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 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!
|Levels offered||Beginner to Advanced|
|Age range||15-18 yrs+|
|Course duration||1 week+|
|Number of lessons||20 lessons per week|
|Lesson duration||45 minutes|
|Maximum per class||Upto 12 students|
|City Course/ Opt 1 & 2|
|1 wk||2 wks||3 wks||4 wks|
|€ 895.00||€ 1630.00||€ 2338.00||€ 2094.00|
|City Course/ Opt 3 & 4|
|1 wk||2 wks||3 wks||4 wks|
|€ 815.00||€ 1470.00||€ 2105.00||€ 2784.00|
Included in course fees:
transfer from Berlin airports and stations on Sundays 8 am – 10 pm
|03, 10, 17, 24, 31|
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!
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.
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.
The college offers residential accommodation, so students can attend their classes and live on site (or live near by).
Meals: Half-board accommodation (breakfast and the evening meal) is included in the course fees. Lunch can also be taken on campus 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).
Living on Campus.
The Campus accommodation is the most popular option of all and always becomes fully booked. Students live in self contained modern studios which offer 3-5 bed rooms, kitchenette, private bathroom, TV, shower, half board on campus and includes a 2 way transfer on Sundays
Hostel, 10 mins walk away, shared rooms (but only 2 beds per room), private shower/wc, half-board and includes a 2 way Sunday transfer
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) and includes a 2 way transfer on Sundays
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
We suggest EUR 150.00 per week, to cover public transport and entrance fees, snacks etc
We recommend your passport & money are left with college staff at the office.
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 12.00 midnight.
Students need to be mature about their behaviour to attend this programme.
Any inappropriate behaviour will be reported to the parents concerned.
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!