did deutsch-institut

Introduction
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Our Philosophy

We carry our company’s philosophy in our name: did means deutsch in deutschland (German in Germany) and this is our motto since the establishing of the company in 1970. For more than 40 years we only focus on teaching German as a Foreign Language, and today more than ever we are convinced about the future prospects of our goal: The easiest way to study the German language is here with us in Germany! Because studying deutsch in deutschland means learning the language and getting to know our culture at the same time – our everyday and business life – exciting cities and many different types of countryside. To study German at did deutsch-institut also means discovering Germany.

Our greatest strength is focusing on the basics – on teaching the German language! Because unlike many other providers of German courses, we don’t waste energy and time with rather irrelevant activities – all of our energy and attention we devote to you and your desire for learning our language and to get to know our country and culture. Being 40 years in the business, we gained plenty of experience and today you can profit from our know-how. With more than 5.000 students per year, being officially acknowledged by the German Language Society and being member of EAQUALS, did deutsch-institut is one of the largest and most renowned providers of German as a Foreign Language worldwide.

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Quality and service guaranteed

The quality standards of our three year-round institutes in Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich are controlled regularly and for many years by EAQUALS – Evaluation and Accreditation of Quality in Language Services. Thus we make sure that these three schools meet the highest quality standards in modern language instruction. Every four years, members of EAQUALS have to undergo a strict inspection by independent experts.

You can rest assured to find qualified teachers, an effective as well as interesting instruction, and a course structure with a systematic, clearly defined curriculum. The only thing you will have to guarantee – is to study hard and enthusiastically!

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Education

Our Teaching Methods

What is the fastest way to learn German? By speaking German – all day would be best! This is why your teacher will speak to you only German from the first day of class. From the first day of class? Yes, but don’t worry – our teaching methods will make speaking, understanding and participating in class easy for you, because you don’t have to cram for understanding grammar, you’ll practice it! Vocabulary is not translated but will be trained and thus internalized almost effortlessly. This way you learn the language in communicative situations and you will be able to use your knowledge right away. You will understand how our language training is guiding you, step by step, towards your goal – which is: speaking German fluently.

The classroom is oriented towards an objective and the teacher is always focusing on a specific topic. Depending on what should be done in class, you will work on your own or in a small group. You will use authentic texts of current interest and modern textbooks. Furthermore, a variety of learning stages with discussions, role play, dialogues as well as the individual and specific use of media will give a fresh impulse to studying the language. The teachers also make frequent use of instructional films and DVDs. Do you still have any questions? In this case – just visit the Self-Study Center, it is available every Wednesday and it is for free. Here our teacher will help you with the homework or preparing for an exam.

Our teachers are our assets

A German saying goes: The best German is the one coming from the heart… We cannot argue this – because for us, too, German is a matter of the heart! Learning a language is far more than stringing together some words and sentences – it is a very complex combination of different communicative elements. In order to learn and to master these, you need diligence, practice, and a committed teacher! If you study at did deutsch-institut, you’ll notice immediately our teachers’ dedication and enthusiasm when helping the students to reach their study goals. You’ll see – with their openness and understanding our teachers will also encourage you to speak the German language in no time.

All the teachers at did deutsch-institut hold university degrees, they are native speakers, and specially trained in teaching German as a Foreign Language. Many of our teachers also studied or worked abroad and for this reason they have a great deal of experience cooperating with people from different cultural backgrounds. And although German is the only language spoken in classroom – it may be good to know that many teachers speak several languages and will gladly help you out in another language if you have any problems. Then, however, you should immediately switch back to German, according to the words of the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche: You’ll serve your teacher poor if you’ll always remain his student.

This school offers programs in:
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Business German

Campus Full time 1 week Open Enrollment Germany Frankfurt am Main

Do you want to prepare for a special communicative situation or do you need special vocabulary because you got to visit a conference or a trade fair? Do you want to give a presentation in German or did you notice that you generally have problems finding the right expressions? Don’t worry… with our special course Business German you’ll freshen up your knowledge of German in a very short time – no matter in which context you need to use our language. [+]

Course Type Business German Age Group from 17 years Course Content Specialized German Course Locations Berlin | Frankfurt | Hamburg | Munich Course Duration 1 week and more Course Dates year-round | every Monday Course Levels All levels | also beginners Timetable on request Lessons 4 to 12 lessons per day Students per class individual tuition Teaching Materials included Activity Program none Accommodation Host family | Hotel | Private room Course Content Do you want to prepare for a special communicative situation or do you need special vocabulary because you got to visit a conference or a trade fair? Do you want to give a presentation in German or did you notice that you generally have problems finding the right expressions? Don’t worry… with both our special courses Business German and Business German Plus you’ll freshen up your knowledge of German in a very short time – no matter in which context you need to use our language. Because a characteristic of both business courses is the focusing on teaching basic language structures as well as the practically, goal oriented training of the subject matter you have defined. The business German courses are designed as individual instruction and are focusing directly on improving, refreshing and the acquisition of specialized and professionally oriented subjects. You are an engineer and would like to present yourself successfully on international conferences? We are going to prepare you for this task and can guarantee you quick results! You will have the choice between 4 and 12 lessons per day and you also have the choice – in case you want to take a maximum of progress at a minimum of time – taking these lessons as a compact course covering one week and 2 full weekends. If you decide for 12 lessons of German instruction per day you can even expect one of your teachers keeping you company at lunch! Course Prices Included in the price: Placement test Personal assessment interview Teaching material | personal material on request Business German with 4 to 12 lessons per day Certificate Business German Lunch with the teacher (with the 12 lessons plan!) Progression report (upon request) Lessons per day* Price 4 lessons (20 lessons per week) 900,- € 5 lessons (25 lessons per week) 1.125,- € 6 lessons (30 lessons per week) 1.350,- €€ 7 lessons (35 lessons per week) 1.575,- € 8 lessons (40 lessons per week) 1.800,- € 10 lessons (50 lessons per week) 2.250,- € 12 lessons** (60 lessons per week) 2.900,- € *1 lesson = 45 minutes **Includes lunch with the teacher [-]

Business German Plus

Campus Full time 9 days Open Enrollment Germany Frankfurt am Main

Do you want to prepare for a special communicative situation or do you need special vocabulary because you got to visit a conference or a trade fair? Do you want to give a presentation in German or did you notice that you generally have problems finding the right expressions? Don’t worry… with our special course Business German Plus you’ll freshen up your knowledge of German in a very short time – no matter in which context you need to use our language. [+]

Course Type Business German Age Group from 17 years Course Content Specialized German Course Locations Berlin | Frankfurt | Hamburg | Munich Course Duration 9 days | 1 week plus 2 weekends Course Dates year-round | every Monday Course Levels All levels | not suitable for beginners Timetable on request Lessons 10 to 12 lessons per day Students per class individual tuition Teaching Materials included Activity Program none Accommodation Host family | Hotel | Private room Course Content Do you want to prepare for a special communicative situation or do you need special vocabulary because you got to visit a conference or a trade fair? Do you want to give a presentation in German or did you notice that you generally have problems finding the right expressions? Don’t worry… with both our special courses Business German and Business German Plus you’ll freshen up your knowledge of German in a very short time – no matter in which context you need to use our language. Because a characteristic of both business courses is the focusing on teaching basic language structures as well as the practically, goal oriented training of the subject matter you have defined. The business German courses are designed as individual instruction and are focusing directly on improving, refreshing and the acquisition of specialized and professionally oriented subjects. You are an engineer and would like to present yourself successfully on international conferences? We are going to prepare you for this task and can guarantee you quick results! You will have the choice between 4 and 12 lessons per day and you also have the choice – in case you want to take a maximum of progress at a minimum of time – taking these lessons as a compact course covering one week and 2 full weekends. If you decide for 12 lessons of German instruction per day you can even expect one of your teachers keeping you company at lunch! Course Prices Included in the price: Placement test Personal assessment interview Teaching material | personal material on request Business German Plus with 10 or 12 lessons per day Certificate Business German Plus Lunch with the teacher (with the 12 lessons plan!) Progression report (upon request) Lessons per day* Price 10 lessons (90 lessons in total) 4.250,- € 12 lessons ** (108 lessons in total) 5.400,- € *1 lesson = 45 minutes **Includes lunch with the teacher [-]

Individual Tuition

Campus Full time 2 - 48 weeks Open Enrollment Germany Frankfurt am Main

You want to decide individually both on topics and pace of the instruction? You want to reach a certain goal and you want to study German successfully? Then we recommend you to take several lessons of individual instruction in addition to your group course. Because regardless whether you have decided for a Standard, Intensive or Premium Course… only individual instruction can guarantee that your teacher is focusing on your specific needs and problems. [+]

Course Type Individual Tuition Please note Individual Tuition may only be booked in combination with a Standard, Intensive or Premium Course! Age Group from 17 years Course Content General German | Specialized German Course Locations Berlin | Frankfurt | Hamburg | Munich Course Duration 2 to 48 weeks Course Dates year-round | every Monday Course Levels All levels | also beginners Timetable on request Lessons 2 to 30 lessons per week Students per class individual tuition Teaching Materials not included Activity Program 2 per week | weekend excursions Accommodation Family | Youth hotel | Private room Course Description You want to decide individually both on topics and pace of the instruction? You want to reach a certain goal and you want to study German successfully? Then we recommend you to take several lessons of individual instruction in addition to your group course. Because regardless whether you have decided for a Standard, Intensive or Premium Course… only individual instruction can guarantee that your teacher is focusing on your specific needs and problems. You still got a question concerning a topic that was already discussed in the classroom? Well, let’s get started! Your teacher will explain everything to you! Because here you’ve got plenty of time to speak about everything in detail and to work according to your own rhythm. In this type of language training the instruction is determined by your individual pre-knowledge and the language goals you want to reach. Your teacher will arrange the instruction completely according the content you have decided on: What are the linguistic terms for discussion or describing a graph? You can book individual instruction in addition to the 3 group courses Standard, Intensive and Premium. Furthermore you can decide how many individual lessons you want to study with a private teacher – however, you should take at least 4 units per week. If you decide against group instruction and for studying exclusively with a private teacher, you have to register for at least 20 units per week. Course Prices Included in the price: Placement test at beginning of course Personal assessment interview Individual Tuition with 4 to 30 lessons per week Use of personal teaching material on request 2 activities / week (admission and fare not incl.) Weekend excursions (admission and fare not incl.) Progression report (upon request) Lessons per week* Price 4 lessons 180,- € 6 lessons 270,- € 8 lessons 360,- € 10 lessons 450,- € 12 lessons 540,- € 14 lessons 630,- € 16 lessons 720,- € 18 lessons 810,- € 20 lessons 900,- € 22 lessons 990,- € 24 lessons 1.080,- € 26 lessons 1.170,- € 28 lessons 1.260,- € 30 lessons 1.350,- € *1 lesson = 45 minutes | Only double units! | Only in combination with group tuition [-]

Intensive Courses

Campus Full time 1 - 48 weeks Open Enrollment Germany Frankfurt am Main

If your goal is to make fast progress, this course with more than 24 lessons per week is the perfect choice for an intensive language training. It differs from the Standard Course by providing possibilities for working with current text materials from politics, culture and economy. Thus, you will have the opportunity to train the communicative skills more extensively. [+]

Course Type Intensive Course Age Group from 17 years Course Content General German | Exam preparation Course Locations Berlin | Frankfurt | Hamburg | Munich Course Duration 1 to 48 weeks Course Dates year-round | every Monday Course Levels All levels | also beginners Timetable 9 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Lessons 24 lessons per week Students per class 10 to 12 | 15 students max. Teaching Materials not included Activity Program 2 per week | weekend excursions Accommodation Family | Youth hotel | Private room Course Description If your goal is to make fast progress, this course with more than 24 lessons per week is the perfect choice for an intensive language training. It differs from the Standard Course by providing possibilities for working with current text materials from politics, culture and economy. Thus, you will have the opportunity to train the communicative skills more extensively. The knowledge and language skills you have acquired in class will be intensified and supplemented in special classes twice a week in the afternoons. Thus, the Intensive Course is also a very good choice if you want to focus on preparing a German language exam. If you wish to learn fast and intensively, or if you plan to pass a diploma exam, you should decide for this course. This Course is preparing you as well to the GfdS and Goethe Exam. Course Content Unlike the Standard Course, the Intensive Course also provides enough time to work on current topics from politics, culture and science. Hence, the 4 language skills listening, reading, speaking and writing will not only be trained based on a textbook but the teachers also use supplementary, specially selected materials. It is the birthday of a famous German politician or artist? There are interesting political news from Berlin? It often happens that the class will discuss the current news and interesting events in the Intensive Course, that up-to-date topics will spontaneously become part of the program the class was going to work on at the moment. Thus, you study German and you will be fully informed at the same time! The Intensive Course covers 24 lessons. 2 lessons each will be taught Tuesdays and Thursdays in the afternoons. While we closely work with the textbooks most of the time during the morning sessions, the afternoon seminars open up possibilities for an intensive communicative training. The teacher is organizing the instruction in such a way that all participants can actively participate in class, can communicate with each other and discuss their opinions. In such a lively atmosphere you can learn the language easily and spontaneously. And even rather complex grammatical structures are understood easily by being practiced and used creatively. And, of course, we also use these afternoon sessions for preparing the language exams. Timetable With 24 lessons per week, the Intensive Course offers you 20% more instruction than the Standard Course, but there will be still enough time in the afternoons for private activities. The 2 afternoon sessions are always scheduled Tuesdays and Thursdays between 1:00 and 2:30 pm. Wednesdays you will have the possibility making use of our Self-Study Center where teachers can help you with your homework assignments or will answer all the questions on German grammar you might have. Using the Self-Study Center is free of charge! Sometimes, mostly during the summer months, when the institute is at maximum capacity, we also offer instruction – usually scheduled in the mornings – on some afternoons between 1:00 - 6:00 pm. Starting Dates Students who have learned German before, can start every Monday! Starting dates for all levels: every Monday. Starting dates for absolute Beginners are specified below: 2016 Berlin Frankfurt Hamburg Munich July 04 / 18 04 04 04 / 18 August 01 01 01 01 September 05 - - 05 October 04 04 04 04 November 07 07 - 07 December - - - - 2017 Berlin Frankfurt Hamburg Munich January 02 02 02 02 February 06 - - 06 March 06 06 06 06 April 03 03 - 03 May 02 02 02 02 June 06 - - 06 July 03 / 17 03 03 03 / 17 August 07 07 07 07 September 04 04 04 04 October 02 / 30 02 / 30 30 02 / 30 November - - - - December - - - - Course Prices Included in the price: Placement test at beginning of course Personal assessment interview Intensive Course with 24 lessons Certificate Intensive Course 2 activities / week (admission and fare not incl.) Weekend excursions (admission and fare not incl.) University Advisory Service Weeks Price 1 week 250,- € 2 weeks 460,- € 3 weeks 670,- € 4 weeks 880,- € 5 weeks 1.090,- € 6 weeks 1.300,- € 7 weeks 1.510,- € 8 weeks 1.720,- € 9 to 48 weeks plus 140,- € 12 weeks 2.280,- € 16 weeks 2.840,- € 20 weeks 3.400,- € 24 weeks 3.960,- € 48 weeks 7.320,- € High season supplement / week (03.07. - 25.08.17) 35,- € [-]

Premium Courses

Campus Full time 1 - 48 weeks Open Enrollment Germany Frankfurt am Main

Do you want to improve your German knowledge rapidly and reach as many teaching goals as possible in almost no time at all? In this case we would like to recommend you our Premium Course. It differs from our other course options – Standard and Intensive Course – in so far as with 28 lessons per week the Premium Course gives far more opportunities for considering personal requests and demands. [+]

Course Type Premium Course Age Group from 17 years Course Content General German | Specialized German Course Locations Berlin | Frankfurt | Hamburg | Munich Course Duration 1 to 48 weeks Course Dates year-round | every Monday Course Levels All levels | also beginners Timetable 9 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Lessons 28 lessons per week Students per class 10 to 12 | 15 students max. Teaching Materials not included Activity Program 2 per week | weekend excursions Accommodation Family | Youth hotel | Private room Course Description Do you want to improve your German knowledge rapidly and reach as many teaching goals as possible in almost no time at all? In this case we would like to recommend you our Premium Course. It differs from our other course options – Standard and Intensive Course – in so far as with 28 lessons per week the Premium Course gives far more opportunities for considering personal requests and demands. Do you want to repeat certain exercises? Do you have any questions concerning special vocabulary or specific topics? Or do you want to significantly intensify your listening comprehension? The premium classes will give you the opportunity to decide directly and individually about form and contents of the course twice a week. Course Content The Premium Course is the ideal possibility to acquire and improve German knowledge very fast. Especially if you plan to stay only for a short period of time, you can still reach more learning goals than in other types of courses. This is not at all surprising – after all, the Premium Course covers 28 lessons per week and is the most comprehensive group course we can offer. The specialty of the Premium Course, however, is that it combines a dynamic group atmosphere with an utmost individual learning flexibility: We expect your contributions, your personal suggestions and ideas, you tell us what you need to study, what you want to learn, or where you still feel having some problems. Far more than in all the other courses, in the Premium Course you and the other students will become the main characters in class, because the course focuses on your participation and relies on your contributions. The educational concept intends to motivate you using the language automatically and intuitively – both in normal, almost everyday situations and in different contexts of professional, work and university situations. In the afternoons, we focus on your individual requests and on your needs regarding additional explanations, practice and exercises: How exactly did this work – the dative case, the passive voice and subjunctive? What are the names for these parts of the car or the computer? What are the linguistic terms for argumentation? You’ve got 4 lessons per week to figure that out! Timetable If you decide taking a Premium Course you are studying very intensively and are spending more time at the institute – after all, you’ve decided to make fast progress and to improve your German language in a very short time! You will see – your success is going to reward you. It also feels good to realize after only a couple of days how much more familiar you became already with the language and how much more confidence you have gained. Your instruction will end at 2:30 pm. The rest of the day belongs to you …you deserve it! Sometimes, mostly during the summer months, when the school has reached a maximum capacity, we also offer instruction – usually scheduled in the mornings – on some afternoons between 1:00 and 6:00 pm. Starting Dates Students who have learned German before, can start every Monday! Starting dates for all levels: every Monday. Starting dates for absolute Beginners are specified below: 2016 Berlin Frankfurt Hamburg Munich July 04 / 18 04 04 04 / 18 August 01 01 01 01 September 05 - - 05 October 04 04 04 04 November 07 07 - 07 December - - - - 2017 Berlin Frankfurt Hamburg Munich January 02 02 02 02 February 06 - - 06 March 06 06 06 06 April 03 03 - 03 May 02 02 02 02 June 06 - - 06 July 03 / 17 03 03 03 / 17 August 07 07 07 07 September 04 04 04 04 October 02 / 30 02 / 30 30 02 / 30 November - - - - December - - - - Course Prices Included in the price: Placement test at beginning of course Personal assessment interview Premium Course with 28 lessons Certificate Premium Course 2 activities / week (admission and fare not incl.) Weekend excursions (admission and fare not incl.) University Advisory Service Weeks Price 1 week 300,- € 2 weeks 580,- € 3 weeks 860,- € 4 weeks 1.140,- € 5 weeks 1.420,- € 6 weeks 1.700,- € 7 weeks 1.980,- € 8 weeks 2.260,- € 9 to 48 weeks plus 215,- € 12 weeks 3.120,- € 16 weeks 3.980,- € 20 weeks 4.840,- € 24 weeks 5.700,- € 48 weeks 10.860,- € High season supplement / week (03.07. - 25.08.17) 35,- € [-]

Standard Courses

Campus Full time 1 - 48 weeks Open Enrollment Germany Frankfurt am Main

Do you want to improve your German knowledge and get to know Germany intensively at the same time? In this case this will be the ideal course for you! The 20 lessons per week focus on the training of grammatical structures and on familiarizing with everyday vocabulary. After the course you will have plenty of opportunities to intensify your newly acquired knowledge on your own and to discover Germany on excursions. [+]

Course Type Standard Course Age Group from 17 years Course Content General German Course Locations Berlin | Frankfurt | Hamburg | Munich Course Duration 1 to 48 weeks Course Dates year-round | every Monday Course Levels All levels | also beginners Timetable 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. or 2.45 p.m. to 6 p.m. Lessons 20 lessons per week Students per class 10 to 12 | 15 students max. Teaching Materials not included Activity Program 2 per week | weekend excursions Accommodation Family | Youth hotel | Private room Course Description Do you want to improve your German knowledge and get to know Germany intensively at the same time? In this case this will be the ideal course for you! The 20 lessons per week focus on the training of grammatical structures and on familiarizing with everyday vocabulary. After the course you will have plenty of opportunities to intensify your newly acquired knowledge on your own and to discover Germany on excursions. The Standard Course is also preparing for the diploma exams that are offered at did. No matter, if you intend to focus on passing an exam or if you rather plan your stay at did as part of a relaxing vacation experience – in any case, the Standard Course will guarantee you learning success at a high degree. Course Content The Standard Course focuses on learning and actively using language structures – this way the instruction is very much practice oriented. But what does this actually mean? Your teacher will assign you an active role while studying German and will draw you and your fellow students directly into his interactive instruction. We try to avoid that you just sit there passively, listening what the teacher is going to explain up front. Your teacher will help you studying the language by instructing you clearly and thus enabling you to develop and to explain grammatical rules and structures on your own and independently. Because only when you actively understand what you’ve learned you will also memorize and internalize it permanently! In the Standard Course, German language will always be practiced and taught in context by using as far as possible authentic, everyday life language situations. This way you will study language in everyday, professional and university situations – after all, you study towards a well-defined goal and you want to focus on that from the very beginning. Through this practical orientation of the Standard Course, already after a very short time you will gain a solid linguistic basis for making yourself more familiar with the language and culture in Germany, with the country and its people. And this will be true for all areas of modern life, because our modern didactical approach will always concentrate on listening, reading, speaking and writing. Timetable The Standard Course is the perfect choice for students who wish to discover Germany in the afternoons. Participants who want to go over the course topic once more on their own and at home should also decide for the Standard Course since school ends at 12:30 pm every day. The Standard Course is offered every week from Monday to Friday and classes begin at 9:00 am in the morning. Between 10:30 and 11:00 am there is a break and you’ll have plenty of time getting a refreshment in the cafeteria, checking your emails or chatting with your new friends. Sometimes, mostly during the summer months, when the institute is at maximum capacity, we also offer instruction – usually scheduled in the mornings – on some afternoons between 1:00 and 6:00 pm. Thus, you finally will have the opportunity to sleep in late! Starting Dates Students who have learned German before, can start every Monday! Starting dates for all levels: every Monday. Starting dates for absolute Beginners are specified below: 2016 Berlin Frankfurt Hamburg Munich July 04 / 18 04 04 04 / 18 August 01 01 01 01 September 05 - - 05 October 04 04 04 04 November 07 07 - 07 December - - - - 2017 Berlin Frankfurt Hamburg Munich January 02 02 02 02 February 06 - - 06 March 06 06 06 06 April 03 03 - 03 May 02 02 02 02 June 06 - - 06 July 03 / 17 03 03 03 / 17 August 07 07 07 07 September 04 04 04 04 October 02 / 30 02 / 30 30 02 / 30 November - - - - December - - - - Course Prices Included in the price: Placement test at beginning of course Personal assessment interview Standard Course with 20 lessons Certificate Standard Course 2 activities / week (admission and fare not incl.) Weekend excursions (admission and fare not incl.) University Advisory Service Weeks Price 1 week 200,- € 2 weeks 380,- € 3 weeks 560,- € 4 weeks 740,- € 5 weeks 920,- € 6 weeks 1.100,- € 7 weeks 1.280,- € 8 weeks 1.460,- € 9 to 48 weeks plus 115,- € 12 weeks 1.920,- € 16 weeks 2.380,- € 20 weeks 2.840,- € 24 weeks 3.300,- € 48 weeks 6.060,- € High season supplement / week (03.07. - 25.08.17) 35,- € [-]

Telc German Exam Preperation Courses

Campus Full time 4 weeks Open Enrollment Germany Frankfurt am Main

Examinations at the B1, B2, and C1 language levels take place at all four course locations at the end of each month. In addition, we offer up to six examination dates yearly at the A1 and A2 language levels and two at the C2 language level. [+]

Course Type Telc Exam Preperation Courses Age Group from 17 years Course Content General German Course Locations Berlin | Frankfurt | Hamburg | Munich Course Duration 4 weeks Course Dates special dates Course Levels B1 to C2 Timetable Week 1 - 3: Mo., We., Fr. 2 lessons from 13:00-14:30 Week 4: Mo. 2 lessons from 13:00-14:30 Lessons 20 lessons per week Students per class 10 to 12 | 15 students max. Teaching Materials 25,- € Accommodation Family | Youth hotel | Private room Telc Examinations and Preparation Courses Examinations at the B1, B2, and C1 language levels take place at all four course locations at the end of each month. In addition, we offer up to six examination dates yearly at the A1 and A2 language levels and two at the C2 language level. Test takers can prepare themselves with test preparation courses specifically designed to familiarize the test takers with the format of the examinations. The focus of these courses is not so much the process of learning the language as it is becoming familiar with the content and conceptual design of the test. Although it is possible to book an individual preparation course, it is recommended that such a course be taken in combination with a Standard Course or an Intensive Course. Telc German exams are recognized worldwide and equivalent to the Goethe exams. Telc B1, B2, C1, C2 Preparation Course | Dates The courses are offered 4 weeks prior to the Telc exams. Please see the table below for preperation course dates and at which course location the preparation course is available. Berlin B1 Course Dates 04.01. - 27.01. / 07.03. - 30.03. / 02.05.16 - 25.05. / 06.06. - 29.06. / 04.07. - 27.07. / 01.08. - 24.08. / 04.10. - 26.10. / 05.12. - 21.12. B2 & C1 Course Dates 04.01. - 27.01. / 01.02. - 24.02. / 07.03. - 30.03. / 04.04. - 27.04. / 02.05. - 25.05. / 06.06. - 29.06. / 04.07. - 27.07. / 01.08. - 24.08. / 05.09. - 28.09. / 04.10. - 26.10. / 07.11. - 30.11. / 05.12. - 21.12. C2 Course Dates 04.07. - 27.07. / 01.08. - 24.08. Frankfurt & Hamburg B1, B2 & C1 Course Dates 06.06. - 29.06. / 04.07. - 27.07. / 01.08. - 24.08. Munich B1 Course Dates 01.02. - 24.02. / 04.04. - 27.04. / 06.06. - 29.06. / 04.07. - 27.07. / 01.08. - 24.08. / 05.09. - 28.09. / 07.11. - 30.11. / B2 Course Dates 04.01. - 27.01. / 01.02. - 24.02. / 07.03. - 30.03. / 04.04. - 27.04. / 02.05. - 25.05. / 06.06. - 29.06. / 04.07. - 27.07. / 01.08. - 24.08. / 05.09. - 28.09. / 04.10. - 26.10. / 07.11. - 30.11. / 05.12. - 21.12. C1 Course Dates 06.06. - 29.06. / 04.07. - 27.07. / 01.08. - 24.08. Telc Examination | Dates and prices Telc German language exam (Telc Deutsch) dates are listed below. Please note that if necessary the dates may change by one day or parts of the test may be taken one day later. You will be provided with the exact exam schedule one week before the exam takes place. Examination dates 2016 | Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich Telc A1/A2 17.02. | 13.04. | 08.06. | 10.08. | 07.09. | 09.11. Telc B1/ B2 /C1 27.01. | 24.02. | 30.03. | 27.04. | 25.05. | 29.06. | 27.07. | 24.08. | 28.09. | 26.10. | 30.11. | 21.12. Telc C2 27.07. | 24.08. Examination prices 2016 Telc examination A1 or A2 70,- € Telc examination B1 or B2 110,- € Telc examination C1 or C2 150,- € Last minute booking * 25,- € *supplement becomes due if the payment is made less than 35 days prior to the examination date Please note: the exam only takes place, if 3 participants enroll to the exam at the equivalent exam date. If less participants are enrolled, our school will help to find a spot in another location. [-]

University Placement Program

Campus Full time 8 semesters Open Enrollment Germany Frankfurt am Main

This program offers international students, who would like to begin a course of study at a German University, the opportunity to become extensively informed about this country’s system of higher education. In addition to personal counseling regarding selection of an appropriate field of study as well as study location, the applicant’s academic resume will be reviewed with a particular eye towards the admissions requirements for studying at a German university. When the applicant fulfills the requisite requirements, enrollment in the university will follow. If acceptance directly into a university is not possible, the advising efforts will focus on university preparation (Studienkolleg). [+]

Course Type Intensive or Premium Course Age Group from 17 years Course Locations Berlin | Frankfurt | Hamburg | München Course Duration requirement: min. 8 weeks Course Dates year-round Course Levels all levels | also beginners Partner universities public and private universities (according to the field of study) University locations various locations in Germany (according to the field of study) University Placement Program This program offers international students, who would like to begin a course of study at a German University, the opportunity to become extensively informed about this country’s system of higher education. In addition to personal counseling regarding selection of an appropriate field of study as well as study location, the applicant’s academic resume will be reviewed with a particular eye towards the admissions requirements for studying at a German university. When the applicant fulfills the requisite requirements, enrollment in the university will follow. If acceptance directly into a university is not possible, the advising efforts will focus on university preparation (Studienkolleg). University acceptance before the course begins Collaboration and cooperation with a large number of universities make it possible to carefully prepare international applicants to study in Germany and to ensure them maximum security during the placement process in the German university system. This is because even before arriving in Germany, it will be determined whether the foreign student’s high school and college diplomas and credentials are sufficient to satisfy the Ger-man requirements. If the academic requirements are fulfilled, applicants will be accepted into a university with the stipulation that, at a later time, the required German skills are proven by taking the Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache (TestDaF). Advising services | Required documents Generally, only those who possess a secondary school diploma equivalent to the German secondary school examination, the Abitur, may study at a German university. Part of the services we offer is detailed advising regarding state specific requirements. Along with the desired course of study the following documents are to be submitted upon application: the registration for the German course, two translated and notarized copies of the secondary school diploma and passport, three passport photos and a curriculum vitae (CV). If available, proof of completed semesters at the home institution (translated and notarized), i.e. a transcript, should be attached. Direct university access or university preparation? If the foreign secondary school’s diploma is not recognized as being equivalent to the German Abitur, attendance at a university preparatory institute will be required before being admitted to the university. Acceptance into a university preparatory institute presumes a good knowledge of German at the middle level, which can be acquired in Intensive and Premium Courses, and can be proven with the B1 Diploma Exam, an exam offered by did deutsch institut. In the case that the foreign diploma is recognized as being equivalent to the Abitur, direct admission into the university is possible. In this case, the proof of sufficient German knowledge is shown by taking the TestDaF. German course corresponding to the stated objective The application, along with all necessary documentation, must be received no later than four months before the beginning of the German course. In the case where an applicant has no prior German knowledge, a course duration of 36 weeks (or longer) must be assumed. With existing German knowledge, an Intensive or Premium Course of at least 8 weeks in length should be booked; the actual course duration would then be determined by the level of prior knowledge and the progress made, always keeping in mind the learning objective: the completion of level B1 for acceptance into the university preparatory course, and the completion of level B2 in order to take the TestDaF exam. University Placement | Prices Included in the price: Advising regarding the German education system Help in selecting location and field of study Review of application documents Preparation of individualized class schedules Application to as many as 3 German universities Service fee for placement corresponding to course booking * Upon booking of: Price 8 to 15 weeks 1.275,- € 16 to 23 weeks 960,- € over 23 weeks 640,- € * The university placement service is only available in combination with the booking of an Intensive or Premium Course of at least 8 weeks in length. [-]

Summer courses

Berlin Summer Academy

Campus Full time 1 - 6 weeks July 2017 Germany Berlin

You wish to experience the treasures of the capital city Berlin without standing in line? To attend classes well rested, even though you celebrated till late the night before? In short: you would like to follow the capital city’s summer rhythms without a bad conscience and – at the same time – successfully learn the German language? Then this is the perfect German course for you! Studying, going out, sleeping in, sightseeing: the daily schedule of this course offers total freedom! And the standards of our partner hotel Meininger will astonish you – for instance, the roof terrace with an amazing view of the government district! [+]

Course Type Berlin Summer Academy | Summer Camp Age Group from 17 years Course Content General German Course | Summer program Course Locations Berlin Course Duration 1 to 6 weeks Course Dates 02.07.2016 - 12.08.2016 Course Levels all levels | except beginners Timetable Standard Cours: 2.45 p.m. to 6 p.m. Lessons 20 lessons per week Intensive upgrade: plus 4 lessons Premium upgrade: plus 8 lessons Students per class 10 to 12 | 15 students max. Teaching Materials not included Activity Program 2 per week | weekend excursions Accommodation Host Family | Youth hotel (Residence) German Course Description You wish to experience the treasures of the capital city Berlin without standing in line? To attend classes well rested, even though you celebrated till late the night before? In short: you would like to follow the capital city’s summer rhythms without a bad conscience and – at the same time – successfully learn the German language? Then this is the perfect German course for you! Studying, going out, sleeping in, sightseeing: the daily schedule of this course offers total freedom! And the standards of our partner hotel Meininger will astonish you – for instance, the roof terrace with an amazing view of the government district! Timetable The underlying German course in this program is comprised of 20 weekly lessons and the course concept equates academically to the Standard Course with regards to content. Instruction takes place from 2:45 pm to 6:00 pm daily. All participants who would like to intensify their German language studies beyond the fundamental language instruction level have the option to do so with the help of the Intensive and Premium Course modules. The Intensive Course modules offer a step-up in intensity by adding four weekly units (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm). The Premium Course modules (4 more lessons) take place at the same time, but on Mondays and Fridays. Accommodation All adult participants (18 years of age and older) have a choice of accommodation. They may either choose to live with a host family or stay in our partner hotel, Hotel Meininger. For its price category, this 3-star hotel offers an outstanding level of service and is only a short 20-minute walk from the school. The participants, who live together in a separate section of the hotel, have the choice between single and double occupancy rooms. Participants under 18 years are housed in carefully selected host families. The institute can be reached just as easily and quickly from the host family homes as from the hotel. Package Prices Included in the price: Placement test and personal assessment interview Course as booked (Standard, Intensive, Premium) Supervised Self-Study Center (2 lessons per week) Certificate at the end of course 2 morning excursions / week (admissions not incl.) 1 weekend excursion / week (admissions not incl.) Accommodation as booked (hotel or host family) Standard Course (20 lessons) + accommodation Hotel Meininger (double room, breakfast) Weeks Price 1 week 560,- € 2 weeks 1.120,- € every additional week plus 560,- € Intensive Course Upgrade / per week plus 50,- € Premium Course Upgrade / per week plus 100,- € Single room supplement / per week 165,- € Transfer from / to Berlin Airports (one way) 75,- € Standard Course (20 lessons) + accommodation host family (double room, breakfast) Weeks Price 1 week 470,- € 2 weeks 940,- € every additional week plus 470,- € Intensive Course Upgrade / per week plus 50,- € Premium Course Upgrade / per week plus 100,- € Single room supplement / per week 30,- € Transfer from / to Berlin Airports (one way) 75,- € [-]

University Summer Courses - Summer Schools in Germany

Campus or Online Full time 4 weeks July 2017 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The concept of University Summer Courses was developed cooperatively between instructors from did deutsch-institut and lecturers from the International School of Management (ISM). The four-week courses offer students from around the world a great opportunity to develop an academic project in the area of culture and civilization under supervision of ISM university lecturers while at the same time improving their existing German language skills. [+]

Course Type University Summer Courses Age Group from 17 years Course Content University Summer Course Course Locations Berlin | Frankfurt | Hamburg | Munich Course Duration 4 weeks Course Dates July: 04.07.2016 - 29.07.2016 August: 01.08.2016 - 26.08.2016 Course Levels all levels | except beginners Timetable 9 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. or 12.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. (no choice) Lessons 20 lessons per week Students per class 10 to 12 | 15 students max. Teaching Materials included Activity Program 8 excursions (2 excursions per week) 3 full-day weekend excursions Accommodation family | youth hotel | private room Course Description The concept of University Summer Courses was developed cooperatively between instructors from did deutsch-institut and lecturers from the International School of Management (ISM). The four-week courses offer students from around the world a great opportunity to develop an academic project in the area of culture and civilization under supervision of ISM university lecturers while at the same time improving their existing German language skills. During the courses, socially, culturally and economically relevant topics will be discussed that are applicable to and dependent upon the course destination chosen – Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg or Munich. The particular combination of language course, university seminar and excursion program allows international participants to experience the relationship between Germany’s language and its culture and to deepen the understanding of them: Cultural theories become tangible and practical, and German skills are tested in authentic situations, either in the seminars and workshops or during the afternoon free-time activities and weekend excursions General German instruction German instruction, consisting of 20 weekly lessons taught in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), is available at all levels, from A1 to C2. Accordingly, participation in the University Summer Courses is available to participants at all language levels, as well, from those with limited German knowledge to those with advanced abilities. Thanks to time-tested lesson plans, remarkably varied teaching methods and well-established textbooks, within four weeks, progress in all skill areas: listening and reading comprehension as well as writing and oral expression is guaranteed. Seminars and workshops Each week, a total of four learning units are planned for seminars and workshops. Over the course of the four-week session, 16 lessons are scheduled for project work, in which participants grapple with socially, culturally or economically relevant questions relative to the themes in their particular course. In the seminars and workshops, which are led by lecturers of the International School of Management (ISM), small-sized study groups conceptualize and produce the project work that will ultimately be presented to the participating teachers and other fellow students at the end of the four-week session. Language test and project presentation All University Summer Courses are concluded by the administration of a specially developed language test, as well as a presentation of the projects produced during the 4-week program. In addition to the participation certificate, the final language test, because it measures performance and achievement, is valuable evidence of the German language skills acquired. Equally significant is the presentation of the project work developed during seminars and workshops to lecturers and fellow students at the end of the course. Both are important assessments that demonstrate personal achievement during the course. Dates and prices Included in the price: 20-lesson German course per week 2-lesson university-level topical seminar per week 2-lesson supervised project workshop per week 2 excursions per week (admission fees included, fare not incl.) 1 day trip per weekend (3 in total, admission fees and fare included) Placement test | Teaching materials | German language test Course certificate Course dates 2016 Course start Course end July 03.07.2016 29.07.2016 August 01.08.2016 26.08.2016 Course duration and course prices 4 weeks 980,- € Prices for additional services ECTS credit point certification, if required 40,- € Transfer from / to airport (one way) 75,- € Accident, health and liability insurance 48,- € The same accommodation options and accommodation prices as for Standard, Intensive and Premium Courses apply. [-]