Class Schedule

All IIS classes will be taking place online via Zoom.
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Full term classes :10-week courses, classes meet once a week.
Short term classes: Intensive classes, 5-week courses, classes meet twice a week. Offered in two consecutive sessions.
Conversation classes, offered every two weeks, single classes or packages are available.
5-week Short Courses Short term courses, classes meet once a week.

If you are uncertain about your level, you are welcome to consult with us and/or take a placement test. Consult our annual Calendar to plan your classes in advance.

All classes include a non-refundable registration fee of $10,
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Please refer to the Terms and Conditions regarding class cancellations and refunds.

Fall Term: September 27 – December 4*

FULL TERM CLASSES

ELEMENTARE

10 week course, 2 hour classes, $330 (+ $10 non-refundable registration fee).

Lettura, Conversazione & Grammatica A2 is intended for students who have completed the full Elementary set of classes or have reached a level A2 of Italian language proficiency.

Cost of textbooks is not included in tuition. Click here for additional information.
 

ClassDay/TimeDatesTeacherText BookREGISTER
Elementare 1
M 6:30 - 8:30 pm9/27 - 11/29GiannaNuovo Espresso 1SOLD OUT
Elementare 1
W 6:30 - 8:30 pm9/29 - 12/1 *Elena/Paola/GiannaNuovo Espresso 1SOLD OUT
Elementare 1
Sa 9:00 - 11:00 am10/2 - 12/4 *Angela C.Nuovo Espresso 1SOLD OUT
Elementare 2T 6:30 - 8:30 pm9/28 - 11/30BenedettaNuovo Espresso 1Register
Elementare 2Th 6:30 - 8:30 pm9/30 - 12/2 *ElenaNuovo Espresso 1Register
Elementare 2Sa 9:00 - 11:00 am10/2 - 12/4 *BenedettaNuovo Espresso 1Register
Elementare 3M 6:30 - 8:30 pm9/27 - 11/29Angela VNuovo Espresso 1 - 2Register
Elementare 3T 6:30 - 8:30 pm9/28 - 11/30GiannaNuovo Espresso 1 - 2Register
Elementare 4 Th 6:30 - 8:30 pm9/30 - 12/2 *LuigiNuovo Espresso 2SOLD OUT
Pre-IntermedioW 6:30 - 8:309/29 - 12/1 *MattiaNuovo Espresso 2Register
Lettura, Conversazione & Grammatica A2Th 6:30 - 8:30 9/30 - 12/2 *FrancescaNuovo Espresso 1 - 2
M.G. Di Bernardo: La collana longobarda
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* Make up for Thanksgiving weekend, November 24 – 27, will be on December 8 – 11.

** Please contact us for the waiting list at italianschool@sfiis.org

 
Textbooks are available at Libreria Pino, the Italian bookstore in San Francisco. To give the school a small donation, at no additional cost, write SFIIS2021 into the cart Order Notes box.

 

INTERMEDIO

10 week course, 2.5 hour classes, $420 (+ $10 non-refundable registration fee).
10 week course, 2 hour classes, $330 (+ $10 non-refundable registration fee).

Lettura, Conversazione & Grammatica B1 is intended for students who have completed the full Intermediate set of classes or have reached a level B1 of Italian language proficiency.

Cost of textbooks and novels is not included in tuition. Click here for additional information.
 

ClassDay TimeDatesTeacherTextbookREGISTER
Intermedio 1M 6:00 - 8:30 pm9/27 - 11/29LauraNuovo Espresso 3
M. G. Di bernardo: Giallo al Grand Hotel du lac
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Intermedio 2Sa 10:00 am - 12:30 pm10/2 - 12/4 *GiannaNuovo Espresso 3
Assini, Longo: La fuga di Bach
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Intermedio 3T 6:00 - 8:30 pm9/28 - 11/30Valentina ONuovo Espresso 3
Assini, Longo: La fuga di Bach
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Lettura, Conversazione & Grammatica B1M 6:00 - 8:30 pm9/27 - 11/29AlessiaNuovo Espresso 3
V. Gebbia: Metà banchi, metà neri
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Lettura, Conversazione & Grammatica B1Sa 10:00 am - 12:30 pm10/2 - 12/4 *ElenaNuovo Espresso 3
M. Mazzucco: il bassotto e la regina
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* Make up for Thanksgiving weekend, November 24 – 27, will be on December 8 – 11.

 
Textbooks are available at Libreria Pino, the Italian bookstore in San Francisco. To give the school a small donation, at no additional cost, write SFIIS2021 into the cart Order Notes box.
 

PRE-AVANZATO

10 week course, 2.5 hour classes, $420 (+ $10 non-refundable registration fee).
10 week course, 2 hour classes, $330 (+ $10 non-refundable registration fee).

Lettura, Conversazione & Grammatica B2 is intended for students who have completed the full Pre-advanced set of classes or have reached a level B2 of Italian language proficiency.

Cost of textbooks and novels is not included in tuition. Click here for additional information.
 

ClassDay TimeDatesTeacherTextbookREGISTER
Pre-Avanzato 1Sa 9:00 - 11:30 am10/2 - 12/4 *Valentina M.Nuovo Espresso 4
M. Mazzucco: Il bassotto e la regina
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Pre-Avanzato 3T 6:00 - 8:30 pm9/28 - 11/30FrancescaNuovo Espresso 4
N. Ammanniti: Io e te
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Lettura, Conversazione & Grammatica B2Sa 10:00 am - 12:30 pm10/2 - 12/4 *LuigiNuovo Espresso 4
N. Ammanniti: Io non ho paura
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Lettura, Conversazione & Grammatica B2/C1Sa 10:00 am - 12:30 pm10/2 - 12/4 *BarbaraNuovo Espresso 4
N. Ammanniti: Io e te
SOLD OUT
Revisione Intermedia B2/C1M 6:00 - 8:30 pm9/27 - 11/29Valentina M.Nuovo qui Italia più
M. Balzano: Quando tornerò
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Lettura e Conversazione B2/C1F 10:30 am - 1:00 pm10/1 12/3 *GiannaCaccia ai tesori
M. Malvaldi: Negli occhi di chi guarda
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* Make up for Thanksgiving weekend, November 24 – 27, will be on December 8 – 11.

 
Textbooks are available at Libreria Pino, the Italian bookstore in San Francisco. To give the school a small donation, at no additional cost, write SFIIS2021 into the cart Order Notes box.
 


AVANZATO

10 week course, 2.5 hour classes, $420 (+ $10 non-refundable registration fee).

Cost of textbooks and novels is not included in tuition. Click here for additional information.
 

ClassDay TimeDatesTeacherTextbook & NovelREGISTER
AvanzatoM 6:00 - 8:30 pm9/27 - 11/29MattiaNuovo Contatto C1
M. Rigoni Stern: Ritorno sul Don - Il sergente ...
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Avanzato

T 6:00 - 8:30 pm9/28 - 11/30BarbaraNuovo Espresso 5
A. Basso: Il morso della vipera
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AvanzatoW 6:00 - 8:30 pm9/29 - 12/1 *GiannaNuovo Espresso 5
M. Malvaldi: Negli occhi di chi guarda
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Avanzato
Th 10:30 am - 1:00 pm9/30 - 12/2 *BarbaraNuovo Espresso 5
A. Basso: Il morso della vipera
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AvanzatoF 10:30 am - 1:00 pm10/1 - 12/3 *MattiaNuovo Contatto C1
A. Molesini: Il rogo della Repubblica
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Leggiamo InsiemeTh 2:00 - 4:30 pm9/30 - 12/2 *BarbaraU. Eco: Il nome della rosaRegister

* Make up for Thanksgiving weekend, November 24 – 27, will be on December 8 – 11.

 
Textbooks are available at Libreria Pino, the Italian bookstore in San Francisco. To give the school a small donation, at no additional cost, write SFIIS2021 into the cart Order Notes box.
 

SHORT TERM: INTENSIVE CLASSES

5 week course, 2 hour classes twice a week, $330 (+ $10 non-refundable registration fee).

Lettura, Conversazione & Grammatica A2 is intended for students who have completed the full Elementary set of classes or have reached a level A2 of Italian language proficiency.
Lettura, Conversazione & Grammatica B1 is intended for students who have completed the full Intermediate set of classes or have reached a level B1 of Italian language proficiency.
Lettura, Conversazione & Grammatica B2 is intended for students who have completed the full Pre-Advanced set of classes or have reached a level B2 of Italian language proficiency.

Cost of textbooks and novels is not included in tuition. Click here for additional information.
 

INTENSIVE CLASSES First Session (September 27 – October 29)

ClassDay TimeDatesTeacherTextbook & NovelREGISTER
Elementare 1T & Th
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
9/28 - 10/28AlessiaNuovo Espresso 1Register
Elementare 3
M & W
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
9/27 - 10/27GiannaNuovo Espresso 1 - 2Register
Intermedio 2M & W
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
9/27 - 10/27Paola Nuovo Espresso 3
C. Medaglia: La ricetta segreta
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Lettura, Conversazione & Grammatica B1 M & W
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
9/27 - 10/27FrancescaNuovo Espresso 3
Assini, Longo: Rose rosse per il commissario
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Lettura, Conversazione & Grammatica B2 T & F
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
9/28 - 10/29BarbaraNuovo Espresso 4
N. Ammanniti: Io e te
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Revisione IntermediaM & W
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
9/27 - 10/27MattiaCaccia ai tesori
A. Molesini: Il rogo della Repubblica
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INTENSIVE CLASSES Second Session (November 1 – December 3*)

ClassDay TimeDatesTeacherTextbook & NovelREGISTER
Elementare 1T & Th
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
11/2 - 12/2 *GiannaNuovo Espresso 1Register
Elementare 2T & Th
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
11/2 - 12/2 *AlessiaNuovo Espresso 1Register
Elementare 4M & W
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
11/1 - 12/1 *GiannaNuovo Espresso 2Register
Intermedio 3M & W
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
11/1 - 12/1 *PaolaNuovo espresso 3
De Amicis: Amore e ginnastica
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Pre-Avanzato 1M & W
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
11/1 - 12/1 *FrancescaNuovo espresso 4
V. Gebbia: Metà bianchi, metà neri
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Lettura, Conversazione & Grammatica B2T & F
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
11/2 - 12/3 *BarbaraNuovo espresso 4
"Una mutevole verita'" G. Carofiglio
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Revisione IntermediaM & W
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
11/1 - 12/1 *MattiaCaccia ai tesori
A. Molesini: Il rogo della Repubblica
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* Make up for Thanksgiving weekend, November 24 – 27, will be on December 8 – 11.
 
Textbooks are available at Libreria Pino, the Italian bookstore in San Francisco. To give the school a small donation, at no additional cost, write SFIIS2021 into the cart Order Notes box.
 

CONVERSATION CLASSES

These classes are designed to connect people who want to share opinions on current events and cultural topics in an informal and convivial setting.
Reading materials on the chosen topic will be emailed in advance to facilitate the conversation led by an Italian moderator.
Participants will expand their spoken Italian conversation skills, through reading comprehension and guided discussions.
Register no later than 48 hours in advance to receive your reading materials.

1 hour class, $20 (+$5 non-refundable registration fee)
For information about packages, please contact the school via email at italianschool@sfiis.org
 

DayInstructorTopicTimeRegister
Tuesday, August 31Facilitated by GiannaLa nuova società post corona virus.5:20 - 6:20 pmCOMPLETED
Tuesday, September 28Facilitated by GiannaL'aperitivo5:20 - 6:20 pmRegister
Tuesday, October 12Facilitated by GiannaComing soon5:20 - 6:20 pmRegister
Tuesday, October 26Facilitated by GiannaComing soon5:20 - 6:20 pmRegister
Tuesday, November 9Facilitated by GiannaComing soon5:20 - 6:20 pmRegister
Tuesday, November 23Facilitated by GiannaComing soon5:20 - 6:20 pmRegister

 

5-WEEK SHORT COURSES

Each 5-week course is focused on one single language competence: Reading & Grammar, Writing, Listening, and Conversation.
Through a variety of exercises proposed by the instructor, participants will master and improve their language skills in the four competencies listed above.
These classes are dedicated to students who have already reached a level B1 in general Italian language proficiency. Level B1 corresponds to a lower intermediate level in most language schools.

5 week course, 1 hour classes once a week, $150 (+ $5 non-refundable registration fee).
 

ClassDay TimeDatesTeacherTextbook & NovelREGISTER
ReadingTh 5:30 - 6:30 pm8/26 - 9/23Valentina MMaterial provided by IISSOLD OUT
WritingTh 6:45 - 7:45 pm8/26 - 9/23Valentina MMaterial provided by IISSOLD OUT
ListeningTh 5:30 - 6:30 pm9/30 - 10/28Valentina MMaterial provided by IISRegister
ConversationTh 6:45 - 7:45 pm11/4 - 12/9*Valentina MMaterial provided by IISSOLD OUT

* Make up for Thanksgiving day, November 25, will be on Thursday, December 9.

 

Terms and Conditions

Tuition and registration fees must be paid in full before the term begins.

Registration fees are not refundable for any reason.

Tuition fees are refunded in full if students cancel at least 1 week before the term begins or if a class is canceled for any reason.

Students who drop out before the fourth class of term will receive a 25% carry-over credit for the following term.

Students who drop out 4 or more classes will not receive any refund or carry-over credit.

The IIS Board of Directors reserves the right to increase fees annually. Even though we are a no-profit institution, it might be necessary to raise class fees to cover increases in overhead, rent, and teacher salaries. Any such increase levied is guaranteed for one year.