Madrelingua, Bologna

Via S. Giorgio 6
40121 Bologna
Tel. +39 051 267 822


The School

Madrelingua organises high-quality Italian language courses in Bologna.  The school is in a historic building in the city center and has 10 classrooms and a library/study area with computers and wi-fi.

Our classes are usually small so students get more attention from their teachers as well as continuous opportunities to put what they learn into practice.

Every afternoon for 2 hours there is a tutor available in the library who will help you with homework, answer your questions or simply talk to you in Italian. Each week we organise at least 4 social events, which may include guided tours, cooking lessons, walks or tastings.

Students from countries all over the world come to study at Madrelingua, and often return many times. Our reputation for quality is based on our teachers, who are qualified and have years of teaching experience, but also on the resources and facilities that are available.

Italian courses

Standard Group Courses

Duration: min. 1 week, six-monthly and annual courses available

Lessons per week: 20 (lasting 60 minutes each)

Prices: 1 week: € 238; 2 weeks: € 437; 4 weeks: € 798; 8 weeks: € 1397; 6 months.: € 3773; 1 year: € 7205

Description: the Standard Italian course consists of 4 hours of lessons a day, from Monday to Friday, usually in the mornings, for a total of 20 hours.
The first part of the lesson focuses on “input”, whether grammar or vocabulary, while the second part of the lesson is more orientated towards “practice”, in particular speaking and listening, but also reading and writing.
In the afternoon there’s time to do homework, with the help of the tutor if you wish, and/or to join in the social events that are organised each week.

Individual Courses

Duration: min. 1 hour, or save with courses lasting 10, 20, 30 or 40 hours

Lessons per week: min. 1 hour (60 minutes), flexible

Prices: 1 hour: € 37; 10 hours: € 340; 20 hours: €660

Description: individual Italian courses allow you to personalise the lessons to fit your learning needs and/or preferred timetable. Individual courses are totally flexible so they are the best choice for students who are working in the area or who have other committments . Lesson content and frequency can be agreed with the teacher beforehand, or from lesson to lesson.

Special Courses

  • intensive Italian course (30 hours a week)
  • Italian evening course (2 lessons a week, each of 3 hours)
  • Standard + Individual Italian course
Featured courses

Madrelingua offers students an accommodation booking service. Choose between single rooms, double rooms or independent apartments.

We organise 4 events each week, including guided tours, tastings, meals, drinks, cooking lessons and so on, so that you can discover the Italian lifestyle and culture.

Other info


Member of ASILS, accredited by the Regione Emilia-Romagna, University of Siena official CILS exam center