ALCE Study Italian in Bologna

Via Santo Stefano, 164 - Bologna

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A.L.C.E. is a quality educational institution which provides a comprehensive range of courses in Italian language and culture. Based in the charming city of Bologna, the school attracts a diverse mix of foreign students seeking both a challenging and rewarding cultural experience. Our students enjoy a professional and friendly learning environment facilitated by native speaking teachers committed to educational excellence.

We are well recognized both within Italy and internationally as a first class language school.
Our established syllabus is compliant with the C.E.F.R. (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) and we are an officially endorsed C.I.L.S. (Certificazione di Italiano come Lingua Straniera - Cerfificate of Italian as a Second Language) examination centre an accreditation conferred by UNISTRASI (Siena University for Foreigners) and officialy accredited by the University for Foreigners of Siena as an Authorized Exam Prepration Center for DITALS (The Certificate for Teachers of Italian as a foreign language).
A.L.C.E. is is proud to be a full member of IALC (International Association of Language Centres) and ASILS (. Furthermore we are recognised by numerous bodies throughout Europe including CSN in Sweden (student financial aid agency) and for Bildungsurlaub in Germany.

As a city, Bologna offers an exciting alternative destination for an authentic immersion in Italian language and culture. It is home to the oldest university in the western world and has been enthusiastically embracing foreign students for almost 1000 years. Whilst avoiding mass tourism and with an exciting cultural and social landscape, the city provides a great opportunity to meet Italians. Bologna is well connected by international and low-cost airports and additionally serves as the main rail junction in Italy. Whilst being a city of art in its own right it is conveniently situated near many other historical centres such as Florence, Venice, Milan, Verona, Mantua, Parma, Padua, Ravenna and Ferrara

As an institute, A.L.C.E.
is a medium-sized, family run school which was founded in 1999. Located in the prestigious Santo Stefano district and less than 500metres from the historic centre it is serviced by some of the main bus routes. A.L.C.E. is centred in a recently refurbished nice building with a total of 11 classrooms (including 4 smaller studios (for individual classes) with a capacity of around 75 students. The two media centres house a total of 17 personal computers, providing free high-speed internet connection in addition to the free wi-fi access available. There is a wide selection of resources including up to date books, CDs and multimedia material.

The wide range of courses available at A.L.C.E. including intensive, business and examination courses are offered to students from the age of 17 years, cater to all levels and are run year-round.
We take pride in our excellent teacher/student ratio with a maximum class size of eight students and an average of three to five students ensuring individual attention. A.L.C.E. also guarantees the number of class hours. The academic syllabus contains weekly student assessment and functions in such a way as to identify and efficiently deal with problems. Furthermore there is an open door policy to address any student concerns. The school views its social and cultural program as a natural and essential complement to classroom tuition in accelerating language acquisition and enhancing cultural appreciation. As such it is encouraged and regularly updated by the school and presents a varied and motivating educational tool.

A.L.C.E. guarantees first rate accommodation, either in our directly managed residence, self-contained apartments or home-stay options

  • Tennis
  • Squash
  • Airport/Station transfer
  • Facilities for students with disabilities
  • Student counselling
  • Visa support
  • Host family accommodation
  • Own apartment
  • In hotel/guesthouse
  • On campus
  • Shared Apartment
  • Architecture
  • Film
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Art / Painting
  • Art history
  • Cooking
  • Cultural tourism (theater, museum, etc.)
  • Historical sightseeing
  • History
  • Oenology / Enotourism
  • University student social events
  • Local cultural events (festivals, etc.)


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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One

GENERAL - OGI
This is the most personalised option – a course that
consists entirely of individual, one-to-one lessons. The
programme is completely based on your individual
needs and adapts immediately to take account of the
developments you have made. Experience has shown
us that this type of course guarantees the very best
results and progress. Both the content and timing of
this course can be adapted to suit the student’s
requirements.
PROFESSIONAL - OPI
Both the content and timing of this course can be
organised to suit the needs of professional people in
areas such as the business, legal, architectural,
scientific and commercial sectors.
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Class Sizes: Small, 2-5 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

"EIGHT TOUR" - ITALIAN ON THE ROAD
This truly unique and exclusive program combines the opportunity to see some of the most beautiful cities of Italy with daily Italian lessons “on the road”. The program will start in Bologna with stops in the main cities and towns of Art of North and Centre Italy, in Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio.
Students can apply for:

a) One week Italian language course in Bologna + one-week tour
b) Two (ore more) weeks Italian language course in Bologna + one-week tour

“Italian on the road” includes:
- Classes (15 hours) with our teachers
- Guided visits
- Transportation by mini-van or private bus
- Accommodation in *** 3 stars hotels - twin room
- All breakfasts
- Dinners
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One
INTENSIVE GI23
We recommend this course to students who wish to
learn the language and absorb the culture naturally,
without rushing, but with no delays. The length of the
course ranges from two weeks to a full academic year.
This course offers four hours of lessons per day, from
9.00 to 13.10, Monday to Friday, plus (at least) two
hours (one afternoon class of conversation or
phonetic) per week. Groups range from 3 to 8
students; and an excursion and activity programme is
included.



Complement to GI23 course:
ITALIAN CULTURE AND CONVERSATION COURSE
These courses explore various aspects of Italian culture, with a particular focus on the spoken language, and are designed for students who wish to learn more about the history of the language, Italian literature and Italian dialects. They act as a perfect addition to morning group classes. The student can attend conversation classes for as many weeks as desired. The start-date for the course is every week.

Important: ONLY as a complement to GI23 course.

SUPER INTENSIVE GI30
This course offers students all the facilities of the
Intensive course, The course consists of six hours of
lessons per week, from 9.00 to 13.10 in the morning
and 14.00 to 16.00 in the afternoon, Monday to Friday.
Groups range from 3 to 8 students; and an excursion
and activity programme is included.
Important: When are enrolled less than 2 students at
the same level, we guarantee, at the same price, 5 on
to one afternoon classes per week.

COMBINED 20+5
This course consists of morning classes plus one hour
of private (one-to-one) lessons in the afternoon. The
private lessons give students the opportunity to
concentrate on their own individual needs and
interests.
The course consists of 25 lessons per week, from 9.00
am to 1.00 pm in the morning and 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm
in the afternoon, Monday to Friday. Groups range from
3 to 8 students; and an excursion and activity
programme is included.



MASTER CLASS OVERS 45s
This is a course aimed at students over the age of 45. Lessons (which take place in small groups of 3 - 8 students) are designed for learning everyday Italian with a greater focus on spoken language than on grammar and written work. Teachers are aware of the specific needs of older students, of their different learning speeds, and their greater interest in the cultural aspects of Italian, such as customs, festivals, history and literature. The courses last for two weeks with 4 hours of General Italian a day and a specific programme of specially-designed activities and excursions for the over 45s.


"ITALIAN... PLUS"
If, beyond learning Italian in Italy and a full immersion study abroad stay, you also want an advanced cultural experience in Bologna, you can choose our Italian plus CULTURE courses and combine them with our Italian language courses.

Course options:
- Italian + Culture: History, Art history, Literature
- Italian + Ceramics / Pottery
- Italian + Painting / Drawing


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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One
This course prepares students for the official CILS
exam. This preparation course lasts six weeks and
consists of four hours of lessons per day for the first
four weeks, and six hours of lessons per day for the
last two weeks.
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One
This course prepares for academic life at an Italianspeaking
university. Our special university preparation
course combines Italian language and academic study
skills (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Logics ..)
and will give foreign students a good chance of
success in the selection process. This course consists
of 4 morning classes (GENERAL INTENSIVE ITALIAN)
plus 2 lessons in the afternoon (SCIENTIFIC SUBJECTS).
It is designed for admission into the following faculties:
Medicine, Veterinary, Science, Pharmacy, Engineering,
Biology. The course lasts 4, 6 or 8 weeks
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One

Professional - OPI
Both the content and timing of this course can be
organised to suit the needs of professional people in
areas such as the business, legal, architectural,
scientific and commercial sectors.


Italian for Law
This course consists of 4 lessons in a Standard Language Course plus 1 private tutorials on Italian for law, each day. The course is designed for
those students who are already experts in the field of law in their own language and who are interested in the language of law in Italian for professional reasons or for study. Other dates and schedules on demand. (other starting dates on demand)
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
Our Business Italian courses last for 4 weeks. They
consist of 6 hours of class per day, four of General
Italian and two of Business Italian and are ideal for
those who need to develop their Italian for business
purposes. The course focuses on contracts, telephone
communication, commercial correspondence, as well
as general commercial and socio-economic Italian.
Minimum level: Intermediate
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One
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