Bologna is a city full of surprises. A majestic square framed by historical buildings, some dating back to the 1400s; a monumental statue of Neptune, set in a fountain surrounded by four voluptuous sea nymphs; two stately towers, one of which you can climb for a breath-taking view of the city’s russet-coloured rooftops; almost 40 kilometres of porticos, offering shade from the summer heat and shelter from the winter rain; a window where you can look onto a magical, hidden canal; and a vast array of restaurants, bars and cafés where you can enjoy a meal, a snack or just a glass of wine ‘al fresco’ at any time of day. A city you won’t easily forget and the perfect place to study Italian!
La classe era perfetta. Il livello giusto, non troppo facile, non troppo difficile. Gli insegnanti sono bravissimi e le lezioni sono state ben preparate e interessante. Gli studenti sono stati incoraggiati a partecipare. Studio l’italiano da sola e sono grata per l’opportunità di parlare. Abbiamo studiato la grammatica in un contesto realistico. Generalmente il personale ad Arca è stato molto amichevole e disponibile.
Maria KentU. K.
Ottima! Dieci su dieci. Mi piacciono le lezione che erano concentrato sulla conversazione. Tutti erano piacevole, gentile, disponibile, amicabile e simpatico , etc, etc. Mille grazie!
Colin GreenU. K.
It has been a great week, had work, fun interesting and stimulating.
I enjoyed being in a small group. There were exceptional teachers, fun and patient and very helpul. The school offered a good enviroment in which to learn.
John FosterU. K.
Thank you so much for fantastic time. It was really short period. I would really like to stay longer (it I could!) Big plus (+) for the good communication via mail with school – always fast and nice. Teachers are so sympatic and motivate me to speak – which is so important. The accomodation is super good. GRAZIE!
The school is excellent. The teachers are fantastic; they are patient, kind and fun. They are very willing to answer any questions, listen to the students and adapt the lessons if necessary. Socially, I have met people from many different countries and friendships were easily made. Some were also visiting Bologna per the visit time and travelling alone, by myself. My host and accommodation was very good. I have been happy with my week at ARCA.
Tracey DonaldU. K.
Ero nervosa prima di venire a Bologna per fare questo corso ma mi è piaciuto moltissimo! Tutti professori sono persone gentili e insegnanti incredibili. Consiglierei questa scuola a chiunque voglia migliorare il proprio italiano e avere un estate fantastica!
Arca was one of the first schools of Italian as a foreign language in Bologna. Set up in 1998 with the aim of encouraging the meeting of different cultures and to spread the knowledge of Italian language and culture…
Our method , which is regularly updated, is based on “doing” and “saying”, or “communicative acts”. Important international research has in fact shown that much more is learnt by doing than by simply studying…