Italian school in Bologna: Cultura Italiana

From 291.- EUR
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Key points

  • School is centrally located in the heart of Bologna
  • High-quality school with excellent teachers
  • Rich and varied activities programme
  • Test center for CILS and DITALS exams

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family, Shared apartment
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
30 years
Nationality mix
Germany, United States, Sweden, etc..
ratings
198 authentic opinions

Study Italian in the heart of Bologna, on Via Castiglione, a stone's throw from the splendid central square of Piazza Maggiore and the famous Two Towers: Garisenda and Asinelli. The language school is housed in the magnificent 12th-century Tadeo Pepoli Palace (restored in the 15th century) and contains 10 air-conditioned classrooms. Between classes, students can relax in the large student lounge, chat with friends and make plans for a night out. In the afternoon, the school organises parties and typical Italian “aperitivi". Bologna is the ideal starting point to visit other cities in the north of Italy, such as Milan, Florence, Venice, Turin and many others.

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  • Level and needs assessment
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  • Use of study centre
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 291.- EUR
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:20 + 14:30 - 16:00 (Wed)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
291 EUR
538 EUR
419 EUR
2
536 EUR
1030 EUR
792 EUR
3
779 EUR
1520 EUR
1163 EUR
4
978 EUR
1966 EUR
1490 EUR
6
1426 EUR
2908 EUR
2194 EUR
8
1650 EUR
3626 EUR
2674 EUR
12
2322 EUR
5286 EUR
3858 EUR
16
2994 EUR
6946 EUR
5042 EUR
24
4562 EUR
10490 EUR
7634 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Mini group intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 470.- EUR
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 5
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:20 + 14:30-16:00 (wed)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
470 EUR
717 EUR
598 EUR
2
894 EUR
1388 EUR
1150 EUR
3
1316 EUR
2057 EUR
1700 EUR
4
1680 EUR
2668 EUR
2192 EUR
6
2456 EUR
3938 EUR
3224 EUR
8
3014 EUR
4990 EUR
4038 EUR
12
4348 EUR
7312 EUR
5884 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Combined course 20+5

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 470.- EUR
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
(20 general + 5 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:20 + 14:30-16:00 (wed) + one-to-one lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
470 EUR
717 EUR
598 EUR
2
894 EUR
1388 EUR
1150 EUR
3
1316 EUR
2057 EUR
1700 EUR
4
1680 EUR
2668 EUR
2192 EUR
6
2456 EUR
3938 EUR
3224 EUR
8
3014 EUR
4990 EUR
4038 EUR
12
4348 EUR
7312 EUR
5884 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Italian + Cooking

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 24 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 411.- EUR
Lessons
22 of 50 minutes
(20 general + 2 cooking)
Course duration
1 - 24 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 14:30-16:00 (wed) + cooking (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
411 EUR
658 EUR
539 EUR
2
776 EUR
1270 EUR
1032 EUR
3
1139 EUR
1880 EUR
1523 EUR
4
1458 EUR
2446 EUR
1970 EUR
6
2146 EUR
3628 EUR
2914 EUR
8
2610 EUR
4586 EUR
3634 EUR
16
4914 EUR
8866 EUR
6962 EUR
24
7442 EUR
13370 EUR
10514 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 43 EUR
Extra night with host family, no meals 25 EUR
Extra night with host family, half board 42 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment 25 EUR
Airport transfer (one-way) 50 EUR

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, no meals
Host family, single room, half board (private bathroom)
Host family, single room, no meals ((private bathroom))
Shared apartment, single room, no meals ((private bathroom))

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.3/5
Overall rating

93% of students recommending this school

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198 students gave their opinion about this school

35 years old - Netherlands
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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71 years old - Austria
/ 5
1 week, July 2019
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« Verbesserung im Ausdruck und in der freien Rede, gefördert durch die sehr engagierten Lehrkräfte »
66 years old - Germany
/ 5
Kompetente, freundliche LehrerInnen, kompetentes Beiprogrammaber häufige Wechsel der Kursteilnehmer, dadurch viel Unruhe beim Lernen, sehr verschiedene Lernstufen in einer GruppeHörverständnis manchmal schwierig, da Akustik in den Klassen oft schlechtohne Salvini noch besser Es macht Spass mit der Schule in der mittelalterlichen Stadt Bologna zu sein, auch als Standort zu Orten der Kunst in der Umgebung ist toll, manchmal etwas zu viel high speed und events, partys in der Stadt, wenig Grün ( Parks), wenn man als Behinderter Mensch nicht auf die Hügel kann, aber kein Mecker an dieser Stelle: es war toll.Nur als Merkposten für Nachfolger.
6 weeks, April – May 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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« Ja, ich habe Fortschritte erzielt: ich traue mich mehr zu sprechen, wenn auch noch falsch. Ich habe auf meiner Ebene Viel mehr die Grammatik verstanden und kann Teile auch anwenden, bei ganz neu gelernter Grammatik, da fehlt natürlich noch die Übung.. »
School highlights
« Kompetenz, Wohlgefühl in der Schule zu sein »
68 years old - Germany
/ 5
Die Schule ist großartig mit fast allen Lehrern, dem täglichen Zusatzangebot in Kultur, Stadtführungen, Wanderungen und zusätzliche Kommunikationsangebote. Ein bisschen wie zu Hause mit den Schülern aller Altersklassen und vieler Nationen und den Lehrern und Mitarbeitern ( und Massimo als „papa massimissimo“.Bologna ist ein bisschen zweite Heimat geworden und Italien sowieso... Kontakt mit anderen Studierenden praktisch nur in der Schule. Ich habe mit Maria-Luise Madsack in einer Zweier-WG gelebt, wir haben uns selbst versorgt
6 weeks, April – May 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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65 years old - Germany
/ 5
Die Schule Cultura italiana kann ich absolut empfehlen. Die Lehrer sind kompetent und zugewandt. Sie kümmern sich auch um die privaten Probleme der Schüler. Die Gruppengöße von 6 bis 10 Schüler wurde nicht immer eingehalten. Für eine Gruppengröße über 10 waren die Räume manchmal zu klein. Das Freizeitangebot der Schule war sehr interessant und abwechslungsreich. Es fanden historische Stadtführungen, Wanderungen ins Umland und auch Vorträge über italienische Kunst, Literatur und Musik statt. Auch das gesellige Zusammensein wurde gepflegt. Montags und freitags ging man zum Apperetivo. Alles in allem super!
6 weeks, April – May 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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« Den Apperetivo »
73 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, May 2019
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38 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, May 2019
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25 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, March – April 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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52 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, April – May 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
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« Ich habe mit 0 begonnen und speziell die Einzelstunde hat mir sehr viel gebracht und ich bin zufrieden mit meinem Fortschritt »
School highlights
« Das Lehrerteam ist sehr motiviert und auch die zusätzlichen Lektionen und Tätigkeiten habe ich sehr geschätzt.Literatur und Musik, Spaziergänge mit Führer in der Stadt und kleine Wanderungen. »
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« Die Aperitivos und Zusatzlektionen sind sehr gut und geben einem die Möglichkeit auch noch über die Klasse hinaus Kontakte zu knüpfen und das gelernte zu üben. »
42 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Bologna ist eine tolle und interessante Stadt, welche auch für Ausflüge (z.B. per Schnellzug) ideal gelegen ist. Sie hat natürlich nicht so viele Highlights wie Rom, Venedig oder Florenz, dafür aber auch deutlich weniger Touristenströme. Die Einheimischen sind somit ebenfalls zugänglicher. Auf meinem Level (B1) hatte ich vormittags einen guten Mix zwischen Grammatik (1.5h) und Konversation (1.5h). Am Nachmittag fanden Privat- und weitere Konversationsstunden statt, abends gab es Exkursionen oder Kochkurse, welche gut besucht waren. Sympathische und kompetente Lehrer. Meist kopierte Texte aus Lehrbüchern als Übungsmaterial. Besseres Freizeitangebot als bei den Schulen in Rom und insbesondere Venedig. Es wurde eifrig am Programm teilgenommen.
2 weeks, April 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, weil das Schulprogramm (zuerst 1.5h Grammatik, dann 1.5h Konversation) mir sehr zusagte und Spass gemacht hat, ohne die notwendige Struktur zu vernachlässigen. »
School highlights
« Sympathische und kompetente Lehrer, gute und viele Aktivitäten unter der Woche. »

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Host family
Experience daily life with an Italian family. This is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture of Bologna and put your language skills into practice in a warm, friendly atmosphere. Living around 20 minutes from the school, you will have your own bedroom and will be able to freely use the kitchen in your home away from home. Half board is available on request, though the school frequently organises cooking and tasting events in the evenings that you won’t want to miss out on!

Shared apartment
If you’re interested in living with locals or with other international students, the school offers a shared apartment. Students have their own bedrooms and share the common rooms and facilities (kitchen, bathroom). This is a sociable way to enjoy your stay in Italy and meet people from all over the world.

The school organises a daily programme of cultural and social activities in Bologna including tours of the city, its monuments, artwork and history. Dive into Italian culture, practise the language in an authentic context and really get to know your classmates. From the Carracci heritage to the contemporary art galleries, you can appreciate the city's ancient engineering alongside the latest designs from Ducati, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati. This is a superb Italian city, which is much less touristic than other similar Italian destinations. With 35 kilometres of shopping arcades including plenty of chic boutiques, shopaholics are especially well catered for. You will be spoilt for choice in the evenings, choosing from the many cinemas, bars and nightclubs of this festive university city with a student population of more than 60,000. And you will soon find out why this is Italy’s food capital!

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