About Us

Usspeaksitalian.org is the website of the Osservatorio of the Italian Language, which promotes the diffusion of the teaching of Italian language and culture in the United States, as well as the promotion of student participation in the Advanced Placement Program in Italian.

Italian and Italian-American agencies, associations, and organizations are part of the Osservatorio and have contributed significantly to the reinstatement of the AP Program, beginning September 2011. These also include professional associations, Italian and American colleges and universities, and Italian teachers, all united by the mutual desire to promote Italian language and culture.