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.


Dedicated Students of Italian Language and Culture Receive the First Ever Dante Awards for Excellence

NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D., President of the Italian Language Foundation, today announced the distribution of the first Dante Awards for Excellence to students for exemplary achievement in The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program for Italian Language and Culture (AP Italian).  

The awards were sent to 58 students in 14 states throughout the United States.  The amounts of the award were $200.00 for students who scored a five and $100.00 for those who scored a four in the AP Italian exam, which was administered in May 2012.  

Funding for the awards is provided by the ILF and a grant from philanthropist Leandro P. Rizzuto, the Founder and President of Conair.  


Italian Language Foundation Announces Dante Award for Excellence in AP Italian Language Studies

NEW YORK, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Italian Language Foundation today is announcing a financial award for students who score well on The College Board’s Advanced Placement Test in Italian Language and Culture, or AP Italian.  

The Dante Awards for Excellence are unrestricted and will be given to students who score a four or a five in the AP Italian exam, which will be given in May 2012.  The amounts of the award are $200.00 for students who score a five and $100.00 for those who score a four.   

“The Foundation’s Dante Award for Excellence will recognize significant achievement by students of Italian Language and Culture,” said Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D., president of the ILF.  “It is an incentive for students to apply themselves to the study of a great language and culture at a time of globalization and increased cultural and commercial exchange between two great countries and during a period when governmental support of world language studies is under attack.”  


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