ALCE | Accademia Lingue e Culture Europee

Dates & fees

Placement and levels

On the first day the student is asked to take a test to determine his/her level. This test is both written and oral and is based upon the European Common Framework. The test is also designed to determine each student’s particular needs. The ALCE teaching program operates through a series of levels and modules.
Every two weeks progress is monitored with a graded test.


After the placement test, students receive and work through:
• a student text book / manual (according o the different levels)
• a self-study / exercise book (that is to be completed at home and presented to the teacher every Friday in order to be corrected)
• a varied and exhaustive self-produced workbook (“dispense”) which includes grammar, syntax, vocabulary, exercises and in fact is an outline of the course.

The school is closed on the following dates
(classes will not be made-up except private courses):
Public holidays
2021: Apr 5, Apr 10, Dec 8
2022: Apr 18, Apr 25, Jun 2, Aug 15, Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 8
Christmas holidays (annual closing)
2021: from Dec 20, 2021 to Jan 9, 2022
2022: from Dec 20, 2022 to Jan 9, 2023


ACCOMMODATION: Accommodations are included from the Sunday before the course starts until the Saturday after the end of the course.
Check-in time: Sunday between 11 am and 5pm (until 7pm for host families) - Check-out time: Saturday before 11 am
Students MUST inform us about their arrival time in advance.


Administrative fees:
Registration fee: € 40
Course book and materials:
1-5 weeks: € 35
6-12 weeks: € 65
13-24 weeks: € 95
25-40 weeks: € 120
Accommodation fees:
Accommodation placement fee (per student) € 40
Accommodation options:
1/HOMESTAY OPTIONS
Homestay (single room, half board) € 210/w+fee
Twin/Double Homestay (2 students together only) € 185/w+fee
2/RESIDENCE OPTIONS: self-catering. 1 week 2-5 weeks 6-8 weeks 9+ weeks
Bilbo/Frodo/Gandalf House SINGLE room € 150/w+fee € 130/w+fee € 125/w+fee € 120/w+fee
Bilbo/Frodo/Gandalf House DOUBLE room (2 students together only) € 130/w+fee € 110/w+fee € 100/w+fee € 90/w+fee

General Italian Courses

2021 start dates GI23 | GI20+5 | GI30

BEGINNERSNON BEGINNERS
5 October 5-11-18-25 October
2 November 2-8-15-22-29 November
6 December 6-13 December

2022 start dates GI23 | GI20+5 | GI30

BEGINNERSNON BEGINNERS
10 January 10-17-24-31 January
7 February 7-14-21-28 February
7 March 7-14-21-28 March
4 April 4-11-19-26 April
2 May 2-9-16-23-30 May
6 June 6-13-20-27 June
4 July 4-11-18-25 July
1 August 1-8-16-22-29 August
5 September 5-12-19-26 September
3 October 3-10-17-24-31 October
7 November 7-14-21-28 November
5 December 5-12 December

GI23 - Intensive course

N. of weeks Price per week
1*€ 225

2 € 205
3 € 185
4 to 7 € 175
8 to 11 € 165
12 to 19 € 160
20 to 24 € 150
25+ € 145

* 1 week bookings: it is always better to check the level with us

GI20+5 - Combined course

N. of weeks Price per week
1* € 385

2 € 355
3 € 335
4+ € 325

GI20+10 - Combined course

N. of weeks Price per week
1* € 540

2 € 490
3 € 470
4+ € 460

* 1 week bookings: it is always better to check the level with us

GI30 - Super intensive course

N. of weeks Price per week
1* € 375

2 € 345
3 € 325
4+ € 315

* 1 week bookings: it is always better to check the level with us

OGI, OPI - One to one individual lessons

GENERAL
10 hours per week€ 330
20 hours per week€ 590
30 hours per week€ 835
PROFESSIONAL
10 hours per week€ 405
20 hours per week€ 695
30 hours per week€ 940

TGI, TPI - Two to one lessons

GENERAL
10 hours€ 450
20 hours€ 790
30 hours€ 1.105
PROFESSIONAL
10 hours€ 565
20 hours€ 1.025
30 hours€ 1.315

Nb: total price for 2 persons

MC - Master class (over 45)

2 weeksStart 11 April 2022 € 770SELECT →
2 weeksStart 2 May 2022 € 770SELECT →
2 weeksStart 12 September 2022 € 770SELECT →
2 weeksStart 10 October 2022 € 770SELECT →

Professional Italian Courses

BI - Business italian. LI - Italian for law

Minimum level: intermediate. Minimum age: 21.
Starting date: every first monday of each month (4 weeks) and on demand (1/2/3 weeks).
1 week € 375
2 weeks€ 690
3 weeks€ 975
4 weeks€ 1.260

Examination Courses

CILS preparation course

CILS 2022Start dateExame date
6 weeks€ 1.25021 February 07 April only A2 and B2SELECT →
19 April 31 May all levels SELECT →
31 October 15 December all levels SELECT →
4 weeks€ 92007 March 07 April only A2 and B2SELECT →
02 May 31 May all levels SELECT →
14 November 15 December all levels SELECT →
2 weeks€ 63021 March 07 April only A2 and B2SELECT →
16 May 31 May all levels SELECT →
28 November 15 December all levels SELECT →

CELI, AIL, CERT.IT preparation course

CELI 2022Start dateExame date
6 weeks€ 125031 January 14 March only A1 to B2 SELECT →
9 May 21 June all levels SELECT →
10 October 21 November all levels SELECT →
4 weeks€ 920 14 February 14 March only A1 to B2 SELECT →
23 May 21 June all levels SELECT →
24 October 22 November all levels SELECT →
2 weeks€ 630 2 February 14 March only A1 to B2 SELECT →
6 June 21 June all levels SELECT →
9 November 22 November all levels SELECT →
AIL (DELI/DILI/DLI) 2022Start dateExame date
6 weeks€ 125014 February 1 April SELECT →
16 May 1 July SELECT →
4 weeks€ 92028 February 1 April SELECT →
30 May 1 July SELECT →
2 weeks€ 63014 March 1 April SELECT →
13 June 1 July SELECT →

DITALS - Teacher training preparations

2022Start / End date
2 weeksDitals 1 | 26 hours€ 400 24 January / 3 February SELECT →
28 March / 7 April SELECT →
4 / 14 July SELECT →
5 / 15 September SELECT →
7 / 17 November SELECT →
2 weeksDitals 1 | 26 hours + Practice 30 hrs€ 600 24 January / 3 February SELECT →
28 March / 7 April SELECT →
4 / 14 July SELECT →
5 / 15 September SELECT →
7 / 17 November SELECT →
2 weeksDitals 1 | 26 hours + Practice 60 hrs€ 800 24 January / 3 February SELECT →
28 March / 7 April SELECT →
4 / 14 July SELECT →
5 / 15 September SELECT →
7 / 17 November SELECT →
2 weeksDitals base | 26 hours€ 400 16 / 26 May SELECT →
2 weeksDitals base | 26 hours + Practice 16 hours€ 530 16 / 26 May SELECT →

Exam dates: 8 April, 22 July, 18 November

University preparation courses

Minimum level: intermediate A2+/B1.
SUMMER PREPARATION COURSE:
4 weeks (6-31 july 2020) € 1360SELECT →
6 weeks (6 july - 14 august 2020) € 2040SELECT →
Only scientific subjects 4 weeks € 800 SELECT →
Only scientific subjects 6 weeks (B1 only) € 1200SELECT →
Extra module and/or Refresh course (1 week) € 385 SELECT →
Extra module and/or Refresh course (2 week) € 770 SELECT →
Extra module and/or Refresh course (3 week) € 1155SELECT →
Extra module and/or Refresh course (4 week) € 1540SELECT →
Extra module and/or Refresh course (5 week) € 1925SELECT →
Extra module and/or Refresh course (6 week) € 2310SELECT →
Extra module and/or Refresh course (7 week) € 2695SELECT →
Extra module and/or Refresh course (8 week) € 3080SELECT →

Italian PLUS courses

Starting date: any Monday
Duration: 1-4 weeks
Level: A1+ (cooking) / A2 (all others)
TO BOOK ONLY as a complement to our general Italian language course. Add-on ALL in Italian

IPC - Italian Plus CULTURE

1 week (including GI 23)€ 395
2 weeks (including GI 23)€ 750
6 hours/week2 persons booking together: add-on € 135/week

IPD - Italian Plus DRAMA

1 week (including GI 23)€ 445
2 weeks (including GI 23)€ 850
Choice of 2 modules: "Authors" (text reading, authors analysis, phonetic, expression, gestural art) AND/OR "Practice" - 6 hours/week

IPC - Italian Plus COOKING
IPW - Italian Plus WINE TASTING
IPCW - Italian Plus COOKING & WINE TASTING

1 week and 6 hours/week (including GI 23)€ 395
2 weeks and 6 hours/week (including GI 23)€ 750
1 week and 9 hours/week (including GI 23)€ 475
2 weeks and 9 hours/week (including GI 23)€ 880
1 week and 12 hours/week (including GI 23)€ 545
2 weeks and 12 hours/week (including GI 23)€ 1050
Cooking classes or wine tasting sessions: choice if 6 or 9 hours per week
Cooking è wine: choice of any combination (sessions are per 3 hours) - 2 persons booking together: add-on € 135 (6h) € 200 (9h) /week

IPA - Italian Plus ARTS & CRAFT

1 week and 10 hours (including GI 23)€ 495
2 weeks and 10 hours (including GI 23)€ 680
1 week and 16 hours (including GI 23)€ 770
Choice of 10 or 16 hours package (to use within 1 or 2 weeks)