Beginner Italian course - 20 lessons per week

Campania, Sorrento, Italy

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As a complete beginner; choosing to take Italian lessons in Italy is the best way to accelerate your learning experience. Immerse yourself in the local culture and progress rapidly practising your new found skills in your free time.

You will be taught by highly qualified native Italian speakers who have a passion for teaching and use proven teaching techniques.

Lessons are highly interactive and you will speak Italian from day 1 both inside and outside of the classroom. Focusing on the four main language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, each day will see you increasing in confidence.

Get more from your holiday, have fun, meet new people and take home a new language skill that will stay with you forever.

Who is it suitable for?
- Suitable for complete beginners
- If you are at an elementary level or above, please click on the following link to view suitable courses - Italian Course
- Minimum age 16

Who will I meet?
- People come from all over the world and you’ll never be placed in a class with just English speakers so that you use the language you are learning rather than resorting to chatting in English
- Ages vary, but the typical language learner falls in to the 20-60 age bracket though we have no age limit and we’ve had guests in their 70s and 80s studying languages with us
- During the summer and in university holiday times the average age typically drops and there are many guests in their 20s
- Over 90% of our language learners travel solo and every school organises social and cultural activities to help you get to know others at the school outside of class
- Of course, everyone shares a passion or interest in discovering a new language and culture
- Should a class be made of less than 3 students, the language school reduces the number of hours and optional activities will be reduced

When can I start?
- Classes start on Mondays and run on specific dates throughout the year with a break for Christmas

How will I learn Italian?
- Italian lessons are focused on having fun and classes are highly interactive
- You will focus on the four main language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening
- There will be individual and group work such as role plays and conversation practice
- You’ll also work on developing your grammar in practical contexts
- You will learn with a wide range of teaching aids; language text books, Italian press, audio/video, Italian songs or games and each week your linguistic skills are assessed to ensure you are always in the right group for your level
- Please note all Italian lessons will be held in the native language of Italian; a proven teaching technique that will fully immerse you in the language and accelerate your learning experience

Typical course schedule
- Classes run daily Monday through to Friday each week
- Classes start at 9am each day and finish at 12.40pm
- You will have 4 group classes per day lasting 50 minutes each
- You will have a short mid morning coffee break

Italian language level test
- Please arrive at the school by 8.30am on your first day for a short level test
- This test will assess your understanding of the language and will help the course organisers to place you in the right group class for your level

What can I do in my free time?
- The school offers a host of optional cultural activities and lectures throughout the week
- At the end of the school day, the teachers are happy to take students out for coffee
- Optional excursions can be arranged to Capri, Naples, Pompeii and the Amalfi coast
- You will have plenty of free time to explore the local area and practice your new found language skills or just kick back and relax on the stunning beach on this learning holiday with a difference

Where can I stay?
- This language school offers optional accommodation staying with a local Italian family to immerse yourself in the Italian culture and practice your Italian or in the Student Residence Hall with other Italian language students 
- Accommodation details can be seen under the ‘Optional accommodation’ tab and can be added during the booking process

Compulsory extras
- Please note that this school charges a compulsory course enrolment fee, this is not included in the price and will be charged as an extra during the booking process, prices can be found under the 'Costings & extras' tab