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German school in Freiburg: Akademie Zeitgeist - International House

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200.- EUR
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Key points

  • Excellent school location
  • Large mixture of nationalities
  • Quality school and experienced teachers
  • Rich and varied extracurricular activities programme
  • Test centre for TELC and TestDaF exams

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
TELC, Goethe Zertifikat, TestDaF
School size
M
Accommodation
Host family, Residence, Shared apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
21 years
Nationality mix
Switzerland, etc..
ratings
145 authentic opinions

Our partner school enjoys an exceptional location, in the heart of the city and near the University. It is just a 10 minutes' walk away from the train station and 5 minutes away from the most important shopping street, as well as the famous market square. In two buildings of over 750m², the school has spacious and bright classrooms, a computer room with free Internet access and a library where you can find German and foreign literary works. The students also have access to an individual study area and, in order to relax during breaks or after class, they may head to the cafeteria or enjoy the large terrace.

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 190.- GBP
(200.- EUR)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
200 EUR
521 EUR
450 EUR
2
320 EUR
862 EUR
770 EUR
3
480 EUR
1253 EUR
1080 EUR
4
600 EUR
1594 EUR
1360 EUR
6
900 EUR
2376 EUR
2040 EUR
8
1120 EUR
3078 EUR
2640 EUR
12
1680 EUR
4602 EUR
3960 EUR
16
2200 EUR
6086 EUR
5240 EUR
24
2880 EUR
8694 EUR
7440 EUR
Extra week (24+)
120 EUR
361 EUR
310 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 11.02 / 18.03 / 23.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 09.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
04.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019
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 285.- GBP
(300.- EUR)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 mini-group*)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
*mini-group: 6
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15 + 13:00-14:45

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
300 EUR
621 EUR
550 EUR
2
520 EUR
1062 EUR
970 EUR
3
780 EUR
1553 EUR
1380 EUR
4
1000 EUR
1994 EUR
1760 EUR
6
1500 EUR
2976 EUR
2640 EUR
8
1920 EUR
3878 EUR
3440 EUR
12
2880 EUR
5802 EUR
5160 EUR
16
3800 EUR
7686 EUR
6840 EUR
24
5280 EUR
11094 EUR
9840 EUR
Extra week (24+)
220 EUR
461 EUR
410 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 11.02 / 18.03 / 23.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 09.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
04.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019
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 380.- GBP
(400.- 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. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15 + one-to-one lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
400 EUR
721 EUR
650 EUR
2
720 EUR
1262 EUR
1170 EUR
3
1080 EUR
1853 EUR
1680 EUR
4
1400 EUR
2394 EUR
2160 EUR
6
2100 EUR
3576 EUR
3240 EUR
8
2720 EUR
4678 EUR
4240 EUR
12
4080 EUR
7002 EUR
6360 EUR
16
5400 EUR
9286 EUR
8440 EUR
24
8040 EUR
13854 EUR
12600 EUR
Extra week (24+)
330 EUR
571 EUR
520 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 11.02 / 18.03 / 23.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 09.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
04.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Combined course 20+10

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 570.- GBP
(600.- EUR)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15 + one-to-one lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
600 EUR
921 EUR
850 EUR
2
1120 EUR
1662 EUR
1570 EUR
3
1680 EUR
2453 EUR
2280 EUR
4
2200 EUR
3194 EUR
2960 EUR
6
3300 EUR
4776 EUR
4440 EUR
8
4320 EUR
6278 EUR
5840 EUR
12
6480 EUR
9402 EUR
8760 EUR
16
8600 EUR
12486 EUR
11640 EUR
24
12840 EUR
18654 EUR
17400 EUR
Extra week (24+)
530 EUR
771 EUR
720 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 11.02 / 18.03 / 23.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 09.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
04.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

TELC course

Elementary to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1026.- GBP
(1080.- EUR)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 exams prep.*)
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
(* max. 8 people)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15 + 13:00-14:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
4
1080 EUR
2074 EUR
1840 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
14.01 / 18.02 / 25.03 / 03.06 / 08.07 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 21.10 / 25.11.2019
Bank holidays
04.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

TELC course

Elementary to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1026.- GBP
(1080.- EUR)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 exams prep.*)
Course duration
4 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
(* max. 8 people)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15 + 13:00-14:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
4+1
1080 EUR
2315 EUR
2030 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
29.04.2019
Bank holidays
04.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

TestDaF

Advanced to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1026.- GBP
(1080.- EUR)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 exams prep.*)
Course duration
4 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
(* max. 8 people)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15 + 13:00-14:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
4+1
1080 EUR
2315 EUR
2030 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
14.01 / 11.03 / 23.04 / 17.06 / 12.08 / 07.10.2019
Bank holidays
04.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Goethe Zertifikat course B1, B2, C1

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1026.- GBP
(1080.- EUR)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 exams prep.*)
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
(* max. 8 people)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15 + 13:00-14:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
4
1080 EUR
2074 EUR
1840 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
18.02 / 29.04 / 08.07 / 16.09.2019
Bank holidays
04.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Options/Extras

Course material (to be paid on site) (price on request)
One-to-one course (per lesson) (45 min) 45 EUR
One-to-one course (per lesson) (60 min) 60 EUR
Accommodation deposit 200 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Frankfurt) 175 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Basel/Mulhouse) 100 EUR

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, breakfast
Host family, single room, full board
Shared 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.

4/5
Overall rating

97% of students recommending this school

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

145 students gave their opinion about this school

18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
16 years old - France
/ 5
1 week, August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Classroom atmosphere
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, en grammaire, en expression et en compréhension orale... même si une semaine, c'est très court ! »
School highlights
« Excellents professeurs »
15 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
5 weeks, May – June 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
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Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
5 weeks, February – March 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
11 weeks, October – December 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
11 weeks, October – December 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, September – November 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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20 years old - France
/ 5
2 weeks, August – September 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
6 weeks, July – September 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability

Testimonials

David Verdan
David Verdan
Akademie Zeitgeist, Freiburg
Duration: 6 weeks

I was slightly apprehensive about my language study stay as I was obliged to travel abroad for my studies. At the start, it wasn't easy, but after a small amount of time, I felt like at home, and currently, I even prefer Freiburg to my city which is Lausanne! The classes are very good, I made many friends and I saw and did very interesting things, things that I didn't do at home. There are many activities and exciting things to do which allowed me to speak a lot and practise my speaking in a friendly and festive atmosphere. I really like the school, the teachers and this familial atmosphere which prevails there. My stay in Freiburg not only improved my langauge skills, but also prompted me to take a sabbatical year following my studies and to travel abroad to work and learn languages.

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Host family
In order to speak the German that you will have learned during your classes, there's nothing better than total immersion. For this reason, staying with a host family represents the best way to make rapid progress.
Situated between 15 and 25 minutes away from the school (by tram or by bus), the families offer you a single room and you will share the rest of the common areas of the house with the members of the family. You will have the choice between having breakfast only, half board or full board provided, according to your needs.

Residence (from 18 years)
The residence is located in a building with 8 storeys only 20-25 minutes by tram away from the city centre. It welcomes international students as well as German university students, which favours the meeting of students and practising the language. Each student has a single room with a private bathroom and can use the common equipped kitchen available on each floor.
Check-in time: Sundays at 6 pm.

Shared apartment (from 18 years)
Our partner school also offers the possibility of staying in a room in a private accommodation. You will stay in a single, furnished room, and live with either a person living on his/her own, with a couple or with other students (in the latter case, there is limited availability and the option is mostly available during holiday periods). You will share the bathroom and kitchen with your flatmates.

The school proposes numerous activities and outings in order that the students may discover Freiburg, of course, but also its surroundings. You will discover the historical heritage of Freiburg and the magnificent region of the Black Forest. The city also distinguishes itself by the numerous cultural events that take place throughout the year. An excursion to « Europa Park » is also planned. And to let off steam, there are plenty of sports for you to enjoy, including football, volleyball, rollerblading in summer, taboganning, ice-skating and ski in winter. In addition, the city has excellent cycle tracks, The school also organises cinema evenings and "international cuisine" as well as barbecues during the summer.

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