We are a California 501(c)(3) non-profit Italian Language School in Los Angeles passionately dedicated to promoting Italian language and culture! We organize fun and engaging Italian language classes online and in-person for students of ALL ages, Italian culture workshops & events, and we support K-12 Italian teachers and their curricular programs in local schools.

Italian Language classes

We offer Italian language classes and Italian cultural workshops for kids and adults of all ages and proficiency levels!

what our students are saying

“Thank you for your wonderful courses and amazing teachers! Today, I received notice that I passed the B1 Cittadinanza test and I could not have done it without Fondazione Italia and my teacher Ylenia! I look forward to continuing my studies with Fondazione Italia!”
James | West Hollywood, CA
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my first and second beginning Italian language courses. As promised, there were never more than eight participants and sometimes as few as four.Our instructor, Nadia, was patient and guided us gently when needed. It was great fun meeting and interacting with my fellow students."
Albert | Los Angeles, CA
"I went to the Italian Consulate in Los Angeles to renew my passport and found out about Fondazione Italia. Almost a year later, I am very grateful that I finally received that formal Italian language education.This experience has been a journey to link even more deeply with the past and my Italian origin. So, thank you Fondazione Italia! Please, keep teaching classes online!"
Alessandro | Winchester, CA
"I have studied Italian language through Fondazione Italia for 2 years and cannot speak highly enough about my experience in the program and my instructor, Lorena. If you are looking to learn Italian in a fun and stress-free environment, I would definitely recommend Fondazione Italia. Buona fortuna a tutti!!”"
Sunny | Seattle, WA
"I have learned a tremendous amount from my phenomenal teacher Ylenia. She is very knowledgeable, very encouraging and provides very helpful specific feedback. I strongly recommend the program."
Will | Santa Monica, CA
"A testimonial Hmm … Where shall one start.......Fondazione Italia is an organization of excellent highly qualified professional instructors with super user-friendly 'bed side" teaching skills. Teachers who do their best to accommodate each individual student's learning needs and skills, while at same time building a collective cohesive interactive group class spirit."
Larry | Washington State
"Taking Italian lessons at Fondazione Italia has been a wonderful experience. Virtual classes make it easy to attend and means that we have classmates from coast to coast. In addition to learning Italian, we are fostering friendships as well!"
Paul | Chicago, IL
"Lorena is a very high-energy yet patient teacher. Her classes feature a variety of activities, and we are never bored! I always look forward to the class."
Joanne | Los Angeles, CA
"I have been taking classes for several years now and have to say I have been impressed with all my teachers. Their passion and expertise for Italian makes learning fun! There are a variety of classes to choose from as well. Overall my experience has been excellent and I would highly recommend trying a class or two!"
Paula | Los Angeles, CA
"I’m not someone who has an easy time learning a new language, but I must say taking the Fondazione Italia beginning 1a class has made learning fun! I find the time in class flies by and it has made me so excited about the entire process. I highly recommend Francesca Bruni’s class. She’s amazing"
Julie Lebe | Beverly Hills, CA
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Barbara Saba


Sylvia Arnone


Francesca Bruni

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