian Language and Culture exam increased 14% from 2017 to 2018. 

The Italian Language Foundation – under the leadership of President Dr. Margaret Cuomo, and Board Chairman Mr. Louis Tallarini – was founded in July 2008 with the mission of increasing participation in AP Italian across the United States.

Italian Language Foundation President Dr. Margaret Cuomo said of the 2018 results: “Our goal has been a simple but challenging one since inception: to increase the number of students taking the AP Italian Language and Culture exam, and to prepare teachers to teach AP Italian.  The 2018 AP exam results demonstrate that Italian is the fastest growing AP world language exam offered by the College Board.”

2016 Advanced Placement Italian Exam Registers Highest Total of Students to Date, Making AP Italian the Fastest Growing of All AP Foreign Language Courses

NEW YORK, July 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D., president of the Italian Language Foundation, announced today that The College Board’s Advanced Placement Italian Language and Culture exam (AP Italian) in 2016 saw its highest level of participation ever.  

“We are delighted that nearly 2,800 students took the AP Italian exam in 2016,” Dr. Cuomo said.  “With each passing year, since AP Italian was reinstated in 2011, more and more students are participating in the program, which encourages both a love of the Italian language and Italy’s culture and, in some cases, provides college credit for work the students have done in high school.  It’s exciting to see the continuing strong growth of student interest in the AP Italian Program.”  Data about student participation was shared with the Italian Language Foundation (ILF) by the College Board.

Italian Language Foundation Chairman Louis Tallarini to be Honored with Dante Award

NEW YORK, April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D., president of the Italian Language Foundation, announced today that the organization would pay tribute to its chairman, Louis Tallarini, in honor of his commitment to the perpetuation of advanced high school study of Italian language and culture.

The presentation of a Dante Award will be held at the Columbus Citizens Foundation, 8 E. 69th Street, New York, NY, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  It will be made by Dr. Cuomo. 

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