Intensive Italian language courses in Italy, Bologna
20 hours per week

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20 hours per week
intensive Italian language lesson at Cultura Italiana Bologna

These intensive Italian language courses in Italy are especially convenient in terms of cost-benefit ratio. They enable students to reach a solid grasp of the language in a short time. You learn to use the Italian language; to speak and understand, as well as to read and write.

Prices of Intensive Italian language courses

4 hours (50 minutes) of lessons per day (20 hours per week), classes of 6-12 people. Please calculate your discount

 

  • 1 week
    291
  • 2 weeks
    536
  • 3 weeks
    779
  • 4 weeks
    978
  • 5 weeks
    1202
  • 6 weeks
    1426
  • 7/8 weeks
    1650
  • 9 weeks
    1864
  • 10 weeks
    2098
  • 11/12 weeks
    2522
  • 13 weeks
    2546
  • 14 weeks
    2770
  • 15/16 weeks
    2994
  • 17 weeks
    3218
  • 18 weeks
    3442
  • 19 weeks
    3666
  • 20 weeks
    3890
  • 21 weeks
    4114
  • 22 weeks
    4338
  • 23/24 weeks
    4562
  • 25 weeks
    4786
  • 26 weeks
    5010
  • 27 weeks
    5234
  • 28 weeks
    5458
  • 29 weeks
    5682
  • 30 weeks
    5906
  • 31/32 weeks
    6130
  • 33 weeks
    6354
  • 34 weeks
    6578
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    6802
  • 37 weeks
    7026
  • 38 weeks
    7250
  • 39/40 weeks
    7474
  • 41 weeks
    7698
  • 42 weeks
    7922
  • 43 weeks
    8146
  • 44 weeks
    8370
  • 45 weeks
    8594
  • 46 weeks
    8818
  • 47/48 weeks
    9042
  • 49 weeks
    9266
  • 50 weeks
    9490
  • 51 weeks
    9714
  • 52 weeks
    9938
  • 53/54 weeks
    10162

Prices of the intensive Italian language course Small group
(3-5 people per class)

1 week € 470 - 2 weeks € 894 - 3 weeks € 1316 - 4 weeks € 1680

What we do in our intensive Italian language courses

The first part of the Italian lesson is devoted to the language structure, the use of grammar and vocabulary.

The second part of the lesson is dedicated to Italian language expression and communication. This second part of the lesson is most effective when done in Italy where the total immersion creates the necessity to understand and to be understood in Italian. Learning just grammar and vocabulary can be done without ever coming to Italy.

Class schedule

Intensive Italian language courses are held in the morning from 9:00 to 12:20, or from 10:50 to 14:10, or in the afternoon from 12:40 to 15:50, all with 20-minute coffee breaks.
One afternoon conversation lesson is provided once a week for all levels.

Language classes are usually in the morning, in order to help the students' concentration. Lower level classes are in the morning,  intermediate and higher classes are in the late morning or afternoon. Less concentration, but more sleep in the morning!

After the lessons

After classes there is a programme of visits, walks, meetings, aperitivos and events all around the city enabling students to meet and chat with Italian people outside of school.

Italian course levels

  • A1     (Elementary 1 level)
  • A1.2  (Elementary 1 level) In depth Elementary
  • A2     (Elementary 2 level)
  • B1     (Intermediate 1 level)
  • B2.1  (Intermediate 2 level) Upper Intermediate
  • B2.2  (Intermediate 2 level)
    In depth Upper Intermediate
  • C1     (Advanced level)
  • C2     (Mastery level)

Language level progression

A four-week course corresponds to one level; each level consists of two teaching units. One teaching unit is a work project for 2 weeks. Each level is divided into 2 teaching units.

A non-European language speaker has a different learning pace and in general will require twice the amount of time to reach the same competency levels.

The average learning rate of for an European language speaker is 12 weeks to reach the B1 level, and a further 12 weeks to reach the C1 level. This progression generally depends on the student, their natural ability, and their intensity and frequency of contact and exposure they have to the Italian language.

Student's levels

Student levels defined by the test on their first day will change over the weeks between group participants, depending on their different learning paces. If marked differences develop in the group, then the school will decide to divide the class in smaller groups and reduce lesson times. If the formed class has :

  • 4-5 people: the lesson will last three lesson-hours
  • 2-3 people: the lesson will last two and a half lesson-hours
  • 1 person: the lesson will last one and a quarter lesson-hours.
    (Every lesson-hour consists of 50 minutes).

Small groups usually do more intensive work in class and at home: in this way the same or better results are guaranteed. Students will certainly reach the same level of bigger groups.

Active learning

Classes are held by professional teachers with solid experience in teaching Italian as a second language. Particular care will be given to the usage of the language, its expression, good comprehension and to the ability of using the language in daily situations.

The intensive italian language courses are challenging because using Italian is difficult, but every day students learn new forms in a lively and relaxed environment. The classes are dynamic; if the class becomes too difficult or the pace is too slow for students, they can choose a different class from among different levels.

Every day the school requires students to spend about two hours of their time after the lesson. The two hours of practice can be at home or in school as preferred, for students to revisit and organise the lesson topics by themselves. By doing this, students can organise a "language treasure box" giving them security when they have to express themselves and communicate.