Italian school in Bologna: Cultura Italiana

From 291.- EUR
approx 262.- GBP
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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

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
M
Accommodation
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
181 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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Included in the price

  • 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, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 291.-
(about GBP 263.-)
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
521
419
2
536
1013
792
3
779
1503
1163
4
978
1949
1490
6
1426
2891
2194
8
1650
3609
2674
12
2322
5269
3858
16
2994
6929
5042
24
4562
10473
7634
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
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 day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure day: Saturday following course end

Mini group intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 470.-
(about GBP 425.-)
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
700
598
2
894
1371
1150
3
1316
2040
1700
4
1680
2651
2192
6
2456
3921
3224
8
3014
4973
4038
12
4348
7295
5884
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
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 day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure day: Saturday following course end

Combined course 20+5

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 470.-
(about GBP 425.-)
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
700
598
2
894
1371
1150
3
1316
2040
1700
4
1680
2651
2192
6
2456
3921
3224
8
3014
4973
4038
12
4348
7295
5884
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
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 day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure day: Saturday following course end

Italian + Cooking

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 24 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 411.-
(about GBP 371.-)
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
641
539
2
776
1253
1032
3
1139
1863
1523
4
1458
2429
1970
6
2146
3611
2914
8
2610
4569
3634
16
4914
8849
6962
24
7442
13353
10514
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
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 day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure day: 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

Destination
/ 5
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/ 5
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/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
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/ 5
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/ 5

181 students gave their opinion about this school

23 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
5 weeks, November – December 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
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44 years old - Sweden
/ 5
Det är vansingit kallt inomhus dels i skolan och dels inomhus i övrigt.I min grupp av 9 personer var det 4 tysktalande.. Lite mycket men ok.De som är spansktalande pratar mycket spanska i tron att det är italienska.. De är förstådda men man lär sig fel om man inte kan spanska och hör skillnaden.
2 weeks, November – December 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4.7 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Det är bra att vara utsatt för språket dygnet runt. »
School highlights
« Lärarna! »
Top tips
« Förkunskaper bör vara så stora som möjligt! Samt lite mer kontakt eller info innan avresan. »
18 years old - Germany
/ 5
Die Schule und die Lehrer sind alle sehr herzlich und alle Lehrer kennen die Namen jeglicher Schüler, sodass man sich dort sehr wohl fühlt und ein familiäres Gefühl kriegt. Der einzige Kritikpunkt ist das Alter der Studenten, dass wenn man noch recht jung ist, nicht so viele Personen des gleichen Alters antrifft. Gerade wenn man für eine längere Zeit die Sprachschule besucht. Es gab viele Angebote, die man sehr gerne immer mitgemacht hat. Entweder gab es Ausflüge ins Grüne, Stadtbesichtigungen, kulturelle Veranstaltungen, aber auch Abends ein gemeinsamer Aufenthalt in einer Bar. Bei langer Aufenthaltsdauer wird es nur irgendwann ein bisschen eintönig.
12 weeks, September – November 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« In der Sprache habe ich definitiv Fortschritte vermerkt, die Lehrer haben die Sprache mit Grammatik sehr gut vermittelt. Natürlich ist es immer besser mit verschiedenen Nationalitäten befreundet zu sein, damit man auch wirklich nur z.B italienisch redet. Ich hab noch oft den Fehler gemacht in meiner Freizeit viel deutsch zu reden aufgrund von deutschen Freunden. »
School highlights
« Die Schule ist sehr familiär und sehr persönlich. Jeder kennt jeden und man fühlt sich sehr geborgen. Bei Problemen kann man sich immer an die Schule wenden und sie versuchen das Problem sofort zu lösen. »
65 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Meine gesetzten Ziele habe ich dank der Unterstützung der Sprachschule erreicht. Der Empfang war sehr herzlich; viele LehrerInnen konnten sich an meinen letzten Sprachaufenthalt vor 7 Jahren erinnern. Das gab ein Gefühl von Willkommen sein. Bologna als Stadt hat mir wiederum sehr gefallen. Die Leute waren freundlich und freuten sich, wenn man das Gespräch suchte. Ich erlebte sie sehr hilfsbereit. Die Lehrer sind sehr engagiert und kompetent. Sie gehen auf die speziellen Bedürfnisse der Studenten ein. Das Durchschnittsalter ist schwierig anzugeben. Mehrere waren über 50, auch über 60 Jahre alt und es hatte Junge um 20 Jahre. Man kann auch mit dem Bus gehen; es ist eine bequeme Linie ohne Umsteigen. 15-20 Minuten, je nach Verkehrslage. Es wurde viel geboten und man fühlte sich integriert.
4 weeks, September – October 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja sehr. Da kein Intensivkurs angeboten wurde, konnte ich pro Tag eine Stunde Privatunterricht geniessen. Das hat mich sehr viel weiter gebracht im Sprechen und in den hängigen Fragen der Grammatik. »
School highlights
« Persönliche Begegnungen und Betreuung, Kompetenz der Lehrkräfte, Erfahrungen, die angewendet werden. Hausaufgaben, welche besprochen werden. Sprachliche Probleme werden ernst genommen, bis sie geklärt sind. »
42 years old - France
/ 5
1 week, October – November 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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49 years old - Netherlands
/ 5
Wat een heerlijke stad! Lekker overzichtelijk en toch groots. Lekker eten, mooi weer, genoeg te zien en te doen. Ook als je alleen op reis gaat is het er heerlijk. Leuke wandelingen, wel moeilijk te begrijpen als je de taal niet machtig bent. De kookcursus was fantastisch!
1 week, October 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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« Ja ik heb zeer veel vooruitgang geboekt. Ik versta het veel beter en spreek het ook een beetje. Het was een vermoeiende en waanzinnig interessante week. »
School highlights
« De leuke juffen »
27 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Bologna ist ein absolut empfehlenswerter Ort für einen Sprachkurs. Die Schule Cultura Italiana ist eine hervorragende Sprachschule, besonders geprägt durch einen wunderbar positiven Geist, der dort herrscht. Dieser geht zurück auf den passionierten und engagierten Leiter, der ein sehr glückliches Händchen bei der Auswahl der Lehrer/-innen zu haben scheint. Wenn etwas den Lernerfolg gesichert hat, dann die tolle Atmosphäre in der Gruppe, die durch die Lehrer maßgeblich positiv beeinflusst wurde. Sehr nettes Pärchen, gastfreundlich und unkompliziert Sehr engagiertes und liebenswürdiges Team der Schule mit diversem und durchaus auch anspruchsvollem Programm.
2 weeks, September 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Sprachliche Fortschritte in kürzester Zeit, dank höher Motivation durch die Lehrer/-innen vor Ort. Große Offenheit hat alles sehr einfach gemacht. »
School highlights
« Wirklich fantastisches Personal! »
64 years old - Austria
/ 5
2 weeks, September 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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35 years old - Spain
/ 5
1 week, August – September 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Teaching (3.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (1.8 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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60 years old - France
/ 5
1 week, July 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (3.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4 / 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.

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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