Classes at your own convenience
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 (up to three people). Our experienced teachers will work with students to develop a study plan that suits their needs.


Do not forget…

  • We count Private Lessons by the hour
  • Class length must be at least 1 hour. It can be longer, if you wish, however, we do not suggest more than two hours per lesson
  • We require a 24 hours cancellation or rescheduling policy to avoid charging you for the canceled or rescheduled class.
  • After 6 months from your payment, any unused hours will expire, and you will not be allowed a refund.
  • Lessons will be held via Zoom or in person in our school (725 Greenwich Street, Suite 202, 93133 SF)
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Rates for or online and in person classes
1 hour session, for one student:
1 hour session, for two students:
1 hour session, for three students
1 hour session, for one student, for students enrolled in current term
A 10% discount will be applied when you buy a 10 hours package.

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!”
An authentic learning experience