German school in Cologne: Tandem

From 230.- EUR
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Key points

  • City with a friendly atmosphere and a very rich past
  • School in the very heart of the city, in a very lively district
  • Excellent quality-price ratio
  • Wide choice of cultural activities

The school

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

The students

Minimum age
17 years
Average age
22 years
Nationality mix
Spain, Italy, Switzerland, etc..
ratings
184 authentic opinions

Key points

  • City with a friendly atmosphere and a very rich past
  • School in the very heart of the city, in a very lively district
  • Excellent quality-price ratio
  • Wide choice of cultural activities

The school

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

The students

Minimum age
17 years
Average age
22 years
Nationality mix
Spain, Italy, Switzerland, etc..
ratings
184 authentic opinions

TANDEM language school is located in the Südstatt area in the centre of Cologne. Ten minutes by underground from the central train station, it is a lively, cosmopolitan district with parks, a walking path along the banks of the Rhine, shops, bars and restaurants. The school occupies a magnificently renovated former monastery, where you will immediately feel at ease as the beautiful light filters through the large bay windows. The school contains 9 spacious classrooms and a small, pleasant garden in the courtyard. An open study area and a kitchen where tea, coffee and non-alcoholic drinks are offered free of charge will make students feel right at home. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building. The motivated, qualified instructors teach German with dynamic, tailor-made lessons. Here, learning the language of Goethe is a pleasure! During summer, the school uses additional buildings in order to meet the demand for its complementary summer courses.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Use of study centre
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme
  • 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 - 50 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 230.-
Lessons
24 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 50 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
10:00-13:30 (Mon) + 09:30 - 13:45 (Tue-Fri)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
230
570
445
2
390
965
715
3
530
1320
945
4
630
1645
1145
6
880
2365
1615
8
1130
3085
2085
12
1630
4525
3025
16
2130
5965
3965
24
3130
8845
5845
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates (new session)
08.01 / 05.02 / 05.03 / 03.04 / 30.04 / 04.06 / 02.07 / 06.08 / 03.09 / 01.10 / 29.10 / 26.11.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
12.02 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 31.05 / 03.10 / 31.10 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

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

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 50 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 390.-
Lessons
32 of 45 minutes
(24 general + 8 mini-group)
Course duration
1 - 50 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
(Mini-group : 3-6)
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
10:00-13:30 (Mon) + 09:30 - 13:45 and 14:30 - 16:00 (Tue-Fri)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
390
730
605
2
710
1285
1035
3
1010
1800
1425
4
1270
2285
1785
6
1840
3325
2575
8
2410
4365
3365
12
3550
6445
4945
16
4690
8525
6525
24
6970
12685
9685
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates (new session)
08.01 / 05.02 / 05.03 / 03.04 / 30.04 / 04.06 / 02.07 / 06.08 / 03.09 / 01.10 / 29.10 / 26.11.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
12.02 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 31.05 / 03.10 / 31.10 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

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

Combined course 24+4

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 50 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 410.-
Lessons
28 of 45 minutes
(24 general + 4 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 50 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
09:00-13:30 (Mon) + 09:30 - 13:45 (Tue-Fri) + one-to-one lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
410
750
625
2
750
1325
1075
3
1070
1860
1485
4
1350
2365
1865
6
1960
3445
2695
8
2570
4525
3525
12
3790
6685
5185
16
5010
8845
6845
24
7450
13165
10165
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates (new session)
08.01 / 05.02 / 05.03 / 03.04 / 30.04 / 04.06 / 02.07 / 06.08 / 03.09 / 01.10 / 29.10 / 26.11.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
12.02 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 31.05 / 03.10 / 31.10 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

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

Combined course 24+8

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 50 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 590.-
Lessons
32 of 45 minutes
(24 general + 8 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 50 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
08:15-13:30 (Mon) + 09:30 - 13:45 (Tue-Fri) + one-to-one lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
590
930
805
2
1110
1685
1435
3
1610
2400
2025
4
2070
3085
2585
6
3040
4525
3775
8
4010
5965
4965
Extra week (8+)
485
720
595
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates (new session)
08.01 / 05.02 / 05.03 / 03.04 / 30.04 / 04.06 / 02.07 / 06.08 / 03.09 / 01.10 / 29.10 / 26.11.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
12.02 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 31.05 / 03.10 / 31.10 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

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

TELC course B1 - B2

Intermediate to Advanced, 8 week(s)
8 week(s) - From EUR 1605.-
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(24 general + 6 TELC)
Course duration
8 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
10:00-13:30 (Mon) + 09:30-13:45 (Tue-Fri) + 14:30-17:00 (2x/week) + 1 Saturday

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
8
1605
3560
2560
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
08.01 / 05.03 / 30.04 / 09.07 / 03.09 / 29.10.2018
Bank holidays
12.02 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 31.05 / 03.10 / 31.10 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

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

TELC course C1

Intermediate to Advanced, 8 week(s)
8 week(s) - From EUR 1605.-
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(24 general + 6 TELC)
Course duration
8 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
10:00-13:30 (Mon) + 09:30-13:45 (Tue-Fri) + 14:30-17:00 (2x/week) + 1 Saturday

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
8
1605
3560
2560
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
08.01 / 05.03 / 30.04 / 09.07 / 03.09 / 29.10.2018
Bank holidays
12.02 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 31.05 / 03.10 / 31.10 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

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

Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 50 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 230.-
Lessons
24 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 50 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
10:00-13:30 (Mon) + 09:30 - 13:45 (Tue-Fri)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
230
570
445
2
390
965
715
3
530
1320
945
4
630
1645
1145
6
880
2365
1615
8
1130
3085
2085
12
1630
4525
3025
16
2130
5965
3965
24
3130
8845
5845
Extra week (24+)
125
360
235
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 05.03 / 01.04 / 06.05 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 30.09 / 28.10 / 25.11.2019
Starting dates (new session)
07.01 / 04.02 / 05.03 / 01.04 / 06.05 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 30.09 / 28.10 / 25.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
04.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 50 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 390.-
Lessons
32 of 45 minutes
(24 general + 8 mini-group)
Course duration
1 - 50 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
(Mini-group : 3-6)
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
10:00-13:30 (Mon) + 09:30 - 13:45 (Tue-Fri) + 14:30 - 16:00 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
390
730
605
2
710
1285
1035
3
1010
1800
1425
4
1270
2285
1785
6
1840
3325
2575
8
2410
4365
3365
12
3550
6445
4945
16
4690
8525
6525
24
6970
12685
9685
Extra week (24+)
285
520
395
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 05.03 / 01.04 / 06.05 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 30.09 / 28.10 / 25.11.2019
Starting dates (new session)
07.01 / 04.02 / 05.03 / 01.04 / 06.05 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 30.09 / 28.10 / 25.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
04.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Combined course 24+4

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 50 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 410.-
Lessons
28 of 45 minutes
(24 general + 4 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 50 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
09:00-13:30 (Mon) + 09:30 - 13:45 (Tue-Fri) + one-to-one lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
410
750
625
2
750
1325
1075
3
1070
1860
1485
4
1350
2365
1865
6
1960
3445
2695
8
2570
4525
3525
12
3790
6685
5185
16
5010
8845
6845
24
7450
13165
10165
Extra week (24+)
305
540
415
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 05.03 / 01.04 / 06.05 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 30.09 / 28.10 / 25.11.2019
Starting dates (new session)
07.01 / 04.02 / 05.03 / 01.04 / 06.05 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 30.09 / 28.10 / 25.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
04.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Combined course 24+8

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 50 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 590.-
Lessons
32 of 45 minutes
(24 general + 8 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 50 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
08:15-13:30 (Mon) + 09:30 - 13:45 (Tue-Fri) + one-to-one lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
590
930
805
2
1110
1685
1435
3
1610
2400
2025
4
2070
3085
2585
6
3040
4525
3775
8
4010
5965
4965
Extra week (8+)
485
720
595
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 05.03 / 01.04 / 06.05 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 30.09 / 28.10 / 25.11.2019
Starting dates (new session)
07.01 / 04.02 / 05.03 / 01.04 / 06.05 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 30.09 / 28.10 / 25.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
04.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

TELC course B2

Intermediate to Advanced, 8 week(s)
8 week(s) - From EUR 1605.-
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(24 general + 6 TELC)
Course duration
8 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
(TELC: 4-10)
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
10:00-13:30 (Mon) + 09:30-13:45 (Tue-Fri) + 14:30-17:00 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
8
1605
3560
2560
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates 8 wk
07.01 / 11.03 / 06.05 / 08.07 / 02.09 / 28.10.2019
Bank holidays
04.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

TELC course C1

Intermediate to Advanced, 8 week(s)
8 week(s) - From EUR 1605.-
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(24 general + 6 TELC)
Course duration
8 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
(TELC: 4-10)
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
10:00-13:30 (Mon) + 09:30-13:45 (Tue-Fri) + 14:30-17:00 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
8
1605
3560
2560
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates 8 wk
07.01 / 11.03 / 06.05 / 08.07 / 02.09 / 28.10.2019
Bank holidays
04.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Options/Extras

Course material (per month) (approximately) 20 EUR
One-to-one course (per lesson) 55 EUR
Exam fee (to be paid on site) (between 80 and 175 according to the level)
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (02.07-31.08.2018) 20 EUR
Airport/Railway station transfer (Cologne) 75 EUR
Airport/Railway station transfer (Düsseldorf) 160 EUR
Course material (per month) (approximately) 20 EUR
One-to-one course (per lesson) 55 EUR
Exam fee (to be paid on site) (between 80 and 195 according to the level)
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (01.07-30.08.2019) 20 EUR
Airport/Railway station transfer (Cologne) 75 EUR
Airport/Railway station transfer (Düsseldorf) 160 EUR

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, breakfast
Host family, single room, breakfast

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.

4.2/5
Overall rating

96% of students recommending this school

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

184 students gave their opinion about this school

24 years old - Italy
/ 5
Corso standard:Ho frequentato due classi, in quanto nel corso delle lezioni sono migliorata ed ho cambiato livello. Professori molto preparati.Corso intensivo:I professori hanno trattato tematiche per me interessanti e non banali. Durante le lezion individuali abbiamo parlato molto e sono venute fuori conversazioni molto stimolanti. La famiglia che mi ha ospitato era composta da: madre, figlio e un gattino.La mia Gastmutter cucinava veramente benissimo e non ho mai mangiato (in un mese) un pasto uguale all'altro!! Tutti sono stati molto gentili con me e a cena la mia Gastmutter mangiava sempre con me. Questo mi ha dato la possibilità di migliorare ulteriormente il mio tedesco.La casa si trovava leggermente in periferia, ma era servita benissimo con il tram quindi non ho mai avuto problemi a spostarmi, né di giorno né di notte. La casa era molto bella e non potevo chiedere di meglio! Sotto tutti i punti di vista la mia esperienza è stata perfetta!
4 weeks, July – August 2018
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 (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, August 2018
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (3 / 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
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
55 years old - Spain
/ 5
1 week, August 2018
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 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
35 years old - Italy
/ 5
1 week, August 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 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 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
22 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, July – August 2018
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 (4.3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
17 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2018
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 / 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 (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
20 years old - France
/ 5
Köln est une ville pleine de vie, avec une architecture magnifique. Très bon endroit pour rencontrer des personnes venant du monde entier, faire la fête et s'instruire. Une école un peu petite, des classes également trop petite. L'école est très bien située. J'ai été logée dans un studio dans le même bâtiment que l'école. Juste au dessus de mes classes de cours ce qui était vraiment pratique, économie par rapport au trajet, c'était très bien.
24 weeks, January – July 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Other)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« J'ai effectivement progressé, mais je pense que les cours dans cette école sont trop juste, le niveau que j'espérais atteindre n'as pas été obtenu. En ayant déjà participé à un séjour de la même durée (6mois) pour l'anglais, j'ai très bien vue les différence d'enseignements et je pense que l'école Tandem devrait changer quelques points sur leurs manières d'apprendre aux élèves. »
School highlights
« Le mélange des nationalités était très enrichissant, les professeurs qui m'ont suivis pendant mes deux mois étaient parfaites ! »
45 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
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19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, July 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) ()
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Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
25 weeks, September 2017 – March 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Testimonials

Alvaro López Escamilla
Alvaro López Escamilla
TANDEM, Cologne
Duration: 3 weeks

My 3-week stay in Cologne was great. I would like to take advantage of this testimonial to recommend the city to those who would like to experience a language study trip in Germany. It’s a very lively city and not as stressful as others might be. Furthermore, it’s very well connected to other big cities such as Bonn, Düsseldorf or Aachen. Cologne is full of bars, bakeries, shops that make it very dynamic. It also has many well-kept parks and during my stay, in August, the weather was great. It’s really a nice and entertaining city.

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Albine Rey
Albine Rey
TANDEM, Cologne
Duration: 16 weeks

Cologne is a beautiful and welcoming town. From the cathedral to the promenade along the Rhine, there are many things to see and visit. Besides, Cologne is a university town with many local and international students, so it offers many cool activities and parties. For revellers, there are plenty of bars and great nightclubs as well! As regards Tandem, it is a well-located, peaceful school, where it is pleasant to study. The teachers are attentive, motivated and competent! It was great living in this town and studying in this school!

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María Burston Alonso
María Burston Alonso
TANDEMCologne 
Duration: 2 weeks

My name is María and I was there for two weeks. My course at Tamdem as well as my stay with my host family were great. At the school, the classes are fun. I studied in an official language centre before where I learnt everything about grammar, but rather quickly. Here, on the other hand, you focus on one aspect of the language and you study it thoroughly. Sometimes, we even played games to apply grammar points.

Besides, in the afternoon, extracurricular activities are organised, some of which are free, including BBQ parties, excursions and visits. Extra classes are also available, like the ones on Wednesday afternoons, which focus on a specific topic. I enrolled for one of these in order to further develop my language skills. It’s great, as you can choose to visit different places on your own initiative.

As regards accommodation, I was staying with a young lady and I had the use of a large bedroom, the kitchen and the dining room. She was so nice to me that she even let me use other rooms as well. I felt at home there.

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Host family
Living with a host family in Cologne will allow you to discover the daily life of its locals. You will have a private, single room with access to common areas such as the kitchen, bathroom and laundry room. You will have a choice of breakfast only or half-board. The families, carefully selected by our partner school, live within a radius of 30 minutes by public transport of the school.

Shared apartment (from 18 years)
This form of shared accommodation, called a WG (Wohngemeinschaft), is very popular in Germany. You will share an apartment with permanent residents of Cologne and have a private, single room. In the apartment, the bathroom, kitchen and common areas will be shared with your flatmates. You will be able to use the washing machine in the laundry room.

Host family
Living with a host family in Cologne will allow you to discover the daily life of its locals. You will have a private, single room with access to common areas such as the kitchen, bathroom and laundry room. You will have a choice of breakfast only or half-board. The families, carefully selected by our partner school, live within a radius of 30 minutes by public transport of the school.

Shared apartment (from 18 years)
This form of shared accommodation, called a WG (Wohngemeinschaft), is very popular in Germany. You will share an apartment with permanent residents of Cologne and have a private, single room. In the apartment, the bathroom, kitchen and common areas will be shared with your flatmates. You will be able to use the washing machine in the laundry room.

Every week, our partner school proposes a complete programme of activities. Historic walking tours, film screenings and plays will immerse you in the fashionable atmosphere of Cologne and help you master the language. You will also have the opportunity to go on short boat rides on the Rhine or cycling tours along the riverbanks. If you're a night owl, you'll love the outings organised by the school to clubs and other trendy hotspots. Themed lectures and barbecues at the school will allow you to meet the other international students. Departing from Cologne, cities like Bonn, Koblenz, Frankfurt or Düsseldorf can be easily visited in a day.

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