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Lindau Teenage German course 15/16yrs

Summer Camp for teenagers / 15 – 16yrs   On the shores of Lake Constance

Course start dates / 2015

1 week: 03.08.
2 weeks: 06.07., 20.07
3 weeks: 20.07

  • Arrival/Departure: Arrive Sunday / Depart Saturday
  • Teaching: Lake Constance Campus (3 km/10 mins commute. Can be reached by city bus)
  • Course duration: 1, 2 or 3 weeks
  • Lessons: 45 mins. / 25 German lessons per week
  • Levels: All levels from A1+ – B2 (no beginners, minimum prior knowledge 1 year of German at school)
  • Students: Class max. 11 students
  • Teaching materials: Included – all teaching materials
  • School Certificate: Included
  • Leisure programme: One 1/2-day excursion every Wednesday, 2 full day excursions on the weekends, daily leisure programme
  • Accommodation: Lindau youth hostel, multi-bed rooms/full board/24 hour support

Course information
Language students meet every day for the language course sessions and for the joint leisure activities at the Lake Constance Campus

What is the Lake Constance Campus?
Situated on a generously sized sports field site only a hundred metres from the lake, our Lake Constance Campus provides the ideal setting for learning that’s fun, fantastic leisure activities and unforgettable holidays with friends from all over the world. The campus consists of about ten professionally equipped tents. Language instruction and the afternoon activities take place in these modern learning tents. The big events tent provides space for the communal lunch and evening activities, and also serves as an alternative location in bad weather.

German Course
After an initial assessment, the young people are divided into their attainment levels and taught in small classes with a maximum of 11 students. We offer at least five different levels. Our courses aim above all to improve the students’ practical language skills. For this reason, theoretical instruction in German grammar is limited to an essential minimum. The interesting and varied language sessions are devised by young, motivated teachers, who are all native speakers.

Bilingual Camp
English courses for young people, mainly from Germany, will be taking place on the campus at the same time. As these two groups take part in the activities together, there is on the one hand the unique chance of being in constant contact with young native German speakers, and on the other the possibility of practising the second language learned (English).
Our students will find that all information, from the menus to all the route directions, is in both the languages learned. Our entire campus team communicates with and informs our young guests in German and English

The accommodation is located between the beautiful Lindau Island and the Lake Constance Campus.

The international youth hostel has modern four-bed rooms, in which we accommodate students of different nationalities. The youth hostel also has many leisure activities available, such as beach volleyball, games rooms and an in-house young people’s disco for the evenings.

The Lindau city bus takes care of the transfer to the Lake Constance Campus 3 km away.
The trip takes around 10 minutes and the cost of the bus tickets are included in the course fees.

Support: Our trained employees are on site round the clock to support the students (24-hour service).

Summer Camp Leisure Programme
The campus, the lake, the island city of Lindau and the exciting destinations for our excursions in this region where three countries meet guarantee the ideal combination for unforgettable language holidays. The support staff will devise an extensive and varied programme: sporty, leisurely, creative, interesting…and will also be both guide and contact partner for any questions. Every week the school organises one half-day excursion, whole day excursions or activities at the weekends, daily leisure programme.

Full day trips and excursions:
Munich – www.muenchen.de
Neuschwanstein Castle – www.neuschwanstein.com
Constance – www.konstanz.de
Schaffhausen and the famous Rhine Falls – www.schaffhausen.ch

Half day trips and excursions:
High ropes course – www.apk.abenteuerpark.com
Meerburg – www.meersburg.de
Salem – www.affenberg-salem.de
Bregenz with the eagle observatory and wildlife park – www.pfaenderbahn.at
Friedrichshafen and the Zeppelin museum – www.friedrichshafen.de
Shopping in Ravensburg – www.ravensburg.de

Afternoon activities:
sports eg. soccer, volleyball, slackline
canoeing
windsurfing
Raft trip on the lake

Evening events:
party/disco
guided citiy tour
singstar competition
games night
barbecue at the lake-side
billard
miniature golf
school cinema
Airport transfer

Lindau can easily be reached by plane, train, bus and car.
Three international airports (Munich, Zurich and Stuttgart) are close to Lindau (150-180 km). The regional airport Friedrichshafen is only 30 km away, the regional airport Memmingen is only 70 km away. All airports are directly connected to the public transportation system, e.g. in Munich, Zurich and Stuttgart train stations are situated directy below the airport with hourly connections to Lindau.
Airport to Lindau/ School transfers 2015

Transfer from/to Person Price in EUR/one-way/per person
Memmingen airport 1 person 90,00 €/collective transfer on request
Munich airport 1 person 190,00 €/collective transfer on request
Friedrichshafen airport 1 person 55,00 €/collective transfer on request
Zurich airport 1 person 135,00 €/collective transfer per person
from 28.06. – 08.08.2015 40,00 €
every Saturday and Sunday
Service for unaccompanied children 1 person 40,00 €

Independent travel

The Lindau main station is situated on Lindau island. The school is located on the first floor of the main station and the apartments can be reached within 15 minutes on foot. Host families usually pick up their students at the station.

Prices   (according to specification of the Deutsche Bahn 2015)

Transfer from the airport Ticket Price in EUR/per person*
Zurich – train station is directy below the airport single from EUR 33,00 / return from EUR 66,00
Munich – train station is directy below the airport single from EUR 40,00 / return from EUR 80,00
Stuttgart – train station is directy below the airport single from EUR 40,00 / return from EUR 80,00
Friedrichshafen – train station is directy at the airport single from EUR 5,90 / return from EUR 11,80