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ALCE - Study Italian in Bologna

  • Bologna, Italy

School Type   Private language school

Student Nationality Ratio   US US 11%   DE DE 10%   IL IL 10%   BR BR 9%   ES ES 9%   CH CH 8%   AU AU 8%   CN CN 6%   RU RU 5%   JP JP 3%   NO NO 3%   PL PL 3%   GB GB 3%   NL NL 3%   UY UY 1%   IE IE 1%   CA CA 1%   AT AT 1%   CO CO 1%   DK DK 1%   FR FR 1%   EE EE 1%   AR AR 1%  

Number of Students   40 persons

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  • General Italian

    23 lessons per week

    • CERT.
    • DORM
    • x23
    • 60MIN
    • Course + Off Campus
    • Materials included
    • A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
    • Homestay - Single / Homestay - Double / Student room - Single / Student room - Double
    Course per week as low as USD 161

    Course Information (Item No. 1488)
    Course Type : General Italian
    Accom. Location : Off Campus
    Student /Teacher Ratio : Group Class
    Maximum Class Size : 8 persons
    Course Certificate : Presented
    Minimum Age : 17 years old
    Class Days : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
    Lessons per Week : 23 lessons per week
    Course Hours (Start and end times) : 09:00 ~ 13:15
    Lesson Duration per Class : 60 minutes

    We recommend this course to students who wish to learn the language and absorb the culture naturally, without rushing, but with no delays.
    Groups range from 3 to 8 students; and an excursion and activity programme is included.
    This course offers four morning hours of lessons per day, from 9.00 to 13.15, Monday to Friday, plus 3 afternoon hours (one weekly Grammar Workshop - on Mondays - and one afternoon class of Conversation or Phonetic - on Tuesday - ) per week
    GI23 consists of:
    ● Entry placement test
    ● 4 lessons per day from 9.00am to 1.15 pm, Monday to Friday
    ● 1 weekly afternoon Grammar Workshop (on Mondays, from 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm or from 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm, according to the levels)
    ● Conversation and phonetics (rotational) classes on Tuesdays (from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm)
    ● Additional supervised study
    ● Italian Film club - every Wednesday afternoon we show an Italian film
    ● 1/2 days of “aperitivo” (informal conversation sessions outside the school) for all levels
    ● Daily homework
    ● Regular test (written and spoken) every 2 weeks
    ● Final certificate of attendance and knowledge
    ● Final full academic personalized report


    Room Information
    • Homestay - Single
      Room Facilities :
      Hot Water, TV, Refrigerator, Bathroom, Desk/Chair, Bed
      WiFi :
      FREE WiFi Access
      Meals :
      Half Board
      (Breakfast - Free / Dinner - Free)
    • Homestay - Double
      Room Facilities :
      Hot Water, TV, Refrigerator, Bathroom, Desk/Chair, Bed
      WiFi :
      FREE WiFi Access
      Meals :
      Half Board
      (Breakfast - Free / Dinner - Free)
    • Student room - Single
      Room Facilities :
      Hot Water, TV, Refrigerator, Bathroom, Desk/Chair, Bed
      WiFi :
      FREE WiFi Access
      Meals :
      No Service
    • Student room - Double
      Room Facilities :
      Hot Water, TV, Refrigerator, Bathroom, Desk/Chair, Bed
      WiFi :
      FREE WiFi Access
      Meals :
      No Service

    ※ If there are prices indicated in the meal option, it should be paid to the school.


    Additional costs not included with school fees
    ※ The information below is for reference only. It is not included with School fees and may differ depending on study duration.
    Dormitory Deposit : EUR 25
    Course Material Fees : EUR 35
    Electricity Bill : EUR 0
    Water Bill : EUR 0
    ID Card Cost : EUR 0
    Activity Fees : EUR 0
    Parental Guardian Fees : EUR 0
    Visa Extension Fees : EUR 0
    Local Airport Charges : EUR 0
    Pick up Fees from Airport : EUR 40
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    ALCE - Study Italian in Bologna : General Italian

    Tuition
    USD
    Room Rate
    USD
    School Admin Fee
    USD
    Miscellaneous
    USD

    Total Price : USD


    Balance payable
    USD
    Local currency
    EUR

    Booking Fee : USD
    For now, as a part of school fee, you just need to pay a booking fee that is included in the total fee. (It's NOT an EXTRA fee.)


    ▶ You only need to pay the Booking fee to proceed.
    ▶ If there is a bed-shaped icon on the school page but you can not choose the type of accommodation here, please use the "Quotation Request" service.
    ▶ After the booking fee is paid, you need to pay the School fee directly to the provider. (See "Balance Payable" on the fees)
    ▶ Pay the Booking fee in US dollars to proceed with the booking process.
    ▶ The Booking fee is included in the total price. If your order is not approved by the provider, your payment will be refunded except 10% of transaction fee. (Non-refundable minimum transaction fee is USD 50.)
    ▶ Additional meal fees are excluded from the total fees.
    ▶ Depending on countries you may need to pay the remaining balance before departure even if the payment condition is indicated as "balance payable upon arrival" by the school.
  • Italian Exam Preparation

    30 lessons per week

    • CERT.
    • DORM
    • x30
    • 60MIN
    • Course + Off Campus
    • Materials included
    • A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
    • Homestay - Single / Homestay - Double / Student room - Single / Student room - Double
    Course per week as low as USD 208

    Course Information (Item No. 3884)
    Course Type : Italian Exam Preparation
    Accom. Location : Off Campus
    Student /Teacher Ratio : Group Class
    Maximum Class Size : 8 persons
    Course Certificate : Presented
    Minimum Age : 17 years old
    Class Days : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
    Lessons per Week : 30 lessons per week
    Course Hours (Start and end times) : 09:00 ~ 16:00
    Lesson Duration per Class : 60 minutes

    CILS Preparation Course
    This course prepares students for the official CILS exam (Certification of Italian as a Foreign Language), which can be taken at six different levels. This preparation course lasts six weeks and consists of four hours of lessons per day for the first four weeks, and six hours of lessons per day for the last two weeks. Attending this course gives you the chance to take an official exam.


    Room Information
    • Homestay - Single
      Room Facilities :
      Hot Water, TV, Refrigerator, Bathroom, Desk/Chair, Bed
      WiFi :
      FREE WiFi Access
      Meals :
      Half Board
      (Breakfast - Free / Dinner - Free)
    • Homestay - Double
      Room Facilities :
      Hot Water, TV, Refrigerator, Bathroom, Desk/Chair, Bed
      WiFi :
      FREE WiFi Access
      Meals :
      Half Board
      (Breakfast - Free / Dinner - Free)
    • Student room - Single
      Room Facilities :
      Hot Water, TV, Refrigerator, Bathroom, Desk/Chair, Bed
      WiFi :
      FREE WiFi Access
      Meals :
      No Service
    • Student room - Double
      Room Facilities :
      Hot Water, TV, Refrigerator, Bathroom, Desk/Chair, Bed
      WiFi :
      FREE WiFi Access
      Meals :
      No Service

    ※ If there are prices indicated in the meal option, it should be paid to the school.


    Additional costs not included with school fees
    ※ The information below is for reference only. It is not included with School fees and may differ depending on study duration.
    Dormitory Deposit : EUR 25
    Course Material Fees : EUR 35
    Electricity Bill : EUR 0
    Water Bill : EUR 0
    ID Card Cost : EUR 0
    Activity Fees : EUR 0
    Parental Guardian Fees : EUR 0
    Visa Extension Fees : EUR 0
    Local Airport Charges : EUR 0
    Pick up Fees from Airport : EUR 40
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    ALCE - Study Italian in Bologna : Italian Exam Preparation

    Tuition
    USD
    Room Rate
    USD
    School Admin Fee
    USD
    Miscellaneous
    USD

    Total Price : USD


    Balance payable
    USD
    Local currency
    EUR

    Booking Fee : USD
    For now, as a part of school fee, you just need to pay a booking fee that is included in the total fee. (It's NOT an EXTRA fee.)


    ▶ You only need to pay the Booking fee to proceed.
    ▶ If there is a bed-shaped icon on the school page but you can not choose the type of accommodation here, please use the "Quotation Request" service.
    ▶ After the booking fee is paid, you need to pay the School fee directly to the provider. (See "Balance Payable" on the fees)
    ▶ Pay the Booking fee in US dollars to proceed with the booking process.
    ▶ The Booking fee is included in the total price. If your order is not approved by the provider, your payment will be refunded except 10% of transaction fee. (Non-refundable minimum transaction fee is USD 50.)
    ▶ Additional meal fees are excluded from the total fees.
    ▶ Depending on countries you may need to pay the remaining balance before departure even if the payment condition is indicated as "balance payable upon arrival" by the school.
  • Super Intensive - GI30

    30 lessons per week

    • CERT.
    • DORM
    • x30
    • 60MIN
    • Course + Off Campus
    • Materials included
    • A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
    • Homestay - Single / Homestay - Double / Student room - Single / Student room - Double
    Course per week as low as USD 340

    Course Information (Item No. 3883)
    Course Type : Super Intensive - GI30
    Accom. Location : Off Campus
    Student /Teacher Ratio : Group Class
    Maximum Class Size : 8 persons
    Course Certificate : Presented
    Minimum Age : 17 years old
    Class Days : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
    Lessons per Week : 30 lessons per week
    Course Hours (Start and end times) : 09:00 ~ 16:00
    Lesson Duration per Class : 60 minutes

    Super Intensive - GI30
    This highly intensive course combines our Standard Italian Course AM and Standard Italian Course PM. This course is available all year round, and is ideal for participants who only have 2 or 3 weeks. The course is available at 5 levels (according to European Frame work: A1 beginner / elementary – A2 Pre Intermediate – B1 Intermediate - B2 Upper Intermediate – C1 advanced).
    The course coves speaking, listening, reading and writing skills naturally including grammar and vocabulary. The main emphasis of this course is on practical communication to build up the vocabulary and help to develop fluency and confidence. Our classes are usually small, which means that teachers can give the personal attention that students need. Participants are given plenty of opportunities to practise the spoken Italian language through discussions, debates and conversation activities, such as role-play.
    This course offers students all the facilities of the Intensive course, The course consists of six hours of lessons daily, from 9.00 to 13.15 in the morning and 14.00 to 16.00 in the afternoon, Monday to Friday. Groups range from 3 to 8 students; and an excursion and activity programme is included.

    Important: When are enrolled less than 2 students at the same level, we guarantee, at the same price, 5 one to one afternoon classes per week.


    Room Information
    • Homestay - Single
      Room Facilities :
      Hot Water, TV, Refrigerator, Bathroom, Desk/Chair, Bed
      WiFi :
      FREE WiFi Access
      Meals :
      Half Board
      (Breakfast - Free / Dinner - Free)
    • Homestay - Double
      Room Facilities :
      Hot Water, TV, Refrigerator, Bathroom, Desk/Chair, Bed
      WiFi :
      FREE WiFi Access
      Meals :
      Half Board
      (Breakfast - Free / Dinner - Free)
    • Student room - Single
      Room Facilities :
      Hot Water, TV, Refrigerator, Bathroom, Desk/Chair, Bed
      WiFi :
      FREE WiFi Access
      Meals :
      No Service
    • Student room - Double
      Room Facilities :
      Hot Water, TV, Refrigerator, Bathroom, Desk/Chair, Bed
      WiFi :
      FREE WiFi Access
      Meals :
      No Service

    ※ If there are prices indicated in the meal option, it should be paid to the school.


    Additional costs not included with school fees
    ※ The information below is for reference only. It is not included with School fees and may differ depending on study duration.
    Dormitory Deposit : EUR 25
    Course Material Fees : EUR 35
    Electricity Bill : EUR 0
    Water Bill : EUR 0
    ID Card Cost : EUR 0
    Activity Fees : EUR 0
    Parental Guardian Fees : EUR 0
    Visa Extension Fees : EUR 0
    Local Airport Charges : EUR 0
    Pick up Fees from Airport : EUR 40
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    Calculation / Booking

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    ALCE - Study Italian in Bologna : Super Intensive - GI30

    Tuition
    USD
    Room Rate
    USD
    School Admin Fee
    USD
    Miscellaneous
    USD

    Total Price : USD


    Balance payable
    USD
    Local currency
    EUR

    Booking Fee : USD
    For now, as a part of school fee, you just need to pay a booking fee that is included in the total fee. (It's NOT an EXTRA fee.)


    ▶ You only need to pay the Booking fee to proceed.
    ▶ If there is a bed-shaped icon on the school page but you can not choose the type of accommodation here, please use the "Quotation Request" service.
    ▶ After the booking fee is paid, you need to pay the School fee directly to the provider. (See "Balance Payable" on the fees)
    ▶ Pay the Booking fee in US dollars to proceed with the booking process.
    ▶ The Booking fee is included in the total price. If your order is not approved by the provider, your payment will be refunded except 10% of transaction fee. (Non-refundable minimum transaction fee is USD 50.)
    ▶ Additional meal fees are excluded from the total fees.
    ▶ Depending on countries you may need to pay the remaining balance before departure even if the payment condition is indicated as "balance payable upon arrival" by the school.
  • Italian Combined 20+5

    25 lessons per week

    • CERT.
    • DORM
    • 1:1
    • x25
    • 60MIN
    • Course + Off Campus
    • Materials included
    • A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
    • Homestay - Single / Homestay - Double / Student room - Single / Student room - Double
    Course per week as low as USD 356

    Course Information (Item No. 3882)
    Course Type : Italian Combined 20+5
    Accom. Location : Off Campus
    Student /Teacher Ratio : Group + One to One Class
    Maximum Class Size : 8 persons
    Course Certificate : Presented
    Minimum Age : 17 years old
    Class Days : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
    Lessons per Week : 25 lessons per week
    Course Hours (Start and end times) : 09:00 ~ 15:00
    Lesson Duration per Class : 60 minutes

    Combined 20+5
    This course consists of morning classes plus one hour of private (one-to-one) lessons in the afternoon. The private lessons give students the opportunity to concentrate on their own individual needs and interests. The course consists of 25 lessons per week, from 9.00am to 13.05pm in the morning and usually 2.00pm to 3.00pm in the afternoon, Monday to Friday (different afternoon schedule may be arranged). Groups range from 3 to 8 students; and an excursion and activity programme is included.


    Room Information
    • Homestay - Single
      Room Facilities :
      Hot Water, TV, Refrigerator, Bathroom, Desk/Chair, Bed
      WiFi :
      FREE WiFi Access
      Meals :
      Half Board
      (Breakfast - Free / Dinner - Free)
    • Homestay - Double
      Room Facilities :
      Hot Water, TV, Refrigerator, Bathroom, Desk/Chair, Bed
      WiFi :
      FREE WiFi Access
      Meals :
      Half Board
      (Breakfast - Free / Dinner - Free)
    • Student room - Single
      Room Facilities :
      Hot Water, TV, Refrigerator, Bathroom, Desk/Chair, Bed
      WiFi :
      FREE WiFi Access
      Meals :
      No Service
    • Student room - Double
      Room Facilities :
      Hot Water, TV, Refrigerator, Bathroom, Desk/Chair, Bed
      WiFi :
      FREE WiFi Access
      Meals :
      No Service

    ※ If there are prices indicated in the meal option, it should be paid to the school.


    Additional costs not included with school fees
    ※ The information below is for reference only. It is not included with School fees and may differ depending on study duration.
    Dormitory Deposit : EUR 25
    Course Material Fees : EUR 35
    Electricity Bill : EUR 0
    Water Bill : EUR 0
    ID Card Cost : EUR 0
    Activity Fees : EUR 0
    Parental Guardian Fees : EUR 0
    Visa Extension Fees : EUR 0
    Local Airport Charges : EUR 0
    Pick up Fees from Airport : EUR 40
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    Calculation / Booking

    Calculation / Booking


    ALCE - Study Italian in Bologna : Italian Combined 20+5

    Tuition
    USD
    Room Rate
    USD
    School Admin Fee
    USD
    Miscellaneous
    USD

    Total Price : USD


    Balance payable
    USD
    Local currency
    EUR

    Booking Fee : USD
    For now, as a part of school fee, you just need to pay a booking fee that is included in the total fee. (It's NOT an EXTRA fee.)


    ▶ You only need to pay the Booking fee to proceed.
    ▶ If there is a bed-shaped icon on the school page but you can not choose the type of accommodation here, please use the "Quotation Request" service.
    ▶ After the booking fee is paid, you need to pay the School fee directly to the provider. (See "Balance Payable" on the fees)
    ▶ Pay the Booking fee in US dollars to proceed with the booking process.
    ▶ The Booking fee is included in the total price. If your order is not approved by the provider, your payment will be refunded except 10% of transaction fee. (Non-refundable minimum transaction fee is USD 50.)
    ▶ Additional meal fees are excluded from the total fees.
    ▶ Depending on countries you may need to pay the remaining balance before departure even if the payment condition is indicated as "balance payable upon arrival" by the school.

Detail Information

WiFi in Public Areas WiFi in Public Areas
Auditorium Auditorium
Library Library
Study Room Study Room
Computer Room Computer Room
Rest Room Rest Room
Audio-visual Room Audio-visual Room
Cafeteria Cafeteria
Snack Bar Snack Bar
Gym / Fitness Gym / Fitness
Swimming Pool (for adults) Swimming Pool (for adults)
Swimming Pool (for children) Swimming Pool (for children)

Other Sport Facilities Other Sport Facilities
Facilities for Disabled Facilities for Disabled
Medical Service Medical Service
Outside of Class Activities Outside of Class Activities
Airport Pickup Airport Pickup
Native Speaking Teacher Native Speaking Teacher
Night Class Night Class
Parental Guardian Parental Guardian
Laundry Service Laundry Service

Date School Established : 1999-10-01

School(Business) Permit No. : 100966

Standardized Exam : CILS, DITALS, AIL

A.L.C.E. is a quality educational institution which provides a comprehensive range of courses in Italian language and culture. Based in the charming city of Bologna, the school attracts a diverse mix of foreign students seeking both a challenging and rewarding cultural experience. Our students enjoy a professional and friendly learning environment facilitated by native speaking teachers committed to educational excellence.

We are well recognised both within Italy and internationally as a first class language school. Our established syllabus is compliant with the C.E.F.R. (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) and we are an officially endorsed C.I.L.S. (Certificazione di Italiano come Lingua Straniera - Cerfificate of Italian as a Second Language) examination centre an accreditation conferred by UNISTRASI (Siena University for Foreigners).
A.L.C.E. is is proud to be a full member of IALC (International Association of Language Centres) and both the Association of Language Travel Organisations (A.L.T.O.) Furthermore we are affiliated with EDUITALIA (consorzio per la promozione della lingua e cultura italiana) and are recognised by numerous bodies throughout Europe including CSN in Sweden (student financial aid agency) and for Bildungsurlaub in Germany.

As a city, Bologna offers an exciting alternative destination 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. Bologna is well connected by international and low-cost airports and additionally serves as the main rail junction in Italy. Whilst being a city of art in its own right it is conveniently situated near many other historical centres such as Florence, Venice, Milan, Verona, Mantua, Parma, Padua, Ravenna and Ferrara.

As an institute, A.L.C.E. is a medium-sized, family run school which was founded in 1999. Located in the prestigious Santo Stefano inside the historic centre it is serviced by some of the main bus routes. A.L.C.E. is centred in two buildings with a total of nine classrooms and three small studios (for individual classes) with a capacity of 72 students. The two media centres house a total of thirteen personal computers, providing free high-speed internet connection in addition to the free wi-fi access available. There is a wide selection of resources including up to date books, CDs and multimedia material.

The wide range of courses available at A.L.C.E. including intensive, business and examination courses are offered to students from the age of 17 years, cater to all levels and are run year-round. We take pride in our excellent teacher/student ratio with a maximum class size of eight students and an average of three to five students ensuring individual attention. A.L.C.E. also guarantees the number of class hours. The academic syllabus contains weekly student assessment and functions in such a way as to identify and efficiently deal with problems. 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.

A.L.C.E. guarantees first rate accommodation, either in our directly managed residence, self-contained apartments or home-stay options.

Placement and levels
On the first day the student is asked to take a test to determine his/her level. This test is both written and oral and is based upon the European Common Framework. The test is also designed to determine each student’s particular needs. The ALCE teaching program operates through a series of levels and modules.
Every two weeks progress is monitored with a graded test.

After the placement test, students receive and work through:
• a student text book / manual (according o the different levels)
• a self-study / exercise book (that is to be completed at home and presented to the teacher every Friday in order to be corrected)
• a varied and exhaustive self-produced workbook (“dispense”) which includes grammar, syntax, vocabulary, exercises and in fact is an outline of the course.
Payment Method : Bank Transfer
Student shall deposit a full payment directly to the school’s bank account within 7 days of receiving booking approval from the school.
Enrolment must be accompanied by a deposit of 200, which can be paid by credit card (add 2%), or bank transfer.
Cancellation: 60 days before beginning of course: all fees refunded less a charge of 80,00 (admin. expenses); 30 days before beginning of course: balance will be refunded less a charge of 140.00 (deposit). If a booking is cancelled between 29 and 14 days before the start of the course you will be entitled to a refund, less a charge of 190.00. Between 13 and 7 days (in addition, the accommodation fees - 2 weeks - won’t be refundable). If the cancellation arrives late, entire sum will be forfeited.

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