German school in Cologne: BWS Germanlingua

From 269.- GBP
280.- EUR
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Key points

  • Great location, friendly atmosphere
  • Quality teaching in small groups
  • High-tech equipment in the classrooms
  • Short distance between accommodation and school
  • Possibility to combine courses with BWS Munich or Berlin, with no extra fees

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
Goethe Zertifikat (B1, B2, C1)
School size
M
Accommodation
Host family, Shared apartment, Studio apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
22 years
Nationality mix
Switzerland, South Korea, Italy, etc..
ratings
26 authentic opinions

Located in the town centre, on the left bank of the Rhine River, our partner school has everything on its doorstep. Many restaurants, bars, pubs and theatres bring a lively and cosmopolitan atmosphere to the area. The school occupies the 2nd floor of a beautiful building, not far from a small lake and green parks. The 5 classrooms are equipped with the latest technologies. A kitchen with vending machines for snacks and coffee/tea-making facilities, a sunny balcony, Wi-Fi access and a library are available to international students. For something to eat, a bar located on the first floor of the building and a nearby little supermarket are open at all times during the day.

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Included in the price

  • Use of study centre
  • Diploma or Certificate
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 272.- GBP
(280.- EUR)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
(or 12 during the high season)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-13:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
280 EUR
600 EUR
480 EUR
2
480 EUR
1120 EUR
880 EUR
3
680 EUR
1640 EUR
1280 EUR
4
880 EUR
2160 EUR
1680 EUR
6
1260 EUR
3180 EUR
2460 EUR
8
1620 EUR
4180 EUR
3220 EUR
12
2320 EUR
6160 EUR
4720 EUR
16
2960 EUR
8080 EUR
6160 EUR
24
4090 EUR
11770 EUR
8890 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 24.06 / 08.07 / 22.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 30.09 / 28.10 / 25.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 340.- GBP
(350.- EUR)
Lessons
25 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
(or 12 during the high season)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-14:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
350 EUR
670 EUR
550 EUR
2
580 EUR
1220 EUR
980 EUR
3
810 EUR
1770 EUR
1410 EUR
4
1040 EUR
2320 EUR
1840 EUR
6
1480 EUR
3400 EUR
2680 EUR
8
1900 EUR
4460 EUR
3500 EUR
12
2700 EUR
6540 EUR
5100 EUR
16
3440 EUR
8560 EUR
6640 EUR
24
4750 EUR
12430 EUR
9550 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 24.06 / 08.07 / 22.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 30.09 / 28.10 / 25.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Combined course 20+5

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 529.- GBP
(545.- EUR)
Lessons
25 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 5 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
(or 12 during the high season)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-13:00 + 13:15-14:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
545 EUR
865 EUR
745 EUR
2
1000 EUR
1640 EUR
1400 EUR
3
1445 EUR
2405 EUR
2045 EUR
4
1895 EUR
3175 EUR
2695 EUR
8
3695 EUR
6255 EUR
5295 EUR
12
5495 EUR
9335 EUR
7895 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 24.06 / 08.07 / 22.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 30.09 / 28.10 / 25.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Goethe Zertifikat B1 course

Upper elementary to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1688.- GBP
(1740.- EUR)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Upper elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 6
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
14:30-18:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
4
1740 EUR
3020 EUR
2540 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
04.02 / 01.04 / 02.09 / 28.10.2019
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Goethe Zertifikat B2 course

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1688.- GBP
(1740.- EUR)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 6
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
14:30-18:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
4
1740 EUR
3020 EUR
2540 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
04.02 / 01.04 / 02.09 / 28.10.2019
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Goethe Zertifikat C1 course

Advanced to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1688.- GBP
(1740.- EUR)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 6
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
14:30-18:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
4
1740 EUR
3020 EUR
2540 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
04.02 / 01.04 / 02.09 / 28.10.2019
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 55 EUR
Administrative fee for visa 150 EUR
Exam preparation (3 lessons/week) 150 EUR
Exam preparation (6 lessons/week) 270 EUR
Exam fees to be paid online (Goethe)
https://www.goethe.de/ins/de/de/kur/ort/mue/prf/gzb2.cfm
Apartment deposit (to be paid on site) 300 EUR
Extra night with host family (half board ) 50 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment (single room PLUS) 45 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment (twin bedrooms PLUS) 35 EUR
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (01.07-30.08.2019) 30 EUR
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (30.06-31.08.2019) 40 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) 90 EUR
Airport pick-up and drop-off 160 EUR

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, breakfast
Host family, double room, breakfast
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (PLUS)
Studio apartment, single room, no meals

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.1/5
Overall rating

85% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

26 students gave their opinion about this school

72 years old - Spain
/ 5
2 weeks, August – September 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3 / 5)
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School (3.3 / 5)
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Teaching (3.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Meals
18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, August – September 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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16 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
12 weeks, April – June 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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17 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, June – July 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (2 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
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Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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17 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, June – July 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Si, specialmente nella conversazione. L’essermi trovata in una classe di livello leggermente superiore al mio mi ha spronata a dare il meglio. »
School highlights
« I professori, il metodo di insegnamento e i compagni »
Top tips
« A Colonia: la vista dal “Triangolo”, l’Odysseum e lo Zoo »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
38 weeks, September 2017 – May 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3 / 5)
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School (3 / 5)
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Teaching (3 / 5)
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Bedroom
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Leisure (2.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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39 years old - United Kingdom
/ 5
0 weeks, April 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Consigliata per chi é di lingua madre italiana. Molte persone parlavano spagnolo o francese. Le attività sono molto interessanti, (a parte una qualcuna un po' noiosa, ma questo é soggettivo) inoltre é tutto spesato dalla scuola.
4 weeks, November – December 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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Leisure (4.7 / 5)
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0 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, October – November 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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18 years old - Italy
/ 5
Avevo gia' avuto esperienza con i soggiorni linguistici ESL con i quali mi sono recata a Monaco di Baviera per studiare la lingua tedesca presso la BWS Germanlingua. Ho voluto doppiare l'esperienza presso la stessa scuola ma nella citta' di Colonia e posso dire che l'organizzazione e l'insegnamento hanno standart molto elevati: la consiglio vivamente a chi vuole intraprendere lo stesso percorso Ho conosciuto ragazzi provenienti da ogni parte del mondo, bellissime persone con i quali e' stato bello condividere ore di studio ed anche ore di svago E' molto entusiasmante studiare una lingua comune ma con persone di origine diversa: per esempio a me interessava molto vedere il mio collega studente proveniente dal Giappone cercare le parole in tedesco tradotte dalla sua lingua Avevo scelto di stare in una camera singola con servizi privati e devo dire che la pulizia e la funzionalita' erano ad ottimi livelli. La mattina uscita dall'alloggio mi recavo alla fermata della metro, praticamente sottostante, con la quale in 15 minuti mi faceva giungere alla scuola. Nell'alloggio avevo la comodita' di una cucina con cui potevo prepararmi tranquillamente sia il pranzo che la cena in quanto la copiosa presenza di supermarket mi offriva la possibilita' di fare la spesa e conservare il cibo in frigorifero Sono a vostra disposizione
2 weeks, August 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Other)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Certamente ho notato molti progressi in quanto ho interagito meglio soprattutto con la grammatica »
School highlights
« La centralita' nella citta' quindi anche la comodita' per raggiungerla, la vicinanza ai posti di maggior interesse e naturalmente la qualita' dell'insegnamento »
Top tips
« Propongo una bella giornata a bordo della nave da crociera KD per godersi e scoprire un fiume fantastico: il Reno »

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Host family
Our partner school takes great care in selecting families for its students from all over the world. You will stay in a twin room, shared with a participant of the same sex, and have breakfast or half board provided. On request, some families may offer single rooms and/or half board. The school is well served by public transport, which means students can use the bus or the metro to go to class in the morning. The journey will take you around 30 minutes on average.

Student apartment (from 20 years)
BWS also offers accommodation in a shared apartment, with 3, 4 or 5 international students. You will stay in a double or single room and will share the kitchen, the living room, the bathroom, the washing machine and the dishwasher with the other residents. All apartments have free high-speed Internet access.

Private studio (from 18 years)
After class, find some peace in one of the studios that our partner school offers just a few minutes away from its premises. You will enjoy a private bathroom and a kitchen space, as well as free Wi-Fi access. Bed linen is provided, but you will have to bring your own towels.

The school opens onto one of the most popular areas of Cologne, where leisure options are plentiful. International students will soon find places to have fun and socialise with the locals of this welcoming city. They will also discover the 2000-year history of Cologne. A city visit, organised by the school, will highlight the major local attractions: Roman towers, gothic churches, art galleries, the Chocolate Museum and, above all, the cathedral, symbol of the city, famous around the world and listed as a UNESCO heritage site. Treat yourself to a boat trip on the Rhine to get another perspective on this beautiful city. The lucky ones who are visiting Cologne during Carnival will experience the craziest days of the year – something like nowhere else!

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