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Italian school in Bologna: A.L.C.E. Accademia Lingue e Culture Europee

4.4/5

Rating: 4.4/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Private residence 5 minutes away from the school
  • Small class sizes

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.
Classes take place in 2 floors of an elegant historical building in the city centre, next to Bologna's biggest park. All full equipped and air conditioned

Accreditations and Quality seals

ASILSIALC DITALS, CELI, CILS, AIL

School Size:

Facilities

  • Fridge for student use

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • 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:

13

Number of public PC workstations:

6

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 35-120 € per course level.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 45
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 30

Average age of students

Average number of levels

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

Minimum age of students

  • 17 years

The school is an official exam center

The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

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):

4
4
11
1
5
5
4
1
1
4
2
1
16
1
7
1
4
3

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Guglielmo Marconi (BLQ).

Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport:
50 € pick up
100 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 13 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 02 Jun. 2020, 08 Dec. 2020, 21 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

Italian Courses

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Price in € 375 690 975 1260 1575 1890 2205 2520 3150 3780 315
Price in US$ 403 740 1046 1351 1689 2027 2364 2702 3378 4053 338
Less than 2 students with the same level: the school guarantees 5 one-to-one afternoon classes per week.
The 10 hours of mini group may run from 16:00 to 18:00 in some cases (e.g. high season).
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:15
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 225 410 555 700 1050 1320 2560 3000 3600 3625 145
Price in US$ 242 440 596 751 1126 1416 2745 3217 3860 3887 156
20 general Italian lessons + 3 additional lessons (2 afternoons Tuesday and Thursday): 1.5 lesson of grammar workshop + 1.5 lesson of conversation or phonetics per week.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:15
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 540 980 1410 1840 2300 2760 3220 3680 4140 -- 460
Price in US$ 579 1051 1512 1973 2466 2959 3453 3946 4439 -- 494
Private courses timetable is given on the first day.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:15
Afternoon: 14:00  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 385 710 1005 1300 1625 1950 2275 2600 3250 3900 325
Price in US$ 413 762 1078 1394 1743 2091 2439 2788 3485 4182 349
Private courses timetable is given on the first day.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:15
Afternoon: 14:00  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 375 690 975 1260 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 403 740 1046 1351 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Price in € -- 770 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 826 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
It includes: a welcome drink, and a wide range of cultural activities five days a week, including Italian cooking course and wine testing session, entrance to all museums, dinner with the teacher, a half-day trip and a day trip on the Saturday.
The Italian course will run in the morning where participants will be integrated with other students of the school.
Starting dates
2020: 04 May 2020, 14 Sep. 2020.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:15
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Business
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20 lessons General Italian + 10 mini group lessons Business English.
If less than 2 students with the same level, 5 1-to-1 afternoon lessons will be provided.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:15
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Price in € -- 630 -- 920 -- 1250 -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 676 -- 987 -- 1341 -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates:
2-week course: 16.03, 01.06.
4-week course: 02.03, 18.05.
6-week course: 17.02, 04.05.
Exam prices:
A2: EUR 85.
B1-B2: EUR 105.
C1-C2: EUR 125.
There is a delivery service expenses for the registration: EUR 15.
Starting dates
2020: 17 Feb. 2020, 02 Mar. 2020, 16 Mar. 2020, 27 Mar. 2020, 04 May 2020, 18 May 2020, 01 Jun. 2020, 12 Jun. 2020.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:15
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
Exam dates
27 Mar. 2020, 12 Jun. 2020
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Price in € -- 630 -- 920 -- 1250 -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 676 -- 987 -- 1341 -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates:
2-week course: 24.02, 11.05, 12.10.
4-week course: 24.02, 25.05, 26.10.
6-week course: 24.02, 08.06, 09.11.
Exam prices:
A2: EUR 110.
B1: EUR 130.
B2: EUR 140.
C1: EUR 150.
C2: EUR 160.
There is a delivery service expenses for the registration: EUR 16.
Starting dates
2020: 24 Feb. 2020, 11 May 2020, 25 May 2020, 08 Jun. 2020, 12 Oct. 2020, 26 Oct. 2020, 09 Nov. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Exam dates
09 Mar. 2020, 23 Jun. 2020, 23 Nov. 2020
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Price in € -- 630 -- 920 -- 1250 -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 676 -- 987 -- 1341 -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates:
2-week course: 18.05, 16.11.
4-week course: 04.05, 02.11.
6-week course: 20.04, 19.10.
Exam prices:
A2: EUR 40.
B1: EUR 90.
B2: EUR 105.
C1: EUR 135.
C2: EUR 160.
There is a delivery service expenses for the registration: EUR 15.
Starting dates
2020: 17 Feb. 2020, 02 Mar. 2020, 16 Mar. 2020, 27 Mar. 2020, 04 May 2020, 18 May 2020, 01 Jun. 2020, 12 Jun. 2020.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:15
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Exam dates
27 Mar. 2020, 12 Jun. 2020
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Language Plus Activity
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General Italian course (GI23) + 6 hours/weeks of Art, History or Literature.
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:15
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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General Italian course (GI23) + 10 hours/weeks of Arts & Crafts (ceramic, painting or drawing).
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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You can choose between 2 main modules: "Authors" (text reading, authors analysis, phonetic, expression, gestural art) and/or "practice".
General Italian course (GI23) + 6 hours/week of Drama.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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General Italian course (GI23) + 6 hours of wine tasting per week.
Also available with 9 hours of wine tasting per week (3 sessions).
Wine tasting courses run in late afternoon and includes some snacks to eat with the wine.
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:15
Afternoon: 16:00  - 19:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Lesson duration: 60 minutes
School's administrative fee: 40.00 €
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 38 €. 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 fees depends on course duration:
- EUR 35 for 1-5 weeks
- EUR 65 for 6-12 weeks
- EUR 95 for 13-24 weeks
- EUR 120 for 25-40 weeks
The course material includes a self produced student text book, a elf study/exercise book and a weekly varied and exhaustive self produced workbook.

Accommodation

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(charged by school)
Price in € 150 260 390 520 650 750 875 1000 1200 1440 120 40
Price in US$ 170 294 441 587 734 847 988 1129 1355 1626 136 46
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Bilbo / Frodo House, A.L.C.E. Accademia Lingue e Culture Europee, Bologna - 1
Bilbo / Frodo House, A.L.C.E. Accademia Lingue e Culture Europee, Bologna - 2
Periodically cleaning provided in common rooms.
3 different shared apartments available:
2 are located 5 minutes walk from the school (Bilbo and Frodo houses), the 3rd one (Gandalf house) is 25 minutes walk from the school (bus/bike in 10 minutes).
School does the placement at best dependent on availability, dates and profile of the students.
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 16 former students)
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 16 Jun. 2020 - 14 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 10 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 210 420 630 840 1050 1260 1470 1680 2100 2520 210 40
Price in US$ 237 474 711 948 1185 1422 1659 1896 2370 2844 237 46
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
35 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
14 minutes walking (average reported by 6 former students)
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 17
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 145 290 435 580 725 870 1015 1160 1450 1740 145 40
Price in US$ 164 328 491 655 819 982 1146 1310 1637 1964 164 46
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, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 17
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 185 370 555 740 925 1110 1295 1480 1850 2220 185 40
Price in US$ 209 418 627 836 1044 1253 1462 1671 2088 2506 209 46
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:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 17
Dates:
High season dates 16 Jun. 2020 - 14 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 125 250 375 500 625 750 875 1000 1250 1500 125 40
Price in US$ 142 283 424 565 706 847 988 1129 1411 1693 142 46
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:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 17
Dates:
High season dates 16 Jun. 2020 - 14 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 25 €
Hotels, B&B and independent flats also available.
Special dietary supplement: EUR 50 per week.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet1 km
Basketball1 km
Cooking 
Dancing1 km
Diving 
Football (soccer)1 km
Horse riding5 km
Mountainbiking5 km
Music1 km
Skiing100 km
Squash1 km
Swimming1 km
Tennis1 km
Yoga1 km
 Social Activities (PDF)

Reviews

4.4/5.0

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3.1/5.0

3.1/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8/5.0 
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    FAQ about A.L.C.E. Accademia Lingue e Culture Europee, Bologna

  • Italian courses at A.L.C.E. Accademia Lingue e Culture Europee start at 225 € for Intensive Course course with 23 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • The accommodation Bilbo / Frodo House is the most popular among all our clients of A.L.C.E. Accademia Lingue e Culture Europee
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: Super Intensive Course, Intensive Course, Combined (20 group + 10 individual), Combined (20 group + 5 individual)
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (50 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at A.L.C.E. Accademia Lingue e Culture Europee varies from 3 students (Italian + Art, History + Literature) to 8 students (Super Intensive Course)
  • 100% of teachers at A.L.C.E. Accademia Lingue e Culture Europee hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at A.L.C.E. Accademia Lingue e Culture Europee comes from Switzerland with a 16% representation, followed by students from Germany (11%) and USA (7%).
  • A.L.C.E. Accademia Lingue e Culture Europee offers courses from 17 years to 99. Average age is 21 during the summer and 26 for the rest of the year.
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