|Sorrento is a fabulous coastal town, located in southern Italy on the Amalfi coast and offers an Over 50 Italian course in April and October each year. The social programme can include the chance to taste Lemoncello, make Gelato and visit Pompei!|
|Levels offered||Beginner to Advanced
|Age range||50 yrs+|
|Course duration||2 weeks|
|Number of lessons||20 lessons per week|
|Lesson duration||50 minutes|
|Maximum per class||12 students|
AM: Italian language group lessons (class placement determined by language test)
Afternoon or evening: A social and cultural activity programme
Improve and practise your Italian language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) with native speaking Italian language teachers.
Older adults are placed in open group classes with students based on language level, not age, to ensure the Italian course is applicable to their skill level.
|CESA admin fee € 60.00 per person|
|Tuition||2 weeks €806.00|
|Italian Host/ess 2 weeks|
|Single rm||B&B €437.00||Half-board €587.00|
|Shared rm||B&B €341.00||Half-board €505.00|
|Shared apartment 2 weeks|
|Single rm||Self catering €473.00|
|12 April||11 Oct|
Public Holidays: Whilst there are public holidays during the year, they don’t coincide with the Over 50 course dates.
The Activity programme can include the following options:
1 tour of Sorrento
1 excursion to Pompeii
1 excursion to Naples
2 afternoons of school activities, such as Italian film and class cultural lessons
1 visit to Lemoncello Factory followed by tasting
1 make your own Gelato and enjoy
1 typical Sorrentine cooking class
During the rest of your free time you can enjoy excursions to Capri, Ischia, The Amalfi Coast, Positano, The Castle of Caserta, Paestum, Vesuvious, Historic Naples, which includes, Capodimonte Museum, The National Archaeological Museum, world famous San Carlo Opera house and more (at additional cost).
Something fabulous for the weekend… the college organizes excursions to Rome, Florence, Siena and more. You can also enjoy a refreshing and rejuvenating experience at a local wellness centre and health Spa where you can pamper yourself to a Turkish bath, a thermal Spa, a sauna and a variety of massages and luxurious treatments to make your visit truly rewarding (at additional cost).
Students are asked to arrive by 08.30 hrs
They will be asked to take an oral assessment with an Italian teacher (a written assessment will be arranged via email in advance of arrival, by CESA). Classes then begin at, or soon after 09.00 hrs on the Monday. Beginners will start classes straight away. There will time during the break, or after class to answer any questions that arise.
– Where a language group of the correct level cannot be made up of just students on the Over 50 course, students are incorporated into the open classes of the Standard Course, offered to all language levels
– Accommodation is carefully chosen and is generally within 20-30 minutes of the school by foot or public transport
– All activities are guided and commentary is provided in Italian
Arrive: Sunday PM
Depart: Saturday AM
We recommend students fly to Naples Capodichino airport and then take one of the following travel options:
By school arranged Taxi Transfer: You are welcome to book a transfer service arranged via the language school from airport, at additional cost (price on CESA Quote Finder).
Independent Travel: You can take the bus from the airport or the train from the city centre to Sorrento.
Sorrento is built on a human scale and is easy to get around by bus or on foot.
Students can choose to stay with local Italian hosts or in apartments, sharing with other students or can book private apartments for themselves.