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Intensive courses in summer

Intensive courses in summer

Use the prettiest time of the year to learn a language! These courses are ideal from making a lot of progress in a short time: in just three weeks you can cover the same amount of lesson content that is usually covered in three months! The formula is simple: two hours of GermanItalian and English everyday (either in the classroom or online).

Course start: 22nd August

Detailed information can be found in the course finder or contacting our secretaries’ office
New courses starting in Autumn
New courses starting in Autumn
From 29 September we will be offering both face-to-face and online courses.
Group courses in GermanItalian, Russian, Spanish, French and English that focus on a communicative approach. Preparation courses for Cambridge, CELI, telc and TRKI certification exams where specific skills for the exam tests are practised.
Of course, children and teenagers have not been forgotten either!

Info & enrolments: 
Detailed information about all our courses is available in our coursefinder and in our offices in Bolzano and Meran.
Enrolments for Italian, French, Spanish and Russian are already open.
For German courses you can enrol as from 12th September on.

Enrolments can be made either in person, by phone or email.
0471 - 97 86 00
0473 - 21 05 60
Entrance Test:
To find the "right" course, we invite you to take our free and non-binding entrance test (if the last course was attended more than 12 months ago)
All face-to-face courses will take place in full compliance with current safety regulations and, if necessary, will be continued online in virtual classrooms.

10% discount 

office hours
Mon - Fri: 10.00 – 12.30 
Tue + Thu: 15.30 – 18.30
Summer office hours: 27.06. - 19.08.2022
Summer office hours: 27.06. - 19.08.2022
Our offices will be open to the public.

in Bolzano/Bozen and Meran/o:
Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 12:30 Uhr

in Meran/o:
Monday from 15:30 to 18:30 

in Bolzano/Bozen:
Tuesday & Thursday from 15:30 to 18:30 

0471 - 978600 and 0473 - 210650
Summercamps started!
Summercamps started!
In July and August there will be new summer camps in GermanEnglish and Italian for children and adolescents. Learn languages while having fun! There are still some places left so have a look on our course finder!
alpha beta piccadilly is ISO 9001:2015 certified
alpha beta piccadilly is ISO 9001:2015 certified
alpha beta piccadilly is once again ISO 9001:2015 certified, with our high standards of efficiency, service and quality confirmed.
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

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.
Learning a language online
Learning a language online
How do online courses work at alpha beta piccadilly? What sort of activities can you do? What about the atmosphere in the group? Our video will give you a taster of what an online session may look like!
Learn a language in Tandem
Learn a language in Tandem
Tandem brings together two speakers of different languages who wish to learn the language of the other. The Tandem advisers at alpha beta piccadilly will find you a suitable partner and support you in planning and setting up your learning partnership. Instead of attending a regular course, Tandem partners decide when and how often to meet and what topics to talk about.
Language learning in Tandem is the ideal solution for people who do not have the time to attend a regular language course or don’t feel comfortable speaking in large groups. Here they have the opportunity to practice the language with native speakers in real situations.

Office hours:
Meran/o: Mondays from 4.30 pm to 6 pm
Bolzano/Bozen: Mondays from 4 pm to 7 pm

Watch our short film here to see what else alpha beta piccadilly has to offer you for autonomous learning.

MacMillan English Campus
Self Study German Course (livello A1 e A2)
Self Access Center

International Literacy Day
International Literacy Day
Those who are unable to read and write are often excluded from society. This is especially true for refugees who, without literacy skills, find it extremely difficult to gain a foothold in our society. Maybe in their home countries they had little or no opportunity to attend school. Whatever the reason, what we see is that in the 20 to 30 literacy courses in German and Italian that we organise annually in South Tyrol, the majority of participants are refugees.

The lessons in these courses are not limited to teaching the basic skills of reading and writing. Our teachers also take the participants to the post office, to a clinic or to the registry office, to name but a few. Specially trained literacy teachers work together in teams to prepare teaching materials adapted to the needs of their individual groups, accompanying their students through the four stages of literacy that we have defined.

Our literacy courses are free of charge, with the next ones starting in the autumn. For further information on enrolments and a simple entrance test, see here.
alpha beta does it again
alpha beta does it again
alpha beta piccadilly was inspected by Eaquals in November 2019 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:
  • Teaching
  • Learning Environment
  • Course Design and Supporting Systems
  • Academic Resscources
  • Client Services
  • Quality Assurance
  • Staff Profile and Development
  • Internal Communications
  • Management and Administration
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.


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.
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