April 04 - May 30

Leggiamo Insieme

ou teachers exploring and selecting books to enhance the learning experience for our students
You will read along with your classmates high Italian literature novels, written by renowned Italian novelists, discussing their main points exclusively in Italian, under the guidance of your expert teacher Martina.

Additional information

You will read along with your classmates high Italian literature novels, written by renowned Italian novelists, discussing their main points exclusively in Italian, under the guidance of your expert teacher Martina.

In the Spring Term students will read the novel “La ricreazione è finita”, by Dario Ferrari in a total of 9 weeks, with a 1-hour class per week (11:00 am – 12:00 pm PST).

 

Book: “La ricreazione è finita”, Dario Ferrari

La ricreazione è finita – Libreria Pino

 

Level: Avanzato.

For additional information, please contact us via email at:
REGISTER
PRICE
$186/pers
+ 10$ nonrefundable registration fee
DURATION

9 Weeks

HOURS
Thursday 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
WHERE
Via Zoom

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!”
An authentic learning experience
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ITALIAN
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LIVE
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January 30

Grammar workshop

a scrabble of scrabble letters spelling out the word's word.
The workshop is held by our teacher Francesca Lorenzon and is intended to teach what a pronoun is and its different types and uses in the Italian language.

Additional information

What is a pronoun and specifically what does it mean object pronoun? What’s the difference between direct and indirect object? And between tonic and atonic form? When do I use them and in which position?

Let’s Get It Right! ON MONDAY, JANUARY 30TH FROM 6 PM TO 7.30 PM, via Zoom with our teacher Francesca, we will learn how to use Pronouns correctly.

All levels are welcome.

For additional information, please contact us via email at:
REGISTER
PRICE
$45/pers
+ 10$ nonrefundable registration fee
DURATION

1 single class

HOURS
6:00 - 7:30 pm
WHERE
Via Zoom

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!”
An authentic learning experience
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ITALIAN
AND
LIVE
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EXPERIENCES
January 19 - February 16

Writing workshop

a person writing on a piece of paper with a pen.
The workshop is held by our teacher Valentina Medda and is intended to learn how to write Italian expressions in daily situations.

Additional information

With our teacher Valentina, students will practice writing in Italian, in a variety of situations and communicative registers. From reserving a table at a restaurant to congratulating a colleague on a job success, from the letter accompanying a CV to a complaint about a malfunction. We will have the opportunity to use written words to describe, promote, sell, and conquer good writing ability, putting ourselves to the test in a relaxed and stimulating environment!

For additional information, please contact us via email at:
REGISTER
PRICE
$125/pers
+ 10$ nonrefundable registration fee
DURATION

A package of 3 lessons: January 19th, February 2nd and February 16th

HOURS
6:00 - 8:00 pm
WHERE
Via Zoom

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!”
An authentic learning experience
SPEAK
ITALIAN
AND
LIVE
NEW
EXPERIENCES
Understanding the exam structure + writing lab

Once a month in the weekend – 90 minutes

Cost: $100

The Program

Come and join us in this workshop to get a better understanding of the B1 exam. We’ll go over an overview of different exam sections, we’ll focus on the written test, and take some time to complete an exam writing task and revise it.

Class breakdown:
- Exam overview
- Written tasks of the exam
- Writing lab
- Revision
B1 TEST OVERVIEW
PICK A DATE AND REGISTER
AVAILABLE CLASSES
Dates
Day/time
Price
Sunday April 21st
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST
Price: 100
Sunday May 19th
8:30 am - 10:00 pm PST
Price: 100
Saturday June 15th
8:30 am - 10:00 pm PST
Price: 100
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
via Zoom
90 minutes

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!”
An authentic learning experience
SPEAK
ITALIAN
AND
LIVE
NEW
EXPERIENCES
Have a glimpse of how taking the exam will feel.

Once a month in the weekend – 2 hours

The Program

We’ll provide a mock test of the language exam so that you can practice with examples of different types of questions and tests.

Mock-up exam breakdown:
- 1h - written tests
- 15 minutes - listening tests
- 15 minutes - speaking tests
- 30 minutes - revisions and notes
B1 EXAM SIMULATION
PICK A DATE AND REGISTER
AVAILABLE CLASSES
Dates
Day/time
Price
Sunday April 21st
2:00 - 4:00 pm PST
Price: 150
Sunday May 19th
10:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
Price: 150
Saturday June 15th
10:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
Price: 150
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
via Zoom
2-hour class

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!”
An authentic learning experience
SPEAK
ITALIAN
AND
LIVE
NEW
EXPERIENCES
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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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AVAILABLE CLASSES
Dates
Day/time
Price
April 7 – May 5
T 6:45 to 8:00 pm
Price: $160
Listening – ascolto
PICK A DATE AND REGISTER
AVAILABLE CLASSES
Dates
Day/time
Price
April 7 – May 5
T 5:15 to 6:30 pm
Price: $160
Speaking – produzione orale
PICK A DATE AND REGISTER
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!”
An authentic learning experience
SPEAK
ITALIAN
AND
LIVE
NEW
EXPERIENCES
Intermediate-level conversational practice in preparation for the B1 exam. Review of common formulas and conversational elements to improve sentence-making in Italian. 

Thursdays at 10am PST from April 25th

Cost: $250

The Program

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.

There will be a total of 8 classes of 1 hour each, to review and practice with key grammar points.  

Materials: summary booklet included in the course cost

Students will learn to:
- ask and give advice
- make comparisons
- express opposition, worry, eventuality, likes and preferences, opinions and more
- talk about needs and duties
- describe a picture (as required in the exam)

Cost: $250
For additional information, please contact us via email at:
REGISTER
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
via Zoom
8-hour course. Once a week (1h)
HOURS
Tuesday
1:00 - 2:00 pm PST
WHERE
via Zoom

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!”
An authentic learning experience
SPEAK
ITALIAN
AND
LIVE
NEW
EXPERIENCES
You can use and understand Italian with ease, being verbal or written communication. You can take part in lengthy conversations and write and understand all texts. You can basically understand anything you read or hear with spontaneity, fluency and precision.

Program Structure

Register to a perfezionamento sub-levels:
Perfezionamento, Lettura & Grammatica
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You will strengthen your Italian knowledge using Nuovo Espresso 6 and reading an Italian novel chosen by your teacher. Your Italian will get stronger, perfectioning your grammar knowledge and your reading skills. 

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Dates
Day/time
Teacher
Price
Apr 2 to Jun 4 (10 WKS)
T 6:00 - 8:30pm PST
Teacher: Barbara (IN PERSON)
$480/term
Apr 2 to Jun 4 (10 WKS)
T 6:30 - 8:30pm PST
Teacher: Luigi (ONLINE)
$380/term
Apr 3 to Jun 5 (10 WKS)
W 6:00 - 8:30pm PST
Teacher: Barbara (ONLINE)
$480/term
Apr 4 to Jun 5 (10 WKS)
TH 10:30am - 1:00pm PST
Teacher: Barbara (ONLINE)
$480/term
Apr 6 to Jun 1 (10 WKS)
SA 10:00am - 12:30pm PST
Teacher: Barbara (ONLINE)
$435/term
TEXTBOOK
Book 1 (mandatory)
Nuovo Espresso 6
Book 2 Grammar (optional)
Nuova Grammatica Pratica della Lingua Italiana
Reading Book
Ti prendo e ti porto via, Niccolò Ammaniti
Barbara T 6:00 - 8:30pm PST
Gomorra, Roberto Saviano
Barbara W 6:00 - 8:30pm PST
Gomorra, Roberto Saviano
Barbara TH 10:30am - 1:00pm PST
Resto qui, Marco Balzano 
Barbara SA 10:00am - 12:30pm PST
Caffe Corretto
PICK A DATE AND REGISTER

2 hours of reading, speaking and conversation at an advanced level, to enjoy speaking Italian as if you were having a cup of coffee with your Italian friends.

During this class, Mattia will help his students to achieve the goal of reading, speaking and having a conversation about a famous Italian book.

In the Spring Term you will read the book Il dio disarmato, by Andrea Pomella.

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Dates
Day/time
Teacher
Price
Apr 1 to Jun 10 (10 WKS)
M 11:00am – 1:00 pm PST
Teacher: Mattia (IN PERSON)
$400/term
TEXTBOOK
Book 1 (mandatory)
Caccia ai Tesori, Antonella Filippone and Sandra Radicchio
Reading Book
Il dio disarmato, Andrea Pomella
Italiano con l'arte
PICK A DATE AND REGISTER

Are you in love with the Italian art?

If the answer is yes, this 90-minute course is perfect for you! Classes will focus on learning more about the Italian art while perfectioning your Italian language.

 

There will be 5 original and easy-to-read stories dedicated to a masterpiece of the Italian art, each one will be covered in 2 consecutive classes.

You can enroll in the entire course or just for few of the modular classes. If you want to enroll for only some classes, please contact italianschool@sfiis.org to receive a pro-rated invoice.

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Dates
Day/time
Teacher
Price
Apr 10 to Jun 12 (10 WKS)
W 5:00 - 6:30 pm PST
Teacher: Gianna (ONLINE)
$360/term
TEXTBOOK
Book 1 (mandatory)
L'italiano per l'arte, Sara Porreca
Leggiamo Insieme
PICK A DATE AND REGISTER

You will read along with your classmates high Italian literature novels, written by renowned Italian novelists, discussing their main points exclusively in Italian, under the guidance of your expert teacher Martina.

In the Spring Term students will read the novel “La ricreazione è finita“, by Dario Ferrari in a total of 9 weeks, with a 1-hour class per week (11:00 am – 12:00 pm PST).

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Dates
Day/time
Teacher
Price
Apr 4 to May 30 (9 WKS)
TH 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
Teacher: Martina (ONLINE)
$186/term
TEXTBOOK
Reading Book
La ricreazione è finita, Dario Ferrari
Classics Book Club
PICK A DATE AND REGISTER

A series of 8 classes, 2 hours long, focused on studying, reading and discussing one of the main Italian classic literature novels.

In the Spring Term, the group will focus on “Canne al vento”, by the Nobel prize winner Grazia Deledda.

With our instructor, Mattia Milone, we will read through this Classic of Italian Literature and discuss the story, the plot, and the characters of the most notable work written by Deledda. The title of the book is an allusion to human frailty and sorrow.

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Dates
Day/time
Teacher
Price
Apr 18 to Jun 6 (8 WKS)
TH 4:00 - 6:00 pm PST
Teacher: Mattia (ONLINE)
$380/term
TEXTBOOK
Reading book
Canne al vento, Grazia Deledda
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
Group Classes
from 8 to10 week courses, classes meet once a week
Term 1
January 8th to March 16th
Term 2
April 1st to June 8th
Term 3
July 22th to September 28th
Term 4
October 7th to December 14th

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!”
An authentic learning experience
SPEAK
ITALIAN
AND
LIVE
NEW
EXPERIENCES
You can use Italian effectively, taking part in extended conversations, writing and understanding most texts. You can easily watch the Italian TV or an Italian movie and you can express opinion fluently and spontaneously without searching for expressions.

Program Structure

Register to a avanzato sub-levels:
Avanzato 1
PICK A DATE AND REGISTER

You will work on chapters 1, 2 and 3 of Nuovo Espresso 5 and will read an Italian novel chosen by your teacher, discussing its content and improving your reading skills. 

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Unfortunately we don't have available classes for this program. If you need more information, please contact us.
CONTACT US
TEXTBOOK
Book 1 (mandatory)
Nuovo Espresso 5 - Chapters 1-2-3
Book 2 Grammar (optional)
Nuova Grammatica Pratica della Lingua Italiana
Avanzato 2
PICK A DATE AND REGISTER

You will work on chapters 4, 5 and 6 of Nuovo Espresso 5 and will read an Italian novel chosen by your teacher, discussing its content and improving your reading skills. 

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Unfortunately we don't have available classes for this program. If you need more information, please contact us.
CONTACT US
TEXTBOOK
Book 1 (mandatory)
Nuovo Espresso 5 - Chapters 4-5-6
Book 2 Grammar (optional)
Nuova Grammatica Pratica della Lingua Italiana
Avanzato 3
PICK A DATE AND REGISTER

You will work on chapters 7, 8 and 9 of Nuovo Espresso 5 and will read an Italian novel chosen by your teacher, discussing its content and improving your reading skills. 

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Unfortunately we don't have available classes for this program. If you need more information, please contact us.
CONTACT US
TEXTBOOK
Book 1 (mandatory)
Nuovo Espresso 5 - Chapters 7-8-9
Book 2 Grammar (optional)
Nuova Grammatica Pratica della Lingua Italiana
Avanzato 4
PICK A DATE AND REGISTER

You will work on chapter 10 of Nuovo Espresso 5 and will review the entire book as a strengthening exercise. You will also read an Italian novel chosen by your teacher, discussing its content and improving your reading skills. 

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Unfortunately we don't have available classes for this program. If you need more information, please contact us.
CONTACT US
TEXTBOOK
Book 1 (mandatory)
Nuovo Espresso 5 Chapter 10 + General review
Book 2 Grammar (optional)
Nuova Grammatica Pratica della Lingua Italiana
Avanzato
PICK A DATE AND REGISTER

You will review your grammar knowledges and will read an Italian novel chosen by your teacher, discussing its content and improving your reading skills.

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Dates
Day/time
Teacher
Price
Apr 1 to Jun 10 (8 WKS)
M 6:00 - 8:30pm PST
Teacher: Alessia (ONLINE)
$380/term
Apr 2 to May 28 (9 WKS)
T 6:00 - 8:30pm PST
Teacher: Valentina (ONLINE)
$431/term
TEXTBOOK
Book 1 (mandatory)
Nuovo Espresso 5
Book 2 Grammar (optional)
Nuova Grammatica Pratica della Lingua Italiana
Reading Book
Nel Mare ci sono i coccodrilli, Fabio Geda
Alessia M 6:00 - 8:30pm PST
L'amica geniale, Elena Ferrante (from page 165)
Valentina T 6:00-8:30pm PST
Caffe Corretto
PICK A DATE AND REGISTER

2 hours of reading, speaking and conversation at an advanced level, to enjoy speaking Italian as if you were having a cup of coffee with your Italian friends.

During this class, Mattia will help his students to achieve the goal of reading, speaking and having a conversation about a famous Italian book.

In the Spring Term you will read the book Il dio disarmato, by Andrea Pomella.

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Dates
Day/time
Teacher
Price
Apr 1 to Jun 10 (10 WKS)
M 11:00am – 1:00 pm PST
Teacher: Mattia (IN PERSON)
$400/term
TEXTBOOK
Book 1 (mandatory)
Caccia ai Tesori, Antonella Filippone and Sandra Radicchio
Reading Book
Il dio disarmato, Andrea Pomella
Italiano con l'arte
PICK A DATE AND REGISTER

Are you in love with the Italian art?

If the answer is yes, this 90-minute course is perfect for you! Classes will focus on learning more about the Italian art while perfectioning your Italian language.

 

There will be 5 original and easy-to-read stories dedicated to a masterpiece of the Italian art, each one will be covered in 2 consecutive classes.

You can enroll in the entire course or just for few of the modular classes. If you want to enroll for only some classes, please contact italianschool@sfiis.org to receive a pro-rated invoice.

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Dates
Day/time
Teacher
Price
Apr 10 to Jun 12 (10 WKS)
W 5:00 - 6:30 pm PST
Teacher: Gianna (ONLINE)
$360/term
TEXTBOOK
Book (mandatory)
L'italiano per l'arte, Sara Porreca
Classics Book Club
PICK A DATE AND REGISTER

A series of 8 classes, 2 hours long, focused on studying, reading and discussing one of the main Italian classic literature novels.

In the Spring Term, the group will focus on “Canne al vento”, by the Nobel prize winner Grazia Deledda.

With our instructor, Mattia Milone, we will read through this Classic of Italian Literature and discuss the story, the plot, and the characters of the most notable work written by Deledda. The title of the book is an allusion to human frailty and sorrow.

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Dates
Day/time
Teacher
Price
Apr 18 to Jun 6 (8 WKS)
TH 4:00 - 6:00 pm PST
Teacher: Mattia (ONLINE)
$380/term
TEXTBOOK
Reading book
Canne al vento, Grazia Deledda
A spasso per l'Italia
PICK A DATE AND REGISTER

Gianna will guide you in a journey of discovery of Italy, focusing each Term on a different Region.

 The focus for the Spring Term will be on Piemonte.

 

The reading and short tube videos will inspire you to discuss and learn about this region and explore current Italian issues as well.

You will also revise some grammar topics, starting from the conversation that the book and videos will inspire.

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Dates
Day/time
Teacher
Price
Apr 5 to Jun 7 (10 WKS)
F 10:30 am - 1:00 pm PST
Teacher: Gianna (ONLINE)
$480/term
TEXTBOOK
Book 1 (mandatory)
Nuovo Espresso 6
Reading Book
Carolina dei delitti, Lia Celi 
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
Group Classes
10 weeks groups, classes meet once a week
Term 1
January 8th to March 16th
Term 2
April 1st to June 8th
Term 3
July 22th to September 28th
Term 4
October 7th to December 14th

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!”
An authentic learning experience
SPEAK
ITALIAN
AND
LIVE
NEW
EXPERIENCES
You can speak Italian with some confidence. You can understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics. You can have a conversation with native speakers with ease, fluency and spontaneity.

Program Structure

Register to a pre-avanzato sub-levels:
Pre-avanzato 1
PICK A DATE AND REGISTER

COMMUNICATIVE CONTENT

  • Telling an event
  • Talking about habits related to school memories
  • Description of a teacher, a classmate, a course, a school
  • Expressing agreement/disagreement
  • Expressing regret
  • Showing amazement and disbelief
  • Admitting something
  • Criticizing an opinion or a statement

 

  • Talking about food
  • Talking about taste
  • Expressing a preference
  • Description of a dish
  • Describing a procedure in detail

 

  • Reporting information
  • Expressing percentages/statistics and commenting on them
  • Framing a fact in a past century
  • Reporting an event or a historical fact
  • Expressing and discussing your point of view in informal contexts

GRAMMAR

  • Use of the auxiliary verbs ESSERE or AVERE in the Passato Prossimo
  • Verbs with double auxiliary in the Passato Prossimo
  • Cavarsela and Entrarci
  • Review of past tenses : passato prossimo, imperfetto, passato remoto
  • Relative pronouns Chi, Ciò che

 

  • Indefinite words
  • Future perfect (Futuro anteriore)
  • Subjunctive with indefinites
  • Dislocation to the left (?) Dislocazione a sinistra
  • Passive voice

 

  • Verbs + prepositions
  • Time indicators Allora, Un giorno
  • Indirect speech introduced by di
  • Use of conditional to express uncertain information
  • Non perchè + subjunctive
  • Indirect interrogative sentences
AVAILABLE CLASSES
Dates
Day/time
Teacher
Price
Apr 2 to Jun 4 (10 WKS)
T 6:30 - 8:30 pm PST
Teacher: Alice (ONLINE)
$380/term
Apr 4 to Jun 6 (10 WKS)
TH 6:30 - 8:30 pm PST
Teacher: Elena (ONLINE)
$380/term
TEXTBOOK
Book 1 (mandatory)
Nuovo Espresso 4 Chapters 1-2-3
Book 2 Grammar (optional)
Nuova Grammatica Pratica della Lingua Italiana
Reading Book
Io non ho paura, Niccolo’ Ammaniti 
Alice T 6:30 - 8:30 pm PST
Baci da Polignano, Luca Bianchini
Elena TH 6:30 - 8:30 pm PST
Pre-Avanzato 2
PICK A DATE AND REGISTER

COMMUNICATIVE CONTENT

  • Talking about work
  • Making a request and respond formally
  • Talking clearly and politely in a formal situation
  • Communicating a desire or an intention
  • Exchanging complex information and advice about work

 

  • Expression of emotions in formal and informal situations
  • Talking about oneself
  • Description of people
  • Complaining
  • Interviewing someone

 

  • Film genres
  • Expressing taste and preferences
  • Telling the plot of a movie
  • Review a movie
  • Expressing criticism

GRAMMAR

  • Use of subjunctive with relative sentences
  • Use of subjunctive with relative superlative
  • Difference between Finalmente and Alla fine
  • Gerund with causal and hypothetical function
  • Tense correlation: conditional with subjunctive
  • Professions (feminine and masculine)

 

  • Adjectives formed from nouns
  • Use of the postponed possessive adjectives
  • Uscirsene
  • Use of possessive Proprio
  • The formation of the opposite of nouns and adjectives
  • Different ways to express SE in the hypothetical sentence
  • Hypotheticals (irrealtà)
  • Come se – Senza che + subjunctive

 

  • Position of adjectives
  • Subjuncive with the negative main clause
  • Subjuntive with Purché
  • Fare + infinitive
AVAILABLE CLASSES
Unfortunately we don't have available classes for this program. If you need more information, please contact us.
CONTACT US
TEXTBOOK
Book 1 (mandatory)
Nuovo Espresso 4 Chapters 4-5-6
Book 2 Grammar (optional)
Nuova Grammatica Pratica della Lingua Italiana
Pre-Avanzato 3
PICK A DATE AND REGISTER

COMMUNICATIVE CONTENT

  • Visiting a museum
  • Starting and ending a presentation
  • Telling by specifying details
  • Focusing on a specific part of the speech
  • Description of an image
  • Expressing agreement/disagreement

 

  • Sustainable Italy
  • Expressing an opinion and an evaluation
  • Taking about environmental problems
  • Making proposals
  • Expressing wishes

 

  • Curiosities about Italy
  • Expressing doubts
  • Explaining something
  • Congratulate
  • Asking and giving advice

GRAMMAR

  • Prepositions In and A
  • Subjunctive tenses correlation
  • Infinitive used as a noun
  • Relative pronouns
  • Relative pronoun Il cui
  • Relative pronoun Il che

 

  • Position of pronouns with gerund, past participle, infinitive and imperative
  • More about the position of the adjective
  • Future (Different uses)
  • Position of the adverbs

 

  • Definite articles with geographic nouns
  • Gerund present and past
  • Some expressions with pronominal verbs : A dirla tutta, Sbrigarsela da soli, Arrampicarsi sugli specchi
  • Homonyms
  • Words with two plurals
AVAILABLE CLASSES
Dates
Day/time
Teacher
Price
Apr 1 to Jun 10 (10 WKS)
M 6:30 - 8:30 pm PST
Teacher: Elena (ONLINE)
$380/term
TEXTBOOK
Book 1 (mandatory)
Nuovo Espresso 4 Chapters 7-8-9
Book 2 Grammar (optional)
Nuova Grammatica Pratica della Lingua Italiana
Reading Book
Io non ho paura, Niccolò Ammaniti
Elena M 6:30 - 8:30 pm PST
Pre-Avanzato 4
PICK A DATE AND REGISTER

COMMUNICATIVE CONTENT

  • Conducting an interview
  • Contradicting a common opinion
  • Discussing a topic

 

  • General Review

GRAMMAR

  • Subjuntive with comparative sentences
  • Subjunctive with : In modo che, Far sì che
  • Plural of compound words
  • Use of Mica
  • Some idiomatic expressions : Prendersela, Darci giù…
  • Comparative of equality Tanto quanto
AVAILABLE CLASSES
Unfortunately we don't have available classes for this program. If you need more information, please contact us.
CONTACT US
TEXTBOOK
Book 1 (mandatory)
Nuovo Espresso 4 Chapter 10 + General review
Book 2 Grammar (optional)
Nuova Grammatica Pratica della Lingua Italiana
Italiano con l'arte
PICK A DATE AND REGISTER

Are you in love with the Italian art?

If the answer is yes, this 90-minute course is perfect for you! Classes will focus on learning more about the Italian art while perfectioning your Italian language.

 

There will be 5 original and easy-to-read stories dedicated to a masterpiece of the Italian art, each one will be covered in 2 consecutive classes.

You can enroll in the entire course or just for few of the modular classes. If you want to enroll for only some classes, please contact italianschool@sfiis.org to receive a pro-rated invoice.

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Dates
Day/time
Teacher
Price
Apr 10 to Jun 12 (10 WKS)
W 5:00 - 6:30 pm PST
Teacher: Gianna (ONLINE)
$360/term
TEXTBOOK
Book 1 (mandatory)
L'italiano per l'arte, Sara Porreca
Conversazione Pre-Avanzato
PICK A DATE AND REGISTER

Short 5 weeks course aimed at improving our students’ conversational skills on everyday topics.

No books required.

Classes are 90 minutes long.

AVAILABLE CLASSES
Dates
Day/time
Teacher
Price
May 8 to June 5 (5 WKS)
W 6:00 - 7:30 pm PST
Teacher: Mattia (ONLINE)
$170/term
TEXTBOOK
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
Group Classes
from 5 to 10 weeks groups, different duration
Term 1
January 8th to March 16th
Term 2
April 1st to June 8th
Term 3
July 22th to September 28th
Term 4
October 7th to December 14th

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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