APPLY NOW for an IACE Grant!


It’s that time of year to apply for an IACE grant. Please visit our website at to view what types of grants we have available. Please note that the deadline for schools and districts to submit their application and proposal is:

April 30, 2012 for the Teacher Salary Grant and the Educational Material Grant.

With our you can give your school the chance to start or sustain an Italian program!




Tutti all’Opera – Last seats available











We still have a few seats available for our “Tutti all’Opera” program.

Tickets are ONLY $20 each for students. Teachers go for FREE!

La Traviata (Verdi) – April 20th, 11:30AM – 60 seats available

Gianni Schicchi (Puccini) – May 10th, 11:30am – 90 seats available

–May 11th, 11:30am – 130 seats available

The program will to engage students in the opera and expand their knowledge of the Italian language and culture. Following each performance, students participate in a lively Q&A session with the actors! Have your students learn Italian through Opera!

For reservations please contact Licia at


IACE General Assembly

During our General Assembly on February 19th our yearly budget was analyzed and approved and The new Board members were introduced. We also took the opportunity to present the upcoming IACE projects and news. IACE would like to thank all attendees for their participation and hard work to promote the Italian language.





AP Italian Program

We advise all interested students that College Board has published the date of the AP Italian Language and Culture exam on its web site: it is scheduled for Thursday, May 17, 2012, after 12:00pm. Information about the AP Italian Language and Culture exam can be found also on the Embassy of Italy’s website and on UsSpeaksItalian.

It’s not possible to take the exam on dates different from the one indicated by the College Board. The exam can be taken at the same school where the courses are held.

Italian students who have not attended an AP course can take the exam at the nearest school where the examination is held.

You can contact the nearest Consular Office to know if there are courses offered for native speakers in your area. Additional information regarding the exam may be found at:




Upcoming workshops:

18 May 2012, 9:00 – 3:30 pm Faculty Reception Room – Spellman Hall, Iona College, New Rochelle, NY  “Professional Development Workshop in Teaching Italian Language and Culture”













The Spring session will start on April 25h at:

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd street New York, NY 10036.

If you have any questions or to register please contact us at

For more information please visit our website











The Spring session will start on April 11th at:

IACE, 686 Park Ave Lower Level, New York, NY 10065

The OPEN HOUSE will be on April 4th from 6pm to 8pm.


For further information please contact Chiara at or visit



Scholarship Scuola d’ Italia

La Scuola is pleased to offer special scholarships/financial aid for Middle School and High School to eligible students, based on the family’s financial need and the results of a qualifying exam. La Scuola d’Italia “G. Marconi” is the only Italian-American, bilingual and bicultural school in North America.  La Scuola, a co-educational pre-K through 12th grade private institution, is chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State New York and fully recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education. La Scuola is also accredited by NYSAIS. Many of our students have successfully gone on to study at some of the most prestigious institutions in both the United States and Europe. No prior knowledge of the Italian language is required for students entering pre-k through 9th grades (supplemental Italian as well as English as a second language classes are provided in each Division and at all levels).

We would be pleased to schedule an appointment for a tour at your convenience or come to your school to give a presentation for families about La Scuola d’Italia.

For further information please visit


Cooking classes








These classes are held by the professional chefs of the International Culinary Center, who present recipes to the students both with pasta secca and pasta fresca. Students learn Italian culinary vocabulary and what the Mediterranean way of living means: how to eat and choose healthy and fresh ingredients based on the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Double Pyramid.  These cooking classes, aimed at 70 kids per session (age 10-16), are another way for them to learn that healthy food is not only good for you but delicious and easy to make too.

Due to the success of the cooking classes 2011-12 classes are currently sold out.

To join the waiting list for 2012-13 please contact us at



Educational trips with Arcobaleno








We are very excited to promote the collaboration with Arcobaleno Tours ILTE (Italian Language Training and Education) which offers educational and cultural tours to various Italian Regions.
We have sustained a professional relationship with Arcobaleno ILTE for over 8 years, always receiving enthusiastic feedback from our students, teachers, chaperons and families participating on their tours.

As a member you are entitled to receive significant discounts and step-by-step assistance in planning your next educational tour of Italy.

IACE highly recommends Arcobaleno (ILTE) because of their unbeatable prices (with a flexible payment plan), outstanding professionalism and flexibility in customizing your itinerary.
For further information please visit Arcobaleno’s website at



Narni, Umbria, June 30th – July 13th 2012 

Who: 20 students, age 13-18, who attend schools affiliated[1] with IACE and are participating in Italian language courses.
Format: Every student must submit a multimedia project on the topic “Narni: terra d’arte, storia e musica” (videos or PowerPoint files). Applicants are free to design their project as they wish, including touristic and historical topics. Projects must be submitted in Italian and the length should be approximately 2/3 minutes. PowerPoint files must have at least 20 slides.
When: The deadline to submit the project is April 27th, 2012. Any entries received after that date will not be considered. Winners will be notified by May 4th, 2012. 

For the winners, the deadline to submit all travel forms and payment is May 15th.

How: To participate, teachers are invited to pick 2 of their most proficient Italian students and fill out the Application form. Every pre-selected student must then prepare a project and send it as an attachment to (students may also upload their videos to You tube and send the link). In the email please specify: contestant’s full name and address, telephone number (with area code), email address, name of contestant’s teacher, school and grade level.
Deadlines: April 27th: teachers must send the Application form for each pre-selected student and students must submit the project to 

May 4th: notification of  the award recipients

May 15th: winners must submit all the forms required and the airfare payment

June TBA –  Ceremony to meet the tour leader and receive the air tickets


Please see the website for details

See the announcement



[1] To participate, schools must have paid the 2011-12  $100 Institutional membership



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