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

What we like about the school

  • Private residence 5 minutes away from the school
  • Excellent student nationality mix

Bologna  

A.L.C.E. Accademia Lingue e Culture Europee

The language school A.L.C.E. Accademia Lingue e Culture Europee was founded in Bologna, Italy in 1999. Based in the charming city of Bologna, the school attracts a diverse mix of students seeking both a challenging and rewarding cultural experience.

The school address is: Via Santo Stefano 164, 40125 - Bologna (Italy).

Accreditations and Quality seals

CILS, CELI, DITALS, AIL, CERT.IT

School Size:

Facilities

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in all classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

14

Number of public workstations:

6

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • Language level placement test before arrival
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 35 € per course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 35
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 25

Average age of students

  • in summer: 22 years
  • throughout the year: 26 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 5
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 5

Minimum age of students

  • 17 years

Exams offered:

  • CILS

Average examination results:

95 at CILS.

Italian teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree
  • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

9
4
12
8
5
5
4
1
1
3
5
5
6
1
8

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Guglielmo Marconi (BLQ). It takes 20 minutes by bus to school.

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016 - 06.Jan.2016, 28.Mar.2016, 25.Apr.2016, 01.May.2016, 02.Jun.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 04.Oct.2016, 01.Nov.2016, 08.Dec.2016, 19.Dec.2016 - 31.Dec.2016 In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017, 06.Jan.2017, 16.Apr.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 25.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 02.Jun.2017, 15.Aug.2017, 01.Nov.2017, 08.Dec.2017, 18.Dec.2017 - 31.Dec.2017

Courses

All prices in € (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 26 40 Additional Week
Price in € -- 390371 540513 656624 984935 12641201 15801501 18361745 37183533 55205244 153146
20 general Italian lessons + 3 additional lessons (2 afternoons): 1 lesson of grammar workshop + 2 lessons of conversation or phonetic per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 11.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016, 09.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:30
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € -- 550523 714679 930884 11621104 13951326 16271546 18601767 23252209 27902651 230219
Less than 2 students at the same level: the school guarantees 5 one-to-one afternoon classes per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 11.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016, 09.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:15
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 8076 160152 240228 320304 400380 480456 560532 640608 800760 960912 8076
2 afternoons per week. ONLY available as a complement to GI23 course.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required language level
Lower intermediate (B1)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- -- -- 990941 12201159 -- -- -- -- -- --
The preparatory course is designed for admission to the following faculties: Medicine, Veterinary, Science, Pharmacy, Engineering, Biology, Chemistry.
Minimum age: 17 years.
Starting dates
2016: 04.Jul.2016, 11.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 26.Sep.2016.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:15
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required language level
Lower intermediate (B1)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 725689 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
It includes: pick-up from Bologna airport, a welcome drink, and a wide range of cultural activities two days a week, Italian cookery courses and wine testing sessions, entrance to all museums, an evening at the theatre, dinner with the teacher and a day trip.
Starting dates
2016: 02.May.2016, 19.Sep.2016.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:10
Required language level
Elementary (A2)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 625594 900855 11401083 13751307 16201539 18551763 21202014 -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 11.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016, 09.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 15:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 350333 650618 960912 12001140 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
20 lessons General Italian + 10 Business Italian per week.
Starting dates
Every first Monday of month .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required language level
Lower intermediate (B1)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 350333 650618 960912 12001140 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
Every first Monday of month .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 15:00
Required language level
Lower intermediate (B1)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 520494 -- 780741 -- 1040988 -- -- -- -- --
Start dates:
2 weeks: 23.05, 14.11
4 weeks: 09.05, 31.10
6 weeks: 26.04, 17.10
This exam preparation course lasts 6 weeks (20 lessons per week during the first 4 weeks, 30 lessons per week during the last 2 weeks).
Exam fee is not included in the price.
Starting dates
2016: 26.Apr.2016, 09.May.2016, 23.May.2016, 17.Oct.2016, 31.Oct.2016, 14.Nov.2016.
2017: 24.Apr.2017, 08.May.2017, 22.May.2017, 23.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 20.Nov.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:15
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required language level
Lower intermediate (B1)
Exam dates
09.Jun.2016, 01.Dec.2016
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 330314 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
These courses are ONLY a complement to our morning standard language course. Each lesson is 2 hours.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required language level
Lower intermediate (B1)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 440418 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
You can choose between 2 main modules "Authors" and "practice". Starting date : every 3rd Monday of each month.
Starting dates
2016: 18.Jan.2016, 21.Mar.2016, 18.Apr.2016, 16.May.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 19.Sep.2016, 17.Oct.2016, 21.Nov.2016.
Required language level
Lower intermediate (B1)
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Note: All courses offered by A.L.C.E. Accademia Lingue e Culture Europee, Bologna can be booked online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 60 minutes
School's administrative fee: 35.00  €
Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 28 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses: Books and materials: 35€
Immediately after the placement test, students receive and work through:
• a student text book (according to the level)
• a self-study exercise book (to be completed at home and presented to the teacher every Friday for correction)
• a varied and exhaustive self produced workbook which includes grammar, syntax, vocabulary, exercises and in fact is an outline of the course

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 150 260 390 520 130 25
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
6-8 weeks: 125€/week, 9+ weeks: 120€/week.
Final cleaning fee: 20€.
Supplement air conditioning: 15€ per week.
Price extra night:
30 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
7 minutes walking (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 190 380 570 760 190 25
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
30 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 17
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 130 260 390 520 130 25
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
25 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 325 650 975 1300 325 25
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Prices may vary and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Prices are between:265-360 Euro/week
Price extra night:
50 € (Only extra week bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
8 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 380 760 1140 1520 380 25
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Prices may vary and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Price extra night:
70 € (Only extra week bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 110 220 330 440 110 25
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Final cleaning fee: 20€.
Supplement air conditioning: 15€ per week.
Price extra night:
30 € (Only extra week bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
5 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
  • Prices vary and will be confirmed when booking.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Optional airport transfer
    Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport: for 40 € (one way); for 75 € (return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possible distance from school
Dancing 1 km
Diving  
Horse riding 5 km
Music 1 km
Skiing 100 km
Squash 1 km
Tennis 1 km

Reviews

City
4.6/5.0 
Organisation
4.3/5.0 
Facilities
4.0/5.0 
Social activities
4.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.6/5.0 
Value for money
4.3/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
3.6/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0 
Other
3.8/5.0 
Students liked about A.L.C.E. Accademia Lingue e Culture Europee, Bologna
the hospitality, kindness and especially the possibility to express oneself
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay - Standard
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: the guided tour of the city
Other comments: good
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.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay - Standard
3.0/5.0
Additional information
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.
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.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
2.0/5.0
Accommodation
Shared Apartment
4.0/5.0
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.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Shared Apartment
4.0/5.0
The class size was perfect and the teachers were all very knowledgeable and friendly. The atmosphere during class was very pleasant.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: The offered cooking class was very interesting and exciting.

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