German school in Freiburg: Alpadia Freiburg

From 235.- EUR
approx 209.- GBP
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Key points

  • University town near Switzerland and France
  • Well-located school, friendly atmosphere
  • Wide range of courses and exam preparation for Goethe, TELC, TestDaf
  • Accommodation options for all budgets
  • In a dynamic town like Freiburg, the leisure programme is packed with sports and activities

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
TELC
School size
L
Accommodation
Host family, Residence, Shared apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
23 years
Nationality mix
Switzerland, Italy, Spain, etc..
ratings
643 authentic opinions

Learn German in this gorgeous university town. Renowned for the quality of its teaching, our partner school offers German courses in a beautiful 3-storey neoclassical house. Facilities include 13 bright and airy classrooms, a cafeteria, a study area and a computer room with learning software. Students from all over the world love the large outdoor terrace surrounded by greenery. In a friendly atmosphere and with the help of dedicated and experienced teachers, you will be amazed at how quickly you improve. Less than 5 minutes’ walk from the university and with parking for cars, enjoy Freiburg’s young and dynamic spirit and put your German skills to the test.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Use of study centre
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 235.-
(about GBP 208.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
235
515
435
2
395
885
755
3
555
1290
1095
4
675
1595
1335
6
975
2355
1965
8
1195
2955
2435
12
1635
4275
3495
16
2155
5675
4635
24
3075
8355
6795
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 18.02 / 18.03 / 15.04 / 13.05 / 17.06 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
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
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 EUR 310.-
(about GBP 275.-)
Lessons
25 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 5 Oral Communication)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + 12:45-13:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
310
590
510
2
525
1015
885
3
750
1485
1290
4
935
1855
1595
6
1365
2745
2355
8
1715
3475
2955
12
2415
5055
4275
16
3195
6715
5675
24
4635
9915
8355
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 18.02 / 18.03 / 15.04 / 13.05 / 17.06 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
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
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Premium Course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 335.-
(about GBP 297.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 5 Oral Communication + 5 Written communication mini-group)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
(mini-group max: 8 people)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:30 + 13:45-14:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Looking for fast results? Add 5 mini-group lessons (8 students max.) to your intensive course and improve your writing in German through exercises focused on written expression. This programme, available for beginner as well as advanced students, is the perfect choice for getting lasting results in record time.

Beginner: minimum 2 weeks
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
335
615
535
2
595
1085
955
3
855
1590
1395
4
1075
1995
1735
6
1575
2955
2565
8
1995
3755
3235
12
2835
5475
4695
16
3755
7275
6235
24
5475
10755
9195
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 18.02 / 18.03 / 15.04 / 13.05 / 17.06 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
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
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 EUR 460.-
(about GBP 408.-)
Lessons
25 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 5 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + one-to-one lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Looking for fast results? Add 5 mini-group lessons (8 students max.) to your intensive course and improve your writing in German through exercises focused on written expression. This programme, available for beginner as well as advanced students, is the perfect choice for getting lasting results in record time.

Beginner: minimum 2 weeks
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
460
740
660
2
815
1305
1175
3
1185
1920
1725
4
1515
2435
2175
6
2235
3615
3225
8
2875
4635
4115
12
4155
6795
6015
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 18.02 / 18.03 / 15.04 / 13.05 / 17.06 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
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
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 EUR 655.-
(about GBP 580.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + one-to-one lessons to be defined

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Looking for fast results? Add 5 mini-group lessons (8 students max.) to your intensive course and improve your writing in German through exercises focused on written expression. This programme, available for beginner as well as advanced students, is the perfect choice for getting lasting results in record time.

Beginner: minimum 2 weeks
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
655
935
855
2
1235
1725
1595
3
1815
2550
2355
4
2355
3275
3015
6
3495
4875
4485
8
4555
6315
5795
12
6675
9315
8535
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 18.02 / 18.03 / 15.04 / 13.05 / 17.06 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
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
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 PREMIUM B1, B2, C1

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From EUR 1295.-
(about GBP 1147.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 TELC mini-group)
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
(Minigroup: 8 people)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + 12:45-14:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Looking for fast results? Add 5 mini-group lessons (8 students max.) to your intensive course and improve your writing in German through exercises focused on written expression. This programme, available for beginner as well as advanced students, is the perfect choice for getting lasting results in record time.

Beginner: minimum 2 weeks
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
4
1295
2215
1955
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 4 wk
21.01 / 18.02 / 18.03 / 15.04 / 13.05 / 17.06 / 15.07 / 19.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Bank holidays
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

Private Tuition (10)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 495.-
(about GBP 439.-)
Lessons
10 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
July/August: on request
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
495
775
695
2
915
1405
1275
3
1335
2070
1875
4
1755
2675
2415
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 18.02 / 18.03 / 15.04 / 13.05 / 17.06 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
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
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Private Tuition (15)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 705.-
(about GBP 625.-)
Lessons
15 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
705
985
905
2
1335
1825
1695
3
1965
2700
2505
4
2595
3515
3255
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 18.02 / 18.03 / 15.04 / 13.05 / 17.06 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
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
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Private Tuition (20)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 915.-
(about GBP 811.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
915
1195
1115
2
1755
2245
2115
3
2595
3330
3135
4
3435
4355
4095
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 18.02 / 18.03 / 15.04 / 13.05 / 17.06 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
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
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

One-to-one course (per lesson) 47 EUR
Online course (per lesson) 47 EUR
One-to-one course (per lesson) (23.06-24.08.2019) 52 EUR
Online course (per lesson - 23.06-24.08.2019) 52 EUR
Exam fee (to be paid on site) (TELC B1) 110 EUR
Exam fee (to be paid on site) (TELC B2) 110 EUR
Exam fee (to be paid on site) (TELC C1) 150 EUR
Shared apartment deposit (to be paid on site) 150 EUR
Cleaning fee 40 EUR
Key handover fee (Residence)
compulsory for arrivals after 5pm
25 EUR
Residence deposit (to be paid on site) 150 EUR
Extra night with host family, half board 45 EUR
Extra night with host family, half board (23.06-24.08.2019) 50 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast 40 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast (23.06-24.08.2019) 44 EUR
Extra night with host family, half board (double room) 40 EUR
Extra night with host family, half board (double room - 23.06-24.08.2019) 44 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast (double room) 35 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast (double room - 23.06-24.08.2019) 39 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment 50 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment (23.06-24.08.2019) 55 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment (double room) 30 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment (double room - 23.06-24.08.2019) 33 EUR
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (10% - 23.06-24.08.2019)
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (10% - 23.06-24.08.2019)
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Basel/Mulhouse) 80 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Zurich) 135 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Frankfurt) 170 EUR

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, half board
Host family, single room, breakfast
Host family, double room, breakfast
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)

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

86% of students recommending this school

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

643 students gave their opinion about this school

18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Les chaises n’étaient pas très confortable et la place pour écrire n’était pas suffisante.Il y avait un certain nombre de suisses. Famille vraiment géniale !! Fait des activités avec les élèves, cuisine très bien, discute, etc.
17 weeks, February – 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 (3.8 / 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 (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, je pense avoir fait des progrès dans cette langue car je parle avec une meilleure fluidité, sans trop réfléchir et arrive à avoir une bonne discussion »
17 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, April – May 2019
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (2.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
26 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, April – May 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)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
19 years old - Italy
/ 5
13 weeks, February – May 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 (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
17 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Très peu d'activités proposées ou alors annulées
2 weeks, April 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 (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Non »
School highlights
« L'ambiance, les rencontres , la ville »
21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, April 2019
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 (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, je cherche moins mes mots lorsque je dois m'exprimer. »
School highlights
« L'ambiance générale et son emplacement »
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, February – April 2019
Value for money (5 / 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
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, mon allemand a fortement progressé, grâce au bon enseignement donné par les professeurs. Parler allemand avec les familles d'accueil aide beaucoup aussi dans l'amélioration de la langue. »
School highlights
« Les livres avec lesquels nous apprenons.Diversités des programmes/loisirs donnés par l'école.Professeurs et personnels à disposition pour n'importe quelle question. »
48 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, March – April 2019
Value for money (5 / 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
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Super destination! et très jolie ville. J'aime beaucoup l'école Alpadia et son bâtiment. Les salles de classes étaient parfois un peu petites. L’enseignement est top! La chambre était au sous-sol donc très sombre. Mobiliers rustiques, démodés et très peu chaleureux. La salle de bains était salle. nous ne pouvions pas mettre le chauffage dans la salle de bains, par conséquent, il faisait toujours très très froid (surtout en sortant de la douche) Le chauffage dans les chambre étaient toujours modifiés et il faisait toujours froid. Les repas n'étaient pas totalement à mon goût, manque de légumes, de salades et surtout de viande! (Mon gastvater tondait le gazon et mangait parfois en slip) Un peu gênant...
13 weeks, January – April 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 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 (2.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui Le fait d'être immergé dans la langue permet d'avoir moins peur de parler. Le contact avec les autres élèves favorise la communication. »
School highlights
« Le bâtiments et les salles de classe. Le secrétariat toujours ouvert. Les enseignants très engagés et très sympatriques. »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
12 weeks, January – April 2019
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (2.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (2.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom

Testimonials

Valentina Bassetti
Valentina Bassetti

What I like the most are the lessons at the school! I enrolled in the PREMIUM course, which also allows me to improve my written skills, thanks to the afternoon lessons. The number of students in my class is limited, which boosts individual learning. The teachers are always ready to give some advice or correct mistakes. My goal was to get the TELC B1 certificate. The Premium 30 lessons course that I’m currently following will be very useful to reach this goal. Since I arrived, I noticed I made progress and that makes me very happy!

On the weekend, the school organizes many activities (like excursions to Europa Park), movie nights or days out in the city that allow us to discover the area and to use the language outside the classroom. Moreover, living in a residence allows us to meet German students, who live on the last floor. Another opportunity to practice the language!

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Diego Rico
Diego Rico

Freiburg is a university town close to the Black Forest. It boasts traditional architecture charged with history. I thought it was interesting that all of the canals of the town centre are monitored by one single person who is in charge of monitoring the flow of water coming from the mountains. I also thought it was good that plates had been built in the sidewalk in front of the houses of Jewish people who died in concentration camps. The goal of the artist is to get passers-by thinking by giving information about the former inhabitants of these houses. There are a large number of bike parks in Freiburg because it is the main means of transportation in town.

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Vanessa Perruchoud
Vanessa Perruchoud
Alpadia, Freiburg
Duration: 8 weeks

I love the German language and I wish to study in Freiburg (Germany) to become a German teacher. I got to know about ESL because my mother knew of someone who had done a trip with ESL – Language Study Trip. Before arriving in Freiburg, I had already done a trip with ESL in Vancouver and I had been delighted with it. I am very happy with the organization of my language trip and the agency helped me when I encountered problems with my flight.
I improved my pronunciation and I can now clearly differentiate the Swiss German from the "Hochdeutsch" as far as the grammar is concerned. Now I am more comfortable with German and make fewer mistakes. Furthermore, the communication with my host family taught me as much as going to school. My host family was always available for me and integrated me in many of their activities. I would certainly go through ESL for my next language trip!

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Host family
Staying with a local host family allows you to practise German daily and pick up everyday language while discovering the rich local culture. Approximately 25 to 50 minutes from the school by public transport, students are accommodated in single or twin rooms, with half-board or breakfast provided. Experience life with locals!

Shared apartment (from 18 years)
The school offers several apartments located 10-20 minutes from the course centre, either on foot or by public transport. Students will share an apartment, while enjoying independence in a furnished single room. Common areas include a shared bathroom, and a fully equipped kitchen. Free Wi-Fi is also available, and there are laundry facilities for an extra charge.

Alpadia residence (from 18 years)
The residence is located in an 8-storey building, just 25 minutes’ tram ride from the town centre. It welcomes both local and international students, thus encouraging conversations in German. All students have their own room with an ensuite bathroom and can use the communal kitchen on each floor.

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Alpadia Student Residence

General information

The residence is located 25 minutes by foot from the school, next to a public school and a hospital. You will find public transports as well as restaurants and supermarkets in the area. Other students also live in the residence.

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School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
25 minutes
Means of transportation:
Tram, walking
Average public transport cost:
~ 6.10 EUR / 24h, ~ 55 EUR / month
Walking distance to public transport:
3 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
7 minutes
Coffee shops:
7 minutes
Restaurants:
7 minutes
Shops:
7 minutes
Pharmacy:
7 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 15:00
Saturday until 10:00
Entry card (building) No
Key (building) Yes
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h No
Deposit
~ EUR 300 Payable in cash
Yes

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk Yes
Smoking area No
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen
Fully equipped
Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available Yes
Vending machine No
Laundry
~ 3-4 EUR/load Students have to buy their own laundry powder
Yes
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access
Free
Yes
Cable internet access No
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room No
Balcony/terrace No
Garden No
BBQ area No
Wheelchair accessible No
Parking (cars)
Paying, on request
Yes
Parking (bicycles) Yes
Swimming pool No
Gym No

Room types and facilities

Single
18 rooms
min.: 12 m2/ max.: 13 m2
en-suite
Yes
Air conditioning No
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided No
Toilet paper No
Ensuite toilet Yes
Ensuite shower Yes
Wash basin Yes
Shared toilets No
Shared showers No
Cleaning No
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities No
Microwave No
TV No
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor
Lino / Laminate
Yes
Balcony No
Safe deposit box No
Room key provided Yes

Stroll about Freiburg’s historic centre and discover its charming shops, cafés and restaurants. Throughout the year, exciting events will allow you to mingle with the local students in a laid-back atmosphere. Sign up for activities organised by the school to practise German in a natural and relaxed way, like movie screenings or the weekly “Stammtisch”, which gathers teachers and students in a café in town. There are also many sports and cultural options in Freiburg. Every week, the activities programme offers an excursion to the surroundings of Freiburg (e.g. the Black Forest, Colmar, Strasbourg, Zurich).

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Published on 16.05.2019

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