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German in Frankfurt - DID

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Programme Summary:

  • Ages 17+
  • Sessions starting from 1 week
  • Cultural, modern and lively city
  • Welcoming school in the city centre
  • Homestay, shared apartment or hostel accommodation

Destination

Language programme in Frankfurt

Frankfurt is Germany's financial capital and without a doubt the most international city in the country. Known for its financial institutions, international fairs and modern sky scrappers on the banks of the river Main, Frankfurt is sometimes nicknamed "Manhattan".

Having seen the birth of one of the greatest figures in German culture, J.W. Goethe, Frankfurt is also an intellectual and cultural city. The city is full of museums, theatres, galleries and concert halls. The city never really stops and offers visitors a very large range of activities day or night.

The surrounding areas also allow students to relax in the countryside and take part in outdoor activities away from the bustle of the city.

In summary, it is the ideal city for all those who would like to stay in a multicultural, dynamic and lively city.

The German school DID

Our partner school, DID Frankfurt, is located in the city centre 15 minutes from the busy district of Sachsenhausen and Hauptwache.

From 75 to 125 students of all nationalities attend the school, which was founded in 1989. All teachers are native and qualified in teaching German as a foreign language.

School facilities include:

  • 7 classrooms
  • A studyspace for group projects with a large selection of books and CD´s
  • A cybercafé with 5 computers (user fees)
  • A multimedia center with 10 computers
  • WiFi and cable connection
  • A cafetaria with a vending machine for drinks and snacks
  • Free parking lot outside

The school is accredited by EAQUALS (European Association for Quality Language Services), GfdS and is a TestDaf official examination centre.

Activities and events during your stay

The school frequently organises social and cultural activities: 2 activities during the week and excursions on the weekend. The excursions are intended to show students historical monuments, as well as the most interesting sights of the city.

Some of the many activities may include:

  • Städel Museum
  • Wiesbaden casino
  • Full day excursions to Würzburg and Heidelberg, etc.

Courses

German language courses: the basics

  • Lesson duration: 45 minutes
  • Number of students per class: average of 10-12 students, maximum 15
  • Schedule: courses will mostly be given in the morning but can also be scheduled in the afternoon in peak season
  • Placement test: first day of lessons
  • Certificate of completion at the end of your stay
  • Regular progress tests
  • All teachers are qualified and experienced in teaching German as a foreign language

Courses on offer

  • Standard course: 20 lessons per week

    Minimum length: 1 week

    You will have classes in the morning from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 10:30 and from 10:45 to 12:15, where you will develop the 4 basic skills: writing, speaking, listening and reading.

    Language level: beginner to advanced

  • Semi-intensive course: 24 lessons per week

    Minimum length: 1 week

    You will have classes in the morning from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 10:30 and from 10:45 to 12:15 and on Tuesday and Thursday from 13:00 to 14:30. The course will address different themes: politics, culture and economics. You will learn how to communicate effectively and put your skills into practice.

    Language level: beginner to advanced

  • Intensive course: 28 lessons per week

    You will have classes in the morning from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 10:30 and from 10:45 to 12:15 and on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 13:00 to 14:30. This course is ideal for quick improvements of your German knowledge, especially if you only have little time.

    Language level: beginner to advanced

  • TestDaf Exam Preparation Course: 20 lessons a week

    Course duration: 4 weeks

    As an authorized centre for TestDaF exams, DID organize courses of 20 lessons a week to prepare students for the exams. You can find the starting dates of the course in the 'Dates & Prices' tab.

    Language level: advanced (B2+ or C1)

  • Private lessons

    This course will be given in blocks of 2 lessons in addition to the group courses (standard, semi-intensive or intensive). This individual course offers students the opportunity to follow a program completely adapted to their needs.

Accommodation

Homestay

Shared room, shared bathroom, half board

Travel time to school: the families live max. 45 minutes from the school by public transport.

Laundry: Some families ask for a fee of some euros for using the washing machine.

Optional extras (fees apply):

  • Individual room

Shared Apartment (ages 18+)

Single room, shared bathroom, self-catering

This option gives you the change to live more independently and have direct contact with the German culture. You will share the apartment with students or inhabitants of the city.

Features:

  • Single room
  • Shared bathroom and toilets
  • Shared kitchen
  • No meals included
  • Travel time: maximum 45 minutes from the school by public transport
  • Bed linen provided (unless indicated otherwise)

Residence (Youth Hostel, ages 18+)

We offer 2 types of youth hotels:

  • Standard (Hotel A&O)

Single room, private bathroom, breakfast included

Features:

  • Single room
  • Private bathroom and toilet
  • Breakfast included (buffet)
  • Travel time: +/- 15 minutes by public transport
  • Location: close to the train station Galluswarte, +/- 6 minutes from the city center by public transport

Facilities and services available:

  • TV and closet in every room
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laundry (for a fee)
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • WiFi (user fees)
  • Reception available 24/7
  • Computers available in the lobby of the hotel
  • Bike rental service (for a fee)

Possibility to stay in a shared room when participants travel together (price per person)

  • Superior (Hotel Meininger)

Single room, private bathroom, breakfast included

Features:

  • Single room
  • Private bathroom and toilet
  • Breakfast included (buffet)
  • Travel time: 20 minutes by public transport
  • Location: close to the train station Messe, +/- 10 minutes from the city center by public transport

Facilities and services available:

  • TV, telephone, air conditioning and hairdryer in every room
  • WiFi in every room and in the hote
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laundry (for a fee)
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Reception available 24/7
  • Computers available in the lobby of the hotel (user fees)
  • Lounge room with bar

Possibility to stay in a shared room when participants travel together (price per person)

Dates & Prices 2019

Dates 2019

Course start dates: Most courses start every Monday year-round (exceptions are outlined below.) On Bank Holiday Mondays, lessons start on Tuesdays.

Complete beginners must start on the following dates: 07/01, 04/02, 04/03, 01/04, 06/05, 03/06, 01/07, 05/08, 02/09, 07/10, 04/11

Bank holidays and holidays (No lessons will take place on these dates and they will not be rescheduled or refunded): 21/12/18, 06/01/19, 19/04, 22/04, 01/05, 30/05, 10/06, 20/06, 03/10

TestDaf Exam Preparation session (sessions of 4 weeks):

  • 22/01 (exam 20/02)
  • 26/03 (exam 26/04)
  • 23/04 (exam 23/05)
  • 18/06 (exam 19/07)
  • 20/08 (exam 20/09)
  • 15/10 (exam 13/11)

Prices 2019

This programme contains classes Accommodation included 24h support
Booking prices -

Includes all taxes and enrolment fees

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Course & accommodation in shared apartment, single room, self-catering
Duration20 lessons24 lessons28 lessons
1 week410 €460 €510 €
2 weeks695 €775 €895 €
3 weeks1,025 €1,135 €1,325 €
4 weeks1,360 €1,500 €1,760 €
6 weeks2,030 €2,230 €2,630 €
8 weeks2,700 €2,960 €3,500 €
12 weeks3,680 €4,140 €4,920 €
16 weeks4,660 €5,320 €6,340 €
18 weeks5,060 €5,820 €6,960 €
20 weeks5,640 €6,500 €7,760 €
24 weeks6,620 €7,680 €9,180 €
32 weeks8,580 €10,040 €12,020 €
36 weeks9,560 €11,220 €13,440 €
Extra week245 €295 €355 €
TestDaF Exam preparation & accommodation in shared apartment, single room, self-catering
Duration20 lessons
4 weeks1,220 €
Private lessons (45 min.) in addition to the group courses
2 lessons (minimum) 90 €
Optional extras (per week)
Host family, shared room, half board40 €
Host family, single room, half board50 €
Standard Residence, single room, breakfast included115 €
Peak-season extra (01/07 - 24/08)55 €
Accommodation extra for Christmas holidays (23/12-06/01/19)100 €
Course materials (to be paid on site - per month)20 €
Airport transfers to/from accommodation (per journey)75 €

Prices include:

  • Your chosen course
  • Your chosen accommodation
  • All school taxes and enrolment fees

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to/from Frankfurt
  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • All meals in shared flat
  • Local transportation
  • Activity fees (to be paid on site)
  • Course materials
  • Deposit, where applicable (€200, to be paid upon arrival)
  • Exam fees, where applicable

Practical Information

Travel

Arrivals: Sunday (from 3 pm in residence, between 12 pm and 8 pm in host family)

Departures: Saturday (before 10 am in residence, between 8 am and 12 pm in host family)

Arrival airports or stations:

  • Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) : around 20 minutes by train
  • Frankfurt central station

Airport transfers available on request (fees apply, please see Dates & Prices tab)

Please note: do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course (about 4 days after deposit payment).

Visa Information

Do you need a visa for this programme? For more information please consult our page Visa information.

Do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or email if you require any additional information.

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