Adults programs

Improve your level, reach your goals

Regular programs

Special programs

High-quality language courses and sociocultural gatherings that guarantee a true learning experience

Our adults programs

IIS has the expertise, passion, and continuous innovation to help you achieve your educational goals. Our programs help challenge biases, foster empathy, and create a better understanding of the Italian language and culture.

  • Beginners (1-2-3-4)
  • Elementare (1-2-3-4)
  • Intermedio (1-2-3-4)
  • Pre-Avanzato (1-2-3-4)
  • Avanzato
  • Perfezionamento

Full-Term Classes

9 or 10 week courses, classes meet once a week

Intensive Classes

5-week courses, classes meet twice a week

  • via Zoom
  • in person in our school (725 Greenwich Street, Suite 202, 93133 San Francisco CA)

Let our students speak for us!

Leslie Hughes
“What I like most about participating in a literature class with the Istituto is having classmates with whom to discuss our books. I like hearing their opinions and responding to them. Reading is a great pleasure of mine, but sharing a book makes reading an adventure. With a teacher guiding us we improve our language skills and become more self-confident expressing ourselves. I’m grateful for the opportunity!”
Dennis Abbe
“I have been taking classes at the SFIIS for years because, short of a long stay in Italy, it is the best way to maintain and improve my language skills. But more than that, I enjoy being with the other students and my instructor(s), many of whom are now good friends. In my class we read classic and contemporary Italian literature, and our instructor keeps us up to date on Italian culture and even politics. The experience on Zoom is almost as good as the in-person classes; Barbara is amazing in her use of the tools to run a lively, efficient, and fun class.”
Dede Heitman
“The SFIIS school offers the best, well rounded Italian languages classes in the Bay Area. With native speakers as teachers, the classes provide a comprehensive, natural and fun way of learning. Everyone feels welcome, no matter the level. The teachers are encouraging, entertaining and enthusiastic about their language and culture. As a bonus, I've made life-long friends through SFIIS classes. Please join our Italian language learning community!”