ALCE is a school that specialises in teaching the Italian language to overseas students. It was founded in 1999 with the simple goal of providing students with a comprehensive educational and cultural experience, within a friendly and encouraging environment.
Each year we welcome students from all over the world and our wide range of courses is designed to meet their every need. Our teaching is sophisticated and uses multimedia technology, but one thing has and never will change and that is our insistence on the same high standards and the same warm welcome we gave when we started. We work constantly to guarantee this and to maintain the quality on which our reputation is founded.
By studying Italian in Italy you will learn the language far more effectively and quickly than you could at home. You will also have the chance to experience Italian lifestyle, make new friends from around the world, and develop your understanding of our increasingly inter-cultural world. ALCE brings all of these experiences together in educational programmes that are proven, effective and stimulating. We are, and will always be, a traditional institution where you will be treated as an individual, not as a number, and where teachers and staff respect your commitment to your education and take pride in your achievements.
The Italian Courses respect the methodology of ALCE which favours high quality and professional teaching in an informal environment. Teaching integrates the traditional methods for basic grammar and syntax, with an innovative use of audio, video and authentic materials. But what really makes the difference is the teacher-student relationship. All of our teachers tailor their teaching as far as possible to the needs of each and every student. Correspondingly our classes are small, with a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 participants . The Italian Course is organised by level to respond to the different needs of the participants