Your membership is based on a calendar year, January through December.*

As a member of the Italian Language Foundation, you are entitled to exclusive benefits, including professional development workshops and resources for teachers of Italian.

Please see our website for updates regarding opportunities for teachers and students of Italian.

Please encourage your students to join the Italian Language Foundation.  Student membership is free. AP Italian students are eligible to receive the Award for Excellence if they earn a score of 3, 4, or 5 on the AP Italian examination.

Thank you for joining our vibrant community of advocates for Italian language education.

*Membership must be renewed annually in December.


What is the ILF Award of Excellence?

For more than a decade, the ILF Award of Excellence has recognized students throughout the U.S. who take and pass the College Board’s AP Italian Examination with a score of 3, 4 or 5, and offers them a cash prize.   ILF will continue to provide these incentives to students studying AP Italian.  We will be announcing more student incentives in the coming months, so please continue to check our website and blog pages for those announcements.


If you’d like to submit a blog to our website please send it to: info@italianlanguagefoundation.org.

Relevant topics include current events in Italy, Italian cultural events and celebrations, Italian contributions to art, music, literature, fashion cinema, technology, design, architecture, culinary arts, and more.  Please sign your name on the blog, and include the name of the school and the grade where you teach Italian.  400 words or less please. Please feel free to review the Blog Guidelines.

Click below to read our Blog which includes contributions from teachers of Italian nationally and internationally.

Read our most recent Blog, A Teacher’s Perspective on AP Italian, by Professor Bruno Boyle.