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Berlin City Campus 16/20 yrs

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Is this course for you ?
Yes. If you’re looking for a full immersion German course, staying in an on site residence, with other older teenage students. CESA students love living in Berlin & experiencing this vibrant city’s lifestyle.

This is course is best suited to the older, more independent teenager. It’s always popular and accommodation ALWAYS becomes fully booked ~ so early reservations are essential!

Location Plus Points

  • Berlin is a dynamic city; modern, cultured, historic and dazzling
  • It is a popular summertime location with teenage language learners

Course Plus Points

  • All teachers are fully qualified and experienced in the teaching of German as a foreign language
  • Only German will be spoken in class
  • Two week+ course enrolment possible
  • Whilst the college also accepts adults students, they are taught in separate classes to the Teenagers in July & August (but will still be living and studying on site, or in a nearby hostel, or with hosts)
  • German language classes are divided according to age, language level and nationality mix
  • 20 German lessons per week format offered

Dates & Prices

Tuition + Option One & Two Accommodation

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  • Option One: Campus accommodation. 3-5 bed rooms, TV, shower, half board, 2 way transfer on Sundays
  • Option Two: Hostel, 10 mins walk away, shared rooms (2 beds per room), shower/wc, half-board & 2 way Sunday transfer

Tuition + Option Three & Four Accommodation

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  • Option Three: Accommodation in nearby Hostel. 3-5 bed rooms with TV and shower. 5 minutes walking distance to college. Half board (breakfast and evening meal included) plus a 2 way transfer on Sundays
  • Option Four: Accommodation with German hosts (either a couple, a divorcee/widow or a family). Single or shared room. Travel time to college usually between 30-50 minutes. Half board (breakfast and evening meal) plus 2 way transfer on Sundays

Included in course fees:
20 lessons/week
2 activities/day
1 excursion/week
transfer from Berlin airports and stations on Sundays 8 am – 10 pm

 

Standard Course Description

The course is academically demanding course and aims to stimulate student interest and keep the lessons dynamic. Optional social activities provide contrast and bring an additional element of fun to the overall programme.

The German language college staff are aware that the students are on holiday and will do all they can to help students enjoy their German experience, both in and outside the classroom.

Students live and study on site. The college offers great on site facilities including 40 spacious classrooms, a book store, a restaurant and cafeteria and a private garden for relaxing after classes. It is well located in Berlin (in the old Eastern Section) and offers host family, on site accommodation or two Hostel options. The on site accommodation is very popular and makes the school very busy year round, doubly so in the summer months ~ so please book early!

  • Two, three or four week programmes
  • 20 group lessons
  • German lessons held in the late afternoon (16.00 hrs – 19.00 hrs)
  • Monday: Lessons are held slightly later, ending at 19.15 hrs
  • Morning & Evening activities scheduled each day
  • Up to 12 students per class level
  • 45 minutes per lesson
  • Level test on Sunday early evening
  • 4 levels catered for: beginners, elementary, intermediate, advanced

In total there are 40 lessons over 2 weeks (unless a day is lost to a public holiday). This is equal to a term of contact lessons at your school in the UK. Small classes, native speakers, interesting material and a pleasant learning atmosphere all contribute to the learning process. The emphasis is on the active use of language in real situations.

Activities

A range of activities are offered as an inclusive part of this programme
in the morning & the evenings, including:

1) Two planned activities per day (morning and evening) e.g. Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, rowing in Tiergarten Park, New Reichstag, Potsdamer Platz, a night out, barbecues, bowling, dancing or a cinema trip.

2) One excursion per week (Saturday) i.e. Potsdam, Pfauenisnel, Sachsenhausen Island.

3) On-campus activities based on music, games and sports, and creative activities such as making a newspaper or staging a play.

Accommodation

Sunday to Sunday ~
The college offers residential accommodation, providing a self contained centre on site in Berlin (or in a hostel, just a 5/10 minute walk from the college), so that students can attend their classes and live on site (or be near by). If you wish to guarantee being on campus, or in Hostel Two (rather than in Hostel One) you can do so, by paying an additional 80.00 EUR per person/per week.

Each room on campus and in Hostel One, offers a self contained studio apartment, shared with other teenage language students (3 to 5 students per apartment). In Hostel Two the shared apartments offer two bedded rooms only. The hostels are less than 10 minutes walk from the language school.

Meals: Half-board accommodation (breakfast and the evening meal) is included in the course fees. All meals can be taken at the college centre, but lunch is at extra cost (budget EUR 56.00 for lunches on site).

Deposit: EUR 100.00 required on arrival. This is refunded at the end of the course or used to pay for any damages or to replace your key (if you lose it).

Personal Expenditure

We suggest EUR 150.00 per week, to cover public transport and entrance fees, snacks etc

Valuables
We recommend your passport & money are left with college staff at the office.

Going Out Permission

Teenagers aged 16/18 years are not allowed out beyond 12.00 midnight on their own but this can be extended at the weekend, but no one on site will oversee these curfew rules (however students too tired to participate or attend classes will be noted, and their parents told).
Parents must be aware that some of the college arranged activities in the evenings will go on later than 12.00midnight.
Students need to be mature about their behaviour to attend this programme.
Any inappropriate behaviour will be reported to the parents concerned.

Travel

Arrive: Sunday   Depart: Sunday a.m.
Fly to Berlin and take the inclusive return transfer service from one of Berlin’s airports, the Hauptbahnhof or main bus station. Students should be in Berlin, at their accommodation, between 09.00 & 17.00 hrs. You must be present for 17.00 hrs – this is when the introductory talk and level tests will take place (so no time is wasted on Monday AM)

 

The courses are very popular and are likely to be fully booked during the July/August period.
Please book early!