The School is situated south of
The Institute in Brief
|16th century building|| Centrally located in
|Reception desk||Student lounge Language lab|
|Large outdoor terrace||Internet Access|
|10 air conditioned classrooms||8 to 25 students per class|
Providing courses and programs with the personal success of every student is our primary aim. We are committed to student satisfaction and we endeavour to offer the best quality at the best price. Abiding by this principle, this has made us one of
We combine language and culture with a sincere approach to providing the best academic environment for our students to learn, live and grow.
Additionally the beauty of the landscape, the warmth of the weather, the allure of historical sites such as
In addition to classroom instruction, the school's local community offers students the opportunity to practice their language skills. Students are exposed daily to Italian native speakers, this immersion is important for building language skills. This is not only the perfect way to learn the language, but also to develop life-long friendships with Italians. We believe this is one of the biggest advantages of the exeriences at the school .
The school’s Italian for Foreigners program is designed to enable students, professionals, and those interested in simply learning for pleasure to develop an integrated mastery of the language focused on four main skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Courses are practical, stimulating and interactive, with teaching materials not only from textbooks, but also taken from everyday life (i.e. articles from newspapers and magazines, videos and tapes) to build a contemporary and relevant understanding of the language.
The overall objective is to enable students to communicate effectively in Italian, to confront the most important daily situations confidently, and to be able to interact with Italians and express one’s ideas.
- students are exposed daily to Italian native speakers because we teach foreign languages to Italians
- Italian courses consist of 20 hours coursework per week, a total of 80 contact hours per 4-weeks
- Students are in Italian class in the morning for 4 hours per day (Monday through Friday)
- Possibility of Italian internships in Sorrento
In order to ascertain a student’s actual level of proficiency in Italian, a placement exam is administered on the first day of class. Based on this exam, students are then assigned to one of six levels: Beginner (I & II), Intermediate (I & II), or Advanced (I & II). All levels work on a wide range of activities in order to develop reading comprehension, listening, writing and oral skills. The beginner levels focus on verbal communication and grammar while the intermediate and advanced levels work more in-depth on the writing process. Students are re-evaluated at the beginning of each 4-week session, thus enabling them to move up at their own pace throughout the semester.
Special coursesVoice Lessons
The school offers both professional and beginner-level voice training courses. Professional courses cover techniques and interpretation of Italian opera and Neopolitan songs, voice laying, and breathing emission. Beginner classes enable future talents to develop their vocal and respiratory techniques through Italian and Neopolitan songs. Minimum duration: 3 lessons/week
Learn the techniques of working, decorating and baking clay the artigianale way in a typical, Sorrentine ceramics studio. On request, excursions can also be arranged to Vietri, one of the most famous and beautiful towns of the Costiera Amalfitana, known worldwide for its ceramics.
Minimum duration: 3 lessons/week
Learn how to prepare traditional Italian recipes as well as dishes unique to the
Music school: Since we are also a Music School, singers are always welcome and we offer private lessons for all levels, courses for two people or small groups with highly qualified teachers.
Pronunciation for Singers: for students who wish to master the phonetics and pronunciation of the language of opera. This course looks at the language of Libretto and Old Italian.
Other special courses: Italian Literature, Business or Technical Italian, Art History, Culture & Society.
The school organizes a range of weekly activities for students that change week- by- week, such as:
|Cooking Courses||Ceramic Courses|
|Song/Voice Courses||Lunches in a typical Agriturismo|
|Visit to Popular Local Festivals||Visit to Limoncello Factory and Ice Cream Factory|
|Cultural Courses||Courses about Art, Literature, History|
|Boat trips|| Excursions to Capri,
We can provide assistance locating accommodation for you. It is possible to choose from:
Living with an Italian family offers no better way to immerse oneself in the Italian language and culture. For those wishing to stay with an Italian family, we can book single or double rooms (if available) with either bed and breakfast or half board (breakfast and dinner) with one of our carefully selected families. This is an excellent opportunity to practice your Italian on a daily basis and sample the delights of Italian home cookery! Double rooms are for students traveling together only.
Students' House Accommodation
Rooms in shared student flats have shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. The number of rooms per flat varies from 1 to 7. Double rooms are for students traveling together only.
For those who wish to have a little independence, we can book a studio apartment with cooking facilities and private bathroom in residences in the city center.
Hotel Accommodation Sorrento has a wide range of hotels, from one to five stars, in the city centre and surrounding area.