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German for Teenagers: Lindau

Open to: 14/17 yr old students

If looking for a full immersion German course, CESA students have loved living in Lindau & enjoy the relaxed appeal of this picturesque, small town. It best suits students looking for a teenage orientated German & activity course. It’s popular and becomes fully booked ~ so early reservations are recommended.

Dates offered July
Levels offered Elementary to High Intermediate
Age range 14-17 yrs
Course duration 1 to 4 weeks 
Number of group lessons 20 lessons per week
PM Sessions 05 per week
Lesson duration 45 minutes
Maximum per group class 12 students
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Mornings: German classes. Only German is spoken in the classroom and the teachers are demanding. Students study and practice German: 1/ Grammar, 2/ Composition, 3/ Vocabulary & 4/ Conversation – in total for three hours of structured study per day.

Students are divided into classes based on their levels of ability. They are drawn from a wide range of native languages, so only German is spoken, from the first day of the course.  The goal of the programme is to improve the practical language abilities of the student. This is why theoretical teaching of German grammar is kept to what is necessary and meaningful. Points of grammar are illustrated principally in practical contexts and situations. In addition to the teaching materials which the language school teachers put together themselves,  films, CDs, pod-casts, newspapers and recent articles will be used as learning tools. Teaching topics are kept up-to-date and, above all, selected and compiled to appeal to the tastes of younger people.

Afternoons: Water sports or creativity classes

In total there are 40 German lessons over 2 weeks. All students on this course MUST have studied German for at least one year.

Course & Hosts    Age: 14/17
Shared room, full-board
1 wk  €  925.00 2 wks  €  1850.00 3 wks  € 2775.00 4 wks  € 3600.00
+ CESA admin fee: € 60.00
Course & Youth Hostel   Age: 14/17
Four bedded room, full-board
1 wk  €  925.00 2 wks  € 1850.00 3 wks  € 2775.00 4 wks  € 3600.00
+ CESA admin fee: € 60.00
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Included in course fees

20 + 05 lessons/week
Activities & excursions
Accommodation: shared rooms/full board
24 hour assistance from college staff

Not included in fees

travel to Lindau
transfer on arrival (see details below)
private insurance cover
personal expenditure
public transportation costs

Course Dates 2022

27th June     4th July      11th July      18th July     25th July

Final day of class: Friday 29th July 2022
Public Holidays: Whilst there are public holidays during the year, they don’t coincide with the Teenage programme.

Lindau: Colour Festival

Lindau: The Island on the Lake 2

Lindau Teens: Paddle boarding on the lake

Course Plus Points

  • Fully qualified teachers, experienced in teaching German as a foreign language
  • Only German will be spoken in class
  • Two or four weeks enrolment possible
  • German language classes divided according to language level & nationality mix
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The course is a great balance of German language and social activities and aims to stimulate student interest and keep the lessons dynamic.  The 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.

School Information

Situated along the shore line and on a small island in Lake Constance, in Southern Germany, Lindau is a picturesque location, with small streets, mediaeval buildings and fabulous lake and mountain views.  It is within easy reach by air from Friedrichshafen, Zurich or Munich and has great appeal to our younger students.

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Situated on the island, the Lake Constance Campus provides the ideal setting for learning that’s fun. Enjoy fantastic leisure activities and unforgettable holidays with new found friends from all over the world. The campus consists of around ten professionally equipped tents. Language instruction and the afternoon activities take place in these modern learning tents.


A range of activities are offered (accompanied/supervised by the monitors) as an inclusive part of this programme including:

1/ a daily social programme – various activities, a lake side barbecue, local bike or boat trips and welcome and farewell parties
2/ a half day trip each week to places such as Schloss Neuschwanstein, Castel Meersburg, or Rheinfall von Schaffhausen.
3/ one full day trip on Saturday to Munich or Constance

Going Out Permission

The college requires students to respect the following curfews:

Students aged 14/15 yrs old must be home by 22.00 hrs

Students aged 16 or 17 yrs old must be home at 23.00 hrs


With German hosts
Students share a room with one other student. Host families are carefully selected and many have worked with the school for many years. Some families have children of their own, others do not. The three main meals of the day are included. (lunch is taken at the school site).

In the Guest Hostel
Students are accommodated in a quiet area (Scheidegg) where they share a room, in twos or threes per room, with their own bathroom. Students are supervised by school staff and commute via private mini-bus to school. Breakfast and dinner will be served at the guest hostel, whilst lunch is provided at school.

The school’s Accommodation Officer ensures all meals are healthy and balanced. Students are either a short bus ride or walking distance from the college, some borrow bikes for the duration of their stay (approx 20 mins from the college). Please note hosts are not available on the island itself.

Travel & Transfers:

Arrive: Sunday   Depart: Saturday a.m.

Group transfer with leader:
Zurich/Lindau & Lindau/Zurich  € 80.00 each way
Group bus departures from Zurich: 14.00hrs and 18.00hrs
Group bus departures from Lindau: 09.00 & 13.00hrs
Unaccompanied Minor service: Extra € 90.00 each way
Out of hours’ supplement for transfer: € 70.00 each way applied if arriving before 10.00hrs or after 18.00hrs in Zurich.

Individual transfers:
Fly to Friedrichshafen, Memmingen, Zurich or Munich (prices provisional)

Friedrichshafen – one way   €  59 per person
Zurich – one way   € 169 per person
Munich – one way   € 249 per person
Memmingen – one way   € 99 per person