The Best Italian Language Schools

Best Italian Schools

The Best Italian Language Schools – From Naples to Venice!

Can you imagine a better way to learn Italian than to immerse yourself in ‘la Dolce Vita’ and to head to the promised land of pizza, pasta, wine and romance? Neither can we! A language holiday in Italy at one of the Best Italian Schools is an incomparable opportunity to get to know the Italian culture, cuisine and lifestyle, all whilst learning the language.

With Cactus you can travel to more than 10 cities across the country. We know how important it can be to choose the best school that fits your specific needs and that’s why our team of experts has put together a list of the Best Italian Language Schools to help you select your perfect Italian language learning get away!

 

Best Italian Language Schools: Naples

Best Italian Language Schools

Central Naples: our Italian Ministry of Education accredited school offers both standard general Italian courses and the possibility for you to combine language learning with Italian cooking lessons. Indulge in homemade authentic Italian pizza in the very birthplace of pizza!

Situated in the heart of the university district of Naples, close to both the seaside and the main attractions, the location offers a relaxed, youthful atmosphere. Naples is a truly charming, authentically South-Italian city where you can live like the locals. You can also visit Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast and also the Islands of Capri and Procida.

 

Best Italian Language Schools: Venice

Best Italian Language Schools

Campo Santa Margherita: our EDUITALIA accredited school offers general Italian language courses of different intensities, as well as a standard course combined with cooking, art or history. Our Venice school offers a chance to learn Italian in this fairy-tale like floating city built on 118 islands, connected to each other by 354 bridges.

Venice is a magical city characterised by bridges, canals, masked festivals and romance. Make your Venice dream come true by booking an Italian language course in this one-of-a-kind destination.

 

Best Italian Schools: Florence

Best Italian Language Schools

Ponte Vecchio: is a unique location overlooking the river Arno as well as Ponte Vecchio, one of the most famous sights of the city. Our EDUITALIA accredited school offers general courses, as well as a combination of Italian and cooking. There is also a course aimed for more mature language learners over the age of 40.

The 40+ course combines Italian lessons with a variety of cultural activities, such as visits to museums, vineyards and artisanal shops. In addition to these activities you can take a Tuscan tales-programme, where you study in Florence for one week, and then take your second week on the stunning Island of Elba.

 

Best Italian Language Schools: Rome

Best Italian Language Schools

Roma Termini: undeniably has a lot to offer its students, situated right next to Rome Termini, just walking distance from the Colosseum and many more world-renown landmarks that will all be on your ‘must-see’ list for Rome.

Our Italian Ministry of Education and EAQUALS accredited school offers general Italian courses both in the morning and in the afternoon. The school offers language plus courses that combine Italian with either cooking or cultural activities, and the school also specialises in 50+ programmes.

 

Best Italian Language Schools: Sorrento

Best Italian Language Schools

Central Sorrento: this school offers a standard course, an Italian + cooking course as well as a fifty plus programme. Outside of class the school offers a range of activities! You can choose from cooking and gelato-making sessions and visits to local mozzarella, olive oil and limoncello factories. Even though Sorrento is a small town, there’s a lot to do!

Sorrento offers a warm small-town atmosphere and stunning views. Sorrento is also close to the stunning Amalfi Coast where the impressive rocky cliffs meet the sea. The Amalfi Drive, or SS163, in undoubtedly one of the most gorgeous road-trips in Europe.

 

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How to Book an Italian Course?

Please check our How to Book page for more information on the simple secure and easy online booking process.  Check the location links to find more information on the Best Italian Language Schools.

For information on any of our Best Italian Language Schools, please call us on +44 (0) 1273 830 960 or contact us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any question you may have.

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

Top 3 Places to Learn Spanish in Costa Rica

Top Places to Learn Spanish in Costa Rica

Our Top 3 Places to Learn Spanish in Costa Rica!

There are a number of reasons to travel to Costa Rica. You can chill out on the beautiful beaches, take a jungle trek into lush rainforests, explore one of the many volcanoes and try out some of the world best surfing spots! There are also many places for you to choose from to take a full-immersion in Costa Rica! Why not combine a Spanish course with surfing lessons? Here are our Top 3 Places to Learn Spanish in Costa Rica

1. Jaco Beach: Sunset Paradise

Top Places to Learn Spanish in Costa Rica

Jaco Beach or Playa Jaco in Spanish is a great location if you are looking to learn Spanish by the beach and maybe have some surfing lessons. Locate 2 hours from capital San Jose, Jaco Beach is set on the Pacific coast. A beach spot with clear waters and a relaxed vibe. A great place to start learning Spanish and chill out on the beautiful beaches of Costa Rica.

Top 3 Places to Learn Spanish in Costa Rica – Spanish Courses in Jaco Beach

 

2. Manuel Antonio: Lush Rainforest

Top Places to Learn Spanish in Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio is the name given to Costa Rica’s most well-known national Park. Rich fauna and flora set the tone with beautiful rainforests and an abundance of native species. You can learn Spanish, explore the beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park and discover the white sandy beaches all in the same day.

Top 3 Places to Learn Spanish in Costa Rica – Spanish courses in Manuel Antonio

 

3. Coronado-San Jose: Charming Village

Top Places to Learn Spanish in Costa Rica

A charming and serene village close to Braulio Carrillo Park. Coronado is off-the-beaten-track and a great place to explore the Costa Rican wilderness. You can visit Tortuguero Park or discover San Jose’s faster pace city life. Learn Spanish and explore the cultural capital of Costa Rica.

Top 3 Places to Learn Spanish in Costa Rica – Spanish courses in Coronado-San Jose

 

How to Book a Spanish Course?

Please check our How to Book page for more information on the simple secure and easy online booking process. Check the location links to find more information on the Top 3 Places to Learn Spanish in Costa Rica.

For information on any of our Spanish language courses in Costa Rica, please call us on +44 (0) 1273 830 960 or contact us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any question you may have.

 

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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

Language Holidays 50 Plus

Language Holidays 50 Plus

Language Holidays 50 Plus – Learn a Language at Any Age!

Language holidays are not just for school kids and people in their 20s. Being in your 50s or 60s is very different to what it was 20 years ago. People are getting younger (no, really), waiting longer to do certain things, and as a result want to have fun no matter what their age! Our Language Holidays 50 Plus are here to help you make the most of you time while learning a language and discover a different culture.

 

Language Holidays 50 Plus – Benefits and Activities

Learning a language, in the country it is spoken, with a group of like-minded people is a fabulous experience! Which will not only develop your skills but also give you the opportunity to put what you learn inside the classroom into practice outside of the classroom.

You can also combine a language course with other activities such as wine tasting, cooking classes, dancing, photography, art and crafts, cultural seminars and walking tours. The choices are endless and whatever combination you are looking for there is an option to suit your requirements.

You will meet people from all over the world of a similar age, looking for a similar experience – to learn a bit of the language, enjoy the culture and have a great time.

 

Language Holidays 50 Plus – Languages and Places

Our 50 Plus Language courses are offered in many countries across Europe and include English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish. You can learn the language in an incredible city any time of the year. Here we show case just a few of language holidays 50 plus we offer:

 

50 Plus in Seville – Learn Spanish in Andalusia, Spain

Language Holidays 50 Plus

Take one of our 50 Plus Spanish courses in Seville, learn how to cook a proper Spanish paella, go to a Flamenco show and learn Spanish at the same time.

 

50 Plus Italian in Florence – Learn Italian in Tuscany, Italy

Language Holidays 50 Plus

Learn some Italian whilst discovering the art and history of Florence, not to mention the food and wine tasting sessions and a trip to a local vineyard.

 

50 Plus French in Nice – Learn French in Cote D’Azur, France

Language Holidays 50 Plus

Improve your French by taking a 50 Plus French course in Nice and enjoy the Provencal cuisine, the works of Matisse and the surrounding rural villages.

 

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How to Book a Language Holidays 50 Plus Course?

Please check our How to Book page for more information on the simple secure and easy online booking process. Check the link to find more information about any of Language Holidays 50 Plus Courses.

For information on any of our language courses or Language Holidays 50 Plus, please call us on +44 (0) 1273 830 960 or contact us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any question you may have before you start a summer adventure.

 

BOOK YOUR LANGUAGE HOLIDAYS 50 PLUS

Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 23 different languages in 11 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

5 Reason to Learn Spanish in Valencia

5 Reason to Study Spanish in Valencia

Why Learn Spanish in Valencia? – 5 Reasons to Learn Spanish in Valencia, Spain

The beautiful beach city of Valencia, with its tree lined streets, mixture of renaissance, gothic, neo-classical and modernist architecture, and unrelenting nightlife, rivals Barcelona on many levels yet still has not experienced the same tourist influx as its neighbour in the north. Valencia is like Barcelona without so many tourists, so here our top 5 reasons to Learn Spanish in Valencia.

 

1. Amazing Festivals All Year-round

Valencia hosts one of the best and biggest festivals in the whole of Spain – ‘Las Fallas’. Huge bonfires burning down fine artistry; a parade that ends in a flower offering to the Virgin Mary; fire cracker wake up calls at eight o’clock in the morning – there is nothing quite like it anywhere in the world. Las Fallas takes place 15th – 19th March but there are events throughout the city in the two weeks leading up to the main festival. A great reason to discover the Spanish culture and the number one on our top 5 reasons to Learn Spanish in Valencia!

 

2. The Home of Paella

5 Reason to Study Spanish in Valencia

Valencia is the home of Paella, one of the most well-known Spanish dishes. You can loco Spanish and take a gastronomy course to loco how to cook the perfect ‘Paella Valenciana’. Valencia is also home to less well-know foods such as ‘horchata’ and ‘fartons’. Indulge one some of the best food in the world while practising your Spanish.

 

3. The Beaches

Valencia has two urban beaches very close by – only a 15 minute tram ride. Sandy white beaches, palm trees and plenty of restaurants serving paella make it perfect to enjoy the beach all year-round. Escape the heat in summer, go for a walk in winter or loco how to surf. One of the best on the top 5 reasons to learn Spanish in Valencia and maybe have some surfing lessons.

 

4. The Modern Architecture

5 Reason to Study Spanish in Valencia

Despite being an old city, Valencia is much more than its charming city centre. Born and raised in Valencia, Santiago Calatrava designed many projects for his home city and also one of the most spectacular buildings you will find – ‘Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias’. A cultural and architectural complex that is a must-see for any visitor to Valencia.

 

5. The People – ‘Los Valencianos’

The locals are friendly, which is great when you want to chat and put into practice what you have learnt. Strike up conversation with los Valencianos in the central Market and they will serve you the best ‘bocadillos’! The city is also easily navigable, you can go to most places by foot and it’s an incredibly safe city to walk around.

 

Here are our top 5 reasons to learn Spanish in Valencia. You can learn Spanish from 1 week up to 52 weeks and choose from general Spanish courses to Spanish and Sailing courses. All courses are delivered by accredited Spanish language schools.

LEARN SPANISH IN VALENCIA – COURSES!

 

How to Book a Course to Learn Spanish in Valencia?

Please check our How to Book page for more information on the simple secure and easy online booking process. Check the link to find more information about any of Spanish courses and 5 reasons to learn Spanish in Valencia.

For information on any of our language courses or to learn Spanish in Valencia, please call us on +44 (0) 1273 830 960 or contact us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any question you may have before you start a summer adventure.

 

BOOK YOUR SPANISH COURSE TODAY

Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 23 different languages in 11 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

Language Holidays On-a-Shoestring: Top 7 Tips

Language Holidays On-a-Shoestring

Language Holidays On-a-Shoestring: Top 7 Tips

Are you looking to go abroad and learn a new language? Are you thinking of how to make the most of you money when abroad? Where you can learn a language and enjoy your summer holidays?

Choosing the best language holidays on a budget is an important task so it’s more important than ever to be clever about your budgeting and spending on your language holiday. Follow our top 7 tips  for a language holidays on-a-shoestring and you can still take your language holiday abroad, have a fantastic time and improve your language skills, without breaking the bank.

 

1. Different Schools, Different Prices

Different schools are priced differently according to their location, size and facilities available to the students. Cactus Language only offers schools with high quality tuition and accommodation however, there is a range of prices so check online for the different locations and school to make sure you find the best deal.

If you are not sure, one of our advisors can help you find the best option for your language holidays on-a-shoestring.

 

2. Check the Special Offers

Language Holidays On-a-Shoestring

Cactus Language always has some great special offers available for a wide range of languages and locations. Often these special offers are unique to Cactus and cannot be found anywhere else, so make sure you check out our offers page.

The special offer are valid for Adult courses, 50+ courses and Junior summer camps.

 

3. Change Currency Before you Go

Ordering money online or going to the Post Office is a great way of avoiding those high commission charges at the airport or when you take money out of a cash machine. Plan ahead and you could save yourself a bundle when planning a language holidays on-a-shoestring.

 

4. Use a comparison website

Language Holidays On-a-Shoestring

There are some great comparison sites such as Skyscanner and Edreams that will give you the best priced air tickets. If you are flexible on your dates then you will have even more chance of getting yourself a bargain on your airfare.

 

5. Get Funding from Your Employer

This is not one many people consider but it’s definitely worth asking. Most companies have an allocated training budget and if improving your language skills will help you in your job then you have a great case for getting some, if not all, of your language course paid for by your company as part of your professional development training.

 

6. Stay with a Host Family

Staying with a host-family means a higher degree of cultural integration and an improved opportunity to practise the language you are learning. In addition to these great benefits staying with a host family is generally cheaper than staying in a shared apartment or studio, and the host family will provide breakfast or breakfast and dinner for a cheaper rate than eating out or buying your own groceries.

 

7. Download Travel Apps like Time Out

Language Holidays On-a-Shoestring

Travel apps give you a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips, from maps to historical information, free events to the coolest bars and restaurants, it’s great to be in the know when you are new to a city. Download these before you go and you could even try using the app in the language you are learning.

 

How to Book a Language Holidays On-a-Shoestring?

Please check our How to Book page for more information on the simple secure and easy online booking process. Check the location links to find more information about language holidays on-a-shoestring and start learning a language.

For information on any of our language courses or language holidays on-a-shoestring, please call us on +44 (0) 1273 830 960 or contact us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any question you may have before you start a summer adventure.

 

BOOK YOUR LANGUAGE COURSE TODAY

Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 23 different languages in 11 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