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News & Events


Our office hours during the Easter break:
23.04.2019: 10.00 - 12.30 and 15.30 - 18.30 
24.04.2019: 8.00 - 15.00 
26.04.2019: closed

There won't be any lessons on the following days:
19th, 22nd and 26th April 2019.

HAPPY EASTER
to all our students and colleagues!

English, German or Italian – fast track
15.04.2019
English, German or Italian – fast track
alpha beta piccadilly organise intensive and superintensive courses in the summer. Why don’t you take advantage of the most beautiful season of the year to improve your language skills? With our 2-hour, daily intensive courses in Bolzano and Meran, you will have the possibility to freshen up your Italian, German and English.
 
This year for the first time we are offering a German conversation course in Bolzano which will be held on 3 evenings a week. For those looking for something more, we would advise the German superintensive courses: every morning from 8.30 to 12.50 for 3 weeks. The courses start on July 1 and July 22 2019. The enrolments open on 15th April 2019!
 
You can find all the information you need on these different courses on our “trova-corso”. For those who re-enrol we can offer you a discount of 10%.
 
Summer nursery school
17.03.2019
Summer nursery school
The motto of our unique summer kindergarten is languages & playing. Children can be enrolled for one or more weeks to make their first, gentle approach to the second language in a relaxed but entertaining manner. They are also presented deal with English songs, rhymes and games on a daily basis. In diversified activities the children experience the diversity of languages through a variety of different activities. Experts and animators from different fields support the work of the teachers in a child-friendly way.

New 2019: children can be enroled online
Cost: 82 €/week lunch included
Early bird discounts till 30.04: for first two weeks € 77, for third week onwards € 73 

- in Meran/o: from 01.07. - 09.08.2019 in the "Meran Stadt" Kindergarten (via Galilei 39)
Enrolment form Meran/o
 
- in Bolzano/Bozen: from 24th June to 2nd August in the "Gries" Kindergarten (vicolo Wenter/Wentergasse 1)
Enrolment form Bolzano/Bozen

- in San Giacomo/St. Jakob: from 1st July to 2nd August in the  "La Tartaruga" Kindergarten (via Maso Hilber/Hilberhofweg 15, San Giacomo/St. Jakob)    
Enrolment form San Giacomo/St. Jakob

- in Bressanone/Brixen: 24th June to 9th August in the "Rosslauf" Kindergarten (via Marconi/Marconistrasse 7)
Enrolment form Bressanone/Brixen

- in Lagundo/Algund: from 24th June to 5th July in the Algund Kindergarten (via Stenizer/Stenizerweg 4)
Enrolment form Lagundo/Algund
 
Holiday English, French, Russian or Spanish
11.03.2019
Holiday English, French, Russian or Spanish
Learn enough to get by
Enrolments are now open for our courses preparing people to go on holiday.
These are courses for beginners, where the emphasis is on typical travel situations with plenty of speaking practice.
You can find these courses in our Coursefinder
Summer 2019: summer camps and courses for children and teenagers
06.03.2019
Summer 2019: summer camps and courses for children and teenagers
Children learn languages in a different way from adults. They learn them implicitly, almost incidentally, by discovering new things and by imitating their surroundings. And what do they need to do that? A good rapport with their language role models, a relaxed atmosphere and authentic opportunities to use the target language and this is precisely what alpha beta piccadilly’s language camps provide! At our camps children and teenagers can experience natural and spontaneous communication in the target language. Our experienced teachers and activity leaders support them in their attempts to really use language. So
at our camps learning does not take place in abstract lessons but rather in concrete, real-life situations. We believe in the “Learning by Doing” approach, meaning that the target language is best learnt by doing practical things that young people enjoy. Whether it is cooking, swimming, climbing or whatever, they start really using the language. We hope you enjoy browsing through our summer programme. And in our offices in Bolzano/Bozen and Meran/Merano we will be only too happy to advise you! 
10.12.2018
Opening hours and level testing
08.10.2018
Opening hours and level testing
Our colleagues are available for you at the following times:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 10.00 - 12.30 and 15.30 - 18.30 
Wednesday: 8.00 - 15.00
Friday: 10.00 - 12.30
 

The level placement tests for Italian, German and English can be done during the following times

Testing Merano/Meran: 
  • Tuesday 16.00 - 19.30 
  • Wednesday 12.00 - 14.00 
  • Thursday 16.00 - 18.00 
Testing Bolzano/Bozen
 
  Deutsch Italiano English Español
Monday 16.00 – 17.30   10.00 – 12.00
16.00 – 17.30
16.00 – 17.30
Tuesday   15.30 – 17.30 16.00 – 17.30  
Wednesday 10.00 – 14.00 11.00 – 14.00 11.30 – 14.00  
Thursday 16.00 – 17.30 10.30 – 12.00
15.30 – 17.30
16.00 – 17.30  
Friday 10.00 – 11.30      


 
new brochure 2018/19
24.08.2018
new brochure 2018/19

alpha beta piccadilly starts the new school year on 1 October with a mix of both new and the longer-running, well-established courses. So our programme encompasses the classical language courses in Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, French and English as well as conversation courses, exam-preparation courses, one-to-one courses and courses for specific professions. Autonomous learning programmes and other alternative language learning programmes such as our ‘Language Aperitif’, or ‘Learning by Doing’  appeal to those looking for new ways of picking up language. Have a look at our new 2018/2019 brochure.

We recommend you do our free entry test (no obligation!) to ensure you end up in the right course for your level. Our secretaries’ offices are available for more detailed information about the courses.

And don’t forget: everybody who has attended a group course in the last 12 months is entitled to a 10% discount on the course fee.

 

alpha beta piccadilly is ISO 9001:2015 certified
11.06.2018
alpha beta piccadilly is ISO 9001:2015 certified
Having received certification for the seventh time, the largest language school in Alto Adige/South Tyrol confirms its high standards of efficiency, service and quality. This year we have made the transition to the new UNI EN ISO 9001:2015 norm.
 
The strengths of our cooperative are:
 
·         Significant commitment and presence of the management in all company processes
·         Competence and commitment of the RGQ and of the people interviewed
·         Attention focused on the customer to always provide a quality service
·         Training of teaching staff
 
The publishing house was also involved in the inspection on the 8th and 9th of June.
 
A heartfelt thanks to all our staff who implement these high quality standards in their daily work without which there would be no quality certificate.
Honouring someone who really deserves it!
20.02.2018
Honouring someone who really deserves it!

Over the last 30 years Aldo Mazza has made a name for himself encouraging the two South Tyrolean language groups to live together rather than just to coexist and for this he has been decorated by the Province of Tyrol. 100 years after the region was divided following the First World War, the award of the decoration to Aldo Mazza, a native of southern Italy, has a special significance. He came to South Tyrol some 50 years ago and with the founding of the Alpha & Beta Cooperative created an organisation that has always aimed at promoting intercultural communication and multilingualism. Today the cooperative runs both a language school and a publishing house. Really living together is an art, with language skills being only the first step along this path. Aldo Mazza's decades-long endeavours to achieve this have received official recognition with this decoration of the Province of Tyrol.

 

30 years of Language and Culture
20.11.2017
30 years of Language and Culture
alpha beta piccadilly is celebrating its 30th birthday ..and that was celebrated in style! On the 17 November all existing and former members of staff, together with people who have accompanied us over the years, were invited to a full-day series of talks, workshops and round-table discussions  focusing on theoretical and practical aspects of  language teaching. The event was rounded off in the evening with music and dance. You can find videos and photos of the event on our YouTube channel and Facebook page!
 
New Academic Year
03.10.2016
New Academic Year
"Living Multilingualism - between normality and challenge" was the introductory paper at this year's conference to inaugurate the new academic year for the alpha beta piccadilly team last Friday.

In addition to listening to Georg Stoumbos' presentation,  it was a good opportunity for us to celebrate the end summer and toast the new academic year, while interacting with colleagues from across South Tyrol in a relaxed atmosphere.
New website for our publishing house
02.03.2016
New website for our publishing house
Visit www.alphabetaverlag.it or www.edizionialphabeta.it to see the new website of our publishing house. Ideal for smartphones and tablets and you can now buy our books online. Amazon eat your heart out!
 
alpha beta does it again
29.02.2016
alpha beta does it again
The results of our recent Eaquals inspection have just come through and once again we have done extremely well.
Eaquals stands for "Evaluation & Accreditation of Quality in Language Services"

The conclusion was:

alpha beta piccadilly was inspected by Eaquals in November 2015 and met the high standards required for Eaquals accreditation. The teaching, the course programmes, as well as the course organisation, the learning resources, testing and evaluation were all judged to be of high quality. It was found that the institution takes great care to protect the welfare of its clients and staff, and all publicity materials produced by the institution are accurate and truthful.

The Inspectors identified points of excellence in the following categories:
Management and Administration
Course Design and Supporting Systems
Assessment and Certification
Client Services
Quality Assurance
Staff Profile and Development
Internal Communications
 
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Our Quality standards