Quality Italian Language School in Bologna
Learn Italian, Discover Italian Art and Culture, Experience the difference. Italian courses in Bologna


We are delighted to inform you that after 10 years of operation, A.L.C.E. is now expanding its premises

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Please use the new phone number

+39 (0)51 05.60.300/1


From January 2014, ALCE is also member of ASILS (Association of Schools of Italian as a Second Language), designed to guarantee the quality of instruction and professional level of services offered to students.

We are delighted to show are new video about Bologna !





Summer session | June 5th 2014:

Open Enrollment | Iscrizioni aperte dal 20.3.2014

Registration dead line | termine ultimo per la registrazione:

May 2nd 2014

  • 6 weeks course starting date: April 21st

  • 4 weeks course starting date: May 5th

  • 2 weeks course starting date: May 19th


In 2013 many of our students took an offical examination preparation course with us and went on to take and pass the exams! Beside you can find the CILS examination results


Summer session - June 2013

100% pass rate (including levels B2 and C1)

Congratulations to our students !!



Early bird booking:

Courses starting from May 2014

10 % OFF on tuition fees

(if you book at least 75 days in advance and pay registration fee and deposit - euro 200,00)



2014 starting dates: (exam April 8th)

Monday, February 3rd 2014 ‐ 8 weeks
Monday, February 17th ‐2014 ‐ 6 weeks
Monday, March 3rd 2014 – 4 weeks

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New: from next October ALCE will be officialy accredited by the University for Foreigners of Siena as an Authorized Exam Prepration Center for DITALS (The Certificate for Teachers of Italian as a foreign language). Please contact us for next dates (preparation courses and exam sessions) >>>> info DITALS

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The top 12 countries in 2013 were:

Germany (11%)
Switzerland (10 %)
China (7%)
England (7%)
Israel (7%)
Usa (7%)
Australia (5%)
Russia (4%)
France (3%)
Belgium (3%)
Mexico (3%)
Norway (3%)

Great balanced Nationality Mix:

Diversity of students is a very important goal to us which is why we strive to keep a heterogeneous representation of nations at our school. In 2013 our medium-sized school had a maximum of 10/11% representatives of a single nation. 35 all other Countries in total, and 22 of them with less than 2% of representation






This truly unique and exclusive program combines the opportunity
to see some of the most beautiful cities of Italy with
daily Italian lessons “on the road”.

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If you also want an advanced cultural experience in Bologna, you can choose our Italian Plus courses and combine them with our Italian language intensive classes

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Germans can apply for our Bildungsurlaub recognized courses. Our schools is recognized from the following German Federal States regarding the "Bildungsurlaub":

Rheinland-Pfalz - Hessen -Schleswig-Holstein - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern - Saarland - Berlin

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Internet Italian Lessons allows you to see and speak directly to your tutor via the internet. You communicate with your teacher using a webcam and a microphone. Video conferencing is an enjoyable and effective way to learn Italian

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ALCE is recognized by CSN, the official Swedish scholarship agency. Swedish students can obtain a grant for studying our Italian courses in Bologna


Bilbo House / Student residence

Our unique option directly managed by us, consists of two different apartments, both less than a four/ five minute walk away from the school. Centrally situated, both apartments are within walking distance to the famous shopping streets of Bologna, the most beautiful city park, the Giradini Margherita is only few hundred metres away, a perfect spot for recreation activities or simply to relax and enjoy the luscious greens

We found out that our students enjoy the pleasant and friendly atmosphere: They live independently but at the same time belong to a 'family'group of international students. They can choose to stay in a single or a shared bedroom.

Bathrooms and showers are shared. Student can prepare their own meals in the well-equipped kitchen.

New ! Free wireless access for students. Don't forget your laptop. Air conditioning available !

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The easiest and fastest way to enrol in one of of our courses

>>go to the application form on-line


Wine tasting

These lessons are given by a professional wine expert
who will take you on a tour designed to broaden your knowledge
of one of Italy’s most typical and traditional products,
namely wine.

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Conversation class

These courses explore various aspects of Italian culture,with a particular focus on the spoken language, and are designed for students who wish to learn more about the history of the language, Italian literature and Italian dialects

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Italian Cookery classes

These classes are designed to show you the secrets of Italian cuisine. Secrets that spring from the diverse histories of the country’s various regions, all of which boast numerous regional and local specialities.

Qualified chefs will help you prepare superb dishes, step by step.

>> see one cooking lesson

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Study Italian in Bologna, Study at Alce
...not just a language course, but an authentic Italian cultural experience



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New: 2014 dates and fees

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We are delighted to announce that Alce, since 2010 is member of IALC .  The International Association of Language Centres is an award-winning association of independent language schools that teach the language of their country




Contact us. Is simply, easy and fast with "skype". If You know the system, our user id is "alcestudy". You can also download the free software (is legal) following this link You will speak directly with our responsable on line and will get immediate answer to your questions and needs. You are welcome !




Our tribute to the great singer-poet-songwriter LUCIO DALLA, sadly passed away whilst in the middle of a European tour. We want to remember him with his greatest songs. Bologna is proud of his much loved citizen, a wonderful Italian artist well known worldwide, as a special ambassador of our music an culture.



Alce has free wireless Internet access - don't forget to bring your notebook computer! New: now free also at Bilbo House



Customer Satisfaction Excellence

Award 2010 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014

Every year Languagecourses requests evaluations from more than a thousand language course students worldwide in order to honour language schools which provide outstanding services to their clients. >>> read more



Official Examination centre (recognized by University of Siena)

Csn Sweden




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