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!
I had realy amazing time. I got to meet new people each and every week from different countries. Great staff, very welcoming and listening. I would definitely recommend it to everyone who might like to study italian. And of course come back again in the near future.
Nosihle Happiness MsimangoSud Africa
Il mio primo giorno era molto nervoso e ansioso ma il personale e lo staff erano così gentile e accogliente che mi ha fatto sentire meglio, il corso è ben adattato al tuo livello personale e lezioni sono molti interessanti con un buon mix di leggere italiano, comprensione, ascolto, conversazione, visione di film, grammatica e conoscenza dell’Italia. C’è anche una buona varietà di attività sociali e culturali che cambiano ogni settimana. Mi è particolare piaciuto il corso di cucinare. Ho fatto molti amici da tutto il mondo.
Janet PrattU. K.
I had a really good time at ARCA! The classes were fun and I’ve learned a lot whitin 10 weeks. I needed to talk a lot so I good remembered it very well and put everything into practise. Bologna in general is a very beautiful place to stay. Activities were well organised, I had fun how to learn how to make tortellini and the location of the school is very well centered.
Anna Van de VijverOlanda
I had a wonderful time! Class size was perfect, I really felt I had the teacher’s attention. All the teachers were wonderful and encouraging. I appreciated the school looking to help me learn quicker. I loved the activities in offer and the whole atmosphere of the school. I will miss it a lot. Grazie mille!
Kirsty PageU. K.
Una bella settimana a scuola Arca. Due insegnanti perfetti per la loro pazienza. Grazie al loro metodo di apprendimento ho più fiducia nel parlare in italiano e nella partecipazione alla vita quotidiana e culturale di Bologna. Sono stato ospitato da una signora molto simpatica in un appartamento vicino al centro. Il gruppo di studenti era bene costituito con lo stesso livello. Grazie mille a voi.
I throughly enjoyed my 2 week course at Arca. The teachers were all fantastic and made me feel very welcome and confortable. I was a complete beginner but the teachers made the course easy for me to usderstand with no prior knowledge. The class sizes were good, and the activities which the school offers are interesting and reasonably priced. I had a fantastic experience and would highly recommend Arca to anyone who wants to study Italian.
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…