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German school in Hamburg

Colón Language Center

German school in Hamburg

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

Colón Language Center
German school in Hamburg
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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:


IALC partner agency
esl ialc partner agency accreditation
ESL accreditation CSN

Student nationalities

      Czech Republic
      South Korea
      Czech Republic


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)

Residence - Colon Residence - CLC Hamburgh Accommodation Gallery 267 2

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 (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.

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