Language school in Freiburg
The language school is centrally located at the border of the historical old town of Freiburg, one of the most popular cities in Germany. The school building is just a stone’s throw away from the Albert-Ludwig-University, at a very attractive square, alive with cafés and restaurants graced by splendid horse chestnuts. There are 12 bright and attractive classrooms where intensive courses, standard courses, private lessons and classes for small groups take place. For avid readers one has carefully composed a library with literature in German and foreign languages. Moreover, students can get to know each other in a cosy but spacious cafeteria, sun themselves on the big terrace, or study and surf in the internet in the computer room.
The language school in Freiburg is an officially recognized training centre for the telc-exams (The European Language Certificates). It is possible to make exams in 5 different levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference: A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1. Dates of exams on request.
Course levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1)
Course starting dates for A1 (beginners)
08.01., 05.02., 19.03., 23.04., 28.05., 02.07., 30.07., 03.09., 08.10., 12.11.2018
Other levels: any Monday
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German language courses in Freiburg
In the language school in Freiburg it is possible to choose between intensive courses, private lessons and preparatory courses (DSH, TestDaF, etc.). The intensive courses are courses for groups with 20 or 30 lessons (45 minutes) per week. The groups consist of 6-11 participants and are offered in up to 5 different course levels. It is also possible to combine different courses. All courses are offered during the whole year, additionally there are summer courses for children and young adults available.
The focus areas of the courses – depending on the course level – are as follows:
- buildup and development of communicative abilities
- improvement of the oral and written expressiveness
- development of the listening and reading comprehension
- German grammar
- improvement of pronounciation
- regional and culture studies.
The language school in Freiburg offers all course levels: starting with a total beginner course and ending with the perfection level. The level indications of all courses are consistent with the European frame of reference. This way, after the level test, homogeneous groups can be built so that nobody gets bored or feels overchallenged during the study process. The following levels are available:
- German A1 (= 8 weeks)
- German A2 (= 8 weeks)
- German B1 (= 10 weeks)
- German B2 (= 12 weeks)
- German C1 (= 12 weeks)
On the first day of the course a test (oral and written) takes place which confirms your current level. We are going to discuss the results with you. In general, it is possible to change the course later.
The classes are very good, I made many friends and I saw and did very interesting things, things that I didn’t do at home. There are many activities and exciting things to do which allowed me to speak a lot and practise my speaking in a friendly and festive atmosphere. I really like the school, the teachers and this familial atmosphere which prevails there. My stay in Freiburg not only improved my langauge skills, but also prompted me to take a sabbatical year following my studies and to travel abroad to work and learn languages.David / France
Freiburg in Breisgau, one of the most popular cities in Germany, is situated in the South-West of the country and has a Mediterranean climate with a lot of sunshine. Furthermore, the 25,000 students of the univesity town contribute to an easy-going, open-minded, and international flair.
France and Elsaß with the Vogesen are not far away towards the West. Towards the South it takes about half an hour to get to Basel in Switzerland. This location in the border triangle contributes a lot to the special charm of the city. The surroundings of Freiburg are picturesque landscapes of vines, fruit trees, and the mountains of the Black Forest. This is why it is also called the Tuscany of Germany.
Accommodation & Arrival
Arrival: Sunday before the course starts
Departure: Saturday after the end of the course
Host family: Enjoy typical German hospitality in one of the carefully selected host families. You are very well cared and have many opportunities to practise your German. You stay in a single room in an apartment or a house with a garden, with a married couple or a single person. It is possible to book a room with breakfast or with a half-board. Bedclothes and small towels are provided. The way to the language school takes 15 – 45 minutes by public transport.
Students flat (shared flat): A room in a “WG” (co-shared apartment) is very popular. Here you learn first-hand about student life and culture. You live in a single room but share kitchen and bathroom with a few other students and prepare your own meals.
Arrival: airport Basel/Mulhouse + shuttle bus to Freiburg or airport Frankfurt a. M. + train
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