Istituto Italiano Scuola (IIS) is a San Francisco non-profit that promotes Italian language and culture throughout the Bay Area via special events, workshops and Italian language courses. As the official language school of the Italian Cultural Institute (Istituto Italiano di Cultura) in San Francisco, we offer the highest quality Italian language instruction and the broadest selection of courses in the Bay Area — nearly 30 classes ranging from elementary to advanced each term. We are committed to providing a stimulating and engaging environment in which to learn Italian, while simultaneously exposing students to the rich diversity of Italian culture and tradition. IIS instructors are all native Italian speakers and hold degrees from Italian universities. With just 5-14 students per Italian language class, each course maximizes student-teacher interaction and personal attention. IIS attracts a diverse group of students, representing a wide variety of ages, ethnicities, and native countries.