Reviews of A.L.C.E. Accademia Lingue e Culture Europee, Bologna, Italy

Total No. of Reviews: 17
NOTE: All evaluations are authentic. Only former participants who have booked a course with us at the school can publish evaluations after the end of the course. Schools could therefore not manipulate evaluations and you can trust in all published evaluations.

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A.L.C.E. Accademia Lingue e Culture Europee, Bologna, Italy
4.3/5.0 
(17 reviews)
City 4.5/5.0 
Organisation 4.4/5.0 
Facilities 4.2/5.0 
Social activities 4.1/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.6/5.0 
Value for money 4.2/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family 3.1/5.0 
Shared flat (apartment) 4.0/5.0 
Other 3.5/5.0 
Individual Reviews
3. Sep. 2012
1. (26 years)  -  Belgium
1. GI22 - Intensive Course - Active Italian - 2 weeks

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Atmosphere, teachers.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
In August, Bologna is deserted.
Other comments
The school is quite small, so you get to know all the students and teachers.
25. Jun. 2012
2. (62 years)  - 
2. GI22 - Intensive Course - Active Italian - 2 weeks

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the hospitality, kindness and especially the possibility to express oneself
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
the guided tour of the city
Other comments
good
30. Jan. 2012
3. (36 years)  - 
3. GI 20+5 Combined (Intensive + one to one) - 2 weeks

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Many activities offered outside classes, city tours, visits of museums, outings in the evening...
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
1 Excursion every 2 saturdays, aperitivo.
Other comments
Good monitoring of students and of their progress
7. Dec. 2011
4. (23 years)  -  Netherlands
4. GI 30 Super Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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the teachers and the internationalaly of all the students
25. Jul. 2011
5. Thorey (40 years)  -  Iceland
5. GI22 - Intensive Course - Active Italian - 2 weeks

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20. Jun. 2011
6. (54 years)  - 
6. GI 30 Super Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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Host Family - Standard
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The school is amazing. I only regret that I chose to attend afternoon classes since some special activities such as conversational classes, phonetics which were organized and I couldn't go there.
Other comments
Host family : the lady was so sweet, but wasn't a cordon bleu. And I slept in a very bad bed, in an italian council flat with direct views to the railway and with noise associated at 5 am, 20 minutes by bus to the school: it wasn't really the accomodation I was dreaming of.
16. Nov. 2010
7. (61 years)  - 
7. GI22 - Intensive Course - Active Italian - 4 weeks

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ARISTOTELE HOUSE
2. Sep. 2010
8. (28 years)  - 
8. GI22 - Intensive Course - Active Italian - 1 week

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The teachers.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Comfortable shoes (you walk a lot)
7. Aug. 2010
9. (21 years)  - 
9. GI 30 Super Intensive Course - 8 weeks

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Very good teachers, I only did not like the teaching method of one of them.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
A very nice city, of course it is necessary to have an interest in history and architecture; it is very hot during the summer but the cities on the coast are within 1h30, 2h by train (the problem with italian trains is the same as for french trains, the delay).
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A very good school and very good teachers, unfortunately I was disappointed with the host family. I was expecting a real host family with whom I can eat, live, speak as it was advertised by the school, but the person was rarely at home, so I got bored quickly. Do the right choice. However, when I changed accommodation, the other students were great and I spent a great time.
13. Jul. 2010
10. (64 years)  -  Australia
10. GI22 - Intensive Course - Active Italian - 3 weeks

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High energy and good teachers; good integration between grammar and conversation sessions; regular testing.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Our accommodation was good, but some students found the hostel accomodation a bit cramped. Most students very focussed on learning. Bologna was very humid in July.
Other comments
There were no weekend activities during our 3-week stay, which was unfortunate.
13. Jul. 2010
11. (65 years)  -  Australia
11. GI22 - Intensive Course - Active Italian - 3 weeks

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Good teachers; Good atmosphere in the classes; Good support from management and admin staff at ALCE; Professional content of all lessons; Good internet access facilities.
15. Feb. 2010
12. (21 years)  -  France
12. GI 20 Intensive - 4 weeks

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disponibility of all staff
14. Nov. 2009
13. Steven (45 years)  -  United States
13. GI 20 Intensive - 5 weeks

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Bilbo House
25. Aug. 2009
14. (38 years)  -  United Kingdom
14. GI 30 Super Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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The school hosts were incredibly welcoming and made a lot of effort to make us all feel at home. I highly recommend it!
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Bologna is empty in August (like most italian cities) so if possible, book for a course during another month.
26. May. 2009
15. (28 years)  -  Russian Federation
15. GI 25 Intensive Plus - 2 weeks

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Bilbo House
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Very friendly and attentive professional teachers; small groups (less than 5 persons); games, jokes and good atmosphere during all lessons!
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I liked everything! Thank you! You work fast and in a professional way!
4. May. 2009
16. (26 years)  -  United States
16. GI 20 Intensive - 8 weeks

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The teachers were engaging and made learning the language fun. Everyone made sure all my needs were met and were very attentive to each student.
15. Nov. 2008
17. (23 years)  - 
17. GI 20 Intensive - 5 weeks

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Bilbo House
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the teachers and the classes are very good and I made a lot of progress even though I was already in the advanced level and also the Bilbo house residence is very comfortable and nice.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
It's very good to have a bicycle in this city because the school and Bilbohouse arent that close to the center, about 20-30 minutes on foot.

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