German school in Heidelberg: IH Collegium Palatinum

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Key points

  • Prestigious university city with a romantic charm
  • Quality school with a very good reputation and excellent teachers
  • First class socio-cultural program

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
TELC
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family, Private apartment, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
17 years
Average age
23 years
Nationality mix
Switzerland, Italy, United States, etc..
ratings
263 authentic opinions

Our partner school is located in a beautiful historical villa, which is just a few minutes’ walk from the town centre, in one of Heidelberg’s most pleasant residential areas. In this charming building, which also houses a student residence, you will enjoy modern learning facilities, including 8 spacious and well-equipped classrooms, a computer lab, a library/study room and free Wi-Fi throughout the building. After classes, a large ground-floor lounge area with snack and drink machines invites you to relax with friends. The German school shares the premises with the European study centre of an American university, giving you the opportunity to socialise with students of all nationalities on the school's welcoming terrace or in the sunny garden.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • Diploma or Certificate

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 190.-
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
(14 in summer)
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
08:30-12:00
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Residence, single room, no meals
1
190
400
395
2
380
800
790
3
570
1200
1185
4
760
1600
1580
6
1080
2340
2310
8
1440
3120
3080
12
1920
4440
4380
16
2560
5920
5840
24
3840
8880
8760
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 05.03 / 28.05 / 02.07 / 30.07 / 27.08 / 22.10.2018
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
17.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
16.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

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 220.-
Lessons
25 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
(14 in summer)
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
08:30-13:00
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Residence, single room, no meals
1
220
430
425
2
440
860
850
3
660
1290
1275
4
880
1720
1700
6
1230
2490
2460
8
1640
3320
3280
12
2160
4680
4620
16
2880
6240
6160
24
4320
9360
9240
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 05.03 / 28.05 / 02.07 / 30.07 / 27.08 / 22.10.2018
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
17.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
16.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

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

Super intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 24 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 290.-
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 24 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
(14 in summer)
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
08:30-13:00 + 14:00-16:00 (Tue+Thu)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Residence, single room, no meals
1
290
500
495
2
580
1000
990
3
870
1500
1485
4
1160
2000
1980
6
1650
2910
2880
8
2200
3880
3840
10
2750
4850
4800
16
4400
7760
7680
24
6600
11640
11520
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 05.03 / 28.05 / 02.07 / 30.07 / 27.08 / 22.10.2018
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
17.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
16.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

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

Combined course 20+5

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 4 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 430.-
Lessons
25 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 5 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 4 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
(14 in summer)
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
08:00-12:00 + one-to-one lessons to be specified
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Residence, single room, no meals
1
430
640
635
2
860
1280
1270
3
1290
1920
1905
4
1720
2560
2540
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 05.03 / 28.05 / 02.07 / 30.07 / 27.08 / 22.10.2018
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
17.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
16.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

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

TELC course B1

Lower intermediate to Intermediate, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From EUR 1160.-
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(25 general + 5 TELC)
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Intermediate
Students/class
max. 12
(14 in summer)
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
08:30-13:00 + 14:00-16:00 (2x/week)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Residence, single room, no meals
4
1160
2000
1980
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates 4 wk
08.01 / 05.02 / 12.03 / 09.04 / 07.05 / 04.06 / 02.07 / 30.07 / 27.08 / 24.09 / 22.10 / 19.11.2018
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 31.05 / 03.10 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
17.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
16.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

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

TELC course B2

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From EUR 1160.-
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(25 general + 5 TELC)
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
(14 in summer)
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
08:30-13:00 + 14:00-16:00 (2x/week)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Residence, single room, no meals
4
1160
2000
1980
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates 4 wk
08.01 / 05.02 / 12.03 / 09.04 / 07.05 / 04.06 / 02.07 / 30.07 / 27.08 / 24.09 / 22.10 / 19.11.2018
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 31.05 / 03.10 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
17.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
16.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

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

TELC course C1

Advanced to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From EUR 1160.-
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(25 general + 5 TELC)
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
(14 in summer)
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
08:30-13:00 + 14:00-16:00 (2x/week)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Residence, single room, no meals
4
1160
2000
1980
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates 4 wk
09.04 / 02.07 / 30.07 / 22.10.2018
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 31.05 / 03.10 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
17.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
16.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

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

Options/Extras

Course material (varies, depending on the language level and duration of stay, to be paid on-site) 38 EUR
One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 55 EUR
Exam fee (to be paid on site) (B1,B2) 140 EUR
Exam fee (to be paid on site) (C1) 175 EUR
Residence deposit (to be paid on site) 250 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast 35 EUR
Extra night with host family, half board 47 EUR
Extra night in a residence 34 EUR
Extra night in a private apartment 60 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Frankfurt International Airport) 48 EUR
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Frankfurt International Airport) 90 EUR

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, half board
Private apartment, single room, no meals

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.

4.1/5
Overall rating

93% of students recommending this school

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

263 students gave their opinion about this school

60 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, November – December 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (3.5 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
60 years old - Canada
/ 5
Excellent service from ESL and excellent experience from ESL and the associated School.
2 weeks, November 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) ()
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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23 years old - France
/ 5
2 weeks, October – November 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
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Teaching (3.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
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Meals
37 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, October 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
29 years old - Malta
/ 5
2 weeks, October 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (2.5 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (2.3 / 5)
Course materials
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Residence)
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?
« I was only there for two weeks so I cannot monitor my precise progress. »
School highlights
« Easy to interact with other students.The school itself has a nice warm feeling.Friendly staff.Good activities provided on certain days. »
23 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, October 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.7 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, July – September 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 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 (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, May – June 2017
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, July – September 2017
Value for money (1 / 5)
Destination (3.3 / 5)
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School (1 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.3 / 5) ()
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26 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
12 weeks, July – September 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability

Testimonials

Baptiste Müller
Baptiste Müller
IH Collegium PalatinumHeidelberg
Duration: 4 weeks

These 4 weeks in Heidelberg went by so quickly. The town is superb, just like the Castle with its breathtaking views, which you discover at the turn of sloping paths. I really enjoyed the fraternal atmosphere of the Collegium Palatinum; I quickly made friends of all nationalities, which greatly increased the effectiveness of the course. It was the second time I went to Germany with ESL (the first time was in Bamberg), so I chose to stay with a host family and I don’t regret it because I learnt a lot about the country thanks to the conversations with my "Gasteltern".

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Giorgia Pivanti
Giorgia Pivanti

Well, my language study trip was simply wonderful at all levels! The teachers and the school were great, I learnt a lot while being in beautiful surroundings. The family with whom I was staying was really nice and all of its members were friendly, which made me feel comfortable, like at home. Not to mention the new friends I made and the many leisure activities that I would not have missed for anything in the world. Heidelberg is a small, terrific town. It was an incredible month, at the end of which I didn’t want to go back to Italy.

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Greg Ribordy
Greg Ribordy

I had a great time at the school and I got to know a lot of new cultures and people, including fellow students from Venezuela. My host family was really kind. I had a lot of fun with my host brother and my host sister. We went to the movies together. I was well integrated in the family. At the beginning the course was a bit difficult, because the A2 group was already advanced. But when I achieved level B1, it was much easier. I liked Heidelberg a lot. It is a beautiful student city. Except for the weather, which was not so good. In the three months I spent there, I had very few sunny days. But it was fun to sit in the sun with my host family.

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Host family
All of the host families are carefully selected by our partner school. Living around 20 minutes from the language school (max. 30 minutes), you will stay in a single room and share the common areas of the house with the members of the family. You will also benefit from having breakfast or half-board provided. Staying with a host family is an excellent opportunity to practise German in a natural setting.

Campus Viva residence
Well served by the city’s public transportation network, this elegant residence combines comfort and convenience 15-20 minutes from the language school. You will stay in a pleasant single bedroom, complete with a kitchen area (stovetop, refrigerator) and an ensuite bathroom. Common areas include a spacious TV lounge, a modern fitness centre and a large shared kitchen, offering a relaxing setting in which to meet the other international students staying at the residence. Laundry facilities, including washing machines and a dryer, as well as high-speed internet access and cable TV are included. The building is supervised by a warden and located in the heart of the hip Bahnstadt district, near the town centre.

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Private apartment
To enjoy maximum independence, you may choose to stay in a private apartment within the school building. Offering space, comfort and proximity to the language school, the apartments are equipped with a small kitchen, a bedroom with a double bed, a lounge area and a bathroom. This accommodation may be booked by two people for the same price (the price is per apartment).

Campus Viva Residence

General information

The student apartment complex is located in Heidelberg's newest, trendy Bahnstadt-quarter. The apartment complex hosts also students from other Heidelberg schools and universities.

Journey to school

Door to door travel time :
20 minutes
Means of transportation :
tram 5R to "Weinheim", or bus
Public transportation average costs :
~22 EUR per week / ~64 EUR per month
Walking time from residence to the public transport station :
8 minutes

Walking time to

Supermarkets :
10 minutes
Coffees :
5 minutes
Restaurants :
7 minutes
Shops :
10 minutes
Pharmacy :
10 minutes

Residence availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check in/Check out
Sunday from 6:00 pm
Saturday until 10:00 am
Entry card (building)
Key (building) 1
Code (building)
24h staff on site
Deposit
250 EUR by credit card or cash
1

Board status

Use of kitchen 1
Board

Residence facilities

Reception desk 1
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Common kitchen area 1
Oven 1
Microwave 1
Cutlery available 1
Vending machine 1
Laundry
10 washing machines / 8 dryers ~2 EUR per load
1
Common area/lounge 1
Internet access WIFI 1
Internet access cable 1
TV in the common room 1
DVD in the common room
Balcony/terrasse
Garden
Courtyard
1
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible 1
Car parking
~63 EUR per month
1
Bike parking 1
Swimming pool
Gym
Free
1

Room types and facilities

Single
13 rooms
~21 m2
1
Air conditioned
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided
Toilet paper 1
Ensuite toilets 1
Ensuite Shower 1
Wash basin 1
Shared toilets
Shared shower bathroom
Cleaning
Desk 1
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities 1
Microwave 1
TV
Internet access WIFI
Internet access cable 1
Floor
Linoleum
1
Balcony
Safety box
Room Key provided 1

Using German outside of the classroom, in a socio-cultural context, is a great way to develop the language skills you acquire during your lessons. This is why our partner school offers students the chance to participate in a variety of activities and outings, some free or at reduced prices, both during the week and on weekends. Examples include tours of the historic town, museum and chateau, evenings at the theatre and concerts. Excursions are organised to allow you to discover other cities and the richness of the German culture: Michelstadt in Odenwald, the Roman cathedral of Spire, Frankfurt, Mannheim or Stuttgart.

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