In view of the worldwide restrictions caused by the Covid-19 virus outbreak, we have had to temporarily suspend all on site and offsite courses. But Arca is still alive and kicking! We have activated a distance learning programme and all of our classes are up and running online. In this difficult moment Arca is pleased to offer its students the chance to follow our courses online with discounts of up to 20%.
Would you like take advantage of this difficult moment to improve your communication skills in Italian?
The ONLINE CONVERSATION CLUB is an initiative that Arca is offering to those looking for a flexible programme that will help them to consolidate their level of Italian and become more confident in speaking.
The meetings take place via Skype and are guided by a teacher who will encourage conversation in Italian on topics that vary from week to week.
Once a week for all levels (A1-A2, B1-B2, C1), on Friday from 14 to 16.
Online meetings lasting two hours in groups of at least 3 participants.
€ 30,00 for 1 session (2 hours) / € 120,00 for 5 sessions (1 free of charge).
Arca is available for personalised online lessons with the same High Quality as our lessons at our school in Bologna. With online classes students can arrange lessons to suit their schedules and needs.
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!
Mein zweites Mal Bologna mit Arca und es war wieder Super. Das familiäre Miteinander ist ein Wohlfühl Garant. Alle sind unfassbar freundlich, hilfsbereit, und offen und es wird viel gelarcht. Der Unterricht war sehr abwechslungsreich und hat mir wirklich viel gebracht. Die Aktivitaiten geben einem einen tollen Einblick in die italienische kultur und ist eine gute Möglichkeit die Mischüler und Lehrer noch besser kennen zu lernen. Ganz lieben Dank für Alles. Ich komme gerne wieder.
Great organisation in the classes & between the 2 parts of everyday lesson. Thanks to the small class teachers are very attentive to students needs. Superb experience! I thought 4-hrs everyday is a bit too much in the beginning, but I realized it’s very foud for practising and memorising. For June next year I’ll come back continue the study.
Wingching TsangHong Kong
Arca è una scuola splendida. Mi hanno aiutato a trovare un ottimo alloggio vicino alla scuola. Gli insegnanti sono tutti eccellenti e mi piace molto che si interessano degli studenti. Le attività sociali dopo la scuola sono state ideali per incontrare studenti e insegnanti, così come per conoscere la città e la cultura di Bologna.
The teachers and staff at Arca have made my time here, one to never forget. Their enthusiasm warmth and kindness made me feel at home in an unknown city. On top of the lessons, Arca organizes many activities in the afternoon: excursions, dinners, cooking class and more. These were especially nice in the first weeks to get to know fellow students. I recommend Arca and Bologna to anyone who wants to study Italian in Italy!
The school was fantastico – grazie mille!! The focus on communication built upon what I had already learnt. The teachers made the exercises fun, varied, interesting. They ensured all students had equal/fair time to speak. The activities were really fun & good way build friendships with other students. Thank you
Sanchia TemplarU. K.
Great school with professional and friendly staff. Arca is in the heart of old Bologna with all it’s attractions. My 2 teachers were very friendly and helful, professional and knowledgeable. Instruction was in italian which I expected with trepidation but it certainly helped with my listening and speaking skills. Class was small and friendly with no pressure. Accomodation was basic but comfortable and my hostess was friendly and helful but unobtrusive. 5 minutes walk from school.
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