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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
207 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

94% of students recommending this school

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207 students gave their opinion about this school

46 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, September – October 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.7 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (3.7 / 5)
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48 years old - Germany
/ 5
Supertoll!! Jederzeit wieder!! Sehr effektiv und viel Spaß!! Kompetente und sehr nette Lehrer/innen
1 week, September – October 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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48 years old - Spain
/ 5
El equipo de profesionales de la escuela "Cultura italiana" son extraordinarios. La ubicación de la escuela es inmejorable, la única pega es que las instalaciones son muy antiguas, pero repetiría por la calidad de su enseñanza y su entusiasmo. A mi por mis gustos, me pareció un alojamiento fantástico. El profesorado muestra siempre mucho entusiasmo y son muy entregados y dispuestos.
1 week, September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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« Sí, el hecho de fomentar actividades extra escolares fomenta la relación y el contacto a través del nuevo idioma »
School highlights
« Su disponibilidad para ayudar en las cuestiones extra escolares y sus consejos prácticos acerca de los lugares para visitar como restaurantes, zona de ocio... »
67 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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19 years old - France
/ 5
1 week, August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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19 years old - Austria
/ 5
1 week, August – September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.8 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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29 years old - Spain
/ 5
Bolonia es una ciudad muy acogedora y tranquila, por lo que te permite disfrutar de sus calles, del ambiente de la ciudad, de su historia y cultura, alejada de la masificación de turistas. Me ha encantado el curso que he realizado. Había un ambiente internacional muy bueno. En cuanto a la organización por parte de toda la escuela, ha sido excelente desde el principio hasta el final. Los profesores son muy competentes y hacen que disfrutes de sus clases. Asimismo, el programa cultural es muy variado y puedes hacer cosas por la tarde con los demás compañeros de la escuela y seguir practicando en el idioma. Las clases han sido muy divertidas y están muy bien organizadas: gramática, expresión y comunicación. Los profesores son muy competentes y hacen que estés cómodo desde el primer día en clase. He estado una semana y he aprendido muchísimo. Seguramente que repita ya que la organización por parte de todos y la propia ciudad de Bolonia es magnífica. El piso estaba muy bien equipado, así como la habitación. Me hubiese gustado que el baño privado estuviese en la misma habitación, no fuera, ya que era más incómodo. En cuanto al contacto con los compañeros en el piso, compartí el piso con una pareja que tenía horarios diferentes en la escuela (yo estudiaba por las tardes y ellos por la mañana), por lo que apenas nos veíamos. Apenas pude hablar con ellos. Me hubiese gustado poder compartir el piso con más gente, ya que hay más posibilidad de poder hablar en el idioma. El programa cultural es muy variado y divertido. Puedes hacer prácticamente cada día un tipo de actividad:desde conocer las distintas partes de la ciudad, cocinar platos típicos, aprender del idioma o tomar el aperitivo con otros compañeros para conocerlos más y practicar el idioma. Totalmente recomendable participar en cada una de las actividades. La organización por parte de Cultura Italiana y ESL ha sido excelente. Volvería a repetir con ellos, ya que el viaje ha sido muy bueno.
1 week, August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Aunque haya estado una semana, si he mejorado bastante. Los profesores te hacen que te sientas cómoda en las clases, lo que hace más fácil que te sueltes con el idioma y ganes confianza en ti misma desde la primera clase. »
School highlights
« La ubicación de la escuela. Está situada en el propio centro.Los profesores son muy competentes. Organizan muy bien sus clases. Todos en la escuela te hacen sentir como en casa con su amabilidad y dedicación.El programa cultural es muy variado y divertido. El alojamiento estaba muy bien situado y estaba dotado con todo lo necesario. »
Top tips
« La propia ciudad de Bolonia en sí es muy bonita y seguro que te sorprende en todos los sentidos. Tiene mucha historia y cultura. Además, está alejada del turismo de masas, por lo que puedes caminar por cada parte de la ciudad con tranquilidad. »
47 years old - Spain
/ 5
El nivel de los profesores es altísimo. No solo tienen grandes conocimientos pedagógicos, sino que además son tremendamente simpáticos. Marina es estupenda, una persona fantástica con la que hablé muchísimo y que me abrió su hogar con toda la confianza. Tanto las visitas guiadas por la ciudad, como los cursos de cocina, como las conferencias, fueron estupendas. Además, estas actividades ayudan a conocer otros aspectos de la cultura italiana. Todo genial.
1 week, August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.7 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Sí. Iba con el propósito de poder poner en práctica lo que sabía de antemano, y no solo he podido hacerlo, sino que he aprendido mucho con el curso. »
School highlights
« Los profesores, y las actividades extra. »
Top tips
« El museo de la universidad de Bolonia »
30 years old - Spain
/ 5
La escuela genial y los profesores muy buenos. Me ha ayudado a mejorar mucho la fluidez del idioma. Las actividades extra facilitaban el hablar con gente de otras clases e integrarte un poco más.
2 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Sí, he mejorado la fluidez gracias a verme envuelta en un ambiente en el que se hablaba italiano todo el rato en clase. He pasado de un nivel B2 a un C1. »
School highlights
« El dinamismo y la cercanía de los profesores. La amabilidad del personal de administración. »
35 years old - Netherlands
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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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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