The National Italian Exam is an official AATI national language contest held among middle and high school students. The NIE is not only as an assessment tool, which provides teachers and students with diagnostic feedback and positive backwash to help inform high school instruction and curricula, it is also as an opportunity for visibility and for p...

Following a long hiatus, the third joint conference of the American Association for Italian Studies and the American Association of Teachers of Italian will take place from March 26-28, 2020 at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. In keeping with the mission of the AAIS/AATI, the conference organizers invite members to organize sessions and round...

Ciarra Criscione, a 2019 Ridge High School graduate, will be studying abroad for two weeks this summer as the result of her outstanding score on the National Italian Exam (NIE) during the school year. Criscione will travel to Italy from July 27 through Aug. 10, to study in Recanati, a castle-studded medieval town in Italy’s history-laden Marche reg...

Some exams, you take in a place -- usually school. Other exams take you places -- sometimes magical ones. As they do every year, Ridge High School Italian language students sat for the National Italian Exam (NIE), sponsored by The American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI). More than 5,500 students from across the country and Puerto Rico pa...

CALL FOR PAPERS: The American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI) will hold its annual conference at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, from May 30-June 2, 2019. The conference theme is open, but AATI encourages presenters to consider topics regarding current situations and events in Italy today, as well as those traditional subjects concern...

For the 2019 school year, AATI is committed to offering an innovative National Italian Exam that is aligned with the ACTFL Performance Guidelines and the 2012 ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. The NIE Committee envisions the exam not only as an assessment tool which will provide teachers and students with diagnostic feedback and positive washback to he...

Negli Stati Uniti la lingua italiana si studia non solo nei licei e nelle università, ma anche alle medie e alle elementari. Dal 2012 le domande per imparare la nostra lingua sono in aumento sia nelle grandi comunità di origine italiana sia nel resto della nazione. Quindi l’italiano occupa una posizione pregevole nelle scuole americane specie nello...

The American Association of Teachers of Italian-Midwest hosted a symposium based on the current “Made in Italy” trend sweeping World Languages. With enrollments diminishing, programs closing, and the lack of teachers to replace retiring teachers and long-term leaves, we need to come together! It is important to begin to look towards the future and...

The 2017 National Italian Exam, a national contest of Italian language and culture for middle school and high school students, organized by the American Association of teachers of Italian (AATI), was recently concluded. From California to Massachusetts to Puerto Rico, 5,465 students representing 16 states participated in the contest. The exam was a...

Call for Graduate Students to participate in the AATI-ACTFL Conference in San Diego, CA, November 20-22, 2015. Proposals due January 11, 2015. "Italian Studies Doctoral Disserations in Progress". Organizers: Colleen M. Ryan (Indiana University); Salvatore Bancheri (University of Toronto)   The AATI will for the fourth time sponsor confe...