Long term Germany programmes at Colón Language Center, Hamburg

From 144.- GBP
150.- EUR
From 158.- GBP
165.- EUR
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Key points

  • International, cultural and historic city
  • Calm location
  • Modern premises

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
TestDaf
School size
XL
Accommodation
Host family, Residence, Apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
25 years
Nationality mix
Switzerland, China, Spain, etc..
ratings
362 authentic opinions

Key points

  • International, cultural and historic city
  • Calm location
  • Modern premises

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
TELC
School size
XL
Accommodation
Host family, Residence, Apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
25 years
Nationality mix
Switzerland, China, Spain, etc..
ratings
362 authentic opinions

Founded in 1952, Colón Language Center is one of the longest-running language schools in Germany. Its three buildings, located in a pedestrian area in the heart of the city, house some 60 teachers and 800 students, both international and German, as the institution is also a recognised centre for continuing education. This range of cultures reflects the diversity that Hamburg is known for.

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Included in the price
  • Level and needs assessment
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme
  • Level and needs assessment
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Intensive course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 144.- GBP
(150.- EUR)
Lessons
25 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:50-13:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Colon Language Center residence, double room, no meals (18+)
12
1590 EUR
6210 EUR
3990 EUR
16
2120 EUR
8280 EUR
5320 EUR
24
3180 EUR
12420 EUR
7980 EUR
36
4770 EUR
18630 EUR
11970 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
max. approximately 45 EUR
On request

Options

One-to-one course, 20 lessons/week (per week) 780 EUR
One-to-one course, 30 lessons/week (per week) 1170 EUR
Exam preparation (TELC B2) 75 EUR
Extra night (host family) 65 EUR
Retention fee (host family) (per week) 385 EUR
Retention fee (residence) (per week) 200 EUR
Airport transfer from Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel (pick-up) 150 EUR

TELC B2 exam preparation

The course takes place on a Saturday, from 10am until 3.30pm, approximately 3 weeks prior to the exam date. It includes a total of 6 lessons.
Dates: 25.01, 22.02, 28.03, 25.04, 06.06, 27.06, 01.08, 29.08, 10.10, 07.11.2020
Exam dates: 14.02, 13.03, 24.04, 15.05, 19.06, 17.07, 21.08, 18.09, 23.10, 20.11.2020
Enrolment deadline: 10.01, 07.02, 20.03, 09.04, 15.05, 12.06, 17.07, 14.08, 18.09, 16.10.2020

Starting dates beginner
06.01 / 03.02 / 02.03 / 30.03 / 04.05 / 02.06 / 29.06 / 13.07 / 03.08 / 17.08 / 31.08 / 28.09 / 02.11 / 30.11.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
10.04 / 13.04 / 01.05 / 21.05 / 01.06.2020
Holidays
24.12.2019 - 01.01.2020
24.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

Homestay and shared apartments:
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Residence: Arrival (12:00-18:00) and departure (before 10:00) on Fridays only

Combined course, 25+5 lessons/week

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 331.- GBP
(345.- EUR)
Lessons
General (group): 25 of 45 minutes
+ General (private): 5 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:00-13:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Colon Language Center residence, double room, no meals (18+)
12
3930 EUR
8550 EUR
6330 EUR
16
5240 EUR
11400 EUR
8440 EUR
24
7860 EUR
17100 EUR
12660 EUR
36
11790 EUR
25650 EUR
18990 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
max. approximately 45 EUR
On request

Options

One-to-one course, 20 lessons/week (per week) 780 EUR
One-to-one course, 30 lessons/week (per week) 1170 EUR
Exam preparation (TELC B2) 75 EUR
Extra night (host family) 65 EUR
Retention fee (host family) (per week) 385 EUR
Retention fee (residence) (per week) 200 EUR
Airport transfer from Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel (pick-up) 150 EUR

TELC B2 exam preparation

The course takes place on a Saturday, from 10am until 3.30pm, approximately 3 weeks prior to the exam date. It includes a total of 6 lessons.
Dates: 25.01, 22.02, 28.03, 25.04, 06.06, 27.06, 01.08, 29.08, 10.10, 07.11.2020
Exam dates: 14.02, 13.03, 24.04, 15.05, 19.06, 17.07, 21.08, 18.09, 23.10, 20.11.2020
Enrolment deadline: 10.01, 07.02, 20.03, 09.04, 15.05, 12.06, 17.07, 14.08, 18.09, 16.10.2020

Starting dates beginner
06.01 / 03.02 / 02.03 / 30.03 / 04.05 / 02.06 / 29.06 / 13.07 / 03.08 / 17.08 / 31.08 / 28.09 / 02.11 / 30.11.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
10.04 / 13.04 / 01.05 / 21.05 / 01.06.2020
Holidays
24.12.2019 - 01.01.2020
24.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

Homestay and shared apartments:
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Residence: Arrival (12:00-18:00) and departure (before 10:00) on Fridays only

TestDaf combined exam preparation course, 15+10 lessons/week

Advanced (C1), 6/7/8/10/11 week(s)
6 weeks From 840.- GBP
(875.- EUR)
Lessons
General (group): 15 of 45 minutes
+ Exam preparation (group): 10 of 45 minutes
Course duration
6/7/8/10/11 week(s)
Levels
Advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:50-13:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

The vibrant port city of Hamburg is a great choice for a longer period of time abroad learning German. Spend your days developing your German skills at an accelerated pace as you study for the TELC exam and your free time exploring sights like the Altonaer Balkon Park on the waterfront and Hamburg’s charming old quarter. What’s more, the school is an official TELC centre, so you can take the exam right where you’ve been preparing for it – how convenient!

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Colon Language Center residence, double room, no meals (18+)
6
875 EUR
3185 EUR
2075 EUR
7
1050 EUR
3745 EUR
2450 EUR
8
1225 EUR
4305 EUR
2825 EUR
10
1425 EUR
5275 EUR
3425 EUR
11
1600 EUR
5835 EUR
3800 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
max. approximately 45 EUR
On request
TestDaf exam fee (to be paid online) On request

Options

One-to-one course, 20 lessons/week (per week) 780 EUR
One-to-one course, 30 lessons/week (per week) 1170 EUR
Exam preparation (TELC B2) 75 EUR
Extra night (host family) 65 EUR
Retention fee (host family) (per week) 385 EUR
Retention fee (residence) (per week) 200 EUR
Airport transfer from Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel (pick-up) 150 EUR

TELC B2 exam preparation

The course takes place on a Saturday, from 10am until 3.30pm, approximately 3 weeks prior to the exam date. It includes a total of 6 lessons.
Dates: 25.01, 22.02, 28.03, 25.04, 06.06, 27.06, 01.08, 29.08, 10.10, 07.11.2020
Exam dates: 14.02, 13.03, 24.04, 15.05, 19.06, 17.07, 21.08, 18.09, 23.10, 20.11.2020
Enrolment deadline: 10.01, 07.02, 20.03, 09.04, 15.05, 12.06, 17.07, 14.08, 18.09, 16.10.2020

Starting dates 6 wk
06.01.2020
Starting dates 7 wk
20.04.2020
Starting dates 8 wk
02.06 / 20.07.2020
Starting dates 10 wk
07.09.2020
Starting dates 11 wk
10.02.2020
Exam dates
13.02 / 22.04 / 03.06 / 22.07 / 10.09 / 10.11.2020
Bank holidays
10.04 / 13.04 / 01.05 / 21.05 / 01.06.2020
Holidays
24.12.2019 - 01.01.2020
24.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

Homestay and shared apartments:
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Residence: Arrival (12:00-18:00) and departure (before 10:00) on Fridays only

Intensive course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 158.- GBP
(165.- EUR)
Lessons
25 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:50-13:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Colon Language Center residence, double room, no meals (18+)
12
1725 EUR
6345 EUR
4125 EUR
16
2300 EUR
8460 EUR
5500 EUR
24
3450 EUR
12690 EUR
8250 EUR
36
5175 EUR
19035 EUR
12375 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
max. approximately 42 EUR
On request

Options

One-to-one course, 1 lesson/week (per week) 43 EUR
One-to-one course, 1 lesson/week (per week) 51 EUR
Extra night (host family) 65 EUR
Retention fee (host family) (per week) 385 EUR
Retention fee (residence) (per week) 200 EUR
Airport transfer from Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel (pick-up) 150 EUR
Starting dates beginner
04.01 / 01.02 / 01.03 / 29.03 / 03.05 / 31.05 / 05.07 / 19.07 / 02.08 / 16.08 / 06.09 / 04.10 / 01.11 / 29.11.2021
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
02.04 / 05.04 / 01.05 / 13.05 / 24.05 / 03.10.2021
Holidays
24.12.2020 - 02.01.2021
24.12.2021 - 02.01.2022

Homestay and shared apartments:
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Residence: Arrival (12:00-18:00) and departure (before 10:00) on Fridays only

Combined course, 25+5 lessons/week (colloquial)

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 362.- GBP
(378.- EUR)
Lessons
General (group): 25 of 45 minutes
+ General (private): 5 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:00-13:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Colon Language Center residence, double room, no meals (18+)
12
4275 EUR
8895 EUR
6675 EUR
16
5700 EUR
11860 EUR
8900 EUR
24
8550 EUR
17790 EUR
13350 EUR
36
12825 EUR
26685 EUR
20025 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
max. approximately 45 EUR
On request

Options

One-to-one course, 1 lesson/week (per week) 43 EUR
One-to-one course, 1 lesson/week (per week) 51 EUR
Extra night (host family) 65 EUR
Retention fee (host family) (per week) 385 EUR
Retention fee (residence) (per week) 200 EUR
Airport transfer from Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel (pick-up) 150 EUR
Starting dates beginner
04.01 / 01.02 / 01.03 / 29.03 / 03.05 / 31.05 / 05.07 / 19.07 / 02.08 / 16.08 / 06.09 / 04.10 / 01.11 / 29.11.2021
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
02.04 / 05.04 / 01.05 / 13.05 / 24.05 / 03.10.2021
Holidays
24.12.2020 - 02.01.2021
24.12.2021 - 02.01.2022

Homestay and shared apartments:
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Residence: Arrival (12:00-18:00) and departure (before 10:00) on Fridays only

Combined course, 25+5 lessons/week (technical)

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 403.- GBP
(420.- EUR)
Lessons
General (group): 25 of 45 minutes
+ General (private): 5 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:00-13:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Colon Language Center residence, double room, no meals (18+)
12
4785 EUR
9405 EUR
7185 EUR
16
6380 EUR
12540 EUR
9580 EUR
24
9570 EUR
18810 EUR
14370 EUR
36
14355 EUR
28215 EUR
21555 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
max. approximately 42 EUR
On request

Options

One-to-one course, 1 lesson/week (per week) 43 EUR
One-to-one course, 1 lesson/week (per week) 51 EUR
Extra night (host family) 65 EUR
Retention fee (host family) (per week) 385 EUR
Retention fee (residence) (per week) 200 EUR
Airport transfer from Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel (pick-up) 150 EUR
Starting dates beginner
04.01 / 01.02 / 01.03 / 29.03 / 03.05 / 31.05 / 05.07 / 19.07 / 02.08 / 16.08 / 06.09 / 04.10 / 01.11 / 29.11.2021
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
02.04 / 05.04 / 01.05 / 13.05 / 24.05 / 03.10.2021
Holidays
24.12.2020 - 02.01.2021
24.12.2021 - 02.01.2022

Homestay and shared apartments:
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Residence: Arrival (12:00-18:00) and departure (before 10:00) on Fridays only

TELC exam preparation course, 25 lessons/week (C1)

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 12/13 week(s)
12 weeks From 2208.- GBP
(2300.- EUR)
Lessons
25 of 45 minutes
Course duration
12/13 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 10
Minimum age
years
Schedule
08:50-13:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
12
2300 EUR
13
2300 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
max. approximately 42 EUR
On request

Options

One-to-one course, 1 lesson/week (per week) 43 EUR
One-to-one course, 1 lesson/week (per week) 51 EUR
Airport transfer from Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel (pick-up) 150 EUR
Starting dates 12 wk
15.02 / 17.05 / 16.08.2021
Starting dates 13 wk
08.11.2021
Exam dates
12.02 / 12.03 / 16.04 / 28.05 / 18.06 / 16.07 / 13.08 / 17.09 / 15.10 / 19.11.2021
Bank holidays
02.04 / 05.04 / 01.05 / 13.05 / 24.05 / 03.10.2021
Holidays
24.12.2020 - 02.01.2021
24.12.2021 - 02.01.2022

Homestay and shared apartments:
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Residence: Arrival (12:00-18:00) and departure (before 10:00) on Fridays only

100% authentic opinions

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

4.1/5
Overall rating

92% of students recommending this school

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

362 students gave their opinion about this school

23 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Famille vraiment incroyable. On se sens accueillit au sain de la famille instantanément. Ils font participé à des activités de groupe avec le voisinage ou des connaissances à eux. Super chaleureux et attentionné.
14 weeks, September – December 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 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Très contente de mon séjour: tout s'est bien passéJe suis conquise par la ville de Hambourg dans laquelle je mettais les pieds pour la première fois
18 weeks, November 2019 – March 2020
Value for money (3 / 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 (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
72 years old - United Kingdom
/ 5
3 weeks, February – March 2020
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
25 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, February – March 2020
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Si ho potuto allenare molto la lingua parlata e anche dal punto di vista generale la scuola mi ha permesso di migliorare il mio livello »
School highlights
« Numero di studenti in classe, posizione centrale, mix di nazionalità »
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
23 weeks, October 2019 – March 2020
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
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Hamburg est vraiment une super ville où il y a énormément à faire! L'emplacement était génial et les gens avec qui j'ai cohabité aussi. C'était un couple de retraité avec qui j'ai fait pas mal d'activités (concert, cuisine, films,..). Ils étaient très accueillants et toujours prêt à parler avec moi. Il y avait aussi un autre étudiant allemand avec moi, je ne le voyais pas souvent, mais il était aussi très sympa.
26 weeks, August 2019 – February 2020
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 (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui j'ai fait des progrès en allemand, dans la compréhension surtout, et aussi à l'oral. Les profs expliquent bien les mots. »
School highlights
« Les professeurs que j'ai eu étaient vraiment bien »
Top tips
« Le quartier de Strernschanze pour aller boire un verre et faire de jolies boutiques et le Stadtpark quand il fait beau! »
43 years old - France
/ 5
école très bien situé, les classes de cours parfois un peu petite, mais les profs étaient supers Bon ambiance de classe , bon support de cours
4 weeks, February 2020
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4 / 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 (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui clairement , surtout au niveau de la grammaire »
School highlights
« L'emplacement , les professeurs impliqués »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
14 weeks, November 2019 – February 2020
Value for money (3 / 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 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
18 weeks, October 2019 – February 2020
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 (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
10 weeks, November 2019 – January 2020
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
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Testimonials
Benoît Dubuis
Benoît Dubuis
Colón Language Center, Hamburg
Duration: 8 weeks

I’m very satisfied with my German course as well as my accommodation. I’m staying in a shared apartment with a father and his 2 sons who live in Hamburg. This type of accommodation allows me to talk to my “roommates” in German very often and even if I prepare my own meals, I often have dinner with them. My courses are demanding and I have to study at home as well but I like the fact that I have two teachers per day and that each teacher concentrate on a special matter. The first teacher concentrates on grammar and the second one on conversation.

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David Williams
David Williams
Colón Language Center, Hamburg
Duration: 12 weeks

My stay at the Colón Language School in Hamburg for 3 months was great fun, the classes were well taught and there was plenty of opportunity to meet people from all over the world. The school residence is in an excellent location and is an easy way to get settled in. Overall my experience of Hamburg was very enjoyable and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn German.

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Charlotte Volery
Charlotte Volery

My stay in Hamburg was terrific! The city is really interesting; it is bursting with cultural treasures and entertainment options. You can find everything you want here. It is a lively city with a varied layout. As far as I am concerned, I loved the districts of Altona and Sternschanze, because they have a character of their own.

As regards the school, my classes and my teachers were very good. Even though at the beginning, I found it a bit difficult to meet people because there is no student lounge.

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Host family
Host families are all chosen with care by the school and live in the city’s residential districts, around 20-45 minutes by public transport from the school. Students stay in single rooms and have the choice of half-board, breakfast only or self-catering. Staying with a host family is your opportunity to discover the local way of life through the language and people.

Colón Language Center residence (from 18 years, minimum 4 weeks)
Located in the heart of the Hamburg city centre, the residence is only intended for students of the Colón Language Center. You will share an apartment located in the Colonnaden 47 school building, where most of the classrooms are located. Some apartments are also located in the neighboring building: in Colonnaden 45. You will stay in a single or double room (triple rooms available on request), and all bedrooms have a satellite TV. Rooms are cleaned daily from Monday to Friday and bed linen is changed once a week. On each floor, there are shared bathrooms. You will be able to cook light meals in the pantry area of the residence, equipped with a microwave, kettle, coffee machine and hotplate. Arrival to (12:00-18:00) and departure from (before 10:00) the residence must take place on a Friday.

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Shared apartment (from 18 years, minimum 4 weeks)
Usually called a WG (Wohngemeinschaft), this is a very popular way for students and twenty-somethings to live in Germany. As well as getting good value by living in a shared apartment (around 20–45 minutes from the school by public transport), you will get to know local Germans, whether university students, singles or couples. You will stay in a single furnished room and will share the bathroom and kitchen with your flatmates. Bed linen and bath towels are provided. Household Chores are shared between the roommates.

Host family
Host families are all chosen with care by the school and live in the city’s residential districts, around 20-45 minutes by public transport from the school. Students stay in single rooms and have the choice of half-board, breakfast only or self-catering. Staying with a host family is your opportunity to discover the local way of life through the language and people.

Colón Language Center residence (from 18 years, minimum 4 weeks)
Located in the heart of the Hamburg city centre, the residence is only intended for students of the Colón Language Center. You will share an apartment located in the Colonnaden 47 school building, where most of the classrooms are located. Some apartments are also located in the neighboring building: in Colonnaden 45. You will stay in a single or double room (triple rooms available on request), and all bedrooms have a satellite TV. Rooms are cleaned daily from Monday to Friday and bed linen is changed once a week. On each floor, there are shared bathrooms. You will be able to cook light meals in the pantry area of the residence, equipped with a microwave, kettle, coffee machine and hotplate. Arrival to (12:00-18:00) and departure from (before 10:00) the residence must take place on a Friday.

Click here to see detailed residence fact sheet

Shared apartment (from 18 years, minimum 4 weeks)
Usually called a WG (Wohngemeinschaft), this is a very popular way for students and twenty-somethings to live in Germany. As well as getting good value by living in a shared apartment (around 20–45 minutes from the school by public transport), you will get to know local Germans, whether university students, singles or couples. You will stay in a single furnished room and will share the bathroom and kitchen with your flatmates. Bed linen and bath towels are provided. Household Chores are shared between the roommates.

Colón Residence

General information

The residence is located in the school´s building, in a pedestrian zone in the city centre of Hamburg. It is a prime location close to the main shopping district and the Alster lake.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
1 minute
Means of transportation:
Walking
Walking distance to public transport:
4 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
10 minutes
Coffee shops:
3 minutes
Restaurants:
3 minutes
Shops:
5 minutes
Pharmacy:
3 minutes
Night clubs:
15 minutes
City center:
10 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Friday from 12:00
Friday until 10:00
Entry card (building)
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h
Deposit

Meals

Use of kitchen
Please see notes above.
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen
The residence has two floors: one with a fully equipped kitchen, and the other with only a small pantry area with no cooking facilities (fridge, coffee machine, water cooker and dishes.)
Oven
Microwave
Cutlery available
Vending machine
Laundry
Common area/lounge
Wi-Fi internet access
Cable internet access
TV in common room
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
Parking (bicycles)
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
7
: 8 m2/ : 20 m2
Twin
9
: 23 m2/ : 28 m2
Available for a single travelling student.
Shared room
2
: 0 m2/ : 57 m2
Air conditioning
Heating
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided
Bed sheets provided
Towels provided
Toilet paper
Ensuite toilet
Ensuite shower
Wash basin
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning
Daily cleaning from Monday to Friday.
Desk
Wardrobe
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access
Cable internet access
Floor
Carpets in the rooms, tiled bathrooms and kitchens.
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided

Hamburg is one of Europe’s most exciting cities right now, and offers a superb variety of social and sports activities. The school organises numerous excursions and tours of the city and its surroundings. Discover the popular local tea scene or, for night owls, clubs that rival Berlin (but without the tourist hordes). The team at Colón Language Center can help you plan your free time activities, and also offers weekend trips to Lübeck, Sylt or Bremen.

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