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Why AP-Italian?

Pry its secrets open through the Italian language.

Despite the fact that Italy has more World Heritage Sites than any other country on earth, that it has a thousands year old culture and has contributed countless ideas and inventions to the world, its language is spoken by a handful of people in the USA.

AP-Italian mission is to promote the AP Italian program across Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Why Three Bees?

The logo with the three bees originates from the fact that "API" in Italian means Bees.

What's in it for you?

Learning Italian is a real adventure! It’s an enriching and fulfilling experience that will provide you with key tools that will allow you not only to enhance your social and communicative skills but also will help you grow confidence, problem solving techniques and cognitive performances on a broader range of tasks.

Furthermore, several universities recognize the credit if the test results meet their criterias.

Learning a language makes you smarter, but learning Italian boosts your charme too.

Simply learning a foreign language has been shown to improve academic performances. In fact, by training your brain to learn a new alphabet, new sounds, different words and grammar rules you extend the synopses within your mind, and that creates new paths between one neuron and the other. This leads to an improvement of your cognitive abilities, such as attentional control, memory skill, solving and verbal abilities.  

The result of increasing your mental abilities is surely your capability of achieving higher academic scores in College (latest scientific researches show that it especially benefits on the SAT and ACT tests).

You’ll indeed be able to attend multicultural and multilingual meetings or conferences in your school with a better understanding and you’ll be presented with higher chances of enrolling in programs organized by your school abroad.

It is not all

Imagine the excitement of going to the Opera and being able to understand, enjoy and be moved  by the plot just like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman? Or finally be able to speak to your grandparents’ and understand their mindset? Your kinfolk will not be an enigma anymore!

You will feel at ease asking for a discount in a fancy Italian clothing store  or send back your dish because your fettuccine were scotte and not al dente!

You can watch Italian movies in original language and enjoy study art history in the land of Michelangelo!

Learning Italian is way more than passing an exam. It's widening your horizons and knowledge about a unique country and its resourceful and skilled people. It's diving into an ancient culture, art, traditions and mind-boggingly beautiful landscapes. 

Learning Italian it's the beginning of a lifelong exciting adventure.

Another perk is that once you have mastered Italian, Spanish and French will be so much easier to learn!

 

AP Calendar

Spring before starting an AP Italian course
Use this website to learn more about the AP Italian Program, and discuss your plans with your parents, teachers and AP Coordinator.
Summer
Check if your teacher has posted summer work to be up to speed for when the classes begin, such as a reading list or a selection of Italian movies to watch.

January
Talk to your AP Italian teacher or AP Coordinator about taking the AP Italian Exams.
If you need testing accommodation Contact the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) Coordinator at your school.
February 
Students with disabilities must submit requests for testing accommodations.
March 
Homeschooled students and students whose schools do not offer AP must contact AP Services to obtain a list of local AP Coordinators and schools where they could arrange to test and must contact AP Coordinators identified by AP Services within the required deadline.
May 
Exam Dates

Dates for the new calendar year will be posted once made available by the College Board.

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