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The Program

Each 5-week course is dedicated to one single language competence required by the official language test B1.

Classes are intended for applicants to the official test, and to anyone else interested in taking the test B1, who has already reached a level B1 of general Italian proficiency. Level B1 as defined by the European criteria corresponds to an intermediate level in most of the language schools in the US.

Though a variety of exercises proposed by the instructor, you will master and improve your language skills in the four competencies listed below.
Reading – comprensione del testo
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AVAILABLE CLASSES
Dates
Day/time
Price
July 12 to September 13
T 5:15 to 6:30 pm
Price: $160
Writing – produzione scritta
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Dates
Day/time
Price
April 7 – May 5
T 6:45 to 8:00 pm
Price: $160
Listening – ascolto
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AVAILABLE CLASSES
Dates
Day/time
Price
April 7 – May 5
T 5:15 to 6:30 pm
Price: $160
Speaking – produzione orale
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AVAILABLE CLASSES
Dates
Day/time
Price
April 7 – May 5
T 6:45 to 8:00 pm
Price: $160
PRICE
Prices are listed next to each group.

A 10$ nonrefundable registration fee will be automatically added at checkout.

Books are not included in the enrollment price.


DISCOUNTS

BRING A FRIEND: If you enroll with a friend (new to IIS), you both get a 10% discount

ENROLL IN 2 GROUPS: if you enroll in 2 groups, you will get a 15% discount on the second group's enrollment

PRIVATE CLASSES: if you are enrolled in a group, you can purchase private classes with a 10% discount

To get these discounts, send an email to italianschool@sfiis.org
DURATION
6:15-hour courses
Class meets every tuesday on: April 7 – May 5

Let our students speak for us!

Truly a gem of a school
Erin Yu
"SFIIS runs a fantastic org and program - truly a gem of a school. The staff are warm and wonderfully efficient. I've done both in-person and online classes, and plan to continue for as long as I can. They cover all levels of Italian proficiency, with an engaging mix of private lessons, themed classes (e.g. Italian for Travelers), and regular Term classes. If you can, I highly recommend going in person for at least some lessons - they have a wonderful office in sunny North Beach."
Cannot recommend this online foreign language program for toddlers enough!
Andrea DiSandro
"First and foremost, let me sing praises for the incredible teacher, Francesca. She possesses a remarkable talent for not only teaching but captivating young minds. Her ability to blend learning and play seamlessly is nothing short of amazing. [...] What's truly heartwarming is witnessing my daughter's enthusiasm for her weekly class. [...] As a family that values multilingualism, I can confidently say that this virtual program stands head and shoulders above the rest. [...] I am beyond impressed and immensely grateful for the positive impact this program has had on our family. If you're seeking a top-tier virtual language learning experience for your little one, look no further. This program is truly amazing, and I wholeheartedly endorse it to any parent seeking to enrich their child's linguistic abilities.
Beginners 1 experience
Jeffrey Jordan
"I just completed my first course with Istituto Italiano Scuola and was quite impressed. It was both rigorous and fun in balance, inspiring me to learn and take my Italian further than ever before. I'll be back for the next level course."
IL MIO POSTO FELICE!!!!
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!”
The best way to maintain and improve my language skills
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.”
I've made life-long friends through SFIIS classes
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!”
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