Category Archives: Iniziative


We invite you to visit the Viale Italia at ACTFL’s Annual Convention and World Languages Expo 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center, where the following Italian exhibitors, including language schools and publishers, will present their offerings:

Consulate General of Italy

Thinking about attending university in Italy? Italian taught in your elementary or high school? Paola Ebranati, Education Attaché for the Consulate General of Italy in Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco, is your woman!
Meet her at Booth #943 or email her at:

Accademia Italiana:

We invite you to swing by our booth #938, where you can learn more information about out scholarship program for teachers! The program is comprised of a two week Italian immersion where you will learn through Italian courses and experience an international learning environment.

Fondazione Italia:

Everyone is invited to take part to the Fondazione Italia sponsored workshop on Sunday, November 22 from 11:15 to 12:15 pm. Executive Director, Hilary Stern, will be mediating a presentation at the San Diego Convention Center, Room 29A on “A K-6 Italian Dual-Language Program: Implementation, Challenges & Outcomes.”

Fondazione Italia is a is a California 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1998 for the purpose of promoting the teaching of the Italian language and culture in Southern California. Not only do they offer extra-curricular Italian language courses to children and adults but they are also and Italian Accessor Agency for the Italian CSET, and work in close collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles and the Education Office at the Italian Consulate in San Francisco to administer a grant program to start and maintain K-12 Italian language programs in. Visit them at Booth #943 or email Hilary Stern.

Campus L’Infinito:

Visit us at booth #940 to learn about all the programs and enter to win an unforgettable experience in Italy, which includes a 2-week summer course with excursions and housing.

Centro Studi Italiani:

Visit booth #936 to learn about all the programs and enter to win an unforgettable experience in Italy, which includes a two week summer course, housing, weekly excursions, and transfers.

Club Italiano Dante Alighieri:

Improve your teaching & Glottodidactic skills with the possibility to receive one of our full scholarships based in Rome for teachers! The opportunity includes two weeks in Rome, with observations in our international classes from Monday to Friday, 9AM-1PM. Learn more about it by visiting our booth #942!

Edizioni Edilingua:

Edilingua is waiting for you at booth #937 where you can browse all the titles of the catalog and to receive information and promotional material!

Furthermore, you are all invited to the workshop on Friday, November 20th from 11:30 to 12:20 (Workshop room # 4) entitled “Edilingua’s Italian course books for adults and teenagers.” Attendees will work on the courses and receive a sample copy of the book.

Sant’Anna Institute:

Where can high school and university students dive into the authenticity of Southern Italian culture? At Sant’Anna Institute in Sorrento, Italy, where else? Visit booth #939 to discover more about how Sant’Anna’s programs are integrated into the host community through tandem projects, internships, service learning activities, field-trips, and more!

We look forward to seeing you at ACTFL! For more information, please visit!

Italian Classes for Kids, Teens and Adults – Fall Session Now Open for Enrollment!



Italian language courses:

Learn, Love, Live Italian with Fondazione Italia! Registration has begun for Fondazione Italia’s Fall session of Italian Classes for kids and adults in Burbank, Hermosa Beach, Orange County-Lake Forest, West Los Angeles and Sherman Oaks. Most classes start September 18/19. Children’s classes range from Parent & Me and Preschool to Elementary Age, Middle School and online High School courses. Adult classes range from Beginner to Advanced. Courses offered and schedules vary at each Learning Center. One-to-one and group private lessons can be arranged at your home or office or by videoconference. Ask us about or scholarship program for children. For pricing, schedule information, and to enroll, visit their Website, call (310) 739-9350 or E-mail 

Corsi di lingua italiana:

Fondazione Italia offre corsi di lingua italiana per bambini, adolescenti e adulti.  La sessione autunnale inizia il 18/19 settembre a Burbank, Hermosa Beach, Orange County-Lake Forest, West Los Angeles e Sherman Oaks.  Sono offerti anche corsi online per studenti di liceo e lezioni private in videoconferenza.  Per maggiori informazioni e per iscriversi visitate il sito, oppure chiamate (310) 739-9350, o via E-mail.

Learn Italian with two new Interactive Online Courses for High School Students!

Course title:

Accelerated Italian Grammar and Vocabulary Review
Duration: Sept 26 – Dec 12, 2015 (10 Saturdays)
Enrollment price: $240
Course description:  Accelerated Italian Grammar & Vocabulary Review – The 10-week accelerated course that begins on September 26th reviews the grammatical structures covered in the Novice through Intermediate level Italian courses. It is a fast-paced course that is intended primarily for false beginners (learners who have had some previous instruction or heritage speakers of Italian who feel that they would benefit from a review of the basic Italian grammar). It is an ideal course for students who plan to take our AP® Italian preparation course that begins in January 2016, or who may just want to take the SAT®Subject Test in Italian in June 2016.

Course title:

Preparing for the AP® Italian Language and Culture Exam
Duration: Jan 23 – May 7 (15 Saturdays)
Enrollment price: $380
Course description: Preparing for the AP® Italian Language and Culture Exam  – The 15-week course that begins in January is a challenging course that is designed to help you prepare for the AP® Italian exam. It focuses on the integration of authentic resources, including online print, audio, and audiovisual resources, as well as traditional print resources such as literature and magazine and newspaper articles. Students will communicate using advanced vocabulary and linguistic structures as they build proficiency in all modes of communication toward the advanced level. Class is conducted in Italian and includes frequent writing assignments. Advanced organizational and analytical strategies are taught, and students will complete the course feeling better prepared to take the AP® Italian exam.


  • Must be heritage speaker or have 3 years of high school Italian or equivalent, i.e. intermediate-level proficiency.
  • A minimum of seven students are needed to open the class.
  • *Students are expected to be tech savvy and to have a reliable internet access.*