Madrelingua offers standard Italian courses comprising 20 hours of lessons a week or more intensive 30 hours a week courses. For those who are working or studying in Bologna, we offer evening Italian courses. And for students who prefer to personalize their course or lesson content, there is the option to choose individual or semi-individual lessons. You can even study Italian online, wherever you are in the world, with our virtual classroom system. Our experienced, professional language teachers and support staff will help you maximize the value of your language course: lessons are communicative and personalized to your needs and interests, a tutor and a social-program organizer are available after classes to help you with your studies and free-time activities, and most importantly, Italian is the "lingua franca" of the school, so you'll be putting your learning into practice each day!
ALCE is a medium-sized family-run school and officially recognized examination centre for CILS by University Of Siena, (Certificate of Italian as a foreing language), CELI (authorized by University of Perugia), CERT.IT (the University of Roma III, and Authorized Exam Preparation Center for DITALS (The Certificate for Teachers of Italian as a foreign language) that specialises in teaching the Italian language, providing overseas students with a comprehensive educational and cultural experience within a friendly and encouraging environment. One thing has and never will change and that is our insistence on the same high standards and the same warm welcome we gave when we started. We work constantly to guarantee this and to maintain the quality on which our reputation is founded (maximum 8 students per class, personal attention, balanced international mix of nationalities). We are, and will always be, a traditional institution where you will be treated as an individual, not as a number, and where teachers and staff respect your commitment to your education and take pride in your achievements. Our Italian courses are designed for all foreigners wishing to approach our language and increase their knowledge of it for personal or professional reasons. The Italian Courses respect the methodology of ALCE which favors high quality and professional teaching in an informal environment. Teaching integrates the traditional methods for basic grammar and syntax, with innovative use of audio, video and authentic materials. But what really makes the difference is the teacher-student relationship. There is nothing that can influence teaching more positively. All of our teachers tailor their teaching as far as possible to the needs of each and every student. Located in the prestigious Santo Stefano district and less than 500metres from the historic centre it is serviced by some of the main us routes 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 A.L.C.E. is centred in a recently refurbished nice building with a total of 14classrooms (including 5 smaller studios (for individual classes), a wine tasting room, a professional Kitchen, a recording/dubbing studio, a library, with a maximum capacity of around 75 students. The media centre house a total of 10 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
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Whether you are a student, a business professional, or a traveler, there is a language course in Bologna that is right for you. There are Italian courses available for all fluency levels, ages and time durations. Just select a course type from the list below to get started.
General Italian courses are for adults who want to improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Italian. Most general Italian courses are for adults age 16 and up. 2 - 48 week courses available. Most courses average 30 classes per week.
Italian test preparation courses are for students who want to prepare for Italian proficiency tests to improve job prospects or gain admission into a university.