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12 - 15 yrs - Heidelberg | Summer Camp

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Programme Highlights:

  • From 12 years
  • Minimum 1 week stay
  • Summer course (July and August)
  • Pleasant and picturesque city
  • City-centre located school
  • Various activities full programme
  • Full board homestay accommodation

Destination

Summer Course in Heidelberg

Heidelberg is a charming university city located in the Neckar valley, north-west of Baden-Württemberg. Principally known for its internationally reputable university, it has attracted numerous painters, poets and scientists over the years who have all contributed to the growth of this city.

It is now one of the most beautiful cities in Germany and attracts numerous German and foreign visitors to its famous castle and beautiful surroundings. The atmosphere in this student city is particularly lively in summer when people are able to make the most of the sun and sit on one of the many terraces in the historic centre and on the river banks.

School

Our partner school is located in the vibrant centre of the city, in the heart of the university district, 200 metres from the river and around 1.5km from the castle. The school is well connected by public transport. There are shops, restaurants and public services all nearby the school building.

Our school welcomes students all year round from over 50 different nationalities. It has received the ISO 9001 label for the quality of teaching. All of the teachers are university qualified, offering students stimulating and creative activities enabling them to progress in various different areas of the language.

Accreditations: ISO 9001, registered exam centre for the TestDaF

Facilities include:

  • 70 high-tech classrooms (up to 85 available during the summer)
  • 3 computer rooms with 50 computers
  • WiFi network
  • Library

Activities & leisure

All activities take place in the afternoons annd are supervised by the teachers and organisers.

Examples of activities on offer:

  • Sports activities: football, tennis, badminton, mini-golf, beach volleyball on the Neckar river banks
  • Games in German language
  • Excursions: hiking, treasure hunts, visits to Heidelberg zoo and castle, picnics on the river banks, boat tour etc.
  • Other activities: guided tour of the city, afternoon in a water park, cinema etc.

Course

German lessons : general information

  • Lesson duration: 45 minutes
  • Maximum number of students per class: 10
  • Daily schedule: morning lessons
  • Asessment test: first day of course
  • Certificate of completion at the end of course
  • Teachers are fully qualified and certified in teaching German as a foreign language.

Type of course

Standard Course: 20 general German lessons per week

The target of this course is to encourage young participants to speak German but also to improve their listening and conversation skill together with their reading and writing abilities.

Offered levels : beginners to intermediate (A1 to B1)

Accommodation

Homestay (host family)

Private room, shared bathroom, full board

Features:

  • Host families are carefully selected and checked by our partner school, in order to ensure optimal selection criteria and to make sure they meet the standards required.

  • Full-board (3 meals a day, everyday) : breakfast and dinner are provided by host families while the school provides lunch from Monday to Friday. The host families provide full board during the weekend.

Practical info:

  • Students are not allowed to go out in the evenings
  • Bed linen provided
  • Students must bring their own towels
  • Laundry: host families may ask a fee for the use of the washing machine.

Traveling time to school: host families are generally located within a residential area with a maximum traveling time of 30 minutes to school by public transport.

Optional extra:

Upon request and at extra cost, host families can bring students to school and pick them up in the afternoon when school finishes (see extra on the "Dates & Prices" tab).

Prices & Dates 2019

Dates 2019

Start dates: possible every Sunday between June 30 and August 25.

Complete beginners must start their programme on the following days: July 1 and August 5.

Prices 2019

Booking prices -

Includes lessons, accommodations, meals as described, all taxes and enrolment fees

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Booking price
DurationFull price
1 week685 €
2 weeks1,375 €
3 weeks2,075 €
4 weeks2,695 €
Optional transfer from Heidelberg railway station
Per trip50 €
Optional transfer from Frankfurt airport (collective transfer by minibus)
Per trip95 €
Optional transfer from Mannheim railway station
Per trip75 €
UM extra
Per trip100 €
Extra for accompanied commute between school and host family
Per week210 €

Prices include:

  • Language course (20 lessons per week) and accommodation fees
  • Full board
  • Course materials and books
  • Entrance fees to museums, swimming pools, boat tour on the Neckar River, etc.
  • All school enrolment fees

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to and from Heidelberg
  • Arrival/departure transfers from airport/station
  • Local "in and around" transport (allow around €20 per week)
  • Supplements
  • Possible refundable deposit (to pay on site)
  • Optional insurances

Practical Information

Transport

Arrival day: Sunday

Departure day: Saturday

Arrival/departure airport or stations:

  • Frankfurt airport (FRA)** : 1 hour (by shuttle bus)
  • Heidelberg station
  • Mannheim station

Possible transfer on request (at extra cost - see price list tab).

If you book "unaccompanied minor"(UM) flights, transfers will bear an extra cost (see "Dates & Prices" tab for details).

Important note: please do not make any travel arrangement before we have confirmed your booking (about 4 days after payment of the deposit).

Visa Information

For those who need a visa, please consult your local German embassy or the following website: www.auswaertiges-amt.de

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or e-mail.

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