German school in Freiburg: Alpadia Freiburg

From 235.- EUR
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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
Accommodations
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
543 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

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 235.-
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 (break from 10:30 till 11:00) (possibly afternoon during high season)

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, double room, no meals
1
235
515
390
2
395
905
675
3
555
1320
975
4
675
1635
1235
6
975
2415
1815
8
1195
3075
2315
12
1635
4395
3315
16
2155
5835
4395
24
3075
8595
6435
Extra week (24+)
125
355
265
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 19.02 / 19.03 / 16.04 / 14.05 / 11.06 / 13.08 / 17.09 / 15.10 / 19.11.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 31.05 / 03.10 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019

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

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 290.-
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 (possibly afternoon during high season)

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, double room, no meals
1
290
570
445
2
505
1015
785
3
720
1485
1140
4
895
1855
1455
6
1305
2745
2145
8
1635
3515
2755
12
2295
5055
3975
16
3035
6715
5275
24
4395
9915
7755
Extra week (24+)
180
410
320
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 19.02 / 19.03 / 16.04 / 14.05 / 11.06 / 13.08 / 17.09 / 15.10 / 19.11.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 31.05 / 03.10 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019

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

Premium Course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 335.-
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: 6 people)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:30 + 13:45-14:30 (possibly afternoon during high season)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Looking for fast results? Add 5 mini-group lessons (6 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, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
335
615
490
2
595
1105
875
3
855
1620
1275
4
1075
2035
1635
6
1575
3015
2415
8
1995
3875
3115
12
2835
5595
4515
16
3755
7435
5995
24
5475
10995
8835
Extra week (24+)
225
455
365
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 19.02 / 19.03 / 16.04 / 14.05 / 11.06 / 13.08 / 17.09 / 15.10 / 19.11.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 31.05 / 03.10 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019

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 EUR 460.-
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 + 12:45-14:30 one-to-one lessons to be specified (possibly afternoon during high season)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Looking for fast results? Add 5 mini-group lessons (6 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, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
460
740
615
2
815
1325
1095
3
1185
1950
1605
4
1515
2475
2075
6
2235
3675
3075
8
2875
4755
3995
12
4155
6915
5835
Extra week (12+)
340
570
480
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 19.02 / 19.03 / 16.04 / 14.05 / 11.06 / 13.08 / 17.09 / 15.10 / 19.11.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 31.05 / 03.10 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019

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 EUR 655.-
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 private)
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 (possibly afternoon during high season)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Looking for fast results? Add 5 mini-group lessons (6 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, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
655
935
810
2
1235
1745
1515
3
1815
2580
2235
4
2355
3315
2915
6
3495
4935
4335
8
4555
6435
5675
12
6675
9435
8355
Extra week (12+)
550
780
690
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 19.02 / 19.03 / 16.04 / 14.05 / 11.06 / 13.08 / 17.09 / 15.10 / 19.11.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 31.05 / 03.10 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019

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 EUR 1290.-
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 (possibly afternoon during high season)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Looking for fast results? Add 5 mini-group lessons (6 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, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
4
1290
2250
1850
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
08.01 / 05.02 / 05.03 / 03.04 / 07.05 / 04.06 / 02.07 / 30.07 / 03.09 / 01.10 / 29.10 / 26.11.2018
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 31.05 / 03.10 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019

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 EUR 495.-
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, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
495
775
650
2
915
1425
1195
3
1335
2100
1755
4
1755
2715
2315
Extra week (4+)
420
660
560
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 19.02 / 19.03 / 16.04 / 14.05 / 11.06 / 13.08 / 17.09 / 15.10 / 19.11.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 31.05 / 03.10 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019

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 EUR 705.-
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, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
705
985
860
2
1335
1845
1615
3
1965
2730
2385
4
2595
3555
3155
Extra week (4+)
630
870
770
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 19.02 / 19.03 / 16.04 / 14.05 / 11.06 / 13.08 / 17.09 / 15.10 / 19.11.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 31.05 / 03.10 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019

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 EUR 915.-
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, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
915
1195
1070
2
1755
2265
2035
3
2595
3360
3015
4
3435
4395
3995
Extra week (4+)
840
1080
980
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 19.02 / 19.03 / 16.04 / 14.05 / 11.06 / 13.08 / 17.09 / 15.10 / 19.11.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 31.05 / 03.10 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019

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) (24.06-25.08.2018) 52 EUR
Online course (per lesson  24.06-25.08.2018) 52 EUR
Exam fee (to be paid on site) (TELC B1) 100 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) 300 EUR
Residence deposit (to be paid on site) 300 EUR
Cleaning fee to be paid on site 40 EUR
Extra night with host family, half board 45 EUR
Extra night with host family, half board (24.06-25.08.2018) 50 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast 40 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast (24.06-25.08.2018) 44 EUR
Extra night with host family, half board (double room) 40 EUR
Extra night with host family, half board (double room - 24.06-25.08.2018) 44 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast (double room) 35 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast (double room - 24.06-25.08.2018) 39 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment 50 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment (24.06-25.08.2018) 55 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment (double room) 30 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment (double room, 24.06-25.08.2018) 33 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Basel/Mulhouse) 65 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Zurich) 125 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Frankfurt) 160 EUR

High season: Course + Accommodation (24.06-25.08.2018): +10%

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, breakfast
Host family, double room, breakfast
Host family, double room, half board
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

86% of students recommending this school

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

543 students gave their opinion about this school

41 years old - Italy
/ 5
La sig.ra Christofzik ha reso questo soggiorno speciale. Alloggio confortevole, cene prelibate, informazioni sui mezzi con cui spostarsi, esercitazioni in lingua, gite nella meravigliosa Schwarzwald, concerti e visite nella bella Freiburg. Non avrei potuto trovare famiglia migliore. Grazie :)
2 weeks, June – July 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
42 years old - Belgium
/ 5
1 week, June 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
10 weeks, March – June 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (2.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
44 years old - Italy
/ 5
Le aule sono di tipo tradizionale, con livello tecnologico non del tipo migliore disponibile, ad es. nella mia aula non era presente una lavagna L.I.M., il registratore era convenzionale. Tuttavia ritengo che non sia strettamente indispensabile in un corso in cui si mira soprattutto al perfezionamento di una lingua. Atmosfera rilassata e collaborativa. Proporrei di dare maggior spazio, se possibile, ad attività di gruppo o interattive, come giochi di ruolo ad es. Alloggio tranquillo e silenzioso. Ospitalità, flessibilità e disponibilità eccellenti. Cucina di elevata qualità, con materie prime semplici e genuine, elaborate con particolare cura.
1 week, June 2018
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 (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Sì, maggiore confidenza nell'espressione verbale »
School highlights
« Qualità docenti »
21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, May – June 2018
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 (3.8 / 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?
« Oui, j'ai pris confiance en moi et en mes capacités et j'ai pu préparer l'examen dans de bonnes conditions. »
School highlights
« Le dynamisme des cours, le professionnalisme des profs. »
21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
16 weeks, February – June 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (2.3 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2.7 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (2.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Super! Queste sono esperienze irripetibili e uniche ! :)
13 weeks, March – June 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Assolutamente si! Anche se sono solo B1 ora posso tenere una conversazione, ciò che prima non potevo fare. »
School highlights
« Le persone gentili! »
Top tips
« La città molto bella - da visitareI bar e le discoteche (l'ambiente molto piacevole della città)Visitare i dintorni, altre città (Colmar, Heidelberg, Tittisee... ) »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
20 weeks, January – May 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (2.5 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Shower / Bathroom
25 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, April – May 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
17 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
29 weeks, October 2017 – April 2018
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (2.8 / 5)
School location
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Teaching (3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
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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)
Usually called a WG (Wohngemeinschaft), this is a very popular way for students and twenty-somethings to live in Germany. 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, a fully equipped kitchen and living room. 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 3:00 pm
Saturday until 10:00 am
Entry card (building)
Key (building) 1
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h
Deposit
~ EUR 300 Payable in cash
1

Meals

Use of kitchen 1
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk 1
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen
Fully equipped
1
Oven 1
Microwave 1
Cutlery available 1
Vending machine
Laundry
~ 3-4 EUR/load Students have to buy their own laundry powder
1
Common area/lounge 1
Wi-Fi internet access
Free
1
Cable internet access
TV in common room 1
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
Paying, on request
1
Parking (bicycles) 1
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
18 rooms
min.: 12 m2/ max.: 13 m2
en-suite
1
Air conditioning
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided
Toilet paper
Ensuite toilet 1
Ensuite shower 1
Wash basin 1
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning
Desk 1
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
Floor
Lino / Laminate
1
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided 1

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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