Long term Germany programmes at Alpadia Freiburg, Freiburg

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
675 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

Lowest prices guaranteed

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 226.- GBP
(235.- EUR)
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
12
1635 EUR
4275 EUR
3495 EUR
24
3075 EUR
8355 EUR
6795 EUR
36
4395 EUR
12315 EUR
9975 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.95   (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 298.- GBP
(310.- EUR)
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
12
2415 EUR
5055 EUR
4275 EUR
24
4635 EUR
9915 EUR
8355 EUR
36
6735 EUR
14655 EUR
12315 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.95   (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 322.- GBP
(335.- EUR)
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
12
2835 EUR
5475 EUR
4695 EUR
24
5475 EUR
10755 EUR
9195 EUR
36
7995 EUR
15915 EUR
13575 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.95   (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 442.- GBP
(460.- 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. 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
12
4155 EUR
6795 EUR
6015 EUR
24
8115 EUR
13395 EUR
11835 EUR
36
11955 EUR
19875 EUR
17535 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.95   (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 629.- GBP
(655.- 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. 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
12
6675 EUR
9315 EUR
8535 EUR
24
13155 EUR
18435 EUR
16875 EUR
36
19515 EUR
27435 EUR
25095 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.95   (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 1243.- GBP
(1295.- EUR)
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 EUR
2215 EUR
1955 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.95   (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 475.- GBP
(495.- EUR)
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 EUR
775 EUR
695 EUR
2
915 EUR
1405 EUR
1275 EUR
3
1335 EUR
2070 EUR
1875 EUR
4
1755 EUR
2675 EUR
2415 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.95   (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 677.- GBP
(705.- EUR)
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 EUR
985 EUR
905 EUR
2
1335 EUR
1825 EUR
1695 EUR
3
1965 EUR
2700 EUR
2505 EUR
4
2595 EUR
3515 EUR
3255 EUR
Extra week (4+)
630 EUR
860 EUR
795 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.95   (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 878.- GBP
(915.- EUR)
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 EUR
1195 EUR
1115 EUR
2
1755 EUR
2245 EUR
2115 EUR
3
2595 EUR
3330 EUR
3135 EUR
4
3435 EUR
4355 EUR
4095 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.95   (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
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

87% of students recommending this school

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

675 students gave their opinion about this school

18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
7 weeks, June – 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 (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, July – August 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 (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
17 years old - Spain
/ 5
Ha sido una familia muy acogedora con la que sigo en contacto y me han atendido de la mejor manera posible.
3 weeks, July 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 (4.8 / 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?
« Si, creo que he mejorado muchísimo mi nivel, sobretodo a la hora de interactuar con otras personas. Al estar en una total inmersión, seguía aprendiendo el idioma incluso fuera de la escuela. »
School highlights
« La dinámica de las clases y las actividades de tarde, creo que ayudaban a crear vínculo con tus compañeros con los cuales luego podías salir o hablar. »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Lors des cours nous devons souvent parler avec nos camarades ce qui nous permet de créer des liens et les professeurs sont très sympas
3 weeks, July – August 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 (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
23 years old - Italy
/ 5
6 weeks, June – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
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Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
23 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (3.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (2.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
17 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, July – 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 (4.3 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
52 years old - France
/ 5
A Freiburg nous étions nombreux par classes et ce n’est pas toujours facile de s’exprimer. De plus il n’y a pas eu comme à Lindau un test d’entrée pour cibler le niveau et mettre dans un groupe approprié. Par contre les heures de discussions étaient intéressantes. Seul bémol l’enseignant ne laissait pas le temps pour qu’on puisse prendre les notes inscrites au tableau. A lindau, test d’entrée et organisation des groupes par niveau. Petit groupe donc très intéressant. Par contre les heures de conversations étaient trop enfantines. Surtout le 1er jour avec un jeu type « jeu de l’oie ».
1 week, July 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 (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Do you think you've made progress?
« Progrès dans la compréhension mais pour l’application grammaticale c’est plutôt dur »
School highlights
« Les variations des outils pédagogiques. »
17 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
7 weeks, May – June 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 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 (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Si, ho fatto tantissimi progressi Sono arrivata a Freiburg im Brisgau che non sapevo praticamente nulla, sapevo solo dire che non parlavo tedesco. Alla fine delle 9 settimane mi sono resa conto di quanto il mio tedesco è migliorato tantissimo soprattutto nel parlato ma anche nello scritto. »
School highlights
« Disponibilità di ascolto ottimo. Serietà. Aiuto e sostegno. »
Top tips
« Visita della città con la scuola il primo giorno! »
17 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, July 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 (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals

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.

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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