Humboldt-Institut e.V.

Introduction

The Humboldt-Institut

In the past 40 years more than 60,000 students from over 160 countries studied German with the Humboldt-Institut. This makes the Humboldt-Institut one of the largest and most experienced providers of German as a foreign language. The aspiration of the Humboldt-Institut has always been to offer the best German courses and to guarantee fast and effective learning for all students. Intensive German language course are offered in 17 locations throughout Germany, of which four — Berlin Mitte, Constance, Lindenberg and Bad Schussenried — are open year-round. The Humboldt-Institut offers German courses for all age groups and language levels.

Class Size

Our classes consist of approx. 10 course participants. With such a small size we want to make sure that individual attention is given to every single person. As we focus very much on the communicative approach of the language, while not neglecting grammar, we ensure to make every student talk and participate vividly by limiting the number of participants per group.

Humboldt-Institut e.V.

Language Levels

We offer up to 6 different language levels, from total beginners to very advanced, or, according to the European Framework of Reference, levels A1-C2.

Schedule

During an intensive course, our adults have 5 lessons of 45 minutes each morning, starting at 8.30 a.m. and running until 1:00 p.m., including two breaks. On Monday afternoon, there will be one lesson from 2.15 p.m. until 3.00 p.m.. On Tuesdays and Thursdays there will be two lessons from 2.15 p.m. until 3.45 p.m..

Tests

All course participants take a weekly exam which covers all the course content taught the preceding week, so that students and teachers alike can assess the progress made in the German language. At the end of a level, there will be an additional „level exam“, which needs to be passed with a minimum of 75% to be able to advance to the following language level.

Homework

Our adults are also expected to do some homework every day, yet they will still have plenty of time for extracurricular activities.

Residential schools

In our residential schools students stay on the same campus where they have their lessons, which has, of course, many advantages for our course participants: they have all meals together, spend the afternoons, evenings and weekends together and hence it is very easy for them to make a lot of new friends from different countries in a short time.

Practice German all day long

Our staff will try to create a feeling of being one big international family at the Humboldt-Institut, where all students are integrated, and where German is the only language spoken. Having a chance to practice the target language all day long, even outside of the classroom, will speed up the learning process incredibly, and increase the motivation of the students.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Polish

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Programs

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Courses

German for Juniors and Teenagers in Bad Schussenried

Campus Full time 2 - 52 weeks October 2017 Germany Berlin

“Juniors” is the term for our youngest students, starting at age 7 and, in some schools, ranging up to the age of 14, even though we make sure that in no school there is more than a 4 year difference between the youngest and the oldest student. “Teenagers” is the term for our younger students, starting at age 14 ranging up to the age of 18, even though we make sure that in no school there is more than a 4 year difference between the youngest and the oldest student. Our school is housed in a modern building complex on the edge of a magnificant park. The city center of Bad Schussenried lies within walking distance of approx. 5 minutes. The course center is a residential school, i.e. the classrooms are located within the same building complex as the student dormitories. [+]

German for Juniors and Teenagers in Bad Schussenried Junior intensive courses year-round between Lake Constance and the Danube and Iller rivers “Juniors” is the term for our youngest students, starting at age 7 and, in some schools, ranging up to the age of 14, even though we make sure that in no school there is more than a 4 year difference between the youngest and the oldest student. Idyllic health resort in the south of Germany The historic monastery town Bad Schussenried is nestled in the beautiful, idyllic hill country between Lake Constance and the Danube and Iller rivers. Known as much for its spas, therapeutic peat pulp baths and the natural beauty of its surroundings as it is for its cultural monuments, this attractive resort in the heart of the Upper Swabian region is an ideal starting point for a wide variety of excursions. Residential school on the edge of a magnificent park Our school is housed in a modern building complex on the edge of a magnificant park. The city center of Bad Schussenried lies within walking distance of approx. 5 minutes. The course center is a residential school, i.e. the classrooms are located within the same building complex as the student dormitories. Modern school facilities Providing space where up to 300 students from all over the world can live and study makes Bad Schussenried Germany's largest boarding school for studying German as a foreign language. The school's rooms meet the highest standards, as does its incredible infrastructure:... [-]

German for Teenagers in Lindenberg

Campus Full time 2 - 52 weeks October 2017 Germany Berlin

The Humboldt-Institut in Lindenberg is located on the edge of the town on a little hill with gorgeous views of the mountains. The course center is a residential school, i.e., the classrooms are within the same building complex as the student dormitories. It lies amidst a beautiful park and next to a small forest, both of which belong to the school premises of the Humboldt-Institut. The center of Lindenberg is within easy walking distance (less than 10 minutes). [+]

German for Teenagers in Lindenberg Intensive German courses year-round in the picturesque foothills of the Alps Residential school on the edge of Lindenberg Our school is located on the edge of Lindenberg on a little hill with gorgeous views of the mountains and the town, which is within easy walking distance (less than 10 minutes). The course center is a residential school, i.e., the classrooms are within the same building complex as the student dormitories. It lies amidst a beautiful park and next to a small forest, both of which belong to the school premises of the Humboldt-Institut. Modern school facilities Many classrooms have very large south-facing windows with breathtaking views of the Alps and all of them are equipped with modern teaching facilities. The house offers room for almost 200 students and has a fantastic infrastructure with lots of facilities for leisure activities. Courses and Fees Intensive course (teenager) From 740.00 EUR / week Minimum age: 13 Maximum age: 17 Number of lessons: 30 (45 min. each) per week School days : Monday to Friday Levels: A1 (elementary 1) to C2 (advanced 2) Start date(s): 16 Jan 2017, 6 Feb 2017, 27 Feb 2017, 13 Mar 2017, 27 Mar 2017, more Intensive course for beginners without previous knowledge From 740.00 EUR / week Minimum age: 13 Maximum age: 17 Number of lessons: 30 (45 min. each) per week School days : Monday to Friday Levels: A1 (elementary 1) to C2 (advanced 2) Start date(s): 6 Feb 2017, 13 Mar... [-]

German Language plus Skiing

Campus Full time 3 months December 2017 Germany Isny im Allgäu

A ski or snowboard course can be booked for 1 to 4 weeks. Ski or snowboard instruction is then scheduled from Monday to Friday after German classes. Teenagers who participate in a ski or snowboard course will only have 25 German lessons during this week(s). On Saturdays the students even spend a full day on the ski-runs in the Alps. The fee for the ski or snowboard course includes the rental of ski / snowboard equipment as well as the lift tickets. [+]

German Language plus Skiing Skiing is a way of life in the Allgaeu, that is why we have established in our course center in Lindenberg a room in the basement where we store ski and snowboard equipment. Depending on the amount of snowfall between December and March, our students are welcome to participate in ski and snowboard excursions and lessons after classes. A ski or snowboard course can be booked for 1 to 4 weeks. Ski or snowboard instruction is then scheduled from Monday to Friday after German classes. Teenagers who participate in a ski or snowboard course will only have 25 German lessons during this week(s). On Saturdays the students even spend a full day on the ski-runs in the Alps. The fee for the ski or snowboard course includes the rental of ski / snowboard equipment as well as the lift tickets. [-]

Intensive German Courses in Berlin

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 52 weeks October 2017 Germany Berlin + 1 more

Our first year-round course center in the North of Germany offers a multitude of cultural experiences and encounters in the most international and history-laden city in Germany. Berlin is Germany's cultural, political and economical hub. [+]

German Courses in Berlin Our year-round course center in the capital of Germany A city of superlatives Not only is Berlin Germany’s largest city with over 3 million residents, it is also its liveliest. With its numerous universities, colleges, and research institutes, Berlin is the country’s most important economic, cultural, and educational center. Each year, key film festivals, concerts, and theater premiers are held in the city, which is also home to such world-famous landmarks as the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag and the illustrious shopping district along the Kurfuerstendamm. Berlin's restored splendor Since the reunification of Germany, the new and old capital of Germany has been restored to outshine even its former splendor - no small achievement considering that until the outbreak of World War II the city's splendor was world famous and unsurpassed in Europe. A perfect place to learn the German language Berlin is probably the most cosmopolitan and international of all German cities, and it is certainly a perfect place for our young course participants from all over the world to not only learn the language here, but also find out more about German history, politics and culture, while at the same time enjoying all the many great opportunities this amazing city has to offer: music events, movie theaters, museums, sightseeing, shopping, sports, bars, beer gardens and discos. Our latest year-round course center Our first year-round course center in the North of Germany offers a multitude of cultural experiences and encounters in the most international and history-laden... [-]

Part-Time German Courses in Berlin

Campus Part time 6 - 52 weeks October 2017 Germany Berlin

You live in Berlin and want to learn or improve your German, but lack the time for an intensive course? Then our part-time courses in small classes with approximately 10 students are ideal for you! [+]

Part-Time German Courses in Berlin You live in Berlin and want to learn or improve your German, but lack the time for an intensive course? Then our part-time courses in small classes with approximately 10 students are ideal for you! They comprise between four and 10 lessons of 45 minutes per week and take place in the mornings, evenings or on Saturdays. Part-time courses can be booked for a duration of six weeks or longer. [-]

Summer courses

German summer courses for Juniors and Teenagers

Campus Full time 2 - 8 weeks October 2017 Germany Berlin

The lessons are especially structured and designed for younger and adolescent students. They are interactive and demanding, very effective, and fun! [+]

German summer courses for Juniors and Teenagers The Humboldt-Institut offers German courses for all age groups and language levels since 1977. This makes it one of the largest and most experienced providers of German as a foreign language. Juniors is the term we use for our youngest students between ages 7 and 13. Teenagers are our students ages 14 and 18. Our schools for juniors and teenagers are located amidst beautiful landscape or in attractive small towns. Some summer course centers for teenagers are in the heart of larger cities like Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Munich or Vienna. Our students' safety is always assured — regardless of course center chosen — through our 24-hour staff supervision. The fees for all courses include lessons, housing accommodations, full board, course materials, a daily activity program, weekly excursions and a certificate. Starting dates and language levels vary by course center. Please select the course that most suits your needs by using the filter function. Intensive courses. In the course centers for juniors and teenagers we offer intensive German courses with 25 lessons (juniors) and 30 lessons (teenagers) of 45 minutes per week. The lessons are especially structured and designed for younger and adolescent students. They are interactive and demanding, very effective, and fun! [-]

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Contact

Humboldt-Institut e.V. (Berlin)

Address Invalidenstraße 19
10115 Berlin, Germany
Website http://www.humboldt-institut.org/
Phone +49 7522 988 0

Humboldt-Institut e.V. (Constance)

Address Mainaustraße 172
78464 Konstanz, Germany
Website http://www.humboldt-institut.org/
Phone +49 7522 988 0

Humboldt-Institut e.V. (Lindenberg)

Address Ellgasser Straße 42
Lindenberg im Allgäu 88161, Germany
Website http://www.humboldt-institut.org/
Phone +49 7522 988 0

Humboldt-Institut e.V. (Bad Schussenried)

Address Zellerseeweg 11
Bad Schussenried 88427, Germany
Website http://www.humboldt-institut.org/
Phone +49 7522 988 0