ALCE | Accademia Lingue e Culture Europee

General italian courses

Dense courses to quickly get better in Italian

At ALCE, we only have intensive courses for adults. 23 hours is the minimum number of hours you will be able to do here!
Serious and closely monitored teaching to get better in Italian.

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GENERAL ITALIAN COURSES OVERVIEW

  • Starting dates: any Monday except complete beginners, once a month (see pricelist for starting dates)
  • Students per class: 8 maximum | average 3-5
  • Students per class mini-group: 2-3 persons
  • Duration of 1 lesson: 60 minutes
  • Levels : A1 to C1+
COURSE NAME WEEKLY
HOURS
COURSE
STRUCTURE
(n° of hours per course type)
MIN
AGE
LEVEL LENGHT
(weeks)
TIMETABLE
Monday-Friday
INTENSIVE
(GI 23)
CORE COURSE
(described below)
23h 20 Group
+3 in workshop
17 A1-C1+ 2-48 9:00-13:15
+2x/week 14:00-15/16:00
SUPER INTENSIVE
(GI 30)
30h 20 Group* (mixed with GI23)
+10 mini group
17 A1-C1+ 2-48 9:00-13:15
+ 14:00-16:00
COMBINED
(GI 23+5)
28h Intensive (GI23) group + 5 private 17 A1-C1+ 2-48 9:00-13:15
+ private
CONVERSATON CLASS
to book with GI23 (or private course)
+4h GI 23 group
+4 conversation mini group
= total 27
17 A1-C1+ Any on top of GI23 14:00-16:00
2x/week
PRIVATE LESSONS
1 to 1 & 2 to 1
min 10h
if not combined
Private or semi-private 17 A1-C2 Min 1 Schedule confirmed once at school

GENERAL INTENSIVE (GI 23)

23 hours per week

Length: you can enroll from 2 weeks to an academic year

It consists of 20 morning classes (of 60 min) per week plus 2 afternoon workshops per week.

  • 4 lessons per day from 9 AM - 1:15 PM
  • 1 weekly afternoon Grammar Workshop
  • 1 weekly afternoon lesson: conversation and phonetics rotational classes
  • Daily homework and weekly self-study
  • Regular test (written and spoken) every 2 weeks

Timetable & course structure

FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY
9:00 - 10:50 Lesson part 1, teacher A: focus on grammar (listening & vocabulary)
10:50 - 11:05 break
11:05 - 13:15 Lesson part 2, teacher B: communicative activities (focus on reading, listening, vocabulary)
13:15 - 14:00 LUNCH BREAK

+ WORKSHOPS (we strongly encourage the participation but this is not obligatory):

14:00 - 16:00 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:00
Grammar levels A1-A2
Grammar levels B1 - B2 - C1
Thursday 14:00 - 16:00 Conversation or
Phoenetics & pronunciation (alternate)

- The grammar workshop is a complementary lesson where we focus on specific grammar topics, especially designed for and divided by indicated levels. With this extra class, students have the opportunity to revise and clarify the grammar they have worked with throughout the previous week. One thematic per workshop!

- The phonetics & pronunciation workshop is a complementary lesson essential when learning a foreign language. Teachers often use our soundproof laboratory of dubbing and recording. Students get recorded so they can hear their voice and pronunciation in order to correct their mistakes and imperfections.

- The conversation workshop is a complementary lesson where students practice their communicative skills through everyday life topics.

Our other general Italian courses

COMBINED (GI20+5)

25 to 28 hours per week

This course consists of 20 hours of GROUP General Italian + one hour of private (one-to-one) lessons in the afternoon per day.
The private lessons give students the opportunity to concentrate on their own individual needs and interests.
The course is from 9.00am to 1.15pm in the morning + usually 2.00pm to 3.00pm in the afternoon.

SUPER INTENSIVE (GI30)

30 hours per week

This highly intensive course combines our group Standard Italian Course in the morning (20h) + 10 hours of Standard Italian Course in the afternoon in mini-group.

This course is available all year round and is ideal for participants who only have 2 or 3 weeks.
Here students have many chances to improve the language faster and also get the opportunity to:

- Ask all the questions about their doubts

- Put in practice everything they have learnt in the morning

- Consolidate the learning immediately

- Study more Italian though different topics and enrich their vocabulary

(**) When there are less than 2 students enrolled at the same level, we guarantee, at the same price, 5 one to one afternoon classes per week

ONE TO ONE or TWO TO ONE GENERAL (OGI)

ONE TO ONE

This is the most customised option. The programme is completely based on the student’s individual needs and adapts immediately to take into account the developments they have made.
Both the content and timing of this course can be adapted to suit the student’s requirements.

Suggested to those who wish to perfect their knowledge of the Italian language in a brief period and with a full immersion. Experience has shown us that this type of course guarantees the very best results and progress!

TWO TO ONE

If two people are interested in taking lessons together, the two-to-one option offers a great opportunity in both financial and educational terms, rapidly increasing communicative ability in Italian for everyday and academic use. The same (or similar) starting knowledge is required.

NB: students enrolled in any of our course can add any number of private courses to their lessons (no minimum). There is though a minimum of 10 hours per week for a student that would like to come and only do private courses at the school.

ITALIAN CULTURE and CONVERSATION COURSE

23 + 4 hours per week

The culture and conversation class is an ADD-ON. You can combine it with the GI23 or private lessons.
It runs in mini-group (2-3 persons).
It consists of 2x2 hours of extra conversation class per week (on top of the workshop one) and acts as a perfect addition to morning classes to make your Italian speaking more fluide.
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.