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

Italian Classes

Ongoing Classes

Join our weekly online Italian Chat Sessions with Marie Dalldorf! 

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About the Instructor

Marie is a native of Liguria, Italy, and a fluent speaker of the Genovese dialect. After a decade-long project in Italy, she was required to converse using formal Italian. Marie started a nascent online platform for teaching students interested in improving their Italian. Classes are on Monday and Wednesday from 6 - 7 PST. For the Monday class students read fun, informative Italian short stories with intriguing plot twists; and materials and then translate into English.

For the Wednesday class Marie develops topics of interest to students such as Italian geography, wine tasting, cheeses and dishes of the 20 regions, best region for olive oil, Festas, and much more. Teaching has been a constant in her career and these classes provide another opportunity to share with others her love and passion for the Italian language. She has several hundred followers from multiple regions, including Japan. These classes are free to all, just sign up through

Marie's Language classes

Intermediate Italian Conversation with Delia Schizzano

  • Ongoing on Wednesday,  10 to 11:30 AM

  • Face-to-face classes at the IAHF, 425 N. 4th Street, San Jose


To Register 

  • All students must be members of the IAHF to participate

  • For details or to register, please email Delia at, or call the IAHF office at (408) 293-7122

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About the Instructor

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.


CLICK HERE To Register for Classes

  • Select Pagamento/Payment and follow the instructions

  • Pay by credit card or check

  • If paying by check, please make your check payable to Italian-American Heritage Foundation

  • Indicate on the check the course you have selected

  • Please note that the suggested textbook is not included in the course fee and must be bought separately

  • Checks must be mailed to IAHF 425 N 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112

Intermediate-Advanced Italian (course face-to-face)

  • Bentornati e continuiamo! (Welcome back and let’s continue!) 

  • Deepen and expand your knowledge of Italian by immersing yourself in intermediate grammar and by building upon new vocabulary

  • You will learn in a fun, relaxed and friendly atmosphere

  • The textbook Prego! 5th ed., ISBN: 0-07-365513-9 can be purchased as used online ( and covers multiple class levels

  • Additional material may be given in class

  • This course will be taught face-to-face at the IAHF at 425 N 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112

We Need A Minimum of Seven Students


  • For all online and face-to-face classes if you need to cancel your registration, an email notification must be received at least 3 days before the first day of instruction

  • A credit towards a future online or face-to-face group class will be provided

  • After the first day of instruction, there will be no credit

  • If a course is cancelled due to an insufficient number of registrations, you may elect to be refunded or to transfer your money to another class

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