Sorrento, bay of Naples, Italy
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Learn Italian in Sorrento

Sorrento is a beautiful town, with spectacular views over the bay of Naples, an incredible location in which to learn Italian. A very historic town, dating back to Roman times, Sorrento is full of winding streets, beautiful buildings and quiet corners in which to sit and take in the incredible views. Lying on the Amalfi coast, Sorrento has a warm sunny climate all year, and is the ideal base from which to explore Naples, Salerno, Pompeii and the islands of Capri and Ischia. History-lovers will enjoy the cathedral and the Franciscan church in Sorrento, and all who learn Italian on a course in Sorrento will simply love the town’s excellent restaurants, cafes and beaches, enabling you to experience the very best of the Italian lifestyle while you learn Italian at our school.

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Our school in Sorrento

Our school in Sorrento is located in a 16th century palazzo in the very center of Sorrento, just minutes away from the beach. In addition to 6 comfortable and well-equipped air-conditioned classrooms, the school has a student common room with free Internet access.

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Dynamic lessons at our school
School reception area
Inside the school
School Internet room

Courses in Sorrento

Available courses

  • Intensive (20)
  • Intensive + Ceramics (23)
  • Intensive + Cookery (23)
  • Intensive + Diving (22)
  • Intensive + Private Lessons (25)
  • Intensive + Private Lessons (30)
  • Intensive + Singing (23)
  • Private Lessons (20)
  • Christmas Course (20)
  • Club 50 (20)

You can learn Italian on a ‘Standard’ Italian course of 20 lessons/week, or on a ‘Combined’ Italian course, which is a combination of the ‘Standard’ course and 5 or 10 private lessons/week. There is also an ‘Italian and Cookery’ course, combining 20 Italian language lessons/week, with 3 Italian cooking lessons/week and 2 excursions.

Or, if you are an experienced diver, you can do an ‘Italian and Diving’ course, combining 20 Italian lessons/week with 3 diving sessions per week. Our school in Sorrento also arranges Work Experience in local companies, for students who wish to stay on in Italy after completing their Italian course.

Special courses in Sorrento

Accommodation

Available accommodation

  • Host Family
  • Shared Apartment

Our Sorrento school can arrange accommodation in shared self-catering student apartments, or else with carefully selected Italian host families. Host families are ideal for students who want to learn as much Italian as possible during their stay, as the families talk to students in Italian, giving you lots of extra practise with the Italian you learn on the course.

Activities

Whilst you are studying in Sorrento, why not take the opportunity to visit some of the other places of interest close by, such as Naples, Capri, Ischia, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast? For a small additional charge, our school can arrange such excursions.

    Sample activity programme

How to get there

The best airport to fly to is Naples. There is direct train from Naples to Sorrento, or our school in Sorrento can arrange an airport collection for you.


Location of our school in Sorrento

Course

4.6 / 5
Accommodation

3.9 / 5
School Staff

4.9 / 5
Average score for our school in Sorrento based on 32 previous client reviews.

Student reviews & feedback

Very good ambiance and very good pedagogic professors and specific tools. School and Team +++++

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First rate teachers, very friendly and approachable. I progressed a lot during the two weeks. We had a good balance between learning to speak in Italian and learning the grammar. After a couple of days I was thinking in Italian. The other students on the course were at a similar level and we continued speaking Italian all the time. It really worked well.

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Excellent course with first-class friendly teachers. All in the 'advanced' group were of more or less equal level, so there were no frustrations. A plus was that we were all of different nationalities, so there was no speaking English at 'off' times!

I found Sorrento beautiful but terribly tourist-orientated. Speaking to our Italian teachers, this is a complaint frequently made by students following their courses.

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I was very impressed with the curriculum and the enthusiasm and competence of the instructors. The school setting was wonderful and the staff was very helpful and accomodative.

I stayed with a host family. They were marvelous. Very kind, friendly, and helpful on many levels. My room was clean and the coffee was delicious.

I've been to three different language schools in Italy and without reservation, your method of teaching and the professionalism displayed from booking the course to finishing the course is par excellence. Well done. I look forward to another excursion with Apple Language Schools in the near future.

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The teachers were very nice, and friendly, and made me feel welcome from the first lesson. They made the teaching alive and everyone felt comfortable. It was a very pleasant stay in Sorrento, the people in the town are very friendly and I am looking forward to meet my teachers again, and all the good people I met there. I am going to keep on studiing italian in my country, and hope I can come back to Sorrento nest yearfor more studying.

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Excellent teachers who understood my level & made every effort to get the students to communicate. My accommodation was fine in an excellent location on the shore.

The course gave me exactly what I was looking for. I was put on the right level and got a good mix of grammar and conversation. Bravo Bianca e Lucia, my teachers! The administrators I mostly dealt with, Olga and Serena, were very friendly and helpful, thank you so much! The excursions to Capri and the Amalfi coast were very good, entertaining and informative.

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The course was great, all in Italian, with very nice and patient teachers. My accommodation was perfect, in a great location and with super nice family, they were very helpful and accommodating.

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The course was excellent and our teacher was fantastic. I elected to stay with a host family and the accomodation was great - very spacious and clean and I had my own room and bathroom with a separate entrance which suited me. Sorrento was a perfect location to do the school, the town itself is lovely and it's proximity to other places on the Amalfi Coast was ideal. Everybody and the school was very friendly and helpful.

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Really enjoyed the school and Sorrento. The language content was just what I needed to improve and the atmosphere was great! I stayed with a charming family in a traditional Sorrento house right in the town. I had agreat time AND learnt some Italian! I may have to go again!

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J. Griffin

I thought that the course was demanding but still enjoyable and contained a good degree of conversation practice, which is what I needed. Considering that the lessons were totally in Italian, all of the tutors were able to communicate what they wanted to in a very clear manner.

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The teacher was a professional and experienced teacher. My accomodation was perfect. My host was a lovely lady with a nice apartment. She was a teacher before she retired, and puts a lot of effort in teaching her guests. The family made our Christmas very special for which we were grateful.

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R. Frost

The lessons at the school were superb. The host family were lovely and very very welcoming. It was a superb way to build on the Italian experience and also learn more of the language.

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The course was enjoyable and I did like all of the different exercises we did in class. I lived with an Italian family and the food was excellent.

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M. Grider

The teachers were excellent in every way and the school itself was of a very high standard, the classrooms and all facilities. I learned so much in those two weeks. The accommodation was good and the family very nice indeed. This was an incredible experience. I was so impressed with the school and the staff were second to none. The extra activities offered were also well organised and of a high standard. The total experience was definitely one not to be missed, I'm so glad i decided to do it.

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The teachers were so enthusiastic and tolerant of our efforts to speak Italian. The course was very well constructed so that you could practice an aspect of Italian in several ways so that it stayed interesting and fun. By the end of the week, I really felt I had mastered possessive pronouns!

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All the teachers were lovely and the level of teaching was good. The accomodation was lovely and in a really great location centally within sorrento and very close to the school.

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My teacher was excellent, very helpful and keen to adapt the course to suit my requirements. The other teachers were also very friendly and helpful and the whole atmosphere was great.

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A great course, I learnt a lot but had some fun as well. The school staff were very friendly and helpful, they treated us as individuals which helped us to relax and enjoy the week.

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The school has excellent, friendly and skilled teachers.

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Christmas in Sorrento

Sorrento ChristmasThe beautiful Italian coastal town of Sorrento is rooted in the holiday tradition of Christmas. In every square, Christmas lights cover trees and figures around the town. Each street has hanging and glowing decorations, and storefronts are covered in strands of twinkling lights. Garlands abound throughout the city. The palm trees glow and sway in the wind. Stores and street vendors alike start selling Christmas trinkets and gifts. Read more...

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