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

Total number of reviews: 43
NOTE: All reviews are authentic. Only students who booked their course through us can publish evaluations here, and only after the end of their programme. These evaluations then are not manipulated in any way, neither by us nor by the school, and can be trusted as honest opinions about personal experiences with the school.

Average Rating

Based on 43 reviews of former students of A.L.C.E. Accademia Lingue e Culture Europee
Overall Rating
A.L.C.E. Accademia Lingue e Culture Europee, Bologna, Italy

Rating: 4.4

4.4 
City

Rating: 4.6

4.6 
Organisation

Rating: 4.4

4.4 
Facilities

Rating: 4.0

4.0 
Social activities

Rating: 3.9

3.9 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.5

4.5 
Value for money

Rating: 4.3

4.3 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3.1

3.1 
Shared Flat

Rating: 3.8

3.8 
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Individual Reviews

A.L.C.E. Accademia Lingue e Culture Europee
11. Nov. 2019
1. Brigitte (68 years)  
101. Course:  GI 30 Super Intensive Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay - Standard

Rating: 1/5.0

11. Jun. 2019
2.  (62 years)  Switzerland
102. Course:  GI23 - Intensive course [Italienisch] - 6 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Bilbo / Frodo House

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
All staff at A.L.C.E were VERY open, friendly and had a lot of humour.They tried to make our stay as convenient as possible. The teachers were VERY dedicated and tried their best, to teach in a difficult setting with constantly changing class-composition (new students every beginning of the week) with students from all over the world and various "levels" of understanding and language-"mastery" within the assigned levels (A1-C1). Thanks to all of them for their constant efforts! (as a former teacher myself, I admired them greatly!).
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Absolutely go to the cooking-classes (with the amiable chef Nunzia!), to learn how to cook original "specialtà bolognese" - and if you like it, also to the wine-tasting-events. They are great fun.
Other comments:
If I had to make a choice - I'd chose A.L.C.E again. There were some minor flaws (like: some of the classrooms are more comfortably furnished than others, the breaks are a little "too short" for convenience - especially if you might want to get a coffee AND use the bathroom (queuing for both of them.... )), but language-wise I learned a lot during my stay and considering the constant change of students, the organisation within classes was surprisingly smooth.
20. May. 2019
3.  (51 years)  United Kingdom
103. Course:  Master Class 45+ [Italian] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay - Standard

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teachers were amazing, always speaking Italian and encouraging us to do the same - although this is difficult, I started understanding more and more. Everyone seemed to be so friendly and interested in what we were doing and what we liked.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
They use Whatsapp as a general communication tool with student groups - so make sure you have this downloaded on your phone. Do as many of the activities or extra classes as possible.Immerse yourself and you will get so much more out of the experience.
Other comments:
I loved it, one of the best experiences of my life. Can't wait to go again!!
8. Apr. 2019
4.  (52 years)  
104. Course:  GI 20+5 Combined (20 group + 5 individual) - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
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Quality of teaching / language progress
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Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Kindness
6. Aug. 2018
5.  (72 years)  
105. Course:  GI23 - Intensive course - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Bilbo / Frodo House

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
I enjoyed the program and liked Bologna. Unfortunately, I could only attend for 5 days, so I couldn't participate in a lot of different activities.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
The buses were helpful once I figured out the routes I needed.
Other comments:
The staff and teachers were very friendly and made my stay there enjoyable. I also enjoyed becoming acquainted with some of the students. The program was very structured in terms of grammatical objectives as well as content, which I think is ideal for someone coming for many weeks to really learn Italian from scratch. Because I was only there for a week and was just "refreshing" my skills, I would have liked a little more flexibility and more chance for conversation on diverse topics.
24. Jul. 2018
6.  (56 years)  
106. Course:  GI23 - Intensive course [Italian] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay - Standard

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
I enjoyed the instructors and the collegiality of my fellow students. The instructors and students created a positive spirit in the classroom and the instructors were effective in balancing teacher-led instruction with group and individual activities.
Other comments:
The grammar and conversational teachers could coordinate their lessons better. If we are learning, say, the simple future in the morning why are we not using it as part of our afternoon lesson?
16. Jun. 2018
7.  (43 years)  Canada
107. Course:  GI23 - Intensive course - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Bilbo / Frodo House

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Excellent teachers!
21. May. 2018
8.  (30 years)  France
108. Course:  GI 20+5 Combined (20 group + 5 individual) - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Bilbo / Frodo House

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
reception, teachers, variety of courses, social activities
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Bring a towel with you if you are accommodated at Bilbo/Frodo Casa.
Other comments:
An excellent school! I recommend it.
23. Apr. 2018
9.  (47 years)  United Kingdom
109. Course:  GI23 - Intensive course - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay - Standard

Rating: 1/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Lessons started on time.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Bring your own water. There was a lot of echo in some of the rooms which made it hard to hear.
Other comments:
Disappointed I had to buy a book from which I only had to use ten pages.
2. Apr. 2018
10.  (62 years)  
110. Course:  GI23 - Intensive course [Italienisch] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Accommodation
Bilbo / Frodo House

Rating: 1/5.0

16. Oct. 2017
11.  (59 years)  United Kingdom
111. Course:  GI 20+5 Combined (20 group + 5 individual) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
It was very professional and employed sound, educational principles. The staff were very helpful and friendly.
Other comments:
It was a very worthwhile experience and I would have liked to stay for longer!
25. Jul. 2017
12. Renáta (16 years)  Hungary
112. Course:  GI23 - Intensive course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

15. May. 2017
13.  (27 years)  
113. Course:  GI23 - Intensive course - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Accommodation
Bilbo / Frodo House

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The open and established teachers, the small learning groups
17. Apr. 2017
14.  (46 years)  Malta
114. Course:  GI 20+5 Combined (20 group + 5 individual) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Professionalism and friendly staff
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Get involved - I was too shy!
Other comments:
I really enjoyed my time and will be coming back!
14. Mar. 2017
15.  (70 years)  Australia
115. Course:  GI23 - Intensive course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Bilbo / Frodo House

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Well run, efficient, friendly
20. Feb. 2017
16.  (19 years)  
116. Course:  GI23 - Intensive course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Bilbo / Frodo House

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Location, teacher
3. Oct. 2016
17.  (32 years)  
117. Course:  GI23 - Intensive course - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The class size was perfect and the teachers were all very knowledgeable and friendly. The atmosphere during class was very pleasant.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
The offered cooking class was very interesting and exciting.
8. Sep. 2016
18.  (23 years)  
118. Course:  GI23 - Intensive course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Accommodation
Bilbo / Frodo House

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
There is a pleasant atmosphere and you quickly get in contact with the other participants.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
If you want to experience the city's life, you should not come to Bologna in the beginning/mid of August. The city is deserted and many shops and restaurants are closed. On the other hand it makes it possible to explore the city in a relaxed way.
Other comments:
The organization of the school is fine, but one should not hope for fast replies. In regards to the assignment of the classes, eventhough they are based on a test, it can also happen, that you are placed in another course, if there are not enough students for a more fitting level. In itself the course is very worthwhile, especially because you are in Italy and you are forced to speak the language. My Italian has greatly improved there in 2 weeks.
31. Aug. 2016
19.  (55 years)  
119. Course:  GI23 - Intensive course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Bilbo / Frodo House

Rating: 2/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The seriousness and quality of teaching for a summer course the positive attitude of different Teachers The "compiti" (homework) offered each evening - extremely rare for a summer course
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Giardini Margherita night The open air movie every summer night on the Piazza Grande
Other comments:
Lunch offered to students in the school kitchen every Friday Free linguistic activities offered some afternoons
10. Aug. 2016
20.  (62 years)  
120. Course:  GI 30 Super Intensive Course - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
other

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
I thought the classes were well organized and the teachers excellent. I was in school for 6 hours and had a lot of opportunity for conversation. They offered many chances to socialize with the other students and had great excursions during the week to get to know the city.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Participate in as many activities that the school offers. It is a great opportunity to meet people from other countries and to learn a great deal about Bologna.
Other comments:
The request for an apartment and the address was not acknowledged until a few days before arriving in Bologna.
8. Aug. 2016
21.  (22 years)  Austria
121. Course:  GI23 - Intensive course - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Bilbo / Frodo House

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Modern rooms. Good teacher.
6. Jun. 2016
22.  (17 years)  
122. Course:  GI23 - Intensive course - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay - Standard

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
interaction with students from different countries
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
it is not guaranteed that you will be placed in a group with the level you choose at the time of registration - you may be placed in a group with a lower level
Other comments:
friendly atmosphere in the school
29. Jul. 2015
23.  (21 years)  Belgium
123. Course:  GI23 - Intensive course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The quality of teaching was really good. The teachers took time to explain everything. And they were really enthusiastic.
20. Jul. 2015
24. Concepción (45 years)  Spain
124. Course:  GI23 - Intensive course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Bilbo / Frodo House

Rating: 4/5.0

26. May. 2015
25.  (32 years)  
125. Course:  GI23 - Intensive course - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The school's location
4. May. 2015
26.  (62 years)  
126. Course:  GI23 - Intensive course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 1/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Small class sizes, excellent dedicated teachers
Other comments:
The technical aids in the classroom are very bad: Movies on PC, also no suitable device available for the audio learning!
3. Sep. 2012
27.  (26 years)  Belgium
127. Course:  GI22 - Intensive Course - Active Italian - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Bilbo / Frodo House

Rating: 2/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
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
28.  (62 years)  
128. Course:  GI22 - Intensive Course - Active Italian - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay - Standard

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
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
29.  (36 years)  
129. Course:  GI 20+5 Combined (Intensive + one to one) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Bilbo / Frodo House

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
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
30.  (23 years)  Netherlands
130. Course:  GI 30 Super Intensive Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Bilbo / Frodo House

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
the teachers and the internationalaly of all the students
25. Jul. 2011
31. Thorey (40 years)  Iceland
131. Course:  GI22 - Intensive Course - Active Italian - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
other

Rating: 4/5.0

20. Jun. 2011
32.  (54 years)  
132. Course:  GI 30 Super Intensive Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay - Standard

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
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
33.  (61 years)  
133. Course:  GI22 - Intensive Course - Active Italian - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
ARISTOTELE HOUSE

Rating: 3/5.0

2. Sep. 2010
34.  (28 years)  
134. Course:  GI22 - Intensive Course - Active Italian - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teachers.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Comfortable shoes (you walk a lot)
7. Aug. 2010
35.  (21 years)  
135. Course:  GI 30 Super Intensive Course - 8 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay - Standard

Rating: 2/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
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).
Other comments:
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
36.  (64 years)  Australia
136. Course:  GI22 - Intensive Course - Active Italian - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
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Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
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
37.  (65 years)  Australia
137. Course:  GI22 - Intensive Course - Active Italian - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
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
38.  (21 years)  France
138. Course:  GI 20 Intensive - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay - Standard

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
disponibility of all staff
14. Nov. 2009
39. Steven (45 years)  
139. Course:  GI 20 Intensive - 5 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Bilbo / Frodo House

Rating: 4/5.0

25. Aug. 2009
40.  (38 years)  United Kingdom
140. Course:  GI 30 Super Intensive Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Bilbo / Frodo House

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
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
41.  (28 years)  
141. Course:  GI 25 Intensive Plus - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Bilbo / Frodo House

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Very friendly and attentive professional teachers; small groups (less than 5 persons); games, jokes and good atmosphere during all lessons!
Other comments:
I liked everything! Thank you! You work fast and in a professional way!
4. May. 2009
42.  (26 years)  
142. Course:  GI 20 Intensive - 8 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
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
43.  (23 years)  
143. Course:  GI 20 Intensive - 5 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Bilbo / Frodo House

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
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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