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German course Heidelberg, Germany
Millions of tourists visit Heidelberg every year, and it’s easy to see why! Germany’s first university city combines a lively atmosphere with a charming sophistication and plenty of history. The pedestrianized ‘altstadt’ (old town) is a pleasure to explore. Here, amidst elegant town houses and traditional German market stalls, stands the ‘Heiliggeistkirche’, a beautifully crafted medieval church. From the spire you can enjoy a commanding view of the famous Old Bridge, the River Neckar and the verdant forests beyond.
Ride the funicular up Königstuhl hill to the spectacular Heidelberg Castle, which bears the scars of the Thirty Years War and later conflicts with France. If you have a taste for good German beer, the city is home to various breweries and many bars where you can sample local ales. With a German course in Heidelberg, you’ll soon develop the confidence to speak to locals in German, so you can ask them for their favorite places to go in this fantastic city!
Our school in Heidelberg, Germany
Your German lessons in Heidelberg will take place at our ideally located school, just a two-minute walk away from the Bismarckplatz, the center of life in the city! Nearby are many shops, restaurants and cafés - perfect for post-lesson relaxation!
A detached hillside villa is home to our school in Heidelberg. When you’re not studying German in one of the 10 classrooms, you can socialize with other students in the school’s private garden. The school celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, so you’ll benefit from a wealth of experience in teaching German as a foreign language!
Our school in Heidelberg:
Our German language programs
If you decide to learn German in Heidelberg with us, you’ll have a great choice of courses! Regardless of your pace of learning or level of German, our school will have a language program to suit you! The Standard, Intensive and Super-intensive courses consist of 20, 25 and 30 lessons each week, respectively. Or, should you need to make even more rapid progress with your German, the Compact Course provides you with 35 German lessons every week. All of these German language programs are available at a range of levels, from beginner to advanced, and anywhere in between!
For longer courses of study (12 weeks or more), our school offers a Long Term Standard course of 20 German classes per week and a Long Term Intensive course, which gives you 25 lessons every week. Taking a long term German course in Heidelberg allows you to really get to know the country and culture, as well as the German language!
With Mini-group and Private Lessons available, our school also caters for you if you require more customized language tuition. Mini-group classes contain a maximum of just six students, giving you lots of individual time with tutors, with either 20 or 30 German lessons each week. Private Lessons, of course, afford you the total, undivided attention of our school’s expert teachers. Take between 10 and 40 one-to-one German lessons per week, during which you’ll focus on areas which particularly interest you.
On the Combined course, you can even take a college course alongside an Intensive program of German. Our school works with an American college in Heidelberg, which can provide you with three classes per week in subjects like marketing, computer science, history, mathematics, psychology, art and many others!
Want to gain a qualification in German? Our school runs excellent preparation courses for both the TELC and TestDaF exams, and you can also sit these exams at our school.
Please contact us with any questions you may have about German course in Heidelberg. We will be more than happy to help you!
Cultural program in Heidelberg, Germany
We want you to get the most from your time in Germany and enjoy yourself as much as possible. With that in mind, our school organizes a wide variety of leisure time activities and excursions to complement your German studies. First of all, there will be an orientation tour to help you become familiar with Heidelberg. Then you might want to join trips to the magnificent castle and various museums – delve into the local history! If you have a taste for culture, our school’s theatre trips may interest you.
As well as showing you the best of Heidelberg, our school’s cultural program also gives you the chance to discover the rest of Germany! Explore Stuttgart, the birthplace of the modern automobile, which is surrounded by the lush greenery of southern Germany. Visit Karlsruhe, with its spectacular palace at the heart of the city. Or find utter relaxation in the historic spa town of Baden-Baden, which dates back to Roman times. Destinations for excursions vary, but wherever you go, you’re sure to take home some great memories!
We recognize that accommodation is important in making your stay in Germany a pleasant one. Consequently, our school regularly checks all accommodation.
For homestay accommodation, only the most welcoming, capable families are selected. Staying with a local family is a great way to truly immerse yourself in the German culture and language. Your family will only speak to you in German, giving you plenty of language practice. They will provide you with two meals each day, or just breakfast, if you prefer that option.
If you want to live with your fellow students as you learn German in Heidelberg, our school’s student residence is perfect! You can socialize with people from all over the world! There are single and double rooms, all with Internet access. Kitchens and bathrooms are shared between rooms.
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