German school in Freiburg: Akademie Zeitgeist - International House

From 180.- GBP
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, TestDaf, Goethe Zertifikat
School size
M
Accommodation
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
21 years
Nationality mix
Europe, Asia, Africa, etc..

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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  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 180.- GBP
(200.- EUR)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
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 accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Angell residence, single room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
1
200 EUR
490 EUR
450 EUR
2
350 EUR
880 EUR
790 EUR
3
500 EUR
1270 EUR
1130 EUR
4
650 EUR
1660 EUR
1470 EUR
6
940 EUR
2430 EUR
2120 EUR
8
1230 EUR
3200 EUR
2770 EUR
12
1730 EUR
4660 EUR
3990 EUR
16
2290 EUR
6180 EUR
5270 EUR
24
3340 EUR
9150 EUR
7760 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
per level
25 EUR
Accommodation deposit (residence) 200 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (min. 10 lessons) (per lesson) 45 EUR
Extra night (host family) 51 EUR
Extra night (residence) 45 EUR
Airport transfer from Frankfurt (pick-up) 175 EUR
Airport transfer from Basel/Mulhouse (pick-up) 100 EUR
Airport transfer from Zürich (pick-up) 135 EUR
Starting dates beginner
07.01 / 10.02 / 16.03 / 20.04 / 25.05 / 29.06 / 03.08 / 07.09 / 12.10 / 16.11.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
06.01 / 24.02 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 01.05 / 21.05 / 01.06 / 11.06.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

Intensive course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 270.- GBP
(300.- EUR)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ General (mini-group): 10 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
General (group): Max 12
General (mini-group): Max 6
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:15
General (mini-group): 13:00-14:35
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Angell residence, single room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
1
300 EUR
590 EUR
550 EUR
2
550 EUR
1080 EUR
990 EUR
3
800 EUR
1570 EUR
1430 EUR
4
1050 EUR
2060 EUR
1870 EUR
6
1540 EUR
3030 EUR
2720 EUR
8
2030 EUR
4000 EUR
3570 EUR
12
2930 EUR
5860 EUR
5190 EUR
16
3890 EUR
7780 EUR
6870 EUR
24
5740 EUR
11550 EUR
10160 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
per level
25 EUR
Accommodation deposit (residence) 200 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (min. 10 lessons) (per lesson) 45 EUR
Extra night (host family) 51 EUR
Extra night (residence) 45 EUR
Airport transfer from Frankfurt (pick-up) 175 EUR
Airport transfer from Basel/Mulhouse (pick-up) 100 EUR
Airport transfer from Zürich (pick-up) 135 EUR
Starting dates beginner
07.01 / 10.02 / 16.03 / 20.04 / 25.05 / 29.06 / 03.08 / 07.09 / 12.10 / 16.11.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
06.01 / 24.02 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 01.05 / 21.05 / 01.06 / 11.06.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

Combined course, 20+5 lessons/week

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 360.- GBP
(400.- EUR)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ General (private): 5 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:15
General (private): To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Angell residence, single room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
1
400 EUR
690 EUR
650 EUR
2
750 EUR
1280 EUR
1190 EUR
3
1100 EUR
1870 EUR
1730 EUR
4
1450 EUR
2460 EUR
2270 EUR
6
2140 EUR
3630 EUR
3320 EUR
8
2830 EUR
4800 EUR
4370 EUR
12
4130 EUR
7060 EUR
6390 EUR
16
5490 EUR
9380 EUR
8470 EUR
24
8140 EUR
13950 EUR
12560 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
per level
25 EUR
Accommodation deposit (residence) 200 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (min. 10 lessons) (per lesson) 45 EUR
Extra night (host family) 51 EUR
Extra night (residence) 45 EUR
Airport transfer from Frankfurt (pick-up) 175 EUR
Airport transfer from Basel/Mulhouse (pick-up) 100 EUR
Airport transfer from Zürich (pick-up) 135 EUR
Starting dates beginner
07.01 / 10.02 / 16.03 / 20.04 / 25.05 / 29.06 / 03.08 / 07.09 / 12.10 / 16.11.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
06.01 / 24.02 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 01.05 / 21.05 / 01.06 / 11.06.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

Combined course, 20+10 lessons/week

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 540.- GBP
(600.- EUR)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ General (private): 10 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
Minimum age
years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:15
General (private): To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Angell residence, single room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
1
600 EUR
890 EUR
850 EUR
2
1150 EUR
1680 EUR
1590 EUR
3
1700 EUR
2470 EUR
2330 EUR
4
2250 EUR
3260 EUR
3070 EUR
6
3340 EUR
4830 EUR
4520 EUR
8
4430 EUR
6400 EUR
5970 EUR
12
6530 EUR
9460 EUR
8790 EUR
16
8690 EUR
12580 EUR
11670 EUR
24
12940 EUR
18750 EUR
17360 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
per level
25 EUR
Accommodation deposit (residence) 200 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (min. 10 lessons) (per lesson) 45 EUR
Extra night (host family) 51 EUR
Extra night (residence) 45 EUR
Airport transfer from Frankfurt (pick-up) 175 EUR
Airport transfer from Basel/Mulhouse (pick-up) 100 EUR
Airport transfer from Zürich (pick-up) 135 EUR
Starting dates beginner
07.01 / 10.02 / 16.03 / 20.04 / 25.05 / 29.06 / 03.08 / 07.09 / 12.10 / 16.11.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
06.01 / 24.02 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 01.05 / 21.05 / 01.06 / 11.06.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

TELC combined exam preparation course, 20+10 lessons/week

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 4 week(s)
4 weeks From 1025.- GBP
(1140.- EUR)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Exam preparation (group): 10 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
General (group): Max 12
Exam preparation (group): Max 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:15
Exam preparation (group): 13:00-14:30
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Angell residence, single room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
4
1140 EUR
2150 EUR
1960 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
per level
25 EUR
Accommodation deposit (residence) 200 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (min. 10 lessons) (per lesson) 45 EUR
Extra night (host family) 51 EUR
Extra night (residence) 45 EUR
Airport transfer from Frankfurt (pick-up) 175 EUR
Airport transfer from Basel/Mulhouse (pick-up) 100 EUR
Airport transfer from Zürich (pick-up) 135 EUR
Starting dates 4 wk
13.01 / 17.02 / 23.03 / 27.04 / 02.06 / 06.07 / 10.08 / 14.09 / 19.10 / 23.11.2020
Exam dates
07.02 / 13.03 / 17.04 / 22.05 / 26.06 / 31.07 / 04.09 / 09.10 / 13.11 / 18.12.2020
Bank holidays
06.01 / 24.02 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 01.05 / 21.05 / 01.06 / 11.06.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

TestDaf combined exam preparation course, 20+10 lessons/week

Advanced (C1), 4 week(s)
4 weeks From 1025.- GBP
(1140.- EUR)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Exam preparation (group): 10 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Advanced (C1)
Students/class
General (group): Max 12
Exam preparation (group): Max 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:15
Exam preparation (group): 13:00-14:30
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Angell residence, single room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
4
1140 EUR
2150 EUR
1960 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
per level
25 EUR
Accommodation deposit (residence) 200 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (min. 10 lessons) (per lesson) 45 EUR
Extra night (host family) 51 EUR
Extra night (residence) 45 EUR
Airport transfer from Frankfurt (pick-up) 175 EUR
Airport transfer from Basel/Mulhouse (pick-up) 100 EUR
Airport transfer from Zürich (pick-up) 135 EUR
Starting dates 4 wk
13.01 / 23.03 / 04.05 / 22.06 / 10.08 / 12.10.2020
Exam dates
13.02 / 22.04 / 03.06 / 22.07 / 10.09 / 10.11.2020
Bank holidays
06.01 / 24.02 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 01.05 / 21.05 / 01.06 / 11.06.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

Goethe Zertifikat combined exam preparation course (B1/B2/C1), 20+10 lessons/week

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 4 week(s)
4 weeks From 1025.- GBP
(1140.- EUR)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Exam preparation (group): 10 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
General (group): Max 12
Exam preparation (group): Max 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:15
Exam preparation (group): 13:00-14:30
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Angell residence, single room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
4
1140 EUR
2150 EUR
1960 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
per level
25 EUR
Accommodation deposit (residence) 200 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (min. 10 lessons) (per lesson) 45 EUR
Extra night (host family) 51 EUR
Extra night (residence) 45 EUR
Airport transfer from Frankfurt (pick-up) 175 EUR
Airport transfer from Basel/Mulhouse (pick-up) 100 EUR
Airport transfer from Zürich (pick-up) 135 EUR
Starting dates 4 wk
17.02 / 27.04 / 06.07 / 14.09 / 16.11.2020
Exam dates
On request
Bank holidays
06.01 / 24.02 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 01.05 / 21.05 / 01.06 / 11.06.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

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
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/ 5
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/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
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147 students gave their opinion about this school

20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
6 weeks, September – October 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
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18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
6 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
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Shower / Bathroom
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Progrès en Allemand.Les professeurs sont compétents. »
School highlights
« L’ambiance généralLes professeurs Les activités proposées en dehors de l’école »
18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (3.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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16 years old - France
/ 5
1 week, August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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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)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (3.3 / 5)
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18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
5 weeks, May – June 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
5 weeks, February – March 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
11 weeks, October – December 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
11 weeks, October – December 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, September – November 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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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 30 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.

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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