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.


Grande Italia – Growing the Love for Italian
Italian Language Foundation is growing the love for Italian by embracing the term #grandeitalia (grand Italy). It is our hope it will serve as reminder of how truly grand is Italy in the face of this pandemic and as a …


College of DuPage Summer Online Italian Courses – 06/01/2020 - 07/26/2020 @ All Day
The Italian Language Foundation Teacher Webinar – 07/01/2020 - 07/31/2020 @ All Day

Word of The Day

Italian Word of The Day
  • accendere: to light

    Part of speech: verb Example sentence:Il ragazzo ha acceso il fuoco per cucinare le salsicce. Sentence meaning: The boy lit the fire to roast the sausages.

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Grande Italia – Growing the Love for Italian
Italian Language Foundation is growing the love for Italian by embracing the term #grandeitalia (grand Italy). It is …
High School Internships in the Italian Classroom, La Nuova Realtà
Blog by: Cavaliere Linda "Lyn" Scolaro, for Italian Language Foundation ~ Professor Scolaro has been teaching Italian for …
LaGuardia High School Student Testimonials
NEW YORK CITY LaGuardia High School students share the enthusiasm and love for the study of Italian language.
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.  …

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The Italian Language Foundation, United With Italy and New York during the COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Response

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on every aspect of our lives. As an organization focused on its members, our students and teachers of Italian, we are aware that the pandemic is affecting their roles as our worldwide ambassadors striving to keep Italian language and culture growing. Click on Learn More to find out how you can help.

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