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.
Courses in Heidelberg
Our school offers a wide range of German courses, including an ‘Intensive’ German course, with 20 German lessons/week, and ‘Super-Intensive’ courses of 25 or 30 lessons/week. There is also an Examination Preparation Course for students wanting to take the Telc or TestDaF exams.
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.
Shared and studio apartment accommodation is also available for students in a modern residential block, located in Heidelberg's Bahnstadt district, just a 20 minute tram ride away from the school. The apartment complex has excellent facilities for all residents including a TV-lounge, fitness area and laundry room.
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