Learn Italian in Sorrento


Learn Italian in Sorrento

School

Italian school in Sorrento

Sorrento schoolThe Italian language school in Sorrento is located in a beautiful 16th Century Palazzo and only a short walk from the beach. The school has 8 large, air-conditioned, fully equipped classrooms set in a historical building with 4 floors. There is also a Mediterranean garden and terrace area, where students can relax during their break.

Facilities also include a students lounge with computers and free Wi-Fi internet connection, a language lab, a teachers room and vending machines. The staff are friendly and always willing to help. All Italian teachers are native speakers of Italian and are qualified to teach Italian as a foreign language.

Courses

Standard course

This short term course is suitable for students that want a general Italian course focusing on the four key language skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening. Suitable for students with previous knowledge of Italian or complete beginners that have a short time to spend learning the language abroad.

Lessons per week 20 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 50 Minimum age 18

Italian for Life course

This long term course is as the Standard Italian course in Sorrento but for a longer duration. Particularly popular with Gap Year students, people on Career breaks or students that have a several months spare to learn Italian.

Lessons per week 20 Duration 12-52 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

Combined course

Students follow the Standard Italian course in Sorrento and have an extra 10 private lessons each week. Perfect for students that want the diversity of a group course but would like a few private lessons to focus on a specific area of the language, topic or exam.

Lessons per week 20 + 10, Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 50 Minimum age 18

Private tuition

Lessons can be tailored to the needs and requirements of the students, to a particular subject or focusing on a specific exam. Students can have private lessons on a 2 to 1 basis providing they are of a similar ability.

Lessons per week 10, 20 or 30 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class 1:1 or 2:1
Minutes per lesson 50 Minimum age 18

CELI Preparation course

This 2 or 4 week Italian course is based on practical written and oral exercises and simulations of the CELI (Certificato di Lingua Italiana) exams for all the levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2). The aim is to help students to improve all the required skills preparing them for the CELI exam. The course includes 20 group Italian lessons per week plus 10 private lessons focusing on preparation for the CELI exam.

Lessons per week 20 Duration 2 or 4 weeks
Levels TestDaf Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

Over 50's course

The programme is designed for people who want to learn Italian and experience the local culture with other students of a similar age and interests.

The programme includes:

  • Accommodation: in a host family, single room, with breakfast
  • Tour of Sorrento
  • Excursion to Pompeii and Naples
  • Two afternoons of school activities, such as Italian film and class cultural lessons.
  • Visit to Lemoncello Factory and tasting
  • Make your own Italian Gelato
  • Typical Sorrentine cooking class

For more details please see 'Italian for 50+ course in Sorrento'

Lessons per week 20 Duration 2 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 50 Minimum age 50

Christmas course

This one week course is perfect for students that want to learn Italian and also experience the magic of Southern Italy at Christmas time. The course follows the same format as the Italian Standard Course but has the addition of cultural activities designed to give students the Italian Christmas experience and also cooking lessons with their host family.For more information on this course please click here.

The program includes:

  • Italian standard course for 1 week
  • Family accommodation single room H/B (breakfast and dinner)
  • Tour of Sorrento
  • Afternoon activities at school
  • Excursion to Naples to visit the city and in particular San Gregorio Armeno, the street of the figurari, in reference to those who craft the popular figurines and sets used in the typical Neapolitan Christmas manger scene, the presepe
  • Visit of Sorrento Monuments and Churches
  • 3 Cooking Lessons with the host family on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of December.
Lessons per week 20 Duration 2 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 50 Minimum age 18

Italian & Diving course

Students follow the Italian Standard Course in the mornings with 2 afternoons of diving per week with the local Futuro Mare Diving school. Equipment is provided for the students. Ideal for students that want to learn Italian and learn to dive or who already have diving experience and want to experience the Almafi coast. No diving experience is necessary but PADI knowledge is preferred. Students must be able to swim well and be in good health.

Lessons per week 20 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 50 Minimum age 18

Italian & Cookery course

Students follow the Italian Standard Course in the mornings with 3 afternoons of cookery lessons per week.Lessons will be from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm with an Italian chef. Students get to cook Mediterranean dishes and then sample their cuisine at the end of the lesson. Lessons are held in Italian and English.

Lessons per week 20 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 50 Minimum age 18

Italian & Singing course

Students follow the Italian Standard Course in the mornings with 3 afternoons of voice-training lessons per week. Voice lessons will be from 4.00pm to 6.00pm and are with a Tenor in a local church. Students will experience classical music and Neapolitan songs.

Lessons per week 20 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 50 Minimum age 18

Italian & Ceramics course

Students follow the Italian Standard Course in the mornings with 3 afternoons of ceramics lessons per week held from 3.30pm to 6.30pm.

Lessons per week 20 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 50 Minimum age 18

Accommodation

Host Family

There’s no better way to immerse yourself in the Italian language and Italian culture than to spend time living with an Italian family. For those who want to stay with a host family, we can book single or double (if available) rooms. You can choose from bed and breakfast or half-board (breakfast and evening meal) with carefully chosen families. It will also be an excellent opportunity for you to practice the language on a daily basis and to sample the delights of Italian home cooking. Double rooms are available only for students who are travelling together.

Shared apartment

Students studying Italian also have the option to have a single room in a shared student apartment on a self-catering basis. Apartments have shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. The number of rooms per flat varies from 1 to 7. Double rooms are for students travelling together only. This option is more suited to students that want to be more independent and don`t mind cooking for themselves.

Transfer

A transfer service is available at an extra cost for students learning Italian who wish to be met at Naples Airport taken to their accommodation. Alternatively we can provide you with advice on travel.

Leisure

The Italian school in Sorrento organises weekly activities for students. Upon arrival at you will receive a weekly schedule of activities.

Example of a weekly cultural programme:
Monday~ Orientation tour of Sorrento & visit to the Limoncello factory and tasting
Tuesday~ Cultural lesson (like archaeology, Italian literature) or trip to Mount Vesuvius
Wednesday ~ Trip to Pompei
Thursday ~ Film at school & cooking course or ice cream course
Friday ~ Lunch with italian teachers + Cultural lesson
Saturday ~ Trip to the Amalfi Coast
Sunday ~ Trip to Capri

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices: Sorrento

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Summary

School size Medium
Minimum age 18
Levels Beginner to Advanced
Exams  CELI
Accommodation
  • Host family
  • Shared apartment
download Free WiFi