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German, Italian, English - 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.
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.

There is also a German conversation course in Bolzano which will be held on 3 evenings a week.  
You can find all the information you need on these different courses on our “trova-corso”. 
Summer camps started
Summer camps started
Language learning should be fun and take place in a positive atmosphere with a holistic approach. This is particularly true for children and young people, who experience the world through all their senses. High quality courses, run by professional, motivated teachers with native speaker competence, have been an integral part of our programme for years.
The main focus is always on a playful and fun approach to the world of languages. In our varied programme we therefore combine languages with fun, creative and sport activities. Have a look at our summer brochure! From the summer kindergarten and language camps in ItalianEnglishGerman or Spanish to our language courses… there is something for everyone in our wide range of activities! Enrolments open on 13 February 2017. The enrolment forms are available from the end of January at the coursefinder
We would be pleased to accompany your child into the world of languages and can give your personal advice at our offices in Bolzano/Bozen (Via Talvera/Talfergasse 1A, 0471-978600) and Merano/Meran (Piazza della Rena/Sandplatz 2, 0473-210650).
Opening hours in summer
Opening hours in summer
From July 1st to August 23rd: summer opening hours in our offices in Merano/Meran and Bolzano/Bozen.

Mon, Tue, Thu: 10.00 - 12.30 and 15.30 - 18.30       
Wed: 8.00 - 12.30
Fri: 10.00 - 12.30

Testing times for German, English and Italian will change as well.

The Tandem office remains open during the summer!

Tandem Bolzano/Bozen: 1st July until 31st August 2019 monday 17.00 - 18.30
Tandem Merano/Meran: monday 16.30 - 18.00

From 12th to 16th August 2019 our offices will be closed.
Summer nursery school
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
Summer courses for children & youngsters
Summer courses for children & youngsters
alpha beta piccadilly has a long tradition of language courses targeted at the different school stages and therefore at different age groups. For two weeks, youngsters can improve their language skills in a fun way - but beware, this is not playing! On the contrary, the courses apply as much as possible the principles of learning through play to all exercises for vocabulary, reading and speaking, and grammar activities. This enables the youngsters to develop their learning strategies in a fun but productive way.

The next such courses start on in July and August at our schools in Bolzano and Meran, and all the other towns or villages where we reach a minimum of 8 participants. Alongside the language courses, we also organise various language camps, for which a few places are still available. Click here for more information.

For primary school students: Allegro Italiano, 77 € for one week, 105 € for two weeks, 9.00 - 12.30, enrolment form
For Middle and High school students: Italiano attivo, 105 € for two weeks, 9.00 - 12.30, enrolment form
new brochure 2018/19
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
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!
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
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
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
New website for our publishing house
Visit or 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
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