Language Courses Abroad

Learn Italian in Sorrento

If you wish to study Italian in Italy, Sorrento is an excellent choice. Our school in Sorrento offers Italian courses throughout the year. As well as Intensive Italian courses of 20 lessons/week, there are ‘Intensive Plus’ Italian courses, combining 20 Italian lessons/week, with 5 lessons/week on Italian culture. There are also ‘Italian and Cookery’ courses and ‘Italian plus Work Placement’. Or, why not spend Christmas in Italy, on one of our ‘Italian Christmas Courses’.

Sorrento was founded by the Greeks, over two thousand years ago. Where better to study Italian than in a town so full of history and culture! The peninsula on which Sorrento is located is surrounded by beaches and is also an excellent base from which to explore the beautiful nearby islands of Amalfi and Capri, as well as Pompeii, Naples and Positano. Sorrento is a beautiful, safe and very welcoming town, a place where you can study Italian and also enjoy the very best aspects of the Italian way of life – good food, good weather, beautiful scenery and friendly locals.

Our school in Sorrento

Our school is located in the historic centre of Sorrento, just a stone’s throw from the marina and beach, in a beautiful ‘palazz’, dating back several hundred years. The Italian courses take place mainly in the mornings, with optional activities/visits in the afternoons/evenings and at the weekend. On the first day of the course, there is a ‘welcome party’ and a guided tour of Sorrento for all new students. The Italian courses run at five different levels, so there is also a level test on the first Monday for all students who are not complete beginners in Italian, in order to place them in the correct group.

Accommodation in Sorrento

Students can choose to stay in one of our carefully selected Italian host families, or else in a self-catering apartment shared with other students from our school. Much of the accommodation is within walking distance of the school. If the main aim of your visit to Italy is to study Italian and learn as much Italian as is possible in the time available to you, we would recommend host family accommodation, as naturally you will then be speaking Italian and listening to Italian throughout your stay.

  • Host family
  • Shared self-catering apartment
  • Private apartment
  • Hotels


  • Intensive Italian Course (20 lessons/week)
  • Intensive Plus Italian Course (20 lessons/wk plus 5 cultural lessons/wk)
  • Combined Italian Course (20 lessons/week plus 5 or 10 private lessons)
  • Italian and Cookery (20 lessons/week, plus 3 cookery lessons/week)
  • Private lessons (10, 20, or 30 /week)
  • Italian language course and Work Placement
  • Christmas Italian course

Star Points

  • High quality Italian courses in beautiful part of Italy
  • Sorrento is an ideal base from which to explore Pompeii, Naples, Capri
  • School located in historic centre of Sorrento
  • Extensive cultural programme – guided visits/activities/excursions
  • Exceptionally friendly, welcoming atmosphere in the school
  • Wonderful year-round Mediterranean climate

How to get there

Fly Fly to Naples. Take train to Sorrento (approx. 35 minutes), or Hydrofoil (approx 20 minutes). Airport transfers also available

Italian Plus Cookery

This very popular course consists of 20 Italian lessons/week, plus 3 afternoon Italian cookery lessons/week. Three excursions/week are also included, as is accommodation with an Italian host family.

Work Placement

For students who are interested in work placement in Italy, our school in Sorrento arranges work experience in local companies in such fields as sales, marketing, hotel and catering, public relations. Students must attend one of our 4-week Italian courses before starting their period of work placement and should have at least an intermediate level of Italian. The work placement normally lasts at least one month. If you are interested in attending one of our Italian courses plus work placement, please send a C.V. with details of your qualifications, level of Italian and information regarding any previous employment. Please also indicate what type of work placement you are interested in.

Location of our school

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Unit 12
The Office Village
North Road
LE11 1QJ

T: 01509 221 199

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