A.L.C.E. is a quality educational institution which provides a comprehensive range of Italian language and culture intensive courses (min. 23 hours / week) in small groups (max 8). Based in the charming city of Bologna, the school attracts a diverse mix of foreign students (over 35 nationalities, with a max of 10% from a single Country) seeking both a challenging and rewarding cultural experience. As a city, Bologna offers an exciting alternative 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. As an institute, A.L.C.E. is a medium-sized, family run school which was founded in 2000. Located in the prestigious Santo Stefano inside the historic centre is centred in a beautiful XVII century buildings with a total of 14 bright classrooms, a computer room, free WI-FI, library, recording studio for dubbing, professional kitcken and wine tasting room.
Standard Group Courses
Duration: from 2 weeks to an academic year ( 48 weeks)
Lessons per week: GI23: 23 (60 min. each); GI20+5: 25 (60 min. each); GI30: 30 60 min. each)
Prices: n. weeks / price per wek 2 / € 195,00 3 / € 180,00 4 to 7 / € 164,00 8 to 11 / € 158,00 12 to 17 / € 153,00 18 to 26 / € 143,00 27 to 40 / € 138,00
Description: it consists of 20 morning classes (of 60 min) per week plus 2 afternoon workshops per week. The length of the course ranges from 2 weeks to a full academic year. This course offers:
4 lessons per day from 9.00am to 1.15pm, Monday to Friday
1 weekly afternoon Grammar Workshop
1 weekly afternoon lesson (from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm: conversation and phonetics rotational classes on Tuesday)
Description: this is the most customized option. 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 (general or professional) can be adapted to suit the student’s requirements. Suggested to those who wish to perfect their knowledge of the Italian language in a brief period and with a full immersion. 2×1: If two people are interested in taking lessons together.
Duration: from 2 weeks up to 3 months
Lessons per week: 6 to 13
Prices: ITALIAN PLUS CULTURE, 2 weeks. 1 student: € 330,00; 2 students: € 260,00; 3 students: € 200,00.
History of the art
Italian PLUS drama/theatre
Exam preparation (CILS, CELI, AIL)
Master Class: Italian for 45+
Italian for law
Italian PLUS cooking
A.L.C.E. guarantees first rate accommodation, either in our directly managed state-of-the-art student residences (located just 5 minutes walking from the school), self-contained apartments or home-stay carefully selected and inspected options.
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.
We are well recognised both within Italy and internationally as a first class language school. A.L.C.E. is is proud to be a full member of IALC (International Association of Language Centres), the award winning association ensuring excellence in private language schools worldwide, and AIL (Accademia Italiana di Lingua). We are an officially endorsed CILS examination and DITALS teacher training preparation centre (accredited by Siena University for Foreigners) and CELI examination centre (accredited by Perugia University for Foreigners). We are recognised by numerous bodies throughout Europe including CSN in Sweden (student financial aid agency) and for Bildungsurlaub in Germany.
A.S.I.L.S. (Association of Italian Schools in Italy), is the most representative organization of private schools teaching Italian in Italy. To learn Italian in one of our schools, means to get the best certified quality possible. Our inspections are regular and independently run and cover the fields of: teaching, premises and services.