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Colón Language Center

Colón Language Center

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.

School Highlights

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Key points

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

School facts

Available exams:
School size:
Disabled access
Free Wifi

Student facts

Minimum age:
years old
Average age:
years old
Maximum students in class:


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Student nationalities

      United Kingdom
      South Korea


ESL schools guarantee the same excellent standards for accommodation as they do for teaching. We take great pleasure in helping you find the most suitable accommodation for you.


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)

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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.

NOTE: *Availability might be temporarily restricted. Please contact us*

Shared apartment with local residents (WG) (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.

Studio Apartments (18-35 years, minimum 4 weeks)

ESL Languages Studio apartments Colon Language Center Hamburg

This residence provides the privacy of a single studio room in a buzzing inner-city atmosphere, located just a 25-minute walk from the school. The room comes fully equipped with a bed, ensuite bathroom, table, chair, and storage space. Linen is provided, but towels are not, both of which can be cleaned in the onsite facilities for a small fee. The residence offers free WiFi and there is no cleaning service provided, so students will need to take care of their own room and common areas. Students will need to cater for themselves using the pantry area with cooking facilities in their apartment. Overall, this student residence provides a convenient and affordable option for students looking for independent living arrangements close to school.

Why choose our accommodation

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Guaranteed Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation can be stressful. That’s why we guarantee that we’ll find the perfect housing option for you before you even land in your destination.

Convenient Transport

Our accommodation is hand-picked to make sure your journey to the classroom is as safe, reliable, and smooth as possible.

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Safer and more comfortable

All of our accommodation options are rigorously screened to ensure you know exactly what you’re getting when you make the choice to book your program.