>> Language school in Heidelberg
Our language school in Heidelberg was established in 1988 and is located in the midst of the vibrant centre of the university town.
The school building offers a fantastic view over the old town, the castle and the Neckar valley. With its 30 classrooms (in summer up to 60) with the best multimedia equipment, 3 internet rooms with 50 computers and wireless internet connection, a small library, and naturally thanks to its central location in Heidelberg, the language academy fulfills all criteria to convert the language lessons into a memorable experience. Due to its international character (over 90 different nationalities a year!) the school is a unique starting point to encounter foreign cultures.
>> Heidelberg - The city
Heidelberg is situated in the pitoresque Neckar valley, south of the Odenwald, and is characterised by a very mild climate. In the course of history the beauty of Heidelberg has attracted many poets, painters, and scientists. In the early 19th century the city has developed to the most important Romantic centre of Germany. The university town Heidelberg was founded in 1385 and is therefore the oldest university in the German-speaking world. It attracts a vast ammount of students from all over the world every year.
Nearly every day - in summer even twice a day and on weekends! - we offer a varied leisure programme. This way, students have the opportunity to make use of the large cultural and leisure programme of Heidelberg. The participation in the activities is for free, excluding entree fees and drinks.
>> German language courses in Heidelberg
In our language school in Heidelberg it is possible to choose between intensive courses and private lessons. The intensive courses are courses for groups with 20 or 30 lessons per week.
The small groups consist of 6-10 participants and are offered in up to 8 different course levels. It is also possible to combine different courses. All courses are offered during the whole year, additionally we offer summer courses for children and young people (7 - 15 years) with a varied leisure programme.
The focus areas of the courses - depending on the course level - are as follows:
- buildup and development of communicative abilities
- improvement of the oral and written expressiveness
- development of the listening and reading comprehension
- German grammar
- improvement of pronounciation
- regional and culture studies.
>> Course levels
Our language school in Heidelberg offers all course levels durring the whole year: starting with a total beginner course and ending with the perfection level. The indications of level of all our courses are oriented at the European frame of reference. This way, after the level test homogeneous learn groups can be built so that nobody gets bored or feels overchallenged.
There are 5 levels.
- German A1 (= 8 weeks)
- German A2 (= 8 weeks)
- German B1 (= 8 weeks)
- German B2 (= 8 weeks)
- German C1 (= 8 weeks)
The level test takes place on the first day of class. We are going to discuss the results with you. In general, it is possible to change the course later. If required, intermediate groups can be built.
>> Guarantee of Quality
Our language school in Heidelberg is an officially recognized training centre for the following official certificates: telc (levels A1 to C2), TestDaF, and DSH.
This is what our students say about us:
Anastasia Foroponova (Russia): I've been here for 5 months, and I haven't just learnt a good grasp of German but also how to accept different cultures.
Dario Miguel (Portugal): Heidelberg:a place where you can learn languages. Just languages? No….lots of different cultures come together here – from America to Japan, via Europe and Africa. There's a good study atmosphere here – we learn nice and steadily. Thanks to the intensive method of teaching, we can already speak German in just a short time. I'm really satisfied and my advice is: Come, there's a whole new world waiting for you!
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>> Accommodation & Arrival
Arrival: Sunday before the course starts
Departure: Saturday after the end of the course
· Student hostels and shared flats: The rooms are furnished, kitchen and bathroom are to share with the other flatmates, linen is provided. The flats are visited by us regularly.
· Private households / host families: According to your preferences with breakfast or half-board.
· Hotel / guesthouse / apartment: Hotels of all price classes are near the school.