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German for Teenagers: Berlin Villa 16/17 yrs

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If you’re looking for a full immersion German course, staying in an on site residence only open to teenagers aged 16/17 yrs this is the programme for you! Past CESA students have adored this residential based German language course.
Study in Berlin & enjoy the school’s social programme, see the sights and have fun with your peers. It is perfect for pre GCSE, GCSE & A’level students wishing to improve their German who would prefer to live in a self contained study environment.

There are limited places available and the course is always popular ~ 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
  • No commuting. You live and study on site!
  • Located in a lovely central residential area, with easy access to the whole city!
Levels offered Beginner to Advanced
Age range 16-17 yrs+
Course duration 1 week+ 
Number of lessons 20 lessons per week
Lesson duration 45 minutes
Maximum per class Up to 12 students
  • 09.15 hrs to 12.30 hrs (2 x 90 mins sessions)
  • Afternoon & evening activities scheduled each day
  • Level test on Sunday early evening
  • 4 levels catered for: beginners, elementary, intermediate, advanced
Villa Course
1 wk 2 wks 3 wks 4 wks
€ 990.00 € 1,750.00 € 2,590.00 € 3,490.00
+ CESA admin fee: € 60.00
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Included in course fees:
20 lessons/week, 2 activities/day, 1 excursion/week, on campus accommodation: 3-6 bedded rooms, shower/WC on the corridor, full board

Additional costs:
Sunday Transfer from Berlin Brandenburg airport and stations
8 am – 10 pm
One way service: EUR 50.00  Two way service: EUR 100.00
Transfers on any other day: EUR 90.00/ one way

Course Dates 2022

04, 11, 18, 27

Last day of accommodation at the school, 7th August 2022

Berlin Villa: Students relaxing

Berlin Students in Berlin

Berlin Teen: Student selfie shot on an excursion

Course Description

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. You learn German and after class you get to explore Berlin with other teenagers from all over the world.

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.

Villa Description

The camp is located in the western centre of Berlin, with Metro Fehrbelliner Platz right round the corner. The famous shopping boulevard Kurfürstendamm is a 15 minute walk away. The camp is located in a beautiful villa with tree-lined garden, several spacious classrooms (some have a balcony or direct access to the garden). There is also a lounge and cafeteria. Members of staff will also be accommodated at the residence so that there is always a responsible adult on hand day or night.

Sample week

Sunday: Arrival before 5 pm, introduction and language test, welcome evening
Monday: 4 German lessons. Walking tour in Prenzlauer Berg, exploring the neighbourhood barbecue
Tuesday: 4 German lessons. Shopping. Second hand Berlin designer fashion games evening
Wednesday: 4 German lessons. Swimming in Lake Wannsee near Potsdam badminton
Thursday: 4 German lessons. Sightseeing and shopping in Mitte, Berlin´s new city centre video night
Friday: 4 German lessons. Cycling tour along the former Berlin Wall disco
Saturday: Full-day excursion to Potsdam, Castle Sanssouci quiz show
Sunday: Departure or visit at fleamarket on “Strasse des 17. Juni” yard party

Berlin Villa: Dining Hall

Berlin Villa: Exterior View

Berlin Villa: Bedroom image 2


Sunday to Sunday ~
Self-contained villa.

Meals included: Full-board.

Rooms: 3 to 6 students per room with shower/WC along the corridor.

The camp can accommodate 40 students who in the past have come from up to 30 different countries. The classrooms are downstairs, the sleeping rooms upstairs. The villa has a big kitchen and a cafeteria.


Arrive: Sunday   Depart: Sunday a.m.
Fly to Berlin and we recommend you book the return transfer service (09.00 to 17.00 hrs) from one of Berlin’s airports, the Hauptbahnhof or main bus station, at extra cost.

Going Out Permission

German law dictates that teenagers aged 16/17 years old are not allowed out after 23.30 hrs during the week, and 24.00 hrs Friday/Saturday night, on this course unless accompanied by group leaders. As it is located in the city centre, students are able to go into Berlin unsupervised in the evening, though the staff will encourage them to go in pairs or small groups. If you want greater freedom, please consider the City programme, or greater supervision look at the Berlin 14/17yrs programme.
Going out in Berlin – the college group leaders will accompany you and show you the sights of Berlin. Some weekends students may be out until gone midnight with the leaders.