Dear visitor, thank you for your interest in Cultura Italiana, the first Italian language school in Italy specializing in teaching Italian to foreigners. Cultura Italiana offers Italian language courses in Bologna. In Bologna there are many English language schools that organize Italian language lessons for foreign tourists. Our school, Cultura Italiana, is the only school that specializes in the Italian language and culture. Our learning environment (such as language, subject material used, customs, life-style, the art of the Italian food and the Italian people) are all presented as exclusively Italian. You can be assured of enjoying a true and genuine insight into our Italian culture and language. In Bologna there is the first University in Europe. Bologna is lively medieval towns not yet discovered by mass tourism (see The New York Times). Here it is easy to learn Italian in Italy making contact with the local people.
|euro 264||Special Discount|
20 hours per week 6-12 students per class
10 hours per week of extracurricular activities
2 hours per day of homework at home or at school
|The courses begin every Monday and end on the Friday of the corresponding week. The school is closed on the international holidays|
Euro 128 per week
In Cultura Italiana schools, students of elementary, intermediate and advanced levels are introduced into Italian language use from the first day of their course. They are involved to speak and study Italian language by finding their own way. The teachers will help them. “Culture” means Agriculture. As the farmer looks after a plant, the teacher helps every student to grow and develop the knowledge of the Italian language. Both attending individual Italian classes or a group course, students will learn about the Italian way of living by meeting Italian people. In the intermediate and advanced levels, the teachers will help the students to widen their knowledge of the Italian language, so every day it is broader and deeper.
You don’t find many tourists in Bologna, so Cultura Italiana students are like guests, integrated in the city life. The Italian language is a complicated communication system. Different levels overlap and different lines cross over each other in order to make sense. This system is the culture. “Culture” means “way of life” and “way of using language”, too.
You don’t have to come to Italy, if you want to learn a language only to understand and to be understood. You can study grammar forms and words without living with Italians in Bologna. However, to be able to properly understand and speak the language it is necessary to be in Italy and even better to learn in a school where there are staff experienced in helping foreigners to learn Italian with all the different shades of meaning and speaking.
Italian grammar is very complex . At Cultura Italiana students, first of all, learn to speak and to communicate in a lively Italian. Grammar is a necessary aid, that gives a correct form to the speech. At Cultura Italiana you learn Italian as spoken by Italians. It is possible for students to come for one or two week, a month or more, or for a year. The choice is yours. Many of our students return year after year to learn more and to build on their previous knowledge and experience with the Italian language.
Statistics show that most Italians would like to live in Bologna. In our Italian courses you will find your own way to learn Italian with the help of professional and friendly teachers. “Cultura” means “way of life” as well as “way to use the language”. The way we communicate is special in every language. Italians talk a lot, they communicate differently by, for instance, the British, German, Swedish and Japanese people. For this reason Cultura Italiana has specialized in teaching Italian only (not other languages) to enter the deep aspects that characterize the Italian culture.
are taught by professional teachers with experience in teaching Italian as a foreign language. Students learn the communicative language. Particular care will be given to usage and expression. Our courses are intensive and each student is expected to do about 2 hours’ homework per day. This may be done at home, or at school with a tutor.
The students are divided into 8 Levels according to their knowledge of the language and their abilities: Basic (A1 (Basic) and A2 (Basic 2) - 1st and 2nd part), Intermediate (B1 (Intermediate 1) and B2 (Intermediate 2) - 1st and 2nd part), Advanced (C1 (Advanced 1) and C2 (Advanced 2) - 1st and 2nd part). Particular care will be given to the usage of the language, to expression, to a good comprehension and to the ability to use the language in particular situations.
The aim of the various activities is to facilitate and encourage contacts between the participants on the course and their Italian environment, and to provide a general understanding of contemporary Italy. The first part is a program specifically designed for every participant having some special interest. A doctor, an architect or a teacher i.e. can meet an Italian colleague at work.
The second part is a selection of activities. It follows four general topics: a. The town b. Art, history and music c. Environment d. Current events