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. 


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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