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An Authentic Italian Experience in Sorrento

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An Authentic Italian Experience in Sorrento

If you’re still not sure where to go this summer consider this: a week on Italy’s most stunning coastline, based in Sorrento with the chance to explore Almalfi and Positano, learning Italian during the day, watching Italian movies in the night, and making and tasting Italian gelato at the weekend. This immersive Italian experience will super-charge your Italian language skills and give you a holiday treat to remember.

What’s included?

– Italian Language Course (20 Lessons)
– 1 hiking excursion
– 1 gelato making course + tasting
– 1 orientation tour of the town
– afternoon cultural activities and lessons
– Italian language movie screenings
– didactic material for the course
– the school’s Card for discounts in partner shops
– proficiency level evaluation test
– certificate of attendance
– free Wi-Fi at the school
– access to the library
All for £285 *
*exchange rate correct at time of publication, rates may fluctuate

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To book or for more information on any of our English language courses contact the cactus team by email or by phone. One of our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Hablamos español, Nous parlons français, Parliamo l’Italiano

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Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 15 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French

Essential Italian Expressions

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Essential Italian Expressions

If you’re off on holiday to Italy this summer, or are just taking a short weekend break, you will want to have these useful expressions in your pocket.

Hello Buongiorno (bwohn jour-noh)
Goodbye Arrivederci (ah-ree-vah-dair-chee)
Please Per favore (pair fa-vohr-ray)
Thank you Grazie (grat-tzee-yay)

Yes Si (see)
No No (no)
Excuse me/sorry Scusi (skoo-zee)
My name is…
 Mi chiamo… (mee kee-ah-mo)
What is your name? Come si chiama? (koh-meh see kee-ah-mah)
Nice to meet you
 Piacere / Molto lieto (pee-ah-cheh-reh / mohl-toh lee-eh-toh)
Where do you come from?
 Di dov’è? (dee doh-veh)

I come from Great Britain Sono del Regno Unito
How are you? Come sta? / Come stai? (koh-meh stah / koh-meh sty)
Where is…?
 Dov’è…? (doh-veh)

I would like Vorrei… (voar-ray)
How much is it?
 Quanto costa? (kwan-toh cost-ah)
Can you help me?
 Può aiutarmi? (pwoh ah-yoo-tar-mee)
I don’t understand
 Non capisco (non kah-pees-koh)
I don’t speak Italian Non parlo italiano (non par-lo ee-tahl-ee-ah-no)
Do you speak English? Parli inglese? (par-lee een-gleh-zeh)

 

Cactus offers Italian Language Holidays all over Italy, and Italian Evening Language Courses across the UK.

Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 15 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French

To book any of our courses please call us on 00441273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

3 Day Flash Sale

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3 Day Flash Sale

For You a�� 25% Off – 3 Days Only

Cactus is offering a massive 25% off our 10 week courses starting January in all locations. We are also offering 25% off our 5 week courses starting January and February in London and Brighton. This offer will last for 3 days only! All bookings must be made between 9am Tuesday 15th November and midnight Thursday 17th November. Please use code 25JCD to receive your discount.*

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Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 15 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French

To book any of our courses please call us on 01273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

5 Week Courses Starting May

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5 Week Courses Starting May

If you are travelling abroad this summer, travel often for work, or just have a very busy schedule, our 5 week courses are a great way to fit the content and materials of a 10 week course into half the time. Our 5 week courses consist of 20 hours of tuition, 4 hours per week, on 2 days of the week. For example, our French Beginner 1 course in London is held on Tuesdays 6.30 – 8.30pm and Wednesdays 6.30 – 8.30pm. Taking classes for 4 hours a week intensifies the learning experience and you will notice how much you progress in a relatively short period of time. You will also need to dedicate some time out of class to doing your homework. And it’s always a good idea to try and read in the language or watch films in the language as often as you can.

Our 5 week courses in May start the week commencing 23rd May and finish the week commencing 21st June. This is perfect timing if you are planning to go abroad this summer and want to practise your new language skills in the country where the language is spoken. There is nothing more rewarding than having a chat with the locals and putting your language skills into practice with native speakers.

Cactus offers 5 week courses in London, Brighton and Liverpool, for Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese. Receive 5% Off when you book your 10-week or 5-week evening language course between 3rd May and 20th May 2016. Please use code LCB5.

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Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 15 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French

To book any of our courses please call us on 01273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Top 5 Places to Learn Italian

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Top 5 Places to Learn Italian in 2016

With so many beautiful cities and locations in just one country it is difficult to know where to choose for your Italian language holiday. So the Cactus team have come up with their top 5 places to learn Italian to make the decision a little easier. To book any of our courses please call us on 01273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

1. Venice

Venice is a strong favourite with the Cactus team. The best times to visit are May and June, September and early October, when you can avoid the summer crowds. A magical, enchanting place, if you side-step the main streets and escape into the hundreds of alleyways and canals that make up the city, you will feel like you are stepping into another world, in another time. The beauty of Venice has to be seen to be believed and although the city attracts over 20 million people every year it is still possible to find a spot away from the masses and appreciate this romantic, mystical place in your own time. Venice is the perfect place to be truly inspired to learn and speak Italian.
Italian courses in Venice

2. Palermo

Often synonymous with the mafia Sicily is a lot more than godfathers and gangsters. As the largest island in the Mediterranean Sicily it has been a crossroads of cultures for 3,000 years which is reflected in its history, architecture, cuisine and ancient ruins. As the capital of Sicily, Palermo is full of charm and adventure. The busyness of the colourful markets and street life, the offerings of seafood, ricotta, basil, aubergines and lemons, the vision of Mt.Etna, Europea��s highest volcano, looming in the background, all make Palermo very real and very Italian. And we havena��t even started with the beachesa��..
Italian courses in Palermo

3. Salerno

Salerno is the gateway, the open door, to what is possibly Europea��s most stunning coastline. Situated at the eastern end of the Almalfi coast the views from Salerno are more than impressive. The proximity and accessibility of the Almalfi coast makes every morning you wake up there a morning filled with excitement and anticipation and potential discovery. Boats from Salerno to the Almalfi Coast, with various drop off points, take around an hour, so ita��s very easy to take your Italian classes in the morning and spend the afternoon in one of the Amalfi villages, sipping on a cappuccino or limoncello.
Italian courses in Salerno

4. Island of Elba

The Island of Elba, a Tuscan Island situated to the north-east of Corsica, is a little known gem, surrounded by turquoise blue seas, with pristine beaches and a relaxed vibe. The island is famous for harbouring Napoleon in 1814 during his exile and he resided in the beautiful Palazzina dei Mulini. The stunning beaches with clear seas that could compete with Caribbean islands are what draw people to Elba, and are what make them wish they could stay a lot longer! Where better to take an Italian language course and have a holiday to remember.
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5. Florence

Firenze (Florence) is the tangible embodiment of the Italian Renaissance which can be visited, seen and heard today a�� by anyone who is lucky enough to visit one of the most cultural and impressive cities in Europe. The pleasures of Florence are not limited to Florence but also include the beautiful surrounding area, encased by the rolling Tuscan countryside, olive groves and wine-growing hills of Chianti. The cities of Siena, Pisa and Lucca are easily accessible and should not be missed. Where better to learn Italian than at the birthplace of Dante, Da Vinci and Donatello?
Italian courses in Florence

Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 15 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French

To book any of our courses please call us on 01273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

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