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
2020: Apr 13, May 1, Jun 2, Dec 8
Christmas holidays (annual closing)
2020: from Dec 21, 2020 to Jan 08, 2021


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) € 205/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

2020 start dates GI23 | GI20+5 | GI30

BEGINNERSNON BEGINNERS
7 January 7-13-20-27 January
3 February 3-10-17-24 February
2 March 2-9-16-23-30 March
6 April 6-14-20-27 April
4 May 4-11-18-25 May
1 June 1-8-15-22-29 June
6 July 6-13-20-27 July
3 August 3-10-17-24-31 August
7 September 7-14-21-28 September
5 October 5-12-19-26 October
2 November 2-9-16-23-30 November
7 December 7-14 December
Public holidays (2020): 13/04 - 01/05 - 02/06 - 08/112
Christmas Holidays from 21/12/2020 to 08/01/2021

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 4 May 2020 € 770SELECT →
2 weeksStart 14 September 2020€ 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 2020Start dateExame date
6 weeks€ 1.25020 April 04 June SELECT →
19 October 03 December SELECT →
4 weeks€ 92004 May 04 June SELECT →
02 November 03 December SELECT →
2 weeks€ 63018 May 04 June SELECT →
16 November 03 December SELECT →

CELI, AIL, CERT.IT preparation course

CELI 2020Start dateExame date
6 weeks€ 125024 February 9 March SELECT →
11 May 23 June SELECT →
12 October 23 November SELECT →
4 weeks€ 920 24 February 9 March SELECT →
25 May 23 June SELECT →
26 October 23 November SELECT →
2 weeks€ 630 24 February 9 March SELECT →
8 June 23 June SELECT →
9 November 23 November SELECT →
AIL (DELI/DILI/DLI) 2020Start dateExame date
6 weeks€ 125017 February 27 March SELECT →
4 May 12 June SELECT →
4 weeks€ 9202 March 27 March SELECT →
18 May 12 June SELECT →
2 weeks€ 63016 March 27 March SELECT →
1 June 12 June SELECT →

DITALS - Teacher training preparations

2020Start / End date
2 weeksDitals 1 | 26 hours€ 400 10 / 20 February SELECT →
11 / 21 May SELECT →
6 / 16 July SELECT →
7 / 17 September SELECT →
9 / 19 November SELECT →
2 weeksDitals 1 | 26 hours + Practice 30 hrs€ 600 10 / 20 February SELECT →
11 / 21 May SELECT →
6 / 16 July SELECT →
7 / 17 September SELECT →
9 / 19 November SELECT →
2 weeksDitals 1 | 26 hours + Practice 60 hrs€ 800 10 / 20 February SELECT →
11 / 21 May SELECT →
6 / 16 July SELECT →
7 / 17 September SELECT →
9 / 19 November SELECT →

Exam dates: 29 March - 19 July (only DITALS I) - 15 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)