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Old 22nd April 2012, 05:20 PM
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We plan to move to Bologna next year and the first priority is to improve our use of italian language. I have started to look on the internet and there seems to be loads of language schools in Bologna - please can someone recommend a good school based on personal experience.

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Hi there,
I was learning Italian in a school in Bologna about 10 years ago, the school is called Cultura Italiana, located in Via Castiglione no. 4 in the city centre. The school was quite good, they tested my entry level first and the class size was small with many international students from all over the world.
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Thanks for the recommendation - they are on my list of possibles to great to get feedback from a past client. How is your language - you must be fluent.

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Hi, yes I'm fluent now, I took courses for a few years actually. But living in Italy talking in Italian all day obviously helps to speed things up.

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I've just finished a 4 week course at Madrelingua, another language school in Bologna. I was really satisfied with the standard of teaching and the levels available. Having studied Italian for quite a bit before I was mainly looking to iron out some mistakes I continually used to make. They also have pronunciation classes in the afternoon a few days a week so you can perfect your 'gn' sound!

Look for a tandem as well (conversation partner). People in Italy are very keen to learn English, so you can do a language exchange with absolute ease. Check out via Zamboni (student area) for flyers on this.

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I've just finished a 4 week course at Madrelingua, another language school in Bologna. I was really satisfied with the standard of teaching and the levels available. Having studied Italian for quite a bit before I was mainly looking to iron out some mistakes I continually used to make. They also have pronunciation classes in the afternoon a few days a week so you can perfect your 'gn' sound!

Look for a tandem as well (conversation partner). People in Italy are very keen to learn English, so you can do a language exchange with absolute ease. Check out via Zamboni (student area) for flyers on this.

Thks for the recommendation. Was your course intensive - how many days/hours was the programme also the number of students in the class?

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Thks for the recommendation. Was your course intensive - how many days/hours was the programme also the number of students in the class?

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My course was the 'standard Italian course' which was 4 hours of lessons a day, Monday to Friday for the 4 weeks I was there. This consisted of 2 hours of grammar based lessons in the morning (starting at 9.30am) and 2 hours of conversation afterwards. Numbers differed over the course of the 4 weeks, as people are always coming and going, so anywhere between 4-8 people when I was there. Usually on the lower end of that.

The best thing about the conversation was that the first hour was in a 'bar' (cafe) where we would all get a coffee or juice etc. and chat in a more informal environment. Teachers are around to correct mistakes or help with vocab and the like.

I think the intensive course is closer to 6 hours a day, with lessons in the afternoon as well. Just google 'madrelingua italiano/Bologna' and you can find a lot more info.
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