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In the historic town of Bad Schussenried, the Humboldt-Institut welcomes young students from all over the world for intensive German courses. Students of two age groups - 10 to 13 years and 14 to 17 years - are taught in small classes and according to their language level from total beginner to advanced learner.
The attractive all-inclusive package comprises German course, residence accommodation, full board and a wealth of leisure activities. This setting creates a family atmosphere that enhances students’ success and their enthusiasm for the program’s community experience. The after-class activities help bonding while practicing German and allow students to gain insight into the daily life and culture of Germany.
Designed like a boarding school, the Humboldt-Institut's course center combines classrooms, leisure facilities and student residences on one site with a capacity for up to 300 students. The school is open year-round and has an incredible infrastructure that allows children and teenagers alike to pursue countless athletic and recreational activities, both indoors and outdoors.
Support and supervision for children and teenagers is provided 24 hours a day. Someone they can trust and talk to is always nearby.
Students stay in twin rooms directly on campus. All rooms have their own en-suite bathroom, as well as a balcony. Boys and girls are housed separately. Roommates are carefully matched according to their German level, age and native languages. This way we encourage them to speak and practice German with each other outside of the classroom. Full board with three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) is included. Laundry service is offered to all students free of charge once a week for their personal laundry. Bed linen and towels will be provided and changed regularly.
Twin Rooms all with en-suite facilities and balconies
Some examples of leisure time activities: Basketball, Handicrafts, Beachvolleyball, Billiards, Disco, Football, Barbecue, Climbing, Piano, Mountainbikes, Sauna, Swimming (indoor pool), Swimming (lake), Sports hall, Tennis (indoor), Table football, Table tennis, Volleyball.
Excursions to: The Alps, Augsburg, Constance, Lindau, Mainau island, Munich, Neuschwanstein Castle, Rhine Falls, Ulm
The intensive German courses comprise either 25 lessons (children) or 30 lessons (teenagers) of 45 minutes per week. Courses start year-round offering a great variety of starting dates and a flexible course duration. Classes run from Monday to Friday and cover the areas of listening and reading comprehension, writing skills, speaking skills and grammar. The lessons are especially structured and designed for younger and adolescent students. They are action-oriented, interactive and demanding, very effective and fun! What is included: tuition with 25 or 30 lessons per week (depending on the age group) - small classes with 11 students on average - placement test, course material & course certificate - accommodation & full board - daily leisure program - half-day excursion on Wednesdays and full-day excursion on Saturdays incl. entrance fees - supervision 24/7