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Taught entirely in Italian, this high intermediate to pre-advanced level course is geared towards motivated high school students taking the AP® Italian Language and Culture exam on May 15, 2019.

Students meet in a virtual classroom for two hours a week for 16 weeks and are expected to devote an additional 3-5 hours a week to complete assignments from the book Ace the AP® Italian Exam. AP® Italian Exam prep course students learn to master authentic material, explore the six themes required by the College Board, become familiar with the exam structure, and take practice tests. The instructor assigns and reviews homework, gives direction and suggestions, and provides explanations and ongoing support to students.

Course is offered by Fondazione Italia under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy.

January 16 to May 8, 2019 (16 Wednesdays – no class Apr. 17)
6:00 – 8:00 pm PST
Course Fee: $400 –$30 off if enrolling by December 31, 2019 – That’s 16 2-hour classes for only $23 per class!

Scholarships are available! Please submit application to Fondazione Italia no later than December 31, 2018.

Download the AP Italian 2019 – Syllabus and please review the following information before enrolling in the course. If you have any questions please contact Lorena Bignamini.

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*AP® is a registered trademark of The College Board which does not endorse this course.

Section of San Pedro now officially called Historic Little Italy

LOS ANGELES — A section of San Pedro was dubbed Historic Little Italy on Wednesday, June 27, by the Los Angeles City Council.

Councilman Joe Buscaino, who is of Italian descent and represents the San Pedro area, introduced the motion calling for the designation, which will include the installation of street signs at key intersections.

The motion says that the history of Italian immigrants in Los Angeles dates back to the 1800s, with high concentrations located initially in what is now the Arts District and Civic Center.

By the late 1800s, the motion says the Italian population had grown to around 2,000, with many of the immigrants settling around El Pueblo, and by the 1900s, the Italian community would expand into present-day Chinatown, Lincoln Heights, Elysian Park and San Pedro.

Read full article on the Daily Breeze