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German in Munich - DID

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Programme Summary:

  • Ages 17+
  • Sessions starting from 1 week
  • City of the traditional Bavarian Oktoberfest festival
  • Brightly lit school in the city centre
  • Accommodation in host family, shared flat or residence

Destination

Language programme in Munich

Munich is without a doubt one of the loveliest cities in Germany. It's a luscious, green areas and numerous parks such as Olympical park, park of the Nymphenburg castle and the famous Englischer Garten. Close to the Alps, it attracts nature tourists and sport enthusiasts, including hikers and skiers looking for an outdoor adventure. What's not to love?

Located in Bavaria, this vibrant city has a population of over one million inhabitants. Munich is particularly well-known for its traditional culture, and is world-famous for typical Bavarian traditions such as Oktoberfest, Biergärten, Pretzels and Lederhosen. The city also boasts of many museums, theatres, exhibitions and concert halls. With over 80.000 students living in Munich, the young and outgoing population gives the town a lively atmosphere and a great nightlife.

For those who are avid football fans, it's impossible to leave Munich without visiting one of the city's most prized possessions: the famous Bayern Munich team. See the Bundesliga champions live in action at the Allianz Arena for an experience you'll never forget.

The German school DID

Founded in 1977, our partner school DID is situated in the city center, 15 minutes from Karlsplatz, the liveliest place in the city and close to the Central Station. The atmosphere is very multicultural with 75 to 200 students of differing nationalities attending the school.

School facilities include:

  • 11 bright classrooms
  • A multimedia center with 10 computers
  • A studyspace with books, CD´s and multimedia materials
  • A cybercafé with 5 computers (user fees)
  • Wireless and cable connection
  • A cafetaria with a vending machine for drinks and snacks
  • A pleasant relaxing space
  • A spacious roof terrace with table tennis

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

Activities and events during your stay

Our partner school organizes 2 activities per week and excursions during the weekends. which you can participate or not. These activities are optional and some may require a fee. All activities are subject to change and vary depending on the time of year. You can book directly on site: entry fees and transportation are not included.

Some of the many activities may include:

  • Guided visit of the city (the Pinakothek der Moderne, the Englischer Garten, etc.)
  • Visit the castle of Nymphenburg
  • Visit the football stadium of Bayern Munich
  • Ski sessions (not during the summer)
  • Guided visits to the Bavarian Alps during the summer months
  • One day excursions to Augsburg, Regensburg, Salzburg, 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+)

Individual 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

Residence (Youth Hotel, ages 18+)

We offer 2 types of youth hotels:

  • Standard (Hotel A&O)

Individual room, private bathroom, breakfast included

Features:

  • Single room
  • Private bathroom and toilet
  • Breakfast included (buffet)
  • Travel time: +/- 5 minutes by public transport
  • Location: close to the metro station Hackerbrücke, +/- 10 minutes from the city center by public transport

Facilities and services available:

  • TV, closet and balcony in every room
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Laundry (for a fee)
  • 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: +/- 10 minutes by public transport
  • Location: close to the metro station Hackerbrücke, +/- 10 minutes from the city center by public transport

Facilities and services available:

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

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, 15/07, 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, 15/08, 03/10, 01/11

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 €1,480 €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 board70 €
Host family, single room, half board105 €
Standard Residence, single room, breakfast included115 €
Peak-season extra (01/07 - 25/08)55 €
Accommodation extra for Christmas holidays (23/12-05/01/19)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 Munich
  • 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:

  • Airport of Munich (MUC): 35 minutes (by bus); 45 minutes (by train)
  • Central station of Munich

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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