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, Apartment
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
30 years
Nationality mix
Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, etc..
ratings
219 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
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Intensive course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 291.- EUR
Lessons
25 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:55 (Mon, Tues, Thu, Fri), 09:00-12:55 + 14:30-16:10 (Wed)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
291 EUR
541 EUR
421 EUR
2
536 EUR
1036 EUR
796 EUR
3
779 EUR
1529 EUR
1169 EUR
4
978 EUR
1978 EUR
1498 EUR
6
1426 EUR
2926 EUR
2206 EUR
8
1650 EUR
3650 EUR
2690 EUR
12
2322 EUR
5322 EUR
3882 EUR
16
2994 EUR
6994 EUR
5074 EUR
24
4562 EUR
10562 EUR
7682 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (1-9 lessons) (per lesson) 43 EUR
One-to-one course (10+ lessons) (per lesson) 39 EUR
Extra night (host family) 43 EUR
Extra night (apartment) 25 EUR
Airport transfer (pick-up) 50 EUR
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
05.04 / 01.11.2021
Holidays
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021
25.12.2021 - 08.01.2022

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

Intensive mini-group course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week From 470.- EUR
Lessons
25 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 5
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:55 (Mon, Tues, Thu, Fri), 09:00-12:55 + 14:30-16:00 (Wed)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Please note: if there are not enough students for this course, the school proposes the combined course at the same price to you.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
470 EUR
720 EUR
600 EUR
2
894 EUR
1394 EUR
1154 EUR
3
1316 EUR
2066 EUR
1706 EUR
4
1680 EUR
2680 EUR
2200 EUR
6
2456 EUR
3956 EUR
3236 EUR
8
3014 EUR
5014 EUR
4054 EUR
12
4348 EUR
7348 EUR
5908 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (1-9 lessons) (per lesson) 43 EUR
One-to-one course (10+ lessons) (per lesson) 39 EUR
Extra night (host family) 43 EUR
Extra night (apartment) 25 EUR
Airport transfer (pick-up) 50 EUR
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
05.04 / 01.11.2021
Holidays
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021
25.12.2021 - 08.01.2022

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

Combined course, 25+5 lessons/week

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week From 470.- EUR
Lessons
General (group): 25 of 45 minutes
+ General (private): 5 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:55 (Mon, Tues, Thu, Fri), 09:00-12:55 + 14:30-16:00 (Wed)
General (private): To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
470 EUR
720 EUR
600 EUR
2
894 EUR
1394 EUR
1154 EUR
3
1316 EUR
2066 EUR
1706 EUR
4
1680 EUR
2680 EUR
2200 EUR
6
2456 EUR
3956 EUR
3236 EUR
8
3014 EUR
5014 EUR
4054 EUR
12
4348 EUR
7348 EUR
5908 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (1-9 lessons) (per lesson) 43 EUR
One-to-one course (10+ lessons) (per lesson) 39 EUR
Extra night (host family) 43 EUR
Extra night (apartment) 25 EUR
Airport transfer (pick-up) 50 EUR
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
05.04 / 01.11.2021
Holidays
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021
25.12.2021 - 08.01.2022

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

Italian + cooking

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 24 week(s)
1 week From 411.- EUR
Lessons
General (group): 25 of 45 minutes
+ Cooking: 2 of 180 minutes
Course duration
1 - 24 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:55 (Mon, Tues, Thu, Fri), 09:00-12:55 + 14:30-16:10 (Wed)
Cooking: To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
411 EUR
661 EUR
541 EUR
2
776 EUR
1276 EUR
1036 EUR
3
1139 EUR
1889 EUR
1529 EUR
4
1458 EUR
2458 EUR
1978 EUR
6
2146 EUR
3646 EUR
2926 EUR
8
2610 EUR
4610 EUR
3650 EUR
12
3762 EUR
6762 EUR
5322 EUR
16
4914 EUR
8914 EUR
6994 EUR
24
7442 EUR
13442 EUR
10562 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (1-9 lessons) (per lesson) 43 EUR
One-to-one course (10+ lessons) (per lesson) 39 EUR
Extra night (host family) 43 EUR
Extra night (apartment) 25 EUR
Airport transfer (pick-up) 50 EUR
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
05.04 / 01.11.2021
Holidays
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021
25.12.2021 - 08.01.2022

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

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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/ 5
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/ 5
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/ 5

220 students gave their opinion about this school

65 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Die Personen der Schule (cultura italiana) waren sehr engagiert und hilfsbereit. Das Programm neben der Schule war interessant und abwechslungsreich. Das Klassenzimmer war, vor allem auch wegen Covid 19 eher etwas eng.Bologna ist eine wunderschöne Stadt. Die Schule finde ich sehr empfehlenswert. Die Freizeitangebote war sehr interessant und vielseitig.
4 weeks, October – November 2020
Value for money (5 / 5)
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« Engagement der Lehrerinnen. Spaziergänge in der Freizeit: in der Stadt und auf den Hügeln- die fand ich sehr interessant und sie waren einAusgleich zur Schule. »
59 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
1 week, October 2020
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66 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, October 2020
Value for money (5 / 5)
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« Mir gefiel eigentlich alles recht gut. Meine Wohnung lag ideal, das war sicher positiv. Auch war das Wetter ideal - im Gegensatz zu letztem Jahr:-) in Siena. Die Gruppe ist, das wissen wir alle, abhängig vom Zufall. »
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, October 2020
Value for money (5 / 5)
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38 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, September – October 2020
Value for money (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Mein Italienisch hat sich definitiv verbessert, auch wenn ich ja nur 5 Tage Kurs hatte. Jetzt mache ich erstmal in Deutschland weiter. »
School highlights
« Die Ausflüge und das Rahmenprogramm, sehr kleine Gruppen, dadurch intensives Lernen. Sehr freundliche LehrerInnen und Direktoren. »
74 years old - Austria
/ 5
1 week, October 2020
Value for money (5 / 5)
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23 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, November – December 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, notamment sur la grammaire et la fluidité du langage. »
School highlights
« La méthode d'enseignement très axée sur des sujets politiques et intéressants. »
Top tips
« Les diverses choses à manger. »
47 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Super gsie, tolle Leute, Lehrer Als es heiss war, sehr schlechte Luft, weil der Raum so klein war. Auf dem Pult kein Platz für Notitzen. Als es dunkel war sehr schlechte Lichtverhältnisse. Zu viele Deutsche. In der letzten Woche waren es 6 Deutsche auf 10 Personen. Plus ich als deutschsprechende CHerin. Super, hab ich nicht erwartet. Wusste gar nicht, dass die Schule so was anbietet = jeden Tag was. Kochen war mega super.
6 weeks, September – October 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
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« Cooles Team, hilfsbereit, gute Methoden, engagiert. tolle Angebote umd mit den andern Studis in Kontakt zu kommen »
43 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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65 years old - Netherlands
/ 5
Docenten moeten soms wat slepen en worstelen met ICT-faciliteiten/apparatuur /presentaties via beeldscherm. Dat is voornamelijk voor henzelf best lastig. Liever ook een boek in plaats van alleen stencils. Leermethode en didactiek verder geweldig goed.
1 week, October 2019
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« Geweldige docenten, leuke klassen en een heerlijke sfeer. Combinatie taal en cultuur heel origineel. »

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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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