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German Residential Summer School for Teenagers, Frankfurt(14-17)
The German Residential Summer School for Teenagers in Frankfurt takes place on a hotel complex just 10 km from the town centre and just a 15-minute walk from the picturesque Sommerhoffpark on the banks of the River Main. This is an ideal location in which young students can learn German and enjoy the wide range of activities and facilities on offer.
20 or 24 German lessons per week + activities and excursions* + full-board accommodation in twin or quad rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Children will be grouped as appropriate based on age and gender and are supervised at all times by the tutors and monitors living on-site. Students can choose to book the full programme, tuition with lunch and activities, or just their German lessons at our camp.
Intensive German classes take place between 09:00 - 12:30. There is a maximum of 15 students per class, allowing each child a highly personalised language experience. Course materials are included in the cost of the programme. Additional sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 13:30 and 15:00 make up the Super-intensive programme.
Activities are included in the programme price and are scheduled every weekday between 14:00 and 21:30, plus 1 full-day excursion each Saturday. These activities - supervised by qualified staff members or instructors - are designed to be fun and age-appropriate and can include:
- A welcome party
- Guided city tours
- Group sports and games such as mini-golf and quiz nights
- German film screenings
- Communication workshops
- Boat trips on the River Main
- Visits to museums such as the Experimenta Science Centre
- Sightseeing trips to attractions such as the Palm Garden and Frankfurt Cathedral
- Shopping afternoons
- ‘Behind the Scenes’ tours e.g. a visit to the Broadcasting Studio, the Nestlé Factory, or the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
- Full-day excursions to locations such as Aschaffenburg, Heidelberg, Würzburg, or Rüdensheim
Did you know? Parents can arrange adult courses for themselves at our central school, while children enjoy their specialised programme at the complex just outside the city centre.
This course is suitable for students of any nationality aged 14 - 17. Tuition is suitable for students with limited experience (A1) up to lower master (C1) level.
Start Dates: Please view the prices tab to see all the available start dates for this programme, or contact us for further details!
If you want to have fun, improve your German skills, meet students from across the world, and experience German culture in a dynamic, urban location - this is the course for you!
The course for teenagers takes place in a hotel complex just 10 km outside of Frankfurt centre. The complex is used solely for young students attending our junior programme during the summer and boasts Wi-Fi access throughout, a foosball table, a billiards table, a television lounge, food and drinks vending machines, and an on-site ATM. Bike rental is also available for an extra charge. The nearest public transport routes are just a few minutes’ walk away, meaning it’s ideally placed to offer a protective and fun learning environment to young students.
Lessons are held on-site in the hotel’s conference rooms and are taught by native German tutors who are qualified to teach their mother tongue to young students of all backgrounds. Students are grouped in classes suitable for their German ability level; they have dynamic, immersive lessons covering grammatical, written, and oral skills through games, videos, songs, and more.
Students live on the site during their course and lodge in twin or quad bedrooms, each with its own en-suite toilet and shower. Students are grouped with other international children of the same gender and of a similar age to themselves. The school aims, where possible, to ensure that German is the only common language between the students in each room, so that they can continue to benefit from their immersive experience. Tutors and school staff members also stay on-site and are able to provide 24-hour care and support to all students.
As part of this comprehensive tuition package, students receive 3 meals per day - including an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet - in the hotel’s restaurant/cafeteria. A packed lunch is provided on excursion days. Dietary requirements can be accommodated - please let us know at the time of booking if your child has any food allergies or needs a specific diet (depending on the requirement, this may incur an additional fee).
Frankfurt is a bustling cosmopolitan city in mid-western Germany with a skyline shaped by some of Europe’s tallest skyscrapers. Because of this, and its location on the River Main, locals often refer to it as ‘Mainhattan’. As a global hub for commerce, culture, education, and transportation, Frankfurt is a popular tourist destination throughout the year, though best visited in summer when it experiences average highs of 27 - 30 °C.
Once one of the most important cities of the Holy Roman Empire, Frankfurt is now a melting pot of different cultures that offers not just an authentic German travel experience but also great insight into other cultural influences in the area. Residents from over 200 different national backgrounds call this city home and help create its unique atmosphere. The city also manages to effortlessly blend old and new; since much of the Altstadt (‘old town’) was destroyed during World War II, gleaming office blocks tower over what remains of the medieval centre. The older buildings that have survived date back to the 14th and 15th centuries and have that characteristically 'German' architectural style, with timber fronts and colourfully painted walls. Near the river, the Museum Embankment is considered the ‘art and culture mile’ and offers rainy-day education and entertainment on topics like photography, German cinema, fashion, calligraphy and typography, and the city’s own history and culture.
Surprisingly for such a modern city, Frankfurt is peppered with green spaces, including two major botanical gardens and the Stadtwald, Germany’s largest inner-city forest. With its duck-filled ponds and meandering paths, the Stadtwald offers some respite from the lively pace of life in this urban metropolis. Other attractions include the Zeil, Frankfurt’s most popular shopping street, the famous Iron Bridge, and Main Tower, the ‘Mainhattan’ skyscraper that offers stunning vistas across the whole city from its 200-metre-high observation deck. Visits to these spots are often included in the school’s junior activity programme, allowing students to get the most out of their time here.
How to get there
Frankfurt’s airport, Frankfurt am Main International, is located 20 minutes away from the city by car, and around 15 km from our junior complex.
Young students attending this course can take public transport from the airport to get to their accommodation, although we suggest booking a transfer service. This service is available on both arrival and departure and can be added to your child’s booking for an additional fee. If you select this service, your child will be collected from the airport when they land and taken directly to the hotel complex by a member of the school’s staff; if you select this service on departure as well, a driver will be waiting for your child on their last day and will drive them to the airport in time for their departing flight.
Students should plan to arrive in Frankfurt on the Sunday before their lessons start and leave on the Saturday after their lessons finish. We may be able to arrange extra nights on arrival and/or departure to fit in with students’ flights.