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German Gap Year in Lindau

The German Gap Year in Lindau offers a 12 week term programme, several times a year to those who want to study intensively and see substantial progress in their language skills. This course has been offered for many years and offers in-depth study over an extended period in a small friendly school, in a picturesque town, on Lake Constance. Students can live in one of two residences or live with local German hosts within an easy commute of the language school.

Gap Year in Lindau Plus Points

A small to medium sized school offering personal attention and a cosy atmosphere

Offers a beautiful island location on Lake Constance (Bodensee)

Course Details

Levels offered Beginner to High Intermediate
Minimum age 17
Course duration 12 weeks
Alternative courses 1+ weeks
Number of lessons 20 group lessons per week
Lesson duration 45 minutes
Maximum per class 11 students
  • Start dates offered four times a year
  • Classes are held Monday to Friday each week
  • Preparation for German language exams (optional, not included in course fees)

The German Gap Year language course ensures rapid acquisition and long-term retention of key German language skills and also covers a range of topics on modern day Germany (cultural, social and economic).

Oral and written German language skills are developed and enhanced through out these long term courses. This German language programme is aimed at Beginners to Low Intermediate abilities, who want to see serious linguistic improvement and are aiming to achieve fluency over a number of months.

Languages for Life: 20 lessons per week

12 wks   €2330.00
CESA Fee: € 60.00 per person
Summer supplements: Applied from July to August
All courses: € 25.00 per week
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  • Intensive grammar study
  • Phonetics
  • Development of vocabulary
  • Syntax and application
  • Listening and comprehension
  • Dialogue and communication
  • Idiomatic language
  • Written and oral expression
  • Lecture and analysis
  • Live guided discussion and synthesis
  • Free conversation

The Gap Year courses focus on oral and reading comprehension, also written expression and practice-orientated grammar. However the most important goal is to improve and consolidate the fluency of each student. The aim is to keep the class atmosphere informal and pleasant, so you can enjoy your language learning experience to the fullest! This German language course is an excellent opportunity to learn a new language, offering immersion in the culture and make new friends from all around the world. The study plan takes into consideration each student’s current level, needs and the length of the course.

Exams are offered to Gap Year students

Do you speak German? Can you prove it!

Some people study German for self-enrichment or want to know how to tell the time or talk on the phone in German. or to satisfy short term language requirements in high school, college, university or career goals. Others however, though, such as university or Gap students, aspiring teachers, translators or others with long term career goals, study the language as part of a formal training programme. For this latter group of students, formally proving competency in the language is a requirement and this is where the German Exams are of great value. There are courses offered throughout the year leading to the TestDaF and Zertifikat Deutsch and telc exams.  Further information can be found under the Lindau/German language courses descriptions.

Accommodation in Lindau

For the full immersion experience we recommend you live with local German hosts in Lindau.  The hosts offer single rooms and half-board and are generally either a short walk or small commute away.  Alternatively students can stay in one of the two residences, one of which is literally a few steps from the language school – so no commuting issues at all!

There will always be a lot to consider before choosing a German Gap Year course (or the accommodation), so feel free to discuss the options with CESA if you want further advice.

Full information can be found on the main Lindau German school: Accommodation description.

  Check out the Student Reviews on Gap Year courses in Lindau on the CESA Blog