Preserve Italian culture, have fun AND learn to speak the most beautiful language in the world. Join one of our Italian language classes today.

The Italian American Heritage Foundation offers a comprehensive Italian Language Program to its members. The goal is to promote and spread the knowledge of Italian language and culture.


Certified instructor and native speaker Delia Schizzano teaches language classes at every level. Delia enjoys sharing her passion of teaching Italian in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere whereby all students are able to express themselves with confidence in their new language. The Italian language comes alive through lively conversations, readings, films, and special interest workshops.


Schedule of Classes


Beginning Italian: Monday, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Students with no prior knowledge will be able to converse in basic everyday familiar situations. Communication, listening and reading skills are introduced.


Level 1: Monday, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Rotation of skills every 6 weeks; grammar, writing, conversation, films, games, readings, Italian for travelers


Level 2A: Tuesday, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Level 2B: Wednesday, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Rotation of intermediate skills every 6 weeks; grammar, writing, conversation, films, games, readings, special projects


Level 3A: Wednesday, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Rotation of grammar, special projects, modern literature


Level 3B: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Rotation of advanced skills every 6 weeks; conversation, films, games, history, readings


  • All students must be members of the IAHF to participate

  • All classes are held at the IAHF, 425 N. 4th Street, San Jose, CA


For details or to register, please email Delia at caradelia@yahoo.comor call the IAHF office at (408) 293-7122

IAHF Italian Language Classes


Italian American Heritage Foundation

425 N. Fourth Street

San Jose, CA 95112


Phone: 408.293.7122

Fax: 408-293-7154

Email: iahfsj@iahfsj.org


Office Hours:

Tuesday thru Friday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Closed Saturday thru Monday

IAHF Italian Cooking Classes 2020


Our cooking classes start in the spring and end in the fall. Our instructors are IAHF members and community members with one thing in common, they all have a passion and love for cooking.


Date: First Thursday of each month from April through September

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Location: IAHF Cultural Center, 425 N. Fourth Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Cost*: $20-$35 per class; $15 students 18 and under

  • 20 person maximum per class

  • Part demo, part hands-on

  • Take home recipes and samples if not all eaten in class


If you're interested in joining our cooking class instructors team, or have an idea for a cooking class please contact us at 408-293-7122 or iahfsj@iahfsj.org.


* NO REFUNDS will be made for cooking classes. The seat is transferable, if you would like to transfer your purchase to another person, please email the new name to iahfsj@iahfsj.org. If you are unable to attend or transfer the class fee, it will be considered a donation to the IAHF.

Schedule subject to change.

  • Apr 2 / Focaccia / Instructor: Al Vallorz (Tony & Alba’s chef) / $30 adults / $20 students under 25 / Click here to RSVP and pay

  • May 7 / Chicken Braciole / Instructor: Ken Borelli / $30 adults / $20 students under 25

  • June 11 / Risotto / $30 for adults / $20 for students under 25/ Click here to RSVP and pay

  • Aug 6 / Braided Easter egg bread / Instructor: Josie Taddeo / $30 adults / $20 students under 25/ Click here to RSVP and pay

  • Sep 3 / Polenta / Instructor: Antonio Amato / $30 adults / $20 students under 25/ Click here to RSVP and pay

IAHF Italian Cooking Classes Schedule 2020

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