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Alpadia, Freiburg

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The school

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

The students

Minimum age
18 years
Average age
23 years
Nationality mix
Switzerland, Italy, France, etc..
ratings
4 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 light and airy classrooms, a cafeteria, a study room 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 improving. 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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  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme
  • Internship placement fee

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 6 - 48 week(s)
6 week(s) - From 1525.- EUR
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
6 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
6
1525 EUR
3025 EUR
2515 EUR
8
1745 EUR
3665 EUR
2985 EUR
12
2185 EUR
5065 EUR
4045 EUR
16
2705 EUR
6545 EUR
5185 EUR
24
3625 EUR
9385 EUR
7345 EUR
Extra week (24+)
125 EUR
365 EUR
280 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 18.02 / 18.03 / 15.04 / 13.05 / 17.06 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 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, 6 - 48 week(s)
6 week(s) - From 1915.- EUR
Lessons
25 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 5 Oral Communication)
Course duration
6 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-13:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
6
1915 EUR
3415 EUR
2905 EUR
8
2265 EUR
4185 EUR
3505 EUR
12
2965 EUR
5845 EUR
4825 EUR
16
3745 EUR
7585 EUR
6225 EUR
24
5185 EUR
10945 EUR
8905 EUR
Extra week (24+)
190 EUR
430 EUR
345 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 18.02 / 18.03 / 15.04 / 13.05 / 17.06 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Premium Course

Beginner to Advanced, 6 - 48 week(s)
6 week(s) - From 2125.- EUR
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(25 general + 5 oral communication + 5 mini-group)
Course duration
6 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
(Mini-group: max. 8 people)
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-13:30 + 13:45-14:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
6
2125 EUR
3625 EUR
3115 EUR
8
2545 EUR
4465 EUR
3785 EUR
12
3385 EUR
6265 EUR
5245 EUR
16
4305 EUR
8145 EUR
6785 EUR
24
6025 EUR
11785 EUR
9745 EUR
Extra week (24+)
225 EUR
465 EUR
380 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 18.02 / 18.03 / 15.04 / 13.05 / 17.06 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Combined course 20+5

Beginner to Advanced, 6 - 48 week(s)
6 week(s) - From 2785.- EUR
Lessons
25 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 5 one-to-one)
Course duration
6 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + one-to-one lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
6
2785 EUR
4285 EUR
3775 EUR
8
3425 EUR
5345 EUR
4665 EUR
12
4705 EUR
7585 EUR
6565 EUR
16
6065 EUR
9905 EUR
8545 EUR
24
8665 EUR
14425 EUR
12385 EUR
Extra week (24+)
335 EUR
575 EUR
490 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 18.02 / 18.03 / 15.04 / 13.05 / 17.06 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Combined course 20+10

Beginner to Advanced, 6 - 48 week(s)
6 week(s) - From 4045.- EUR
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 private)
Course duration
6 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + one-to-one lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
6
4045 EUR
5545 EUR
5035 EUR
8
5105 EUR
7025 EUR
6345 EUR
12
7225 EUR
10105 EUR
9085 EUR
16
9425 EUR
13265 EUR
11905 EUR
24
13705 EUR
19465 EUR
17425 EUR
Extra week (24+)
545 EUR
785 EUR
700 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 18.02 / 18.03 / 15.04 / 13.05 / 17.06 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Options/Extras

Shared apartment deposit (to be paid on site) 150 EUR
Residence deposit (to be paid on site) 150 EUR
Key handover fee (Residence)
compulsory for arrivals after 5pm
25 EUR
Cleaning fee 40 EUR
Extra night with host family, half board (single room) 45 EUR
Extra night with host family, half board (single room 23.06-24.08.2019) 50 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast (single room) 40 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast (single room 23.06-24.08.2019) 44 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast (double room) 35 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast (double room 23.06-24.08.2019) 39 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment (double room) 30 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment (double room, 23.06-24.08.2019) 33 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment (single room) 50 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment (single room, 23.06-24.08.2019) 55 EUR
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (10% - 23.06-24.08.2019)
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (10% - 23.06-24.08.2019)
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Basel/Mulhouse) 80 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Zurich) 135 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Frankfurt) 170 EUR

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, breakfast
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
Host family, double 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.

4.1/5
Overall rating

100% of students recommending this school

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

4 students gave their opinion about this school

23 years old - Italy
/ 5
7 weeks, May – June 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Si, sono migliorata molto nel parlato rispetto a 2 mesi fa »
44 years old - France
/ 5
Freiburg est une ville très très agréable à vivre ! C'est une très belle découverte.
6 weeks, April – 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 (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Una famiglia ospitante che tutti vorrebbero avere.
39 weeks, September 2017 – May 2018
Value for money (3 / 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 (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (2.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Si, sia per la lingua imparata ma anche personalmente »
School highlights
« Le lezioni era strutturate bene e il tutto non era troppo pesante. »
24 years old - China
/ 5
Freiburg has become one of my favorite German cities. The authentic experiences, sunny weather as well as breathtaking nature made me want to stay longer :) Most of them are swiss, which leads to a problem that most of the classmates communicate in either french or italian instead of german or a more commonly-used language(english maybe) Depending on the teachers, class can be a little dull at times. In general it was a good experience though. Great place to live, kitchen is a bit small for a big cooking lover like me but other then that it was great :) The staff at the secretariat are angels.
48 weeks, November 2016 – October 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 (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.7 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« The staff at the secretariat. They are superwomen who solve problems effectively and always communicate with the students until both parties(especially students) are satisfied. »

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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)
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 and a fully equipped kitchen. 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) No
Key (building) Yes
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h No
Deposit
~ EUR 300 Payable in cash
Yes

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk Yes
Smoking area No
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen
Fully equipped
Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available Yes
Vending machine No
Laundry
~ 3-4 EUR/load Students have to buy their own laundry powder
Yes
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access
Free
Yes
Cable internet access No
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room No
Balcony/terrace No
Garden No
BBQ area No
Wheelchair accessible No
Parking (cars)
Paying, on request
Yes
Parking (bicycles) Yes
Swimming pool No
Gym No

Room types and facilities

Single
18 rooms
min.: 12 m2/ max.: 13 m2
en-suite
Yes
Air conditioning No
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided No
Toilet paper No
Ensuite toilet Yes
Ensuite shower Yes
Wash basin Yes
Shared toilets No
Shared showers No
Cleaning No
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities No
Microwave No
TV No
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor
Lino / Laminate
Yes
Balcony No
Safe deposit box No
Room key provided Yes

Stroll about Freiburg’s historical centre and discover its charming shops, cafés and restaurants. Throughout the year, lively events will allow you to mix with the local students in a laid-back atmosphere. Also sign up for activities organised by the school to practise German in a natural and relaxed way, for instance during a movie screening or at 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. Black Forest, Colmar, Strasbourg, Zurich).

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