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AP Italian per studenti americani

The ICoN AP® online Italian Language and Culture course offers quality teaching material for exam preparation. Under the guidance of their teacher, students will 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 teacher will assign and review homework, give direction and suggestions, and provide explanations and ongoing support to the students. The promotion of the Italian language and culture is a high priority for the Italian American community.

Online AP® Italian Language & Culture course

* The exam can only be taken ONCE A YEAR (same day, same time in every school)

We have high expectations for all our students taking this FREE course!

Your teacher of Italian will have access to the ICoN course and (s)he will guide you from your classroom!

Italian AP exam enrollment

If your H.S. does not offer the AP Italian exam contact the College Board (888) 225-5427 and ask for a list of High School offering the exam near you.

If you live in the D.C. area, ask Casa Italiana at:

For more info, check:


Course Theme

The AP Italian Language and Culture course is structured around six themes:

  • Beauty and Aesthetics

  • Contemporary Life

  • Families and Communities

  • Global Challenges

  • Personal and Public Identities

  • Science and Technology

Themes facilitate the integration of language, content, and culture and promote the use of the language in a variety of contexts.

The themes may be combined, as they are interrelated.

World Languages and Cultures Learning Objectives

The AP Italian Language and Culture course provides students with opportunities to demonstrate their proficiency at the Intermediate to Pre-Advanced range in each of the three modes of communication described in the ACTFL Performance Descriptors for Language Learners.

Students are expected to:

  • Engage in spoken interpersonal communication;

  • Engage in written interpersonal communication;

  • Synthesize information from a variety of authentic audio, visual, and audiovisual resources;

  • Synthesize information from a variety of authentic written and print resources;

  • Plan, produce, and present spoken presentational communications; and

  • Plan and produce written presentational communications. 

The AP Italian Language and Culture course emphasizes communication (understanding and being understood by others) by applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills in real-life situations. This includes vocabulary usage, language control, communication strategies, and cultural awareness. The AP Italian Language and Culture course strives not to overemphasize grammatical accuracy at the expense of communication. To best facilitate the study of language and culture, the course is taught almost exclusively in Italian.

The AP Italian Language and Culture course engages students in an exploration of culture in both contemporary and historical contexts. The course develops students’ awareness and appreciation of cultural products (e.g., tools, books, music, laws, conventions, institutions); practices (patterns of social interactions within a culture); and perspectives (values, attitudes, and assumptions).

Sponsored by Lido Civic Club and the Abruzzi/Molise Heritage Society of Washington DC

Developed by ICoN (Italian Culture on the Net) InterUniversity Consortium - College Board authorized

AP® Italian Language and Culture exam

on Thursday, May 14, 2020 @ noon*

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