Preserving, Advancing, and Promoting the Italian Language and Culture.

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An introductory message from former President
Dr. Ryan Calabretta-Sajder.

Join the American Association of Teachers of Italian with over 900 Instructors and Student members across the world and be part of rich culture and studies of Italy.

Founded in 1923, and celebrating more than 100 years, the AATI's mission is to promote, advance, and preserve the study of the Italian language, literature, and culture in its multiple historical and contemporary manifestations. Our members not only have access to a vast global network of others with similar interests, but also to our quarterly journal, Italica, and a twice-annual newsletter, but also seminars, workshops, and conferences online, locally, and abroad.

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Membership in AATI connects you with every aspect of the profession, from the teaching of Italian language and culture, K-16, to cutting-edge research on all topics related to transnational and transhistorical Italy through its top-ranked journal Itali more
Clorinda Donato, Ph.D.

Professor of French and Italian
Director, The Clorinda Donato Center for
Global Romance Languages and Translation Studies

AATI offers K-12 teachers the opportunity to attend and collaborate at numerous live and streamed conferences on a variety of interesting topics. Their workshops provide teachers with material that they can then differentiate for their different learni more
Valeria Luppino

Lead Italian Teacher Millburn High School
Advisor of the Italian Club and La Parola Italian Literary Magazine

The AATI consistently supports graduate students teachers and scholars through travel grants and mentorship programs. Each conference offers opportunities to receive focused feedback on their dissertations in progress and to integrate with experienced more
Colleen Ryan
Being an AATI member has given me the opportunity to collaborate with dedicated Italian teachers of all levels. Events like the Annual Conference are perfect for networking and meeting new colleagues from all over the more
Steven LaPeruta

AATI Vice-President K-12

Teacher of Italian
Nutley High School

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2023 Book Awards Announcement by Ryan Calabretta-Sajder It is with great pleasure that I announce the 2023 Book Award Winners. This year we had a rich array of submissions and the committee shared how difficult it was to render a decision. Many thanks to Mark...

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