Learn Italian With Us!

The Istituto Italiano Scuola (IIS) is an outpost of Italian language and culture in San Francisco. IIS is conveniently located at 601 Van Ness, near the Opera House and the San Francisco Symphony.

As the only school affiliated with the San Francisco Italian Cultural Institute, our mission is to provide the highest quality Italian language instruction in the Bay Area.

We offer four terms per year. Each term lasts 10 weeks.Regular classes and Intensive classes are available.  With over 30 Italian language classes and workshops to choose from, we offer the broadest selection of courses in the Bay Area.

Our team of highly qualified instructors are all native Italian speakers who hold degrees from Italian universities.

Learn Italian in a fun, culturally rich, and stimulating environment.

Find the best class for you and Register now.

A presto,
The IIS Staff

Fall term 2020 is starting on September 28th

Book the class more suitable for you. We are looking forward to welcoming you!

To download the Fall 2020 brochure click here.

Group Classes

We offer classes for students at all levels, from beginners (even with no previous knowledge) to advanced.
Group classes are limited to 10 or 12 people depending on the level.

Full term: 10 week courses

Elementary, intermediate and advanced classes meet once a week in the evening on weekdays or on Saturday mornings and afternoons.
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Short term: 5 week intensive courses

Classes meet twice a week on weekday mornings. 2 consecutive sessions are offered during our 10 week term.
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Short term: 5 week courses

Classes meet once a week on weekday afternoons. One or two consecutive sessions might be offered during our 10 week term.
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Private Lessons

For students who are unable to attend our regular classes or prefer more personalized instruction, we can offer courses tailored specifically to individuals or a small group. Our experienced teachers will work with students to develop a study plan that suits their needs.
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