German for beginners - summer course in Germany
Learn German in Germany! Are you thinking about moving to Germany to build a new future and a new life? Or do you want to learn German for some other reason? Here comes the first step towards your goal!
German for beginners summer course
12 June - 12 July 2019
Term of application: 15 April 2019!
During the summer, you will learn the bases of the German language in one of Germany’s biggest cities: Düsseldorf - the center of business, shopping and art! You study 3-4 hours (á 60 minutes) a day and then get some assignments to do at home. The emphasis is on communication and the practical application of what you learn. As a part of the course, we organize an activity in Düsseldorf and a couple of trips to some cities in the region (for example Bonn or Cologne).
German for beginners is a course that follows a pedagogy developed for the Swedish Folk Highschool (folkhögskola) – adult education centres – which puts the emphasis on the group dynamic, that is to talk, share, listen and learn from each other. In the course, we use the “reality” as a source for knowledge and work with a student-centred approach. There will be no final exams. To get a course certificate you need to have an attendance rate of 85 %. A large part of the course participants will be Swedish students who are reading a longer beginners course.
Take a chance to dive into German culture and choose to stay in a German host family. Living with a German host family is a great opportunity to train German and experience the German culture. The host family serves breakfast and dinner every day (half board).
If you prefer to arrange your own stay, we will give you a list of links to get a furnished home.
four and a half weeks intensive tuition.
20 study hours per week, Monday to Friday.
activities or excursions in Düsseldorf and nearby places during weekdays
no prior knowledge of German required.
minimum age: 18 years old.
All course material and the final certificate are included in the price.
We require at least eight students to hold the course.
Goal of the course
The beginner’s course is a level A1-course. It has no final exams, but we put the emphasis on attendance and taking actively part in the classroom. After this course, you should know how to:
introduce yourself and take part in conversations in subjects of interest for you.
understand ordinary words and phrases.
interact in daily situations.
read and understand simple information.
The location of Internationella Skolorna Düsseldorf is in the city centre of Düsseldorf. At walking distance, we have the famous shopping street Königsallee, Altstadt (Old Town) with its many café shops, restaurants and the beautiful promenade along the Rhen. Düsseldorf with its 600 000 habitants and it is a city with a big cultural offer and an international character.
All our teachers have German as their first language and have long experience in teaching foreign students. Our language institute was created in 2001 and is an official place to take the German language test Telc. The administrative staff speaks English, German and Swedish.
Register to the course
Your registration should include following things:
A completed registration form.
A certified copy of your passport.
A completed form for the living arrangements.
The written registration is binding. Following conditions apply if you for some reason cannot participate and need to cancel.
Start of course 2019
The course starts Wednesday 12th of June. Day of arrival should be Monday or Tuesday same week. The last day of the course is on Friday 12th of July with departure date set to Saturday or Sunday.
The course fee is 450 €. Classes in German, course material and taking part in the trips (except meals) are included in the prize.
Living with a host family with half pension costs 200 € per week. The total cost amounts to 1 000 € for the five weeks. Please observe that if you require a special diet (vegan, allergies, etc) there is an added fee of 30 € per week. You can also chose to arrange the living on you own.
When you register, there is a registration fee of 70 €. That fee is deducted from the total amount in the final invoice.
Private insurance, travel to and from Düsseldorf and then in Düsseldorf is not included.
The cancelation must be in writing and send to our office by e-mail or letter.
If you cancel before the last 30 days before the course begins then the cancelation fee is 70 €.
If you cancel 30-15 days before the course begins then the cancelation fee is 25 % of the course total.
If you cancel 14-6 days before the course begins then the cancelation fee is 50 % of the course total and 80 % of the cost for the stay with a host family.
If you cancel 5-0 days before the course begins then the cancelation fee is 100 % of the course total and 80% of the cost for the stay with a host family.
The whole amount for the course and other services procured by Internationella Skolorna Düsseldorf must be paid 30 days before the start of the course. If you register within the last 30 days before the course starts, you need to make the payment immediately.
It is important to have a comprehensive travel insurance.