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

Felix Dalldorf is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Brush up on your Italian with our weekly Italian Chat Sessions!


Email Marie.Dalldorf@iahfsj.org to get the vocabulary list and dialogues for each session.

Topic:  San Jose Italian Language Meetup Group

Time:  Jun 29, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)  Every week on Mon

Join Zoom Meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84929597554

Dial by your location:  +1.669.900.6833 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 849 2959 7554

Join by Skype for Business:  

Due to the pandemic, the IAHF language and cooking classes listed below are currently suspended. Please check back as we will make these available once we are allowed to re-open.


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 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.

Unfortunately, our cooking classes have been temporarily suspended for 2020.

However, check out some of the great cooking videos we have below.

November 30/Monday/Cooking with Marie

Ligurian style Ravioli class

Zoom presentation. 7:00 - 8 pm

Call the IAHF to register.

408 293 7122

December 7,/Monday /Cooking with Lucia

Arancini Zoom presentation. 7:00 - 8 pm, on Zoom,

Call the IAHF to register.

408 293 7122

December 14/Monday/Cooking with Marie

A special holiday "Strassi" cookie (A traditional deep fried cookie with honey and powdered sugar

Zoom presentation. 7:00 - 8 pm

Call the IAHF to register.

December 21,/Monday/Cooking with Lucia

Savoiardi also known as Lady Finger cookies.

7:00 - 8 pm, on Zoom,

Call the IAHF to register.

408 293 7122

December 28,/Monday/ Cooking with Marie

New Year's meal: Lentils and Sausage

7:00 - 8 pm, on Zoom,

Call the IAHF to register.

408 293 7122

January 19 / Tuesday / Cooking with Chef Umberto Pala

 Master class on classic "antipasti", with Chef Umberto Pala, of Vin Santo restaurant. Several years ago Chef Pala did two similar classes when he was the Chef at Il Fornaio in San Jose.  We will replicate the experience, sample the antipasti, accompanied by wines at his restaurant in Willow Glen.  $85.00 per person.  Limited seating, and and a great holiday gift for that chef in your life! Call the IAHF for reservations. 408 292-7122

IAHF Italian Cooking Classes Schedule 2020

Go to our Events page for Cooking Classes:

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