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Farewell and fare thee well, Sonia


Sonia Candura, who is leaving Bolzano / Bozen after having worked for in our office here for the last 10 years, was given a good send-off last Friday with a dinner amongst colleagues. We would like to thank Sonia for all her help and hard work and wish her all the best for the future.


Basic training for German as a foreign language


What is learner centred and task based teaching? What mechanisms come into play when learning a language? What aids and what blocks language learning? These and similar questions were the theme of the first part of a basic training course for teaching German as a foreign language in Bolzano / Bozen last Friday.


alpha beta piccadilly is number one for quality


In October 2010 alpha beta piccadilly was awarded the "EFQM - Recognised for Excellence 5star" European quality certificate, with by far the highest score achieved by any further education organisation in South Tyrol.


Tandem meeting


Last week there was a meeting of Tandem pairs at the Bar Anita in Bolzano / Bozen.
Our two Tandem consultants, Marta Grumer & Sonia Insam, provided the stimulus for the meeting with reading and discussion activities. Those attending had the opportunity to get to know each other better, to exchange ideas and experiences and, why not, to have a good time!


Kids' corner in Merano / Meran


A playful introduction to the world of languages ... at Kids’ corner in Meran. From 8th November we are offering once a week German and English courses for 4 to 6 year olds. Enrolments on 25th October at the mediateca / Sprachenmediathek in Merano / Meran and afterwards at our offices in Merano / Meran.


Self access centre re-opens


Our Self access centre in Bolzano / Bozen is open on Tuesday & Wednesday morning from 10.30 to 11.30 and in the afternoon from Monday to Friday from 16.30 to 20.00. The new tutor, Eve Arlandis, will be there to advise you and we would like to take this occasion to welcome her to alpha beta piccadilly.




Last Friday the first edition of our newsletter for clients, partners and supporters was sent out. This will be sent out bi-monthly with information about our courses and other offers.



Our multilingual health sector glossary (Italian, German, English, Spanish, Polish & Rumanian) with over 3,000 terms for either health and social sector workers is now also availavle free of charge online at


New publication: lingua AID - health sector glossary


lingua AID, our multilingual health sector glossary (Italian, German, English, Spanish, Polish & Rumanian) with over 3,000 terms for either health and social sector workers from other countries, or for those dealing with foregn patients has just been published and is avaliable from our offices or from bookshops.


Intensive courses under way


Today the three-week intensive courses for adults began in Merano / Meran and Bolzano / Bozen, with intensive courses in German, Italian & English also under way.


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