Heidelberg

The school where the German course takes place is located on the third floor in a shoppin centre Hof Darmstädter Centrum, where you will find cafes, restaurants, bars, a bank, a bakery, a travel agency and many other shops. 

It is a very big school and has 30 big, bright and fully equipped classrooms; there are 6 offices, two kitchens, a dining room and a terrace. Also, the school is equipped for disabled students. 

The environment at the school is very international. You will have the opportunity to make friends from around the world, since students at the school come from more than 100 different countries. 

Facilities at the school

  • 30 completely equipped multimedia classrooms
  • 3 rooms equipped with 50 computers
  • A student room ideal to relax
  • A large terrace
  • Two small kitchens 

Characteristics

  • Internet doesn´t have  Internet
  • Library doesn´t have  Library
  • Computer room doesn´t have  Computer room
  • Cafe doesn´t have  Cafe
  • Tea or coffee machine doesn´t have  Tea or coffee machine
  • Garden doesn´t have  Garden
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Student lounge doesn´t have  Student lounge
  • Prayer room doesn´t have  Prayer room
  • Kitchenette doesn´t have  Kitchenette
  • Support deparment for the students doesn´t have  Support deparment for the students

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Holidays

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Accreditations

The school is accredited by:

Certqua

CSN

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Strongest Points

  • All of the charm of German cities
  • Possibility of submerging yourself in a multicultural environment
  • Great cultural and entertainment options 

Heidelberg

The city of Heidelberg is relatively small (it has few more than 100,000 inhabitants), but is full of beauty and romance. It is considered one of the most attractive and animated places in the great valley of Neckar, a tributary of the Rhine. Heidelberg is an active, tourist and university city. Its university is the oldest in Germany and one of the most prestigious in the country. 

Useful information

Getting around the city. Public transport

Heidelberg is a small city with narrow and steep streets. The best way of getting around the city is on foot. 

  • Bus: There is a bus service that connects all the reas of Heidelberg. More information in http://www.hsb-heidelberg.de/
  • At night and at the weekends, there are night buses. They are called Moonliner lines and there are 5 that, every hour between 1am and 4am make journeys from Bismarckplatz to different places in the city. 

Interests:

  • Number of inhabitants: 145,311
  • Approximately 1 in 5 inhabitants is a student. The number of young people in the city guarantees an animated city full of life. 
  • Multicultural city: 20,000 residents in Heidelberg were not born in Germany.
  • 3.3 million visitors every year. The majority of the tourists are from the USA, Japan, UK, Switzerland, Italy and Spain. 

What to see in Heidelberg

  • The Heidelberg castle. Powerful location that was the residence of the princes for half a millennium. 
  • The University - Heidelberg University is the oldest in Germany. 
  • The Church of the Holy Spirit of Heidelberg. It was built between 1399 and 1441. In this Gothic Church is where the princes were buried. 
  • Kornmarkt (Wheat market) is a beautiful and old square in Heidelberg.
  • Brükentor and the old bridge
  • Philosophenweg (Philosopher´s way). We advise you to take a stroll here, where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the urban area. 

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Standard German course in Heidelberg

The German course offers personalised attention with a minimum of just 4 students. The classes are focused on obtaining a good level according to the International European Framework, and are given by specialised native teachers. The standard course focuses on teaching general German according to the European Linguistic Framework. 

Additional information

09:00-12:15

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 1 to 8 weeks
  • Horas per Week  20
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables Mornings
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  12
  • Average during the rest of year  0
  • Minimum age  16

Intensive German course in Heidelberg

This German course offers specialised attention with a minimum of just 4 students. The classes are focused on obtaining a level established in the International European framework and are given by specialised native teachers. The standard course focuses on general German according to the European linguistic framework, as well as offering classes focused on principal aspects of the language, choosing weekly between: grammar, conversation, Business German...

Additional information

20 lessons of standard course + 10 lessons in the afternoon Timetable of class: 09:00-12:15 and 13:00-14:30 In the afternoon you can choose between: conversation courses, Business German, exam preparation or grammar.

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 1 week
  • Lecciones per Week  30
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning and afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  12
  • Average during the rest of year  15
  • Minimum age  16

Preparation course for DAF and DSH Exams

This German course focuses on the preparation of the official exams of TestDaf and DSH which are well known internationally. 

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 1 week
  • Lecciones per Week  10
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables 13:00-14:30
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  15
  • Average during the rest of year  12
  • Minimum age  16

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Extra-curricular Activities

What to do in Heidelberg?

Every week the school offers a varied programme of cultural and leisure activities. You will be able to sign up to whatever you prefer. Some activities require an extra cost. 

Here are some examples: 

  • Welcome party
  • Barbeques
  • Concerts, Theatre and Cinema
  • Cinema nights in the school
  • Themes visits to Heidelberg
  • Sports activities (football, volleyball, ice skating in the winter and more)
  • Trips to the romantic Christmas market in Heidelberg
  • Boat trips on the river
  • Bike trip to Neckar
  • Trekking
  • Picnic
  • Trips to museums
  • Nights in the historic pubs in Heidelberg
  • Trip to the Botanical Garden at the University of Heidelberg. 
  • Half day or full day excursions to Schwetzingen, Speyer, Bad Wimpfen, Ladenburg, Frankfurt Weinheim and Estrasburgo.
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Accommodation

Residence Cateogry I

Category I: Concord, Freiburg, Costanz and Steinhof residences

Concordia

Concordia residence is 2km from the school and 10 minutes by public transport. The metro stop is 200m away. It offers simple equipment and is very close to the forest. There are double or single rooms with sinks in the bedroom. Bathrooms and kitchens are shared (one per floor). There is a laundry and free internet connection with cable. 

Freiburg

Freiburg residence is 5km from the school and very close to the vineyards. The school is 20 minutes away by public transport. The metro stop is 400m away. It offers simple equipment and is near the vineyards. There are double and single rooms. Bathrooms and kitchens are shared. There is a laundry and internet connection with cable. 

Steinhof

Steinhof residence is 4km from the school (20 minutes by public transport). It was completely refurnished in 2012. It offers small attic rooms and bigger rooms. The bathrooms and kitchen are in the basement. 

Residence Cateogry I

Availability: all year

Room Type: Single or double room

School distance: between 2 and 5km, approx 20 minutes by bus

Check-in: Sunday from 10:00 to 24:00

Check-out: Saturday before 12:00

Deposit fee: 100€

Characteristics

  • Internet it has Internet
  • Private bathroom doesn´t have  Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities it has Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service it has Cleaning service
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service it has Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels doesn´t have  Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board doesn´t have  Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

Residence Category II

Category II: Bach, Weiher, Shmitt, Steinhof and Viktoria Residence 

Bach 

The Bach residence can be found 5km from the school in a very quiet area. It has been completely renovated in 2011. There are single and double bedrooms. The bathrooms and the kitchen are shared. There is a laundry and internet connection with cable. 

Weiher

The Weiher residence is 4km from the school and 300m from the metro stop. There are small bedrooms in the basement. It was completely renovated in 2011 and its very near the sports centre. There are double and single bedrooms. The bathrooms and kitchen are shared. There is a laundry and internet connection with cable. 

Schmitt

The Schmitt residence can be found 5km from the school and 20 minutes by public transport. It can be found in a very quiet area. There are double and single bedrooms. The bathrooms are shared by floor and there is a very big kitchen for all students. 

Steinhof

The Steinhof residence is located 4km from the school and 100m from the metro stop. It was completely reformed in 2012. 

Viktoria 

The Viktoria residence can be found 5km from the school and 20 minutes by bus from the school. There are double and single rooms completely equipped (from 18 to 22m2). Bathrooms and kitchen are shared. 

 

Residence Category II

Availability: All year

Room Type: Single or double room

School distance: 20 minutes by bus

Check-in: Sunday from 10:00 to 24:00

Check-out: Saturday before 12:00

Deposit fee: 100€

Characteristics

  • Internet it has Internet
  • Private bathroom doesn´t have  Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities it has Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service it has Cleaning service
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service doesn´t have  Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels doesn´t have  Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board doesn´t have  Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

Residence Category III

Category III: Schmitt, Turner and SRH residences 

Schmitt

The Schmitt residence is 5km from the school and 20 minutes by public transport. In all the bedrooms there is a shower and the bathrooms are shared by floor. There is a very big kitchen for all students.

Turner

The Turner residence offers single or double rooms with toilet. There is a big and completely equipped kitchen on each floor.

SRH

The SRH residence is 3.5km from the school and 15 minutes in public transport. There are single bedrooms with private bathroom. The kitchens are shared. Towels are not included. Bedding is included. There is a cleaning service in the common areas twice a week, but students are responsable for cleaning their own bedroom. If you arrive at Heidelberg later than midnight, you will need to reserve a hostel. You will be able to get into the residence Monday morning. 

Internet: Depends (two residences have free wifi and the other doesn´t)

Residence Category III

Availability: all year

Room Type: single room

School distance: 15 minutes by bus

Check-in: Sunday from 10:00-24:00

Check-out: Saturday before 12:00

Deposit fee: 100€

Characteristics

  • Internet doesn´t have  Internet
  • Private bathroom doesn´t have  Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities it has Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service it has Cleaning service
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service doesn´t have  Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels doesn´t have  Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board doesn´t have  Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

Residence category IV

Category IV: Rohrbach, Bergheim, Sophie and Marz residences. 

Rohrbach

The residence Rohrbach is 500m from the school, a 5 minute walk. There are single bedrooms with a shared bathroom. There is a kitchen on each floor, and they are shared with all students. There is not a washing machine, but there is a laundry very close. 

Bergheim

The Bergheim residence is located 170m from the school and just a 2 minute walk. There is a double or single room. Each bedroom has a bathroom and private kitchen. 

Sophie

The Sophie residence is 160m from the school and just a 2 minute walk. We offer double or single bedrooms with bathroom and a small private kitchen. The double bedrooms have bunkbeds. 

Marz

The Marz residence is in the old part of the city, 600m from the school, a 6 minute walk. There are single or double rooms. The bathrooms and kitchens are shared. The students will be responsable for cleaning their accommodation. If you arrive at Heidelberg later than midnight you will need to reserve a hostel. You will be able to get into the residence on the Monday morning. 

Residence category IV

Availability: all year

Room Type: Single or double room

School distance: 2-5 minute walk

Check-in: Sunday from 10:00-24:00

Check-out: Saturday before 12:00

Deposit fee: 100€

Characteristics

  • Internet it has Internet
  • Private bathroom it has Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities it has Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service doesn´t have  Cleaning service
  • Wifi it has Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service doesn´t have  Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels doesn´t have  Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board doesn´t have  Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

Family - maximum 50 minutes by public transport

If you want to live in a German speaking environment. we recommend that you stay with a family. Our families are carefully selected and could be couples, married or not, with or without children, or single people of all ages. You will have to get public transport to get to the school. 

Availability: All year

Room Type: single or double room

School distance: maximum 50 minutes in public transport

Check-in: Sunday

Check-out: Saturday

Deposit fee: 100€

Characteristics

  • Internet doesn´t have  Internet
  • Private bathroom doesn´t have  Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities it has Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service it has Cleaning service
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Kitchen doesn´t have  Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils doesn´t have  Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service doesn´t have  Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels it has Towels
  • Breakfast it has Breakfast
  • Half Board it has Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

Campus Residence

The "Campus" residence is a new construction with excellent facilities. It is made up of studios for one or two people, completely equipped with private bathroom and kitchenette. Among the common areas, there is a dining room, a living room or a gym. These spaces are ideal to relax and get to know new friends. 

The residence can be found near the central station and is perfectly connected with the rest of the city through buses and trains. The school is found a few minutes by bus. This area of the city is full of restaurants, bars and shops. 

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Availability: all year

Room Type: Single or double room

School distance: 1.7km

Check-in: Sunday

Check-out: Saturday

Deposit fee: 200€

Characteristics

  • Internet doesn´t have  Internet
  • Private bathroom it has Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities it has Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service doesn´t have  Cleaning service
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service doesn´t have  Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels doesn´t have  Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board doesn´t have  Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

How to get there

How to get to Heidelberg

The closest airport to Heidelberg is Frankfurt airport which is approximately 90km from the city. 

Getting to Heidelberg from Frankfurt airport.

  • Buses: There are regular buses from the airport to the city. Also, there are some airlines that have their own transfer service. For example, from Meeting Point B in Terminal 1 of the airport, there is a Lufthansa Shuttle Bus (Lufthansa transfer bus)

More information in lufthansa-airportbus.de

From the airport, you can catch the Hahn-Express

The majority of the low cost airlines fly to Frankfurt.Hahn airport, located 140km from Heidelberg. 

  • The Hahn Express (bus) goes from the airport to Heidelberg. There are 7 departures daily, leaving from the airport and stopping in Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof (Central station in Heidenberg). Some also stop in the central bus station of Mannheim. The journey takes approximately 2 hours and the ticket to Heidelberg costs 18€ (one way); 16€ to Mannheim. 

The departures from the airport to Heidelberg are at the following times (including festivals): 04:50, 10:50, 14:00, 16:00, 20:00, 22:50, 00:40



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