German Courses for Teenagers in Austria & Germany

Company : Humboldt-Institut
Activity: Learn German
Country: Germany
Duration: < 1 week to 3 months
Approx Costs: 100 to 2000 € Euro

We offer German language courses for teenagers aged 13-17, 14-18 and 15-18.

Our schools for teenagers are either located amidst beautiful landscape or in the very center of larger cities. We can guarantee students' safety independent of their choice of course center. Usually our students are housed in residential schools. In Meersburg and Lindenberg they can also choose to live in a host family.

We offer up to 7 different language levels, from total beginners to very advanced, or, according to the European Framework of Reference, levels A1-C2.

Our classes usually consist of 10 students. With such a small size we make sure that individual attention is given to every single course participant. As we focus very much on the communicative approach of the language we ensure to make every student talk and participate, while of course not neglecting the grammatical aspect of the language.

All course participants take a weekly exam which covers all the course content taught the preceding week, so that students and teachers alike can assess the progress made in the German language. Students are also expected to do some homework every day, yet they will still have plenty of time for extracurricular activities.

 

At a Glance

  • Intensive course: 30 lessons per week
  • Summer course: 25 lessons per week
  • Intensive courses over Christmas
  • Class size: approx. 8-10 students
  • One-to-one course: 25, 30 or 40 lessons / wk.

 

Type of Courses

Intensive Courses 30
In almost all of our centers for teenagers we teach intensive German courses with 30 lessons per week. The lessons are especially structured and designed for adolescent students: they are interactive and fun, yet at the same time demanding and very effective.

Intensive courses 25
In our summer centers for teenagers we teach intensive German courses with 25 lessons per week. The reduced number of lessons allows more leisure time activities in the afternoon.

One-to-one Courses
We offer students the opportunity to intensify their German language experience by taking highly intensive one-to-one lessons. They can choose to take 25, 30 or 40 lessons per week.

 

Additional Special Programs 

Beside our regular intensive German language courses we offer special programs with emphasis on additional highlights. For Teenagers we provide the following:

  • School Preparatory Course
  • Secondary Education in Germany
  • German for School Classes and Groups
  • German Language plus Sailing
  • German Language plus Skiing and Snowboarding
  • German Language plus Tennis

 

Location of Courses

Our schools for teenagers are either located amidst beautiful landscape or in the very center of larger cities. We can guarantee students' safety independent of their choice of course center. Usually our students are housed in residential schools. In Meersburg and Lindenberg they can also choose to live in a host family.

Bad Schussenried (ages 14-17 + 10-13)
Intensive German courses all-year round between Lake Constance and the Danube and Iller rivers

Lindenberg (ages 14-17)
Intensive German courses all-year round in the picturesque foothills of the Alps

Berlin (ages 15-18)
Intensive courses in July and August in the capital of Germany

Cologne (ages 15-18)
Intensive courses in July and August in the city of Cologne

Duesseldorf (ages 14-18)
Intensive courses in July in the city of Duesseldorf

Kempten (ages 14-18)
Intensive courses in July in the city of Kempten in the middle of the Allgaeu region

Meersburg (ages 15-18)
German summer courses from June to August at marvelous Lake Constance

Munich (ages 15-18)
Intensive courses in July and August in the charming metropolis

Schmallenberg (ages 14-18)
Intensive courses, starting every week from June to August, in the land of a thousand mountains

Vienna (ages 15-18)
Intensive courses for teenagers in July in Austria's capital
 

Accommodation

Residential schools
In our residential schools students live on the same campus where they have their lessons, which bears, of course, many advantages: course participants have all meals together, spend the afternoons, evenings and weekends together - hence it is very easy for them to make a lot of new friends from different countries in a short time.

Rooms
Teenagers usually share a room with one or several other students, as most of our schools have 2-4-bed rooms, either with shared or en-suite facilities.

We are careful about choosing roommates according to several rules which have proven to be successful: we will match each teenager with someone of the same German language level, so that they can practice their newly acquired skills on equal terms, i.e. without frustrating neither the more advanced, nor the less trained student. We also make sure that the roommates are of similar age.

We never put two native speakers of the same language in one room, so that the students will hopefully have to use German as their primary language of communication with each other.

Food
Our course fees for teenagers almost always include full board, i.e. we serve them breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, as well as a snack or some fruit during the breaks. In Meersburg students can choose between full and half board. Our kitchen staff is used to catering to this age group and offers tasty and healthy food, while finding a balance between typical German and international dishes. We can also provide meals for students with allergies, dietary or religious food restrictions (e.g. for Muslims).

Host families
In the host family, our students stay in single and twin rooms, and will have their breakfast with the family, all other meals will be taken in our school to ensure that they will be integrated in the group of students staying on campus. We have chosen all of our host families very carefully, know them personally, and guarantee that our students will be well taken care of there.

Roommates
Here, the same rules apply as in the case of residential schools. Most of the families live within walking distance from the school. If the family lives further away, we organize a transfer every day.

 

Dates & Prices

Please contact us for more information on dates, prices and to make a booking. We look forward to hearing from you.

Booking / Enquiry

Booking Enquiry

Humboldt-Institut German Courses for Teenagers in Austria & Germany Reviews

Have you booked Humboldt-Institut German Courses for Teenagers in Austria & Germany? Please share your experience and submit your review.