Learn German in Heidelberg, Germany
It is difficult to think of a more ‘German’ location in which to learn German than Heidelberg. Home to the oldest university in Germany and to thousands of German students each year, Heidelberg is a charming, picturesque town on the River Neckar in southern Germany. Heidelberg offers an interesting mix of German history and vibrant youth. Its many concerts, festivals and Christmas market attract many visitors each year and are very popular with students taking a course at our German language school. Students who learn German on one of the many courses offered by our Heidelberg school can experience life in this beautiful city, while they learn the German language.
Our school in Heidelberg
Our German language school is located in the Handschuhsheim area of Heidelberg, just 15 minutes walking distance away from the in the historic centre. This area of Heidelberg is one of the most attractive parts of the city and has beautiful tree lined streets and impressive historic buildings. Our students study in a ‘heritage protected’ building which combines traditional features with modern facilities, including wifi access throughout the building. There are also spacious gardens and a terrace where the school hold barbecues in the summer months.
|Lesson length:||45 mins|
|Number of classrooms:||12|
|Average class size:||12|
|Course materials included:||No|
|Average number of students:||Summer (9) - Winter (6) per week|
|Affiliations:||CCIS, CSN, fadaf (Association for German as a Foreign Language)|
|Included in fees:||Culture and leisure program (except transportation & admission fees). Free WiFi. Free usage of on-site library, computer and reading rooms.|
|Typical activities:||Sightseeing in Heidelberg and adjacent cities, visits to museums, beer breweries, wine tasting, movie nights, hiking tours, biking tours, and much more.|
|Paid activities:||Students only pay for public transportation and entrance fees.|
Our school offers a wide range of German courses, including an ‘Intensive’ German course, with 25 German lessons/week, and a ‘Super-Intensive’ course of 30 lessons/week. There is also an Examination Preparation Course.
Students can stay in the school’s self-catering student residence, in single or twin rooms. There are showers, bathrooms and kitchens on each floor.
However, if you want to learn as much German as possible during your stay in Heidelberg, we would recommend that you stay in one of our school’s carefully selected German host families. The family will speak German to you, enabling you to get lots of extra practise of the German you learn on the course.
As well as language courses, the school organises an extensive cultural program for students. The program includes an orientation tour, parties, tours of Heidelberg city by day and night, a visit to the castle, museum visits, concert/theatre trips, and excursions, to Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Baden-Baden. Heidelberg also has many sports facilities which students can use during their language course. This cultural program not only ensures that students enjoy their time in Heidelberg, but also helps students use outside the classroom the German that they learn at the school
How to get there
To get to Heidelberg, most students fly to Frankfurt Airport and then take the train or Airport Shuttle bus to Heidelberg
Romantic, historic Heidelberg!
I have been in Heildelberg for six months and I found this city wonderful not only during the spring but also during the winter! Heidelberg has been labelled a "Romantic town" and if you come here, you will understand why! You will also be impressed by the breathtaking views of the river valley and the Heidelberg Castle – truly amazing!
The best starting point for exploring Heidelberg’s historic heart is "Bismarckplatz", right next to Heidelberg’s main pedestrian street and not far from the school . Heidelberg’s historical city centre, the "Altstadt" (Old Town) is lively with its stylish cafés, good restaurant and nice shops.There are a lot of attractions that you can’t miss: Heidelberg's "Alte Brücke" (Old Bridge), the Town Hall, the Old University and historic buildings.
It was highly valuable to stay with a host family who took time to talk with me in German language every evening for an hour or so after dinner.
The director and teacher were very friendly and helpful, I felt very welcome.
The course was taught well. The teaching was directed to my needs and the staff were very helpful. My accommodation was amazing.
The course was good and met my needs. All in all, I had a great time in Heidelberg. I would recommend this to others.
The course was very good- I was in the top class and I felt I was really stretched and complex grammar points were explained very well.
I found the course very useful. My accommodation was very good and with a pleasant family.
The course was well led by a very able and enthusiastic teacher. The things we did in class were very interesting and many topics were discussed. I believe my German has improved.
The different types of learning material (music, grammar, vocabulary) made the class always interesting. My accomodation was great!
Small group numbers are ideal for language learning as students feel comfortable asking grammer questions etc. I enjoyed living with a host family, as I was constantly speaking German with my GastMutter and other international students.
The lessons were useful and I felt like I learnt a lot. The accommodation was excellent.