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!
This was my second time at Arca and I wish I could stay longer than my one week. The teachers are fantastic, energetic, patient, skilled and enthusiastic. The classes are varied in terms of activities and therefore engaging. They create an antmosphere that is both fun and confortable so it feels safe to make mistakes and try. The school is well organized and welcoming. Would highly recommend Arca to anyone wanting to study Italian. Grazie mille!!
Godevo davvero il tempo a scuola Arca. Tutti gli insegnianti sono molto gentili, dynamici e sympatici. Ho imparato molto per le due settimane. La scuola è accogliente e le classi sono piccole abbastanza per fare le lezioni. Mille grazie a voi!
Questa scuola era esattamente quello che stavo cercando. Tutti gli insegnanti erano fantastici e ho apprezzato imparare da una combinazione di stili diversi. Infatti, tutto il personale è stato gentile e disponibile. Sto imparando molto in tre settimane e mi è piaciuta la cultura generale della scuola. Le attività culturali e sociali erano una grande aggiunta. E finalmente dovrei dire che vivere in un appartamento ha reso l’intera esperienza migliore. Grazie!
This is my second time attending this school and every time I have had a wonderful experience. The teachers are clearly professionals and keep the group classes interesting and fun. It feels like you and up learning without much effort. The classes are small so you are able to integrate well. I also really enjoy the one on one classes which gave me the opportunity to take my umderstanding of Italian to the next level. I absolutely recomment attending this school.
I don’t want it to end! The classes are fabulous – small enough to get personalised instruction, big enough to learn from your fellow students as well. Great mix of grammar and conversation, revision and new material, structure are freedom to follow through an idea or conversation! Thank you!
Senza dubbio ho trascorso 3 settimane meravigliose a Bologna, oltre a studiare alla scuola Arca. Gli insegnanti sono molto gentili e amichevoli, hanno una didattica eccellente e gestiscono molto bene le lezioni. Parto con la certezza di aver realizzato il mio obiettivo.
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…