Istituto Italiano Scuola (IIS) is a San Francisco non-profit that promotes Italian language and culture in the Bay Area via special events, workshops and Italian language courses.
From the very first class, we provide students with the optimal environment to learn Italian, using an immersion method that is both effective and fun.
Instructors are all native Italian speakers and hold degrees from Italian universities, fully immersing students in Italian language and culture.
IIS is the only Italian school in San Francisco affiliated with the Italian Cultural Institute, the arm of the Italian government dedicated to promoting Italian language and culture abroad.
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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.
The IIS Staff
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To download the Fall 2020 brochure click here.
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.
Elementary, intermediate and advanced classes meet once a week in the evening on weekdays or on Saturday mornings and afternoons.
Classes meet twice a week on weekday mornings. 2 consecutive sessions are offered during our 10 week term.
Classes meet once a week on weekday afternoons. One or two consecutive sessions might be offered during our 10 week term.
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.