Member Programs & Benefits
Supporting students and teachers with Italian Language educational resources, especially the College Board’s AP Italian Language and Culture Course and Examination.
As a Teacher Member, The Italian Language Foundation offers continuing education support to ensure teachers of Italian receive professional development to continually enhance their Italian language teaching skills, especially AP Italian. In collaboration with the College Board, the Embassy of Italy and other educational institutions, Italian Language Foundation is able to offer professional development workshops and seminars. In addition, we help offset your continuing education costs by directly paying for select College Board workshops.
Teacher members are eligible to be selected for the Teacher Recognition Awards which recognizes excellence in teaching including innovation and pedagogical practices.
For Student Members, the Italian Language Foundation supports high school students to become AP qualified in Italian Language and Culture. AP qualified students who pass the AP Italian language & Culture exam with a 4 or 5 become eligible for the Awards for Excellence receiving a certificate and cash stipend. Student members are selected to enroll in the
Commitment 2 Excellence Program (C2E) which offers students: Mentorship, Leadership & Internships. The C2E prepares students for college and career pathways by providing 1-to-1 mentorship, attendance at Leadership conferences and internships with U.S. Italian-based companies.
Student Members are invited to submit blogs to our website, and also have access to Italian cultural events and opportunities to engage and practice their Italian language skills.
Are you a college graduate in her/his 20s or early 30s
who has a passion for Italian culture and language?
Join the Emerging Leaders Council!
You do not need to be Italian or to be fluent in Italian to join us!
For more information on membership, please click below to visit our Student, Teacher, and Emerging Leader sections.
Teacher Professional Development
Teacher membership provides you access to FREE professional development webinars. Join today and be just in time for upcoming webinars.
Access to the C2E Program
Don’t miss out on career and college resources like like mentoring, leadership conferences and internship opportunities.
Learn more about C2E: LINK.
Teacher Recognition Awards
Our teacher members’ work doesn’t go unnoticed. Teacher members become eligible to receive the ILF Teacher Recognition Awards. See our 2021 Teacher Awardees.
ILF Rewards your Achievements
Our student members are eligible for the Awards for Excellence. Eligible students receive a cash stipend and recognition for passing their AP Italian Language & Culture exam (minimum 4 or 5 score). Watch the 2021 Awards Ceremony and join today to become a 2022 Recipient.
Events & Networking
Teachers expand their networks and increase their own knowledge through Italian language and culture events.
Looking for an Internship?
Via C2E, we place high school & college level students for internships with Italian-U.S. based companies. Student members can take advantage of their acquired Italian language skills and gain work experience .
Teacher members get the opportunity to showcase their students and class projects. Have a student project you want to showcase nationally? Become a Teacher Member today!
Add blog writing to your resume! Our members are encouraged to submit stories and blog articles to be featured on our website.
Tell us how we can help increase enrollment at a school
The Italian Language Foundation is your advocate in our mission to promote and sustain Italian Language and especially AP Italian within public schools in the U.S. and Canada. We want to hear from you, our student and teacher members!
Let us know how we can support the growth of Italian language at your school. Do you know of a public school who is ready to offer Italian language courses and especially the AP Italian Language and Culture Course? Please reach out to Italian Language Foundation! Let’s raise our voices and together increase Italian language studies nationwide.
Stay informed on the College Board’s AP Italian Language and Culture Course and Exam.
Thanks to our exclusive partnership with the College Board, you can stay abreast of new AP Italian Language developments. Information, updates and resources including course and exam details and dates. Stay updated and follow us via social media!