Register for the Spring Term!

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A presto,
The IIS Staff


Upcoming events:

Il teatro d’improvvisazione-  SPECIAL OFFER! PRICE REDUCED TO $30!!!!

Saturday, May 5, 2018- 2:00-4:30pm

A look at the “teatro d’improvvisazione” open to all those who want to approach this form of impromptu and creative theater. Whether you are professional or curious, you will experience what it means to improvise, becoming authors and directors of yourself within a group that builds together. The workshop will aim to develop creativity, communication skills, listening skills and integration with the group.

Florentine by birth with an Armenian background, Michaël Alexanian will guide us through this short journey. No acting experience is required: the workshop is open to all.

Are you ready to get out of your comfort zone and experiment with your Italian?

Presented in Italian.

Pre-registration required.

Italian for Travelers by Gianna

Saturday,May 5, 2018- 1:30-4:30pm

Planning a trip to Italy? This highly entertaining workshop will help you prepare. You will be exposed to situations that you are likely to encounter when traveling–meeting people, ordering in a restaurant, making a reservation, shopping–learning essential Italian words and key phrases so you can get more from your vacation. The class is intended for students with little or no previous exposure to Italian.

Presented in Italian and English.

Pre-registration required.


Learn Italian With Us!

The Istituto Italiano Scuola (IIS) is an outpost of Italian language and culture in San Francisco. As the only school affiliated with the San Francisco Italian Cultural Institute, our mission is to provide the highest quality Italian language instruction in the Bay Area.  Find the best class for you and Register now.

IIS is conveniently located at 601 Van Ness, near the Opera House and the San Francisco Symphony. We offer four terms per year. Each term lasts 10 weeks. Regular classes and Intensive classes are available.  With over 30 Italian language classes and workshops to choose from, we offer the broadest selection of courses in the Bay Area. Our team of highly qualified instructors are all native Italian speakers who hold degrees from Italian universities. Learn Italian in a fun, culturally rich, and stimulating environment.